Here are some of the books and lectures I’m using as sources. I’m early in my research so this list will grow, and I’d welcome suggestions.

You can also check out the books I still have on my Goodreads “to read” list, which these days are mostly, though not exclusively, related to Canadian history.

Clearing The Plains by James William Daschuk

Louis Riel by Chester Brown

Champlain’s Dream by David Hackett Fischer

Price: CDN$ 26.00
Was: CDN$ 29.95

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Price: Check on Amazon

The Children of Aataentsic by Bruce G. Trigger

Legacy edited by André Pratte and Jonathan Kay

Our Land by Donald Purich

Indigenous Writes by Chelsea Vowel

Juno Beach: Canada’s D-Day Victory June 6, 1944 by Mark Zuehlke

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Price: CDN$ 14.98
Was: CDN$ 23.00

The Patriot War Along the New York-Canada Border by Shaun J. McLaughlin

Huron-Wendat: The Heritage of the Circle by Georges E. Sioui


I’ve been supplementing my reading by also listening to lectures from The Great Courses series, because they are good, and also because it’s hard to read a book while walking your dog.

Turning Points in Modern History by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

Conquest of the Americas by Marshall C. Eakin

The American Revolution by Allen C. Guelzo

The Americas in the Revolutionary Era by Marshall C. Eakin

Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies by Robert J. Allison

The Rise And Fall Of The British Empire by Patrick N. Allitt

Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon by Suzanne M. Desan

World War II: A Military and Social History by Thomas Childers

The American Civil War by Gary W Gallagher


Because sometimes you run out of Audible credits.

Hardcore History 4: Romancing the Tribes by Dan Carlin