BEST BOOKS 2016

The Hill Times’ List of The Best Books in 2016

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 12:00 AM

 

Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History, by Arthur J. Ray, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 333 pp., $29.95.

Adapting In The Dust: Lessons Learned from Canada’s War in Afghanistan, by Stephen M. Saideman, University of Toronto Press, 167 pp., $19.95.

A Canadian Climate of Mind: Passages from Fur to Energy and Beyond, by Timothy B. Leduc, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 384 pp., $34.95.

  

A Disappearance in Damascus: A Story of Friendship and Survival in The Shadow of War, by Deborah Campbell, Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 341 pp., $32.

After ’08: Social Policy and the Global Financial Crisis, edited by Stephen McBride, Rianne Mahon, and Gerard W. Boychuk, UBC Press, 352 pp., $65.

A Good Death: Making the Most of Our Final Choices, by Sandra Martin, Patrick Crean Editions/HarperCollins, 386 pp., $27.99.

Alberta Oil and the Decline of Democracy in Canada, edited by Meenal Shrivastava and Lorna Stefanick, Athabasca University Press, 440 pp., $37.95.

  

An Undisciplined Economist: Robert G. Evans on Health Economics, Health Care Policy, and Population Health, edited by Morris L. Barer, Greg L. Stoddart, Kimberlyn M. McGrail and Chris B. McLeod, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 532 pp., $39.95.

A Place In The Sun: Haiti, Haitians, and the Remaking of Quebec, by Sean Mills, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 304 pp., $29.95.

Arab Dawn: Arab Youth and the Demographic Dividend They Will Bring, by Bessma Momani, University of Toronto Press, 174 pp., $21.95.

Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism, by Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 280 pp., $34.95.

  

Backrooms and Beyond: Partisan Advisers and the Politics of Policy Work in Canada, by Jonathan Craft, University of Toronto Press, 304 pp., $32.95.

Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China, by Alexandre Trudeau, HaperCollins Publishers, 304 pp., $33.99.

Beyond Afghanistan: An International Security Agenda for Canada, edited by James Fergusson and Francis Furtado, UBC Press, 272 pp., $95.

Bill Davis: Nation Builder, and Not So Bland After All, by Steve Paikin, Dundurn, 584 pp., $45.

Brand Command: Canadian Politics and Democracy in the Age of Message Control, by Alex Marland, UBC Press, 496 pp. $39.95.

Broadcasting Policy in Canada, Second Edition, by Robert Armstrong, University of Toronto Press, 296 pp., $35.95.

Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone), by Kamal Al-Solaylee, HarperCollinsCanada, 336 pp., $32.99.

Canada Always: The Defining Speeches of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, edited by Arthur Milnes, McClelland & Stewart, 528 pp., $39.95.

Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, and Prospects, edited by Colin McCullough and Robert Teigrob, foreword by Lloyd Axworthy, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 264 pp., $34.95.

Canada: The State of the Federation 2013, Aboriginal Multilevel Governance, edited by Martin Papillon and André Juneau, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 338 pp., $39.95

Canadian Parties In Transition, Fourth Edition, by Alain-G. Gagnon and A. Brian Tanguay, University of Toronto Press, 512 pp., $49.95.

Canadian Politics, Sixth Edition, edited by James Bickerston and Alain-G. Gagnon, University of Toronto Press, 520 pp., $52.95.

Canadian Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: The Innovation Economy and Society Nexus, by G. Bruce Doern, David Castle, and Peter W.B. Phillips, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 444 pp., $39.95.

Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War, edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger, UBC Press, 332 pp., $34.95.

Cases of Conflict: Transboundary Disputes and the Development of International Environmental Law, by Allen L. Springer, University of Toronto Press, 260 pp., $44.95.

Catalytic Governance: Leading Change in the Information Age, by Patricia Meredith, Steven A. Rosell, and Ged R. Davis, University of Toronto Press, 208 pp., $29.95.

City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp, by Ben Rawlence, Random House Canada, 384 pp., $34.

Covering Canadian Crime: What Journalists Should Know and the Public Should Question, edited by Chris Richardson and Romayne Smith Fullerton, University of Toronto Press, 4416 pp., $39.95.

Cracking the Quebec Code: The Seven Keys to Understanding Quebec, by Jean-Marc Léger, Jacques Nantel and Pierre Duhamel, Juniper Publishing, pp.239, $24.95.

Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front, by John Boyko, Knopf Canada, 357 pp., $32.

Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics, by Lawrence Leduc and Jon H. Pammett, Dundurn, 572 pp., $35.

Educating The Neglected Majority: The Struggle for Agricultural and Technical Education in Nineteenth-Century Ontario and Quebec, by Richard A. Jarrell, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 418 pp., $37.95.

Empty Promises: Why Workplace Pension Law Doesn’t Deliver Pensions, by Elizabeth J. Shilton, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 279 pp., $34.95.

Epiphany: A Christian’s Change of Heart & Mind Over Same-Sex Marriage, by Michael Coren, Signal/McClelland & Stewart, 240 pp., $29.95.

Finding Franklin: The Untold Story of a 165-Year Search, by Russell A. Potter, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 280 pp., $39.95.

First World Petro-Politics: The Political Ecology and Governance of Alberta, edited by Laurie E. Adkin, University of Toronto Press, 592 pp., $48.95.

Framed: Media and the Coverage of Race in Canadian Politics, by Erin Tolley, UBC Press, 264 pp., $32.95.

Freedom From Fear, Freedom From Want: An Introduction to Human Security, by Robert J. Hanlon and Kenneth Christie, University of Toronto, 275 pp., $32.95.

God’s Province: Evangelical Christianity, Political Thought, and Conservatives in Alberta, by Clark Banack, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 296 pp., $34.95.

Going to War? Trends in Military Interventions, edited by Stéfanie von Hlatky and H. Christian Breede, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 264 pp., $34.95.

Growing Urban Economies: Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions, edited by David A. Wolfe and Meric S. Gertler, University of Toronto Press, 432 pp., $39.95.

Human Rights: Current Issues and Controversies, edited by Gordon DiGiacomo, University of Toronto Press, 512 pp., $59.95.

I Am A Métis: The Story of Gerry St. Germain, by Peter O’Neil, Harbour Publishing, 240 pp., $32.95.

Invisible North: The Search For Answers On A Troubled Reserve, by Alexandra Shimo, Dundurn, 176 pp., $24.99.

Journalism in Crisis: Bridging Theory and Practice for Democratic Media Strategies in Canada, edited by Mike Gasher, Colette Brin, Christine Crowther, Gretchen King, Errol Salamon, and Simon Thibault, University of Toronto Press, 352 pp., $32.95.

Justin Trudeau: The Natural Heir, by Huguette Young, Dundurn A.J. Patrick Boyer Book, 231 pp., $19.99.

Legacy: How French Canadians Shaped North America, edited by André Pratte and Jonathan Kay, Signal McClelland & Stewart, 352 pp., $35.

Lessons of the Holocaust, by Michael R. Marrus, University of Toronto Press, 178 pp., $21.95.

Lock, Stock, and Iceberg: A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty, by Adam Lajeunesse, 420 pp., $34.95.

Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery, and Trust Online, by Fen Osler Hampson and Eric Jardine, Centre for International Governance Innovation Press, 340 pp., $32.

Made in Nunavut: An Experiment in Decentralized Government, by Jack Hicks and Graham White, 400 pp., $34.95.

Managing a Canadian Healthcare Strategy, edited by A. Scott Carson and Kim Richard Nossal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 302 pp., $39.95.

Manufacturing Phobias: The Political Production of Fear in Theory and Practice, edited by Hisham Ramadan and Jeff Shantz, University of Toronto Press, 320 pp., $32.95.

Military Operations and the Mind: War Ethics and Soldiers’ Well-being, edited by Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger and Daniel Lagacé-Roy, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 256 pp., $29.95.

 Neoliberal Governance and Health: Duties, Risks, and Vulnerabilities, edited by Jessica Polzer and Elaine Power, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 360 pp., $34.95.

No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse And What Comes Next, by Ian Gill, Greystone Books, 189 pp., $18.95.

No Punches Pulled: The Premiers Peckford, Wells, and Tobin, by Bill Rowe, Flanker Press, pp. 273, $19.95.

Northern Lights: Exploring Canada’s Think Tank Landscape, by Donald E. Abelson, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 362 pp., 32.95.

North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery in the Maritimes, by Harvey Amani Whitfield, UBC Press, 188 pp., $29.95.

Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada, edited by Lois Harder and Steve Patten, UBC Press, 356 pp., $34.95.

Points of Entry: How Canada’s Immigration Officers Decide Who Gets In, by Vic Satzewich, UBC Press, 306 pp., $32.95.

Redesigning Work: A Blueprint For Canada’s Future Well-Being And Prosperity, by Graham Lowe and Frank Graves, Rotman-University of Toronto Press Publishing, 288 pp., $34.95.

Shadow of Doubt: The Trial of Dennis Oland, by Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon, Goose Lane, 333 pp., $19.95.

Sharp Wits & Busy Pens: 150 Years of Canada’s Parliamentary Press Gallery, edited by Josh Wingrove and Hélène Buzzetti, Hill Times Books, 150 pp., $39.50.

Still Renovating: A History of Canadian Social Housing Policy, by Greg Suttor, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 316 pp., $34.95.

Strangers in Arms: Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945, by Robert Engen, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 309 pp., $39.95.

Struggling For Social Citizenship: Disabled Canadians, Income Security, and Prime Ministerial Eras, by Michael J. Prince, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 311 pp., $34.95.

The Boundary Bargain: Growth, Development, and the Future of City-Country Separation, by Zachary Spicer, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 195 pp., $27.95.

The Call of the World: A Political Memoir, by Bill Graham, On Point Press, 456 pp., $39.95.

The Canadian Constitution, 2nd Edition, by Adam Dodek, Dundurn, 196 pp., $15.99.

The Canadian Environment in Political Context, by Andrea Olive, University of Toronto Press, Andrea Olive, 400 pp., $42.95.

The Canadian Federal Election of 2015, edited by Jon H. Pammett and Christopher Dornan, Dundurn, 420 pp., $36.99.

The Canadian Regime: An Introduction to Parliamentary Government in Canada, Sixth Edition, by Patrick Malcolmson, Richard Myers, Gerald Baier, and Thomas M.J. Bateman, University of Toronto Press, 288 pp., $44.95.

The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on The Campaign Trail, by Noah Richler, Penguin, Random House and Doubleday Canada,384 pp., $25.

The Harper Era in Canadian Foreign Policy: Parliament, Politics, and Canada’s Global Posture, edited by Adam Chapnick and Christopher J. Kukucha, UBC Press, 272 pp., $34.95.

The Harper Factor: Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy, edited by Jennifer Ditchburn and Graham Fox, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 320 pp., $34.95.

The Idea of Canada: Letters to A Nation, by David Johnston, Signal/McClelland & Steward, 304 pp., $32.

The Judicial Role in a Diverse Federation: Lessons from the Supreme Court of Canada, by Robert Schertzer, University of Toronto Press, 352 pp., $70.

The Marketing Revolution in Politics: What Recent U.S. Presidential Campaigns Can Teach Us About Effective Marketing, by Bruce I. Newman, University of Toronto Press, 224 pp., $32.95.

The Marriott Cell: An Epic Journey from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison to Freedom, by Mohamed Fahmy with Carole Shaben, Random House Canada, 411 pp., $34.95.

The Parliaments of Autonomous Nations, by Guy Laforest and André Lecours, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 272 pp., $34.95.

The Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure, by Margarita M. Balmaceda, University of Toronto Press, 464 pp., $39.95.

The Promise and Challenge of Party Primary Elections: A Comparative Perspective, by William Cross, Ofer Kenig, Scott Pruversand, and Gideo Rahat, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 241 pp., $32.95.

The Promise of Canada: 150 Years—People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, by Charlotte Gray, Simon & Schuster, 400 pp., $39.99.

The Red Kelly Story: Leonard ‘Red’ Kelly, with L. Waxy Gregoire and David M. Dupuis, ECW Press, pp. 380, $29.95.

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter, by David Sax, Public Affairs, pp. 304. $25.99.

The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-Frist Century, by Jennifer Welsh, House of Anansi Press, 347 pp., $24.95.

The Weight of Command: Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them, by J.L. Granatstein, UBC Press, 312 pp., $34.95.

The World Won’t Wait: Why Canada Needs to Rethink Its International Policies, edited by Roland Paris and Taylor Owen, University of Toronto Press, 240 pp., $22.95.

This Is Not My Life: A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other Complications, by Diane Schoemperlen, HarperCollins Canada, 368 pp., $24.99.

Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954, by George O. Liber, University of Toronto Press, 416 pp., $37.95.

Trudeaumania, by Paul Litt, UBC Press, 408 pp., $39.95.

Trudeaumania: The Ride to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, by Robert Wright, Harper Collins Canada, 218 pp., $32.99.

Two Freedoms: Canada’s Global Future, by Hugh Segal, foreword by Tom Axworthy, Dundurn, 228 pp., $19.99.

Unsettled Balance: Ethics, Security, and Canada’s International Relations, edited by Rosalind Warner, UBC Press, 318 pp., $32.95.

Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs, edited by Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring, Penguin Random House Canada, 544 pp., $28.

Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle With PTSD, by Roméo Dallaire with Jessica Dee Humphreys, Random House Canada, 184 pp., $32.

Where The Rivers Meet: Pipelines, Participatory Resource Management, Aboriginal State Relations in the Northwest Territories, by Carly A. Dokis, UBC Press, 240 pp., $32.95.

White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West, by Ryan Eford, UBC Press, 272 pp., $95. —Compiled by Kate Malloy, editor of The Hill Times.

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