It Can't Happen Here

Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 novel of populism, politics, and power in America will make you believe in time-travel.  This 2016 edition features a lively preface by historian Robert Bothwell, who draws some fascinating parallels between the political atmosphere of 1935 and that of 2016.


“Lewis’ [character] Windrip is a version of a rising demagogue of that time [Huey Long] ... Three-quarters of a century ago, Lewis argued that fascism and totalitarianism could happen here. Could it?"                
Chicago Tribune, March 2016


303 pages  • 5.5 X 8.5  • paper
May 2015

The Long Goodbye
Introduction by Ken Paradis
Raymond Chandler 


This page-turner of a detective novel reveals the dark underbelly of 1950s America. Los Angeles, California.
A compelling tale of mystery, revenge, and mental illness features a denouement that is as jaw dropping as it is unexpected.  

 

319 pages  •  6x9  •  paper  •  
Includes new introduction by Ken Paradis 
list: $24.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-035-5
publication: August 2016


The Johnson Family Treasury
A Collection of Household Recipes and Remedies, 1741-1848

Nathalie Cooke and Kathryn Harvey, eds.

A glimpse into 18th-century household technology, domestic medicine, and new foods available to the middle classes in an age of expanding colonialism


" ... a superb collection" - Andrew F. Smith, editor, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America


blog post (Eintopf Heimat)


252 pages • 8 x 10  • Paper • ISBN-13: 978-177244-008-9 •

$34.95

October 2015


Canada's War
The Politics of the Mackenzie King
Government, 1939-1945

J.L. Granatstein, OC


Canada’s transformation during World War II is an amazing piece of history, still recounted best by award-winning writer and scholar, J.L. Granatstein.

First published over forty years ago, Canada’s War remains the only account of the domestic and world politics of World War II.  


Contains an entirely new introduction by the author, an updated reading list, contemporary portraits of key figures, as well as other vintage photography.


455 pages • 6 x 9  • Paper • 

ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-018-8

$24.95 (list)

February 2015


https://www.rocksmillspress.com/canada-s-war.html
Anne's House of Dreams

L.M. Montgomery

Annotated Edition​

Perhaps Montgomery's most intimate novel; a new Introduction explores the novel in the context of the newly published edition of L.M. Montgomery’s Complete Journals: The Ontario Years , 1911 –1917. New notes, unique to this edition, explain such terms as the shadow of Venus, Abegweit, and “Old Scratch.” Historical notes elucidate topics like the failed bank of PEI and the 1917 Wartime Elections Act. Cover: IN front of Norval Manse, where Montgomery lived for 9 years.


207 pages  • 5.5 X 8.5  • paper
August 2015

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The W̱SÁNEĆ and their
Neighbours
Diamond Jenness on the Coast Salish of Vancouver Island, 1935

​Edited by Barnett Richling


Anthropologist Diamond Jenness undertook several months of fieldwork with the Coast Salish peoples of Vancouver Island in 1935. Barnett Richling has made this account available.

  • new annotation
  • original artwork
  • new maps 
  • a collection of myths and legends.


​203 pages  •  6x9  •  paper
ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-036-2
Available September 2016    ​

L.M. Montgomery's Complete Journals
The Ontario Years, 1911-1917

Jen Rubio, Mary Henley Rubio, and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston 


The first publication of Montgomery's journals in 1987 was a selected edition, with much material (including pictures) removed. Here is the complete text of her journals, including the birth of her two sons and the first three years of World War I.

 

With a preface by Jonathan Vance.


340 pages  •  6x9  •  paper

ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-022-5

Available March 2016   

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Shakespeare Made in Canada
Macbeth

Preface by Judith Thompson


In the age of Donald Trump, Macbeth remains one of the most compelling narratives of political ambition spiraling out of control in the English language.


Includes a new introduction, preface by Judith Thompdon, plot and character synopses, a note on the text, and ten tips for reading Shakespeare


194 pages  •  6x9  •  paper  • 9 b/w photographs  • preface by Judith Thompson • introduction by Daniel Fischlin • includes original plot and character synopses
list: $14.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-77244-026-3
publication: May 2016