Lita-Rose Betcherman

Biography

Lita-Rose Betcherman is the acclaimed author of Court Lady and Country Wife which was published by HarperCollins in the US and Canada, and Wiley in the UK. She received her doctorate in Tudor and Stuart History from the University of Toronto. She has published extensively on matters of history in academic journals, and University of Toronto Press has published her notable work on Canadian social history and biography.

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Books

The Swastika and the Maple leaf
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
Fascism was not a mass movement in Canada in the 1930s, but it threatened the country’s health. In his review, Mordecai Richler wrote, “Dr. Betcherman has written a lively, readable history, the stronger for being detached and allowing the embarrassing facts to speak for themselves….It is strong , evocative stuff, a necessary reminder of how things were. I recommend it highly.”
Reds Under the Bed: How Communists Frightened the Canadian Establishment, 1928-32
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,030. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
An engaging account of a formative period in Canada's political history, just as important as Senator McCarthy's Red Scare was in the US. This is an unbiased account of midnight arrests, imprisonment without trial, and forced deportation faced by those whose only crimes were unpopular political opinions. This story is an important lesson in human rights, regardless of ideology.
The Riviera Set: From Queen Victoria to Princess Grace
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,200. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Picasso to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Winston Churchill to sex kitten Brigitte Bardot. The glorious strip of Mediterranean beach stretching from Marseilles to Monaco still attracts writers, artists, film stars, and scoundrels. Betcherman's rich account will delight tourists and armchair travelers alike.
Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.

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