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By Peter Goddard. 2017
Considered one of the most influential musicians and cultural figures of his time, Glenn Gould remains a fascinating figure. In… the first book to be published in co-operation with Gould's estate, Peter Goddard draws on Gould's unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs to present a startling new portrait of Gould, the man and the musician. Presents a deep and nuanced study of Gould's life with unmatched candour and clarity. Inside is a love letter Gould wrote but never sent (he later revised it again and again); the text of a speech that Gould gave to a group of children about life and childhood; and portions of Glenn Gould: hysteric return, a never-before-seen radio script in which Gould imagines his return to the concert stage and all it would have entailed. 2017.
By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Helen Humphreys. 2017
Delving deep into the storied past of the apple in North America, Humphreys explores the intricate link between agriculture, settlement,… and human relationships. She brings light to such varied topics as how the apple first came across the Atlantic Ocean with a relatively unknown Quaker woman long before the more famed “Johnny Appleseed”; how bountiful Indigenous orchards were targeted to be taken over or eradicated by white settlers and their armies; how the once-17,000 varietals of apple cultivated were catalogued by watercolour artists from the United States’ Department of Pomology; how apples wove into the life and poetry of Robert Frost; and how Humphreys’ own curiosity was piqued by the Winter Pear Pearmain, believed to be the world’s best tasting apple, which she found growing beside an abandoned cottage not far from her home. 2017.
By Rosemary Sexton. 1993
Portrayal of Toronto's wealthy women who organize lavish charity balls. Sexton, who was the society columnist for the "Globe and… Mail" from 1988 to 1993, describes the women's organizational skills for the balls and their talent for gossip and backbiting. 1993.
By Robert Clark. 2017
In his thirty years in the Canadian prison system, Robert Clark rose from student volunteer to deputy warden. He worked… with some of Canada's most dangerous and notorious prisoners, including Paul Bernardo and Tyrone Conn. He dealt with escapes, lockdowns, prisoner murders, prisoner suicides, and a riot. But he also arranged ice-hockey games in a maximum-security institution, sat in a darkened gym watching movies with three hundred inmates, took parolees sightseeing, and consoled victims of violent crimes. He has managed cellblocks, been a parole officer, and investigated staff corruption. He challenges head-on the popular belief that a "tough-on-crime" approach makes prisons and communities safer, arguing instead for humane treatment and rehabilitation, and wades into the controversy about long-term solitary confinement. 2017.
By Richard Foot. 2013
In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife… died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. The accident forever shattered the lives of eight families and their community. In the weeks that followed two women who lost their sons forged a bond. Ana Acevedo and Isabelle Hains were transformed by their grief into unlikely agents of courage and change. This book follows Isabelle and Ana’s long journey through the legal system that made it safer for children to travel to extracurricular activities in New Brunswick and across the country. c2013.
By Morris Gibson. 1986
Warmhearted reminiscences about the trials and rewards of medical life from the Canadian physician and author of "One Man's Medicine".… Gibson regales with vignettes - most humorous and a few poignant. He describes his rambunctious days at medical school in Glasgow, his harrowing World War II service, his practice with his physician wife in the Alberta town of Okotoks, and his teaching at the University of Calgary. 1986.
By Ed Broadbent. 2001
Essays providing a wide range of opinions and insights into the many aspects of the issues of democracy and relative… equality. Despite their differing views of the possible methods that could be used, every one agrees that equality must be regained. 2001.
By Peter Stursberg. 1976
By Kathryn Magee Labelle. 2013
Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy… flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. This book depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, the author demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat Confederacy and its people. 2013.
By Karen Bakker. 2007
As the sustainability of our natural resources is increasingly questioned, Canadians remain stubbornly convinced of the unassailability of our water.… The country's top water experts were assembled to discuss our most pressing issues, from a broad range of perspectives. Arguing that weak governance is at the heart of the problem, key failings are identified and solutions are presented for protecting out most important resource. 2007.
By Jonathan Franklin William Vance. 1997
Vance examines the reaction of Canadians to the First World War as a cultural and philosophical force, rather than a… political and military event. He argues that Canadians constructed a version of the war which stressed traditional values and the positive results of the war experience, and how this myth helped create within Canada a sense of nationhood. 1997.
By David T Suzuki. 1998
Suzuki illustrates the continuing need for the preservation of nature through a collection of his newspaper articles and essays. He… covers topics such as the economy, globalization, political shortsightedness, local initiatives and children. He points the way towards a slower way of life that keeps us in tune with the Earth and its riches. 1998.
By Andy MacDonald. 1978
By Brooke Jeffrey. 2015
Providing fascinating insight into the origins of a new conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies,… the author critically considers Prime Minister Harper’s successes and failures, and evaluates the likely outcome of his long-term vision for Canada. 2015.
By Charles Ritchie. 1981
While giving an account of his career in the diplomatic service, Ritchie also gives to the reader glimpses of world… figures. Entertaining and often hilarious. Sequel to "The siren years." 1981.
By Peter Edwards, Antonio Nicaso. 1993
The authors use the details of thirteen Mafia murders in Canada to trace the development of the Mafia in this… country. Each murder is examined in the context of the Mafia ethos. Also includes the code of behaviour for the Calabrian Mafia. Strong language and descriptions of violence. 1993.
By Theodore Barris. 1999
The story of the over 30,000 Canadians who volunteered to serve during the Korean war is often lost in the… shadow of other wars Canada has participated in. But from 1950-1953 Canadian men served a vital role in the war against Communism in Korea. All branches of the Canadian military were represented and they contributed greatly to the war effort. Here, the experiences of the Canadian men who fought are remembered and shared. 1999.
By Richard H Rohmer. 1978
An account of Taylor's first business ventures, his major role in World War II, financial dealings, vast interests in real… estate, and his leadership in international horse racing and breeding. 1978.
By Heather Robertson. 1995
Robertson presents the story of the McLaughlin family, entrepreneurs who began as poor immigrants and went on to create General… Motors of Canada. The family members are portrayed, as well as the major events in the life of their company. 1995.