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By J. L Granatstein. 1993
Granatstein's study of life at the top during the Second World War centres on the most senior ranks in the… Canadian Army. Men like Andrew McNaughton, Harold Crerar, Thomas Burns and Guy Simonds had not only to win military campaigns, but also command the sympathies of bureaucrats and powerful politicians. None, however, forgot they were fighting a war, and that their decisions directly affected the lives of Canadian soldiers. 1993.
By Bob Greene. 2000
Based on interviews with his father's hero--the B-29 pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945--a… syndicated columnist delivers a tribute to a passing generation. Explores the values of World War II veterans and their commitment to patriotism, courage, and a sense of duty. Bestseller. 2000.
By Don Cherry. 2016
For over a decade, Don Cherry hosted the TV show Grapevine, which brought viewers up close and personal with the… biggest names in sports. Presents behind-the-scenes access to some of his most fascinating and revealing interviews with the all-time greats. Includes stories about hockey greats Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Gordie Howe, and athletes and officials from other sports such as boxing, snooker, and baseball. Bestseller. 2016.
By Don Cherry, Al Strachan. 2008
Former hockey player and coach Don Cherry's comments on Hockey Night in Canada's "Coach's Corner" routinely make headlines as they… entertain, educate, and often upset some fans throughout North America. Now he presents his favourite stories from his career in hockey. And you can imagine the stories he has to tell. c2008.
Devil at my heels: a heroic Olympian's astonishing story of survival as a Japanese POW in World War II
By David Rensin, Louis Zamperini. 2011
A youthful troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller life than… most. But on May 27, 1943, it all changed when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors drifting on a raft for forty-seven days and two thousand miles, waiting in vain to be rescued. When they finally reached land, they were captured by the Japanese. Louis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war--tortured and humiliated, routinely beaten, starved and forced into slave labour--while the Army Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his family. On his return home, memories of the war haunted him and nearly destroyed his marriage, until a spiritual rebirth transformed him. 2011.
By Ernest George Schwiebert. 1980
Collection of fourteen stories about trout and salmon fishing by an ardent practitioner of the sport. He describes experiences in… Iceland, Ireland, England, Norway, the Alaskan wilderness, Michigan, and the rugged rivers of the American West. 1980.
By Adrian Shubert. 1999
Discusses bullfighting as a social institution within the framework of a broader society. Traces modern bullfighting from the eighteenth to… the twentieth century, revealing changes in Spanish attitudes toward entrepreneurship and the bullfighters. Views the sport from the perspectives of business, politics, and gender. 1999.
Tibor "Max" Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. In the spring of 1944, gendarmes forcibly… removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. Winner of Canada Reads 2019. Bestseller. 2016.
By William Arthur Bishop. 1992
By Bob Spall. 1996
Bob Spall is an accidental airman from North Vancouver who joined the RCAF in 1939 on impulse, but never made… it out of Canada to fight in the war. This is the story of ordinary Canadians during the war years, a time that brought jobs, travel, and personal challenges. 1996.
By Michael M Oleksak, Mary Adams Oleksak. 1991
The Oleksaks, who lived in the Dominican Republic for ten years, trace the development of baseball in that country, as… well as in Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Venezuela. They depict the Latin clubs as a major source of players for U.S. leagues; reveal the language, cultural, and racial barriers that Latin players faced; and profile some of the illustrious players. c1991
By Barbara Ladouceur, Phyllis Spence. 1995
Thirty-six war brides recount their journeys from the blackouts of war-torn Britain to the bright lights of Canada. Through oral… histories, they recall the declaration of war, the bombing raids, the new job opportunities for women, the excitement of meeting Canadian servicemen on leave, and speak of starting new lives in Canada. 1995.
By Bruce Gamble. 2000
The biography of legendary warrior, lover, drinker and WWII hero Gregory Boyington. Blessed with inveterate luck, he lived a life… that went beyond the most imaginative fiction. After being "encouraged" to leave the Marine corps, he went on to become a WWII hero as a nonconforming squadron leader. 2000.
By Ernie Pyle. 1944
By Manny Drukier. 1996
Drukier was forced by the Nazis to leave his native city of Lodz in Poland in 1939, at the age… of eleven. In this book, prompted by his first visit back to Poland in fifty years, he describes what happened from that day until his emigration to North America. He tells of hiding, work in labour camps, and his day of liberation. He also tells of his friends and family and their love and will to survive. 1996.
By Chris Gudgeon. 1998
Gudgeon travels across Canada as he explores the role of fish and fishing in the Canadian identity. In his fish… tales, he considers cod in Newfoundland, fishes for Tyee salmon in B.C., whitefish in Gimli, shark near Halifax, and experiences ice fishing near Montreal with aging rock star Lamont Dore. 1998.
Confessions of a baseball purist: what's right, and wrong, with baseball, as seen from the best seat in the house
By Mark Hyman, Jon Miller. 1998
Longtime Baltimore Orioles announcer and later ESPN broadcaster reminisces about his three decades in baseball. Discusses famous players including Cal… Ripken and Reggie Jackson, the development of interleague play, the unions, the new breed of players, and the owners. 1998.
By Linda Granfield. 2002
This book tells the story of Canada's war brides. 48,000 young women met and married Canadian servicemen in Europe during… World War II. Nothing could have prepared them for their experience in this new land. Some regretted their hasty love affairs and others enjoyed more than 50 years of happy marriage. 2002.
By Andrew Sinclair. 1998
This concise biography unravels Che's life, from his birth in 1928, the child of free-thinking radical Argentinian aristocrats, through his… youthful membership of Accion Argentina, his training as a doctor, and action as a commander in the guerrilla war in Cuba with Fidel Castro, to his execution. 1998.
By David Winner. 2001
The Netherlands has one of the world's most distinctive and sophisticated football cultures. From the birth of Total Football in… the sixties, through two decades of World Cup near misses to the exiles who remade clubs like AC Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal and Chelsea in their own image, the Dutch have often been dazzlingly original and influential. The elements of their style (exquisite skills, adventurous attacking tactics, a unique blend of individual creativity and teamwork, weird patterns of self-destruction) reflect the country's culture and history. 2001.