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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 David Cruise, Alison Griffiths. 1996
Amidst public outcry, Prime Minister John A. Macdonald created the North West Mounted Police to bring law and order to… one of the most dangerous places in North America -- the Canadian West. Using original sources, the authors portray the first Mounties, some three hundred untrained young men, who were sent west to drive out whiskey smugglers and outlaws, and pacify the Indians. Some strong language. c1996.
By Paul Brickhill. 2000
The Great Escape tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner of war camp worked together to… achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had escaped. All of this was conducted under the very noses of their prison guards. When the right night came, the actual escape itself was timed to the split second - but of course, not everything went according to plan... 2000.
By Betty Friedan. 1993
Three decades after "The feminine mystique" changed the public's views on women, Friedan takes a similar approach to aging. She… makes an appeal for the idea that aging does not have to become a state of decline, rather that it is possible to continue to change and to grow as a person at any age. 1993.
By Dick Lehr. 2009
The Fence documents the true story of a Boston police incident during which an undercover officer was brutally beaten by… fellow officers who mistook him for a murder suspect. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
By Ronald Shillingford. 2000
The text covers practical self defence systems as used by the world's top soldiers. The book provides indepth detail on… how soldiers defend themselves in an unarmed situation against assailants, knife attacks, bayonet attacks, firearms, chokes and headlocks. 2000.
By Hilary St George Saunders. 1972
A history of the British commando Green Beret regiment during the Second World War. Details their exploits in France, Norway,… the Middle East, Italy and Burma, at Dieppe and on D-Day. 1972.
By C. P Stacey, Barbara M Wilson. 1987
This social history of the Canadian soldier in Britain is based on soldiers' diaries and war censors' reports. Includes chapters… on the relationship between Canadian soldiers and British women, and Canadian soldiers in trouble with the law. c1987.
By Byron Farwell. 1984
Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who serve in the British and Indian armies. Recruiting practices, military training, religion, and home… and family are analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of Gurkha character. 1984.
By Jeffry V Brock. 1981
By Douglas C Waller. 1994
Waller, defence and foreign policy correspondent for Newsweek, reports on the work of the more than 40,000 soldiers in the… United States Special Operations Command. He spent time with four groups -- Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALS, and Pave Low teams -- as well as with former members of these special forces. He also discusses their involvement in Desert Storm. Includes strong language and violence. c1994.
By Aaron Alterra. 2007
Alterra made the decision to become the primary caregiver for his wife once she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He soon… discovered that life with an Alzheimer's patient is an ever-changing series of challenges - for instance, his wife lost her ability to walk but not to dance, so husband and wife dance from bed to chair or room to room. He covers the search for understanding, the hallucinations, mood changes, loss of mental and physical functioning, and unpredictable nature of the disease. 2007, first published 1999.
By Germaine Greer. 1991
Drawing on anthropological, medical, historical, and literary sources, Germaine Greer passionately argues that "the change" need not be a dreaded… tragedy, but rather, a spiritual liberation of women. Among her arguments, she questions estrogen replacement therapy, and goes on to propose a new "art" of aging through menopause. 1991.
By David Chandler. 1993
This volume covers every battle and campaign that Napoleon personally ever conducted. The author has made it possible to view… the whole of Napoleon's military career and to assess the characteristics which brought him years of victory and ultimate defeat. 1993.
By Marc Freedman. 2011
Freedman seeks to alleviate much of the hand-wringing surrounding the aging baby boomer generation. Freedman hopes that by providing guidance,… training, education and support to the millions entering the 60 to 80-year-old life phase, a windfall of surprising and innovative solutions to many growing issues will be the result. 2011.
By Calvin W Ruck. 1987
Since the American War of Independence, black soldiers had served in both the British and Canadian armies, and fought in… British wars throughout the nineteenth century. At the outbreak of World War I, however, most black Canadian volunteers were rejected on the basis of their skin colour. Finally, in 1916, the first and only Black battalion in Canadian military history was authorized. The No. 2 Construction Battalion, CEF, consisted of approximately 600 soldiers, and was commended for its discipline and service at the end of the war. It was disbanded in 1920. c1987.
By Tzu Sun. 2006
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought.… Since that time, all levels of the military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu for warfare, and others have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. 2006.
By David Kilcullen. 2009
Kilcullen illuminates both the global "War on Terrorism" and its relation to associated "small wars" in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines,… Indonesia, Thailand, Chechnya, Pakistan and North Africa. He sees today's conflicts as a pairing of contrasting trends: local social networks and worldwide movements; local insurgencies seeking autonomy and a broader pan-Islamic campaign. He warns that America has often misidentified insurgents with limited aims and legitimate grievances (whom he calls "accidental guerrillas") as part of a worldwide terror network. c2009.
By Scott Taylor, Brian Nolan. 1996
An examination of the controversy surrounding the Canadian military after the death of Shidane Arone in Somalia. The authors argue… that Arone's death was not an isolated incident, but rather a symptom of a growing problem within the army. They believe that this and many other problems are rooted in a failure of leadership and professionalism at the highest level of command. 1996.
By Marion D Williams. 1998
An account of early polar submarine voyages, from Sir Hubert Wilkins's 1931 expedition up to the transpolar passage of USS… Nautilus in 1958 and the surfacing of USS Skate at the North Pole in 1962. Draws upon official documents and personal interviews in describing the cruises. 1998.