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By Roméo A Dallaire, Brent Beardsley. 2003
As former head of the 1993 U.N. peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, Canadian general Dallaire's initial proposal called for 5,000 soldiers,… to permit orderly elections and the return of the refugees. Nothing like this number was supplied, and the result was an outright attempt at genocide against the Tutsis that nearly succeeded, with 800,000 dead over three months. Dallaire's argument that Rwanda-like situations are fires that can be put out with a small force if caught early enough will certainly draw debate, but the book documents in horrifying detail what happens when no serious effort is made. Explicit descriptions of violence. Winner of the 2004 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. Canada Reads 2012. 2003.
By Stephen Kimber. 2002
In May 1945, the city of Halifax erupted in a riot - a two-day orgy or boozing, looting, window-smashing, dancing… in the streets, public fornication, and mindless mayhem to 'celebrate' the end of the war. The paternalism, privations, overcrowding, and tensions of a city at war created a situation waiting to explode, and an admiral's pride provided the match that set it off. Includes interviews with the people who lived through it - sailors, slackers (civilians), street urchins, prohibitionists, spies, profiteers, reporters, and just plain local folks. Some strong language. Winner of the 2004 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. 2002.
By J. M. S Careless. 1991
A brief history of Canada, covering the period from Cartier and Champlain to the arrival of Pierre Elliott Trudeau on… the political scene. It covers the major historical events and the forces which have shaped our country. Originally written in 1953, this is the updated 1970 version. Winner of the 1953 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.
By Vivien Bowers. 1999
12-year-old Guy keeps a journal as he tours Canada with his parents and younger sister, Rachel. Learn about each province… and territory, with information about major cities along the way, and other fun Canadian facts in sections like "According to Mom/Dad", "Exceedingly Weird", and "Food I Was Introduced to for My Own Good". Also included is "Guy's Family Car Trip Survival Tips". Grades 3-6. 1999.
By Fernand Ouellet. 1990
Réédition d'un livre qui a mérité le prix France-Québec en 1969. Michel Brunet y étudie les débuts de la domination… britannique en tentant de réunir les faits essentiels de cette période et en décrivant la conduite des dirigeants. Un autre ouvrage couvrira les années 1775-1796, soit de la Révolution américaine à la Révolution française. 1980.
In Persephone anything can happen, and often does. The Township's history stretches back to before the birth of Canada, and… is connected to such famous people as Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and the future King Edward VII. It has also been home to more shady characters. Winner of the 2003 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal. 2002.
The first major effort to portray the intellectual forces which have moulded the thinking and writing of those English-speaking historians… who sought to explain our past during the period 1900-1970. Winner of the Governor General's Award. 1976.
By Sandra Gwyn. 1984
A compelling account of private life in the age of Macdonald and Laurier. The author has used personal letters, diaries,… scrapbooks, memoirs and social columns. 1984 Governor General's Award winner. c1984.