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By John Ralston Saul. 2008
In this vision of Canada, Saul unveils 3 founding myths: he argues that the famous "peace, order, and good government"… that supposedly defines Canada is a distortion of the country's true nature. He describes Canada as a Métis nation, heavily influenced and shaped by aboriginal ideas. Lastly, he believes that Canada has a colonial non-intellectual business elite that doesn't believe in Canada. c2008.
By Anna Porter. 2000
In this memoir, the author shares stories told by her grandfather while she was growing up in Budapest, describing how… these tales of heroes, strife and survival give her a sense of personal history. She also tells of her own experiences, from hiding Jews in her basement during World War II, through the advent of the Communist era, the 1956 Revolution in Hungary, and the family's exile to New Zealand. c2000.
Ten green bottles: the true story of one family's journey from war-torn Austria to the ghettos of Shanghai
By Vivian Jeanette Kaplan. 2002
For a brief period between 1938 and 1941, roughly 20,000 Jews found refuge from the Nazis in the one place… not requiring visas, police certificates or proofs of financial independence: Shanghai. In 1939, the author's family made a month-long, 7,000-mile journey to Shanghai, struggling with heat, disease, poverty, and fear. With the war's end came the shock of learning what became of family and friends left behind in Europe. Descriptions of violence. 2002.