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By Don Gillmor, Pierre Turgeon, Achille Michaud. 2001
Beginning with the Riel Rebellion and ending with the confrontation between the Mohawk and the army at Oka, Quebec, in… 1990, Volume II covers more than a hundred years of change and development in Canada. It deals with the two world wars, the Depression years, and Canada's adjustments to the post-war world and the arrival of wave after wave of immigrants. Also examined are the political changes, including the eruption of nationalism in Quebec, women's long fight for equal rights, and the creation of Canadians' most cherished social service: universal health care. 2001.
By Don Gillmor, Pierre Turgeon. 2000
Based on the CBC series of the same name, this work covers the history of Canada from the earliest days… to the 1870's. Described are explorers, adventurers, settlers, native peoples, leaders, the ordinary people of the land, and their contributions. Major events, including wars and the Riel rebellion, are also discussed. Some violence. Uniform title: Canada (Television program)
By Mark Bowden. 1999
Recreates the U.S. military operation in Mogadishu, Somalia, on October 3-4, 1993, when ninety-nine American soldiers were surrounded and trapped.… Describes how the planned one-hour mission turned into an overnight fight for survival. Based on journalist's interviews with the soldiers, helicopter pilots, and Somali clan leaders. Bestseller. 1999.
By Randall Sullivan. 2018
A fascinating account of the strange, rich history of Oak Island and the intrepid treasure hunters who have driven themselves… to financial ruin, psychotic breakdowns, and even death in pursuit of answers. Now as Michigan brothers Marty and Rick Lagina become the latest to attempt to solve the mystery, as documented on HISTORY's television show 'The Curse of Oak Island', Randall Sullivan takes readers along to follow their quest firsthand. 2018.
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.