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By David Dilks. 2005
Winston Churchill's connection with Canada ("the Great Dominion", as he called it) spanned more than half a century: at Winnipeg… he heard the news of Queen Victoria's death, in Ottawa in the dark days of 1941 he proclaimed his confidence in victory, and in 1952 had to concede that the result of victory had been far less satisfying than he had wished. No other Commonwealth country sparked such detailed knowledge or lifelong interest. 2005.
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 Richard Foot. 2013
In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife… died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. The accident forever shattered the lives of eight families and their community. In the weeks that followed two women who lost their sons forged a bond. Ana Acevedo and Isabelle Hains were transformed by their grief into unlikely agents of courage and change. This book follows Isabelle and Ana’s long journey through the legal system that made it safer for children to travel to extracurricular activities in New Brunswick and across the country. c2013.
By Andy MacDonald. 1978
By Gary Paulsen. 1993
The author of many young adult books, including "Nightjohn", recounts his life to the age of nine, 1939-1948. He tells… how he and his mother waited for his soldier father in Chicago, then joined him in the Philippines. Presents a child's view of his mother's pluck and easy virtue and of the realities of war. 1993.
By Francis Thompson, Lee Selleck. 1997
Two Yellowknife journalists analyze what happened during the strike at the Giant mine, which culminated in an explosion which killed… nine men in 1992. They describe the major players in the drama, the major events, including the trial of Roger Warren, and even raise questions about Warren's guilt. Some strong language. 1997.
By Rachel Manley. 1996
Poet Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manley… family, and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 1996.
By Henry Mietkiewicz, Bob Mackowycz. 1988
Rochdale College was an eighteen-story apartment building near the University of Toronto campus which, between 1968 and 1975, was the… centre of hippie culture in Toronto. Reviled by politicians and police for its anarchy and its flow of drugs, and loved by hippies for the same reasons, the Rochdale culture helped create some of Canada's most gifted artists, actors, musicians, and writers. Some strong language. 1988.
By Alexandra Fuller. 2001
Fuller's recollections of growing up white in civil-war-torn Rhodesia in the 1970s. She recounts her family's tragedies, including the deaths… of children and the dispossession of their home, and their struggles with racism, revolutionary politics, and survival. Strong language. Bestseller. 2001.
By David Jay Bercuson, J. L Granatstein. 1992
The editors have compiled approximately 1500 entries concerning Canadian military history from the early 17th century to peacekeeping duties in… 1992, with an emphasis on the 20th century. Entries cover military actions, senior military personnel, politicians whose policies affected the military, Victoria and George Cross winners, and entries on security and intelligence topics.
By Jacki Lyden. 1997
In this memoir Jacki Lyden recalls her mother's first nervous breakdown, when she imagined that she was the queen of… Sheba and had bequeathed Mesopotamia to her daughter. While her mother journeyed through manic-depressive states, Jacki became a foreign correspondent and travelled to actual faraway places. Some strong language. 1997.
The ViCLAS (Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System) database was a first - an adaptation of the techniques used by FBI… psychological profilers folded into a comprehensive, cross-referenced data bank to track serial predators. Within months of its introduction, ViCLAS contributed to successful outcomes in a number of cases, including the Bernardo/Homolka murders. It was largely the initiative of one man, RCMP Sergeant Ron MacKay. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language, descriptions of violence. 2002.
Offers an account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the sixties until today, as seen and interpreted… by leftist scholars and writers. Each chapter reviews a major theme, such as Canada's relationship to the U.S., the development of our health care system, the dynamics of Aboriginal-non-Aboriginal relations and the role of Canadian cultural work in shaping Canadian society. Taken together, the book provides a unique and broad perspective on virtually every significant event and development in recent Canadian history. 2016.
By Patrick O'Sullivan. 2015
A story about abuse, but also a story of triumph, as O'Sullivan revisits the ghosts of his past. He gives… readers a disturbing account of 10 years of ever escalating physical abuse and emotional cruelty at the hands of his father. When Patrick proved more skilled than other 8-year-olds, John O'Sullivan decided to dedicate his life to turning his son into the hockey player he had always dreamed of becoming. John O'Sullivan was the over-involved parent. Few had an idea of the dysfunction and violence at the O'Sullivans' home. Bestseller. 2015.
By Norman Ollestad. 2009
Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the… father he idolized. Resentful of a childhood lost to his father's reckless and demanding adventures, young Ollestad was often paralyzed by fear. In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered plane carrying Norman, his father, and his father's girlfriend crashed in the mountains and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father was dead, and the grief-stricken eleven-year old had to descend the mountain alone through snow and ice, without any gear. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Jack Boudreau. 1998
A history of the people and the heart of the MacGregor Mountain country of B.C., and the hardships and adventures… of the early pioneers who lived there. Prequel to "Grizzly Bear Mountain" (DC24492). 1998.
By W. M Elofson. 2000
The author, a Canadian historian and rancher, discusses life on the Canadian frontier between 1870 and World War I. Intending… to dispel the myth that the frontier was inhabited by peaceful, law-abiding ranchers, he describes the prostitution, gunfights and cattle rustling that were part of the ordinary life of the cowboys and settlers. 2000.
By Bonnie Buxton. 2004
Recounts the author's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder… (FASD). Also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Germaine Greer. 1989
The author's father returned from World War II a cold and vacant man. Driven to know if this man had… loved her once, feminist Germaine Greer followed a trail of false leads and outright lies to learn the truth about him. 1992.
By Christine F Dickinson, Diane S Smith. 1995