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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 Pierre Berton. 1990
Berton describes the follies and tragedies of the decade-long Depression and criticizes the political leaders who failed to take the… bold steps necessary to deal with unemployment, drought and despair. He portrays the ordinary people who struggled to survive, and denounces the wealthy businessmen who stretched the laws and took advantage of their employees. Bestseller 1990. Nominated for the 1993 Torgi Award.
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 Jack Beeching. 1982
Although Canada is a young nation, its Catholic Church boasts a thousand-year history. The author, a Bishop, presents this history… through vignettes of women and men whose presence, vision, daring, determination, compassion, and action planted the Canadian Church from sea to sea. He also provides a look at the Church today. 2002.
By G. W. L Nicholson. 2006
When the First World War began, Newfoundland had been without any kind of military organisation for more than half a… century, so public-spirited citizens immediately formed themselves into a Patriotic Association, and within sixty days had recruited, partially equipped and dispatched 537 officers and men overseas. Nicholson details the harrowing experiences of the Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli, Beaumont Hamel, the Third Battle of Ypres and Cambrai, for which they were granted the title "Royal" - the only army unit to receive such a distinction during World War I. Some descriptions of violence. 2006.
By Cleophas Belvin. 2006
Recounts the history of the Quebec part of the Labrador coast. Describes the arrival of the Aboriginals and the activities… of the Breton and Basque fishermen, and the French- and English-speaking merchants from Quebec City who controlled the region for more than one hundred and fifty years. Chronicles the early pioneers and their descendants and how they dealt with the precariousness of the fisheries, and explores the role of the Anglican and Catholic missionaries. 2006.
By Larry Pynn. 1996
In 1992, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn decided to undertake an adventure. He followed the old Stikine Trail in the… Yukon, by foot, horseback and canoe, to the Klondike. He discovered many relics, met colourful characters, and relived Canadian gold rush history.
By Eva MacLean. 1993
Eva MacLean left her settled, Presbyterian Ontario life behind to accompany her young minister-veternarian husband to the "wilds" of northwestern… B.C. in the early 1900s, during times of mining rushes and railroad-building. 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 Ken Adachi. 1976
Adachi presents a comprehensive history of the Japanese experience in Canada from 1877 to 1975, focusing on the internment of… Japanese Canadians in camps in the interior of British Columbia. He examines the course of Japanese immigration, transplanted traditions and beliefs, the growth of social, economic, and political organizations, and struggle against discrimination.
By Chris Bonington. 1987
At the age of 50, the author, one of the world's best-known mountaineers, reached the summit of Mount Everest in… 1985 after four attempts. He chronicles his Everest expeditions and the ascent of Mount Vinson in the Antarctic with Frank Wells. 1987.
By Lewis H., ed Lapham, Peter T Struck. 1997
Selections from letters, memoirs, reports, and a few imaginary portrayals, presenting first-person descriptions of human tragedies. Illustrates the impact of… disasters on society, recounts instances of extreme brutality inflicted on groups and communities, explores the capacity for regeneration, and cites examples of people's responses to doomsday scenarios. 1998, c1997.
By Tom Drodge, Grover Cleveland Hodge. 2018
On December 10, 1942, at the height of the Second World War, a crew of seven men boarded the bomber… plane Time's A Wastin' and departed the American base at Narsarsuaq, Greenland, on their way back to the United States via Goose Bay, Labrador. After crossing the Davis Strait between Greenland and Labrador, the B-26 ran into rough weather and crashed at Saglek, Labrador. All of the crew survived. As per their training, they stayed with the wreck to wait for rescuers--but rescue never came. This is their incredible story, as related by the diary kept by the pilot, First Lieutenant Grover Cleveland Hodge. 2018.
By Sean Rossiter. 2002
From the dawn of aviation, Canada has produced intrepid pilots of renown. Learning their craft in some of the most… difficult conditions anywhere, many of these flyers became expert pilots, navigators and mechanics. These great Canadians pilots were among the highest-scoring Allied aces of both world wars. 2002.
By Kevin Callan. 2007
A compendium of basic wilderness instruction and well-tested campsite advice from one of North America's top canoeing and outdoors experts.… Learn how to plan your trip, pack only what's needed, and beat the bugs, stake a tent, build a fire, ward off unwanted wildlife, and paddle a canoe. Also includes using maps and a compass, camp cooking, camping with dogs and kids, bruises, blisters and Band-Aids, and cold-weather camping. 2007, c2005.
By Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere… east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.