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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 Schickel. 1996
A portrait of the legendary silent film director, whose pioneering efforts set the stage for the modern movie industry. Traces… his childhood on a poor Southern farm, his 1908 entry into films, his meteoric rise to the top of his profession, and his failures and disappointments later in life. 1996.
This book features never-before-seen photos and interviews of the Duke. The legendary icon is made real through vivid anecdotes and… observations from the insiders who worked, gambled, drank, and fought with the outsized personality that was John Wayne. 2009.
By Ronald L Davis. 1998
Biography of movie star John Wayne, who began his Hollywood career as a summer prop mover for actor Tom Mix… at Fox Studios. Wayne was befriended by director John Ford and soon realized that a career as an actor was more interesting than that of the lawyer he had left home to become. After ten years of hard work, Wayne was a popular screen personality. 1998.
By Drew Carey. 1997
Drew Carey writes about beginning his career as a stand-up comic in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, and later starring… in The Drew Carey Show. Topics include the problems with censors and what costar Mimi is really like. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex. c1997.
By Pat Stacy, Beverly Linet. 1983
Frank, bittersweet account of the author's love affair with John Wayne. Stacy went to work as Wayne's personal secretary seven… years prior to his death, and the relationship eventually deepened. She offers a modest, endearing peek inside the life of a legend during his final years. 1983.
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 Donald Shepherd, Dave Grayson, Robert F Slatzer. 1986
John Wayne started his career as a bit player in "B" movies. He went on to become one of the… undisputed stars of Hollywood, despite his many contradictions. He needed the security of a family and adored children but failed three times at marriage. He drank heavily and enjoyed womanising but he did not let it interfere with his work. The lasting impression was of a gentle, honest and outspoken man. 1986.
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 John Lithgow. 2011
Autobiography of award-winning TV, stage, and big-screen star John Lithgow (born 1945). Traces the influence of Lithgow’s father, who was… an actor and director himself. Recalls Lithgow’s student days at Harvard and in England, his start in movies, and his life in New York City. Some strong language. 2011.
By Margaret Webster. 1972
The author has performed in the theatre since the age of five when her actress-mother, Dame May Witty, put her… on the stage. This account of her life-long love affair with the entertainment world includes reminiscences of friendships with other stars. 1972.
By Shirley MacLaine. 1970
By Doris Day, Aaron Edward Hotchner. 1988
The actress/singer candidly reminisces about her Pollyanna image, her triumphs and tragedies and her three disastrous marriages. Hotchner includes interviews… with her son Terry Melcher, her mother, her friends and actors James Garner, Jack Lemmon and James Stewart. 1988.
By Martha Harron. 1988
A daughter's humourous and intimate portrait of Don Harron, the actor, comedian, and writer best-known for his character Charlie Farquharson.… Martha describes her father's successful acting career on Broadway and in London's West End after which he returned to Canada. c1988.
By Suzanne Shelton, Ruth St. Denis. 1981
Critical biography of the interpretive dancer from age fourteen, when she launched her untraditional career under the guidance of her… mother, through her death at eighty-nine in 1968. St. Denis is often credited with being the founder of modern dance and influencing generations of performers. 1981.
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 David Spade. 2015
Spade takes fans back to his childhood as a wannabe cool younger brother and recounts his excruciating road-tour to fame,… when he was regularly mistaken for a fourteen year-old. He dishes about his time on SNL during the beloved Rock/Sandler/Farley era of the 1990s, and brags about the ridiculous perks that fame has brought into his life, including a crazy assistant who attacked him while he was sleeping, being threatened on the street in Beverley Hills by Eddie Murphy, and being one of the shortest guys at the Playboy mansion. 2015.
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.