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By Denise Kiernan. 2013
At the height of World War II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents. But to most of the… world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s fateful secret was revealed. Bestseller. 2013.
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 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 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.
Don't know much about history: everything you need to know about American history, but never learned
By Kenneth C Davis. 1990
Many people only remember the myths, misconceptions and glossed-over facts of American history. The author provides the true stories, in… question-and-answer format, from the ambiguous discovery of America to the Iran-Contra Affair. 1990.
By Sheila B Nickerson. 1996
The Alaska poet reflects on the ways people have disappeared into her state's vast wilderness, beginning with a colleague whose… plane vanished over glaciers in Alaska's "Bermuda Triangle." Includes many other accounts: notably those of Sir John Franklin, who disappeared in 1845 with 128 men and two ships, and of Louisiana congressman Hale Boggs, whose plane was lost in 1972. 1996.
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.
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 Vincent J Cannato. 2009
Cannato delivers a definitive history of America's landmark port of entry. From eyewitness accounts, Cannato weaves together a poignant testament… to the hopes and fears of "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." 2009.
Beginning with New York City's first ever New Year's ball drop, 1908 got off to a spectacular start. As the… year went on, America witnessed President Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet sailing around the globe, Henry Ford's unveiling of the Model T, and the Wright Brothers' year-end, history making, longest recorded flight. Sandwiched between these events, great social changes were also occurring, as race relations deteriorated in the South and the Great War loomed over in Europe. 2008.
By Joseph J Ellis. 2004
Mount Holyoke College professor Joseph Ellis delivers a course that is a chronological survey of the period from 1763 to… 1800 and discusses the single most consequential event in all of American history, the American Revolution. The key figures during this time, or the brotherhoood of the revolution, achieved many successes for America that made a lasting impact on the future of this nation. 2004.
By William Loren Katz. 1998
African-Americans did not accept slavery passively and with good humor. Through the use of primary source materials, Katz lays to… rest the myth of the happy, docile slave - which was perpetuated by slave owners and given credence by historians. Katz paints a compelling picture of perpetual, resilient, and active and passive resistance to slavery by men, women, and children. Junior and Senior High. 1998.
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 Gregg Herken. 1985
By Christine F Dickinson, Diane S Smith. 1995
By Ann Walsh. 2001
Fourteen stories about Canadian history, each focussing on a "first" - the first meeting between natives and Europeans; the first… elections in which women were allowed to vote; an account of the first "Home Children" sent to Canada during the nineteenth century, supposedly for a better life, but often to work in slave-labour conditions. Includes additional accounts to provide historical context for each story, which cover the period from the mid-seventeenth century to the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of some of its youngest participants. Grades 4-7. 2001.
Memoirs, anecdotes and tales from all walks of life - from the proud fisherman to the humble academic - which… reflect the way of life peculiar to the Atlantic seaboard. 1979. (Canada's Atlantic Folklore and Folklife series ; 2)