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By Aldona Sendzikas. 2011
From its construction in 1840 on, the history of Stanley Barracks covers Canadian participation in war, including the two world… wars and the barracks' use as an internment camp for "enemy aliens"; the establishment and growth of Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition; the struggles and discrimination faced by immigrants in Canada in wartime; the employment of the barracks as emergency housing during Toronto's post-war housing shortage; and the origins of Canada's famed Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 2011.
By Jack Layton. 2004
NDP leader Jack Layton believes that the Harper government has abandoned what Canadians hold dear: our environmental commitments to the… world and future generations, our role as purveyors of peace, our engagement on the global battle against poverty and AIDS, and the emphasis on investments in child care, housing, and education essential for our future. He provides a "blueprint for Canada" to get the country back on track. 2004.
By Mark Zuehlke. 1994
Between 1880 and the First World War, British remittance men arrived in the Canadian West. These remittance men, in many… instances, tried to recreate the aura of landed gentry. The author tells of the efforts to bring "good breeding" to the Wild West. 1994.
By Alex Rose. 2000
Explores the British Columbia Nisga'a Treaty, highlighting the history of the Nisga'a from pre-contact to present day. Relates the main… tenets of the 1999 agreement, a history of the Nisga'a journey, and an exploration of the issues that struck a controversial note throughout the country. A resource on the history of land claims in British Columbia, and an insight into Nisga'a culture and the province's colonial past. 2000.
By James Dorrian. 1998
The author tells the story of the raid to destroy the docks at St Nazaire so as to deny a… berth to the German battleship Tirpitz. He describes the strategic situation, outlines the plan, and gives some background on the primary individuals involved before providing a highly-detailed account of the raid itself. 1998.
By George Bowering. 2003
A history of Canada, told in Bowering's irreverent but well-researched style. He covers our country from the days of the… dinosaurs, through to the arrival of Native Canadians and then the Europeans. Bowering shows how the agricultural, religious ad economic systems put into place by the first European settlers became the backbone of Canadian society. He also describes war, rebellion, and violence, as well as politics, business, and our relations with our neighbours. 2003.
By Bob Woodward. 2006
Bob Woodward examines how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to the Congress, and… often to themselves. Woodward's third book on President Bush is a sweeping narrative from the first days George W. Bush thought seriously about running for president, through the recruitment of his national security team, the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the struggle for political survival in the second term. Some strong language. 2006.
Chilling and absorbing account of a week spent by the author at the famed Livermore nuclear lab in California. Describes… the young scientists absorbed in making futuristic space weapons with lasers, particle beams, and microwaves. 1985.
By Carle A Rigby. 1979
By Howard White, Jim Spilsbury. 1987
Spilsbury's Coast is the inside passage between the Fraser River and the top of Vancouver Island. Jim Spilsbury spent 10… of his early years in a tent on the beach. He went on to start Canada's largest domestic airline. c1987.
By Elisa Petrini, Candice DeLong. 2001
Memoir by a retired female agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation detailing her training, work environment, and cases. DeLong… says her experience as a psychiatric nurse served her well in profiling suspects and during the Tylenol poisoning and Unabomber investigations. Some violence and some strong language. 2001.
By John L Plaster. 1997
Recounts covert operations by American special forces codenamed the Studies and Operations Group in the Vietnam War. The SOG rescued… downed pilots, sabotaged targeted installations, and sapped enemy troop strength. The author depicts the valour and sacrifices of these secret warriors. Descriptions of violence. c1997.
By John Stalker. 1988
In 1984, the author, a deputy chief constable in England, was sent to Northern Ireland to investigate the murder of… six Ulster Catholics. He writes about the policies of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, and the British government's decision not to prosecute the killers. Stalker was dismissed from his job because of his investigation, but later reinstated. 1988.
By Dorothy Schneider, Carl J Schneider. 1988
The authors, who interviewed over 300 women serving in the United States Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines,… offer information for those thinking of joining and those already in the service. Topics discussed include discrimination, sexual harassment, training, education and benefits. c1988.
By J Fraser. 1985
By David Jay Bercuson. 1996
Historian David Bercuson explores the problems in the Canadian Armed Forces which have been exposed in the wake of the… murder of Shidane Arone in Somalia at the hands of Canadian soldiers. Bercuson discusses the recent history and changes within the army, how this has affected what its soldiers do, and how this resulted in the problems of the Somalia mission and made Arone's death possible. 1996.
By Bill McNeil, Morris Wolfe. 1982
By James Glassco Henderson. 2004
Having survived the First World War in the trenches, Shorty Hatton started his aviation career in a near-fatal crash of… an Avro 504K and ended it with another Avro aircraft, the Arrow. In the intervening years he was a military, bush, and test pilot, he taught fledgling aviators at Camp Borden, he was the first to fly new air mail routes in an open cockpit plane, and he tested newly-built Hawker Hurricanes before they joined the Battle of Britain. Some descriptions of sex. 2004.
Follows the Canadian fighting forces during the battles of Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, Passchendaele, and the Hundred Days campaign, through… the eyes of the soldiers who fought and died in the trenches, and based on newly uncovered sources. The Canadian fighting forces never lost a battle during the final 2 years of the war, and although they paid a terrible price, they were indeed, as British Prime Minister David Lloyd George exclaimed, the shock troops of the Empire. Companion to "At the sharp end" (DC32639). Some descriptions of sex and descriptions of violence. 2009.
By Peter Goddard, Philip Kamin. 1989