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By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Sharon Pollock. 1984
By Walter Lord. 1998
By Jonathan Franklin William Vance. 1997
Vance examines the reaction of Canadians to the First World War as a cultural and philosophical force, rather than a… political and military event. He argues that Canadians constructed a version of the war which stressed traditional values and the positive results of the war experience, and how this myth helped create within Canada a sense of nationhood. 1997.
By Theodore Barris. 1999
The story of the over 30,000 Canadians who volunteered to serve during the Korean war is often lost in the… shadow of other wars Canada has participated in. But from 1950-1953 Canadian men served a vital role in the war against Communism in Korea. All branches of the Canadian military were represented and they contributed greatly to the war effort. Here, the experiences of the Canadian men who fought are remembered and shared. 1999.
By Jeff Latosik. 2018
A hopeful, timely new collection of poems that take up our ever-evolving relationship with technology. Starting from an urge to… reconcile the human need for stability with what's happening in a constantly fluid "now," "Dreampad", Trillium Book Award for Poetry winner poet Jeff Latosik's startling new collection, ponders whether an ideal for living is viable when we're not sure we can say yes or no to anything in a human world that's growing increasingly ephemeral and entangled with the virtual. These poems, however, are a salvo--or "protest" in the most useful sense of that word--a reminder we might already own a verbal architecture to express the difficulty of being alive in a world that can, could, and might still even be humane, loving, habitable. 2018.
By John Bryden. 1989
By Marjorie May Anderson, Ann-Marie McDonald. 2006
These essays focus on personal discoveries: family secrets, sexuality, rebellion, crevices of deep joy or regret; about finding connections to… nature; about embracing forgiveness and new perspectives. Barbara McLean tells us of the sister she never knew, while June Callwood explores the continuity that flows between mothers and daughters. Other contributors include Margaret Atwood, Frances Itani, and Silken Laumann. 2006.
By Mordecai Richler. 2002
A collection of essays on sports written by Richler for various magazines and newspapers over the years. Selected by the… author himself, these pieces cover ice hockey, baseball, salmon fishing, bodybuilding, and wrestling. They feature Richler's encounters with Pete Rose, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Ring Lardner, Hank Greenberg and more. 2002.
By Peter Wyden. 1984
The full story of the creation and use of the atom bomb. Reveals the scientific breakthrough that made the bomb… possible and the reality of "Day One" in Hiroshima where 130,000 people died. Bestseller 1984.
By Peter Townsend. 1991
The Battle of Britain was the collision towards which aviation developments on both sides had been heading for more than… twenty years. Group Captain Townsend traces the background of two air forces with a common past of rivalry and respect. This dramatic account vividly recalls the days when Britain's fate hung in the balance until allied airmen, the author among them, secured a victory which saved Britain from invasion and paved the way for Hitler's final defeat. 1991.
By Fred Taylor. 2004
Historian examines the World War II controversial Allied bombing of the ancient German cultural centre and industrial city, deemed a… "legitimate military target." Along with historical background provides a minute-by-minute account of the air raid and reviews the post-war moral debate over the magnitude of destruction and civilian casualties. c2004.
By John Ciardi. 1985
By Hugh Brewster. 2009
On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French… port of Dieppe. When it was over, the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead, and almost two thousand were taken prisoner. For years, defenders of the raid claimed that the Allies learned valuable lessons from Dieppe that were put to use later in the war, but others believed that the Canadian soldiers had been used as cannon fodder. Includes sections about the evacuation and the POW experiences. Explicit descriptions of violence. Grades 3-6. 2009.
By Mary Oliver. 2017
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for… the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. 2017. From Felicity -- I wake close to morning -- This morning -- The world I live in -- Whistling swans -- Storage -- For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E. I know someone -- That little beast -- The pond -- I have just said -- The gift -- From blue horses -- After reading Lucretius, I go to the pond -- I don't want to be demure or respectable -- Stebbin's gulch -- Franz Marc's blue horses -- On meditating, sort of -- Lonliness -- Do stones feel? -- Drifting -- Blueberries -- The vulture's wings -- What gorgeous thing -- From dog songs -- The storm -- Percy (one) -- Little dog's rhapsody in the night Percy (nine) -- Benjamin, who came from who knows where -- The dog has run off again -- Bazougey -- Her grave -- The poetry teacher -- The first time Percy came back -- From a thousand mornings -- I go down to the shore -- I happened to be standing -- Three things to remember -- Lines written in the days of growing darkness -- An old story -- The instant -- Tides -- The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came -- Life story -- Varanasi -- From swan -- I worried -- I own a house -- Don't hesitate -- Swan -- Passing the unworked field -- How I go to the woods -- On the beach -- From evidence -- Violets -- We shake with joy -- It was early -- With thanks to the field sparrow, whose voice is so delicate and humble -- A lesson from James Wright -- Almost a conversation -- To begin with, the sweet grass -- Evidence -- Prayer -- Mysteries, yes -- At the river Clarion -- From the Truro bear and other adventures -- The other kingdoms -- The gift -- Coyote in the dark, coyotes remembered -- From red bird -- Night herons -- Mornings at Blackwater -- The orchard -- Sometimes -- invitation -- From this river, when I was a child, I used to drink -- We should be well prepared -- Meadowlark sings and I greet him in return -- Of the empire -- Red -- Night and the river -- Self-portrait -- With the blackest of Inks -- From thirst -- When I am among the trees -- When the roses speak, I pay attention -- Six recognitions of the Lord -- Gethsemane -- The poet thinks about the donkey -- Praying -- Doesn't every poet write a poem about unrequited love? -- On thy wondrous works I will meditate The chat -- Thirst -- From new and selected poems: volume two -- Hum -- Lead -- Oxygen -- White heron rises over Blackwater -- Honey Locust -- Song for autumn -- Fireflies -- The poet with his face in his hands -- Wild, wild -- North country -- Terns From blue iris -- Just lying on the grass at Blackwater -- Sea leaves -- Morning at Blackwater -- How would you live then? -- How the grass and the flowers came to exist, a god-tale -- From why I wake early -- Why I wake early -- Spring at Blackwater: I go through the lessons already learned -- Mindful -- Lingering in happiness -- Daisies -- Goldenrod, late fall -- The old poets of China -- Logos -- Snow geese -- At black river -- Beans -- The arrowhead -- Where does the temple begin, where does it end? -- From long life -- Just as the calendar began to say summer -- Can you imagine? -- Softest of mornings -- Carrying the snake to the garden -- From owls and other fantasies -- The dipper -- Spring -- While I am writing a poem to celebrate summer, the meadowlark begins to sing -- Catbird -- Backyard -- From what do we know? -- Summer poem -- The loon -- Winter at Herring Cove -- Mink -- Blue iris -- You are standi
By Bernard Edelman. 1985
By Nechama Tec. 2008
The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but many Jews struggled against the… terrors of the Third Reich. This is the history of one such group, a forest community numbering more than 1,200 Jews, that carried out the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. These men and women of all ages - hungry, largely unarmed, and exposed to harsh winter weather - smuggled Jews out of heavily guarded ghettos, led retaliatory raids against Nazi collaborators, and offered protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Some descriptions of violence. 2008.
By Oscar Wilde, Hesketh Pearson. 1973
'I have nothing to declare,' Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius.' A good part of that… genius is evident in the essays and poems included in this volume. Includes “The Soul of Man under Socialism”, “De Profundis”, and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. 1973.
By Ronald H Spector. 2003