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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 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.
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 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 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 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.
1734. Marie-Joseph Angélique is a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal. On… appeal, her punishment of death was modified to torture, to encourage her to name an accomplice, a white man, Angélique's sometime lover. A narrative of a rebellious Portuguese-born Black woman who refused to accept her indentured lot. Explicit descriptions of violence. c2006
By Ken Cuthbertson. 2017
On December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc and the Norwegian war-relief vessel Imo collided in the harbour… at Halifax, Nova Scotia. That accident sparked a fire and an apocalyptic explosion that was the largest man-made blast prior to the 1945 dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Together with the killer tsunami that followed, the explosion devastated the entire city in the wink of an eye and instantly killed more than two thousand people. While much has been written about the disaster, there is still more to the story, including the investigation of the key figures involved, the histories of the ships that collided and the confluence of circumstances that brought these two vessels together to touch off one of the most tragic man-made disasters of the twentieth century. Bestseller. 2017.
By John Boessenecker, Mark Dugan. 1992
Between the years 1860 and 1911, Bill Miner's criminal career included stagecoach and train robberies. A gentleman robber who never… killed, Miner believed that railroad companies robbed the public and he therefore had a right to rob them back. 1992.
By C. P Stacey, Barbara M Wilson. 1987
This social history of the Canadian soldier in Britain is based on soldiers' diaries and war censors' reports. Includes chapters… on the relationship between Canadian soldiers and British women, and Canadian soldiers in trouble with the law. c1987.
By Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during… the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
By Mark Zuehlke. 2003
For four dreadful weeks, Canadian soldiers struggled against the Gothic Line - a vast network of fortifications spanning the width… of the nation and braced against the hard spine of the Apennines. Using personal diaries and records, the author relates this terrible test of arms and captures the experience of soldiers from generals to privates. 2003.
In 1917 a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn's harbor for… the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped in Halifax, Nova Scotia, an extraordinary disaster took place: the largest man-made detonation prior to Hiroshima. 2017.
By Jim DeFede. 2002
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded… commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness. 2002.
By Judith Fingard. 1992
Using court records, newspaper accounts and other sources, the author studies 92 "repeat" offenders of late Victorian Halifax, including thieves,… prostitutes, drunks and brawlers. She then examines how the middle class do-gooders tried to solve "the problems of the disrespectable lower classes". 1992.