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A collection of games, easy-to-make crafts and projects, and festive menus that make the planning a theme party easy and… fun. Each theme plan includes a list of read-aloud books and movies to make the party complete.
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 Al Roker. 2000
The Today show weatherman humorously describes his experiences of being a father - both to his older daughter from adoption… through adolescence and to the baby conceived with his new wife after fertility treatments. Roker also reminisces about his own bus-driver father. Bestseller. 2000.
By Gunther Schuller. 1968
Jazz from its beginnings through the early 1930s. Schuller explores sound recordings made since the advent of jazz and responds… to hypothetical questions a musician might ask. He shows how elements of jazz grew out of African music, stresses the shift of emphasis from the music to the performer, and notes the difficulty of studying something as ephemeral as improvised sounds. Followed by "Swing Era". 1986. (History of jazz ; 1)
By Benjamin Spock. 1988
By Helena Matheopoulos. 1986
Presents in-depth interviews with leading international male singers. Includes such artists as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Simon… Estes, and analyzes their interpretations from both the musical and the dramatic angles. 1986.
By Rachel Giese. 2018
What does it mean to be growing up male right now, when ideas about masculinity are in flux and power… differences between the sexes are shifting? Award-winning Canadian journalist Rachel Giese connects with readers on both sides of the gender divide as she investigates how we can support boys to become their fullest and most honest selves. With empathy and insight, she tells stories of how boys from different races, classes and backgrounds are navigating the transition into manhood. Winner of the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2018.
A collection of conversations with seven of the world's greatest conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, James… Levine, Riccardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy and Sir Georg Solti. They discuss their lives as well as their musical technique and interpretation. 1990.
By Richard S Warren. 2002
The Toronto Symphony orchestra has been a part of the arts scene in Toronto for eighty years, and this history,… compiled by its former archivist, details its challenges, achievements and trials. It includes stories of artists who performed with the orchestra, such as Glenn Gould, Maureen Forrester, and Seiji Ozawa, its tours throughout the world, and information about its musicians, visiting artists, directors, and administrative personnel. 2002.
By M Christopher Bell. 2017
The failure of the Allied fleet to force a passage through the Straits of the Dardanelles in 1915 drove Winston… Churchill from office in disgrace and nearly destroyed his political career. For over a century, Churchill has been both praised and condemned for his role in launching this highly controversial campaign. For some, the Dardanelles offensive was a brilliant concept that might have dramatically shortened the First World War. To many others, however, Churchill was a reckless amateur who drove his unwilling and misinformed colleagues into a venture that was doomed to fail. 2017.
By D Stevenson. 2004
Conventional wisdom has World War I as an unstoppable juggernaut over which politicians had little control, but Stevenson reveals that… they deliberately took risks that led to war in July 1914, and remained very much in control during it. Far from being overwhelmed by the scale and brutality of the bloodshed, leaders such as Lloyd George, Clemenceau, and Bethmann-Hollweg were making conscious choices at every step of the war, including the continued acceptance of astronomical casualties. c2004.
Psychotherapist and parenting expert Alyson Schafer offers an exploration of today's misguided mother-hood. Discover the truth behind the myths that… keep moms flying at a frenetic pace, spending countless dollars they often don't have, and trying to become "experts" on everything from ear infections to the safe heating points of hard plastics. This is every modern mom's guide to getting past perfection, regaining sanity, and raising great kids. 2007.
By Nicholas Jennings. 1997
A generation of musicians, from Vancouver to Halifax, were drawn to Toronto's Yorkville district during the sixties. From among this… group came some of Canada's most well known musicians, both then and now. 1997.
By Hugh MacDonald. 1982
The first half of this book covers the life of Berlioz. In the second part Hugh Macdonald considers all known… works of the composer from his early works in Paris as a medical student, through the romanticism of the 1830s to the more serene compositions of later life. 1982.
By Simon Napier-Bell. 2001
The author uses his wealth of contacts and extraordinary personal experiences to chart the incredible story of an industry that… has become like no other. Where bad or irrational behaviour is not only tolerated but encouraged; where drugs are sometimes as important as talent; where artists allow themselves to be pushed to their physical and mental limits in the name of profit and ego. 2001.
By Stephen O'Shea. 1996
A journalist's record of frequent visits to battle sites along the Western Front between 1985 and 1995 while he was… living in Paris. Combines military history and travel accounts with contemplations on the lessons and meaning of war. 1996.
By Benjamin Spock, Michael B Rothenberg. 1985
By Gill Rapley, Tracey Murkett. 2008
A practical and authoritative guide to introducing solid food, enabling your child to grow up a happy and confident eater.… It shows parents why baby-led weaning makes sense and gives them the confidence to trust their baby's natural skills and instincts, with practical tips for getting started and the low-down on what to expect. 2008.
By Tim Cook. 2007
Covers the harrowing early battles of World War One, when tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, died, before the… generals and soldiers found ways to break the terrible stalemate of the front. It provides both an intimate look at the Canadian men in the trenches and an authoritative account of the slow evolution in tactics, weapons, and advancement. A recounting of the Great War through soldiers' eyewitness accounts. Explicit descriptions of violence, strong language. 2007.