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By Northrop Frye. 1982
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 Darrel D King. 1998
By Bob Greene. 2000
Based on interviews with his father's hero--the B-29 pilot who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in August 1945--a… syndicated columnist delivers a tribute to a passing generation. Explores the values of World War II veterans and their commitment to patriotism, courage, and a sense of duty. Bestseller. 2000.
By Paul Fussell. 1996
Memoirs of a literary scholar describing his experience as a young soldier in World War II. Fussell expounds on the… everlasting impact the war had on his psyche and delivers excoriating commentary on many subjects. Some violence and some strong language. 1996.
By David Rensin, Louis Zamperini. 2011
A youthful troublemaker, a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, a WWII bombardier: Louis Zamperini had a fuller life than… most. But on May 27, 1943, it all changed when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors drifting on a raft for forty-seven days and two thousand miles, waiting in vain to be rescued. When they finally reached land, they were captured by the Japanese. Louis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war--tortured and humiliated, routinely beaten, starved and forced into slave labour--while the Army Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his family. On his return home, memories of the war haunted him and nearly destroyed his marriage, until a spiritual rebirth transformed him. 2011.
By Gregg Lewis, Deborah Shaw Lewis. 2002
Tibor "Max" Eisen was born in Moldava, Czechoslovakia into an Orthodox Jewish family. In the spring of 1944, gendarmes forcibly… removed Eisen and his family from their home. They were brought to a brickyard and eventually loaded onto crowded cattle cars bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau. Winner of Canada Reads 2019. Bestseller. 2016.
By Bob Drogin. 2007
Investigates CIA reliance on unverified information from Ahmed Hassan Mohammed, "Curveball," an Iraqi chemical engineer who sought political asylum in… Germany in 1999. Examines the discovery, during interrogations that occurred after the invasion of Iraq, that the defector's pre-war tales of Saddam's mobile weapons of mass destruction were fabricated. c2007.
By Phyllis Thompson. 1978
By Northrop Frye. 1980
By Andrew Mitrovica. 2002
John Farrell, once a dedicated CSIS operative, believed in the service's "Ways and Means Act": If you have a way… to get things done, the means - legal or not - are justified. Breaking the silence surrounding CSIS, he describes its leadership, day-to-day operations, and major cases, to provide Canadians with a clearer understanding of what often takes place in the name of national security. He reveals a portrait of incompetence, venality, and law breaking, and shatters the myth that CSIS respects the rights and liberties it is charged with protecting. 2002.
By William Arthur Bishop. 1992
By Bob Spall. 1996
Bob Spall is an accidental airman from North Vancouver who joined the RCAF in 1939 on impulse, but never made… it out of Canada to fight in the war. This is the story of ordinary Canadians during the war years, a time that brought jobs, travel, and personal challenges. 1996.
By Barbara Ladouceur, Phyllis Spence. 1995
Thirty-six war brides recount their journeys from the blackouts of war-torn Britain to the bright lights of Canada. Through oral… histories, they recall the declaration of war, the bombing raids, the new job opportunities for women, the excitement of meeting Canadian servicemen on leave, and speak of starting new lives in Canada. 1995.
By Bruce Gamble. 2000
The biography of legendary warrior, lover, drinker and WWII hero Gregory Boyington. Blessed with inveterate luck, he lived a life… that went beyond the most imaginative fiction. After being "encouraged" to leave the Marine corps, he went on to become a WWII hero as a nonconforming squadron leader. 2000.
By Dennis Lee. 1998
In this collection of essays, Lee explores the experience of "body music": the dance of energy that poems arise from.… He also describes the process of writing verse for children and pays tribute to a variety of Canadian poets. 1998.
By Ernie Pyle. 1944
By Isobel Kuhn. 1959
Isobel Miller gave up God for worldly pursuits. But as graduation approached and her engagement was broken, she questioned that… decision. God heard her prayers and reached out to her. She dedicated her life to missionary service in China. 1959.