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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 Erika Ritter. 2004
Writer Ritter has been observing men for as long as she can remember, and has come into direct or imaginary… contact with a fair few of them. Her alphabetical itinerary starts with Amigos and ends with Zealots, travelling via Dads, Heroes, Non-Committals, Outlaws, and many others. A collection of stories about good and bad relationships, family conflicts, love affairs, and Catholicism, which is part memoir, part comedy, and part inspirational handbook for the cynical. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.
By Tim Allen. 1994
Like his character on the sitcom "Home Improvement," Allen ponders the differences between the sexes and discusses male zones that… include the basement of Sears. He explains the horrors of growing up with the surname of Dick, later dropped for show business. And he even finds humour in his stay in prison, where it's difficult NOT to stand so close to a naked man. Includes strong language. c1994.
By Scott Adams. 1997
A humorous management handbook "written" by Dogbert, the canine cartoon character. Dogbert teaches managers how to transform themselves from bitter… and bewildered "little people" into fully functioning, paradigm-spewing management zombies. 1997.
By Francis Thompson, Lee Selleck. 1997
Two Yellowknife journalists analyze what happened during the strike at the Giant mine, which culminated in an explosion which killed… nine men in 1992. They describe the major players in the drama, the major events, including the trial of Roger Warren, and even raise questions about Warren's guilt. Some strong language. 1997.
By Dave Barry. 1995
According to Barry, this is a book about guys--not a book about men. Books about men are too serious. Barry… begins with a test to determine the reader's "guyness" and then gives a brief account of the role of guys in history, their biological nature, their social development, and special guy problems. For women, there is a chapter on dealing with guys. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 1995. Uniform title: Complete guide to guys
By Henry Mietkiewicz, Bob Mackowycz. 1988
Rochdale College was an eighteen-story apartment building near the University of Toronto campus which, between 1968 and 1975, was the… centre of hippie culture in Toronto. Reviled by politicians and police for its anarchy and its flow of drugs, and loved by hippies for the same reasons, the Rochdale culture helped create some of Canada's most gifted artists, actors, musicians, and writers. Some strong language. 1988.
By Dave Barry. 1997
By George Burns. 1984
By David Feldman. 1991
How did 7-Up get its name? Why do rabbits wiggle their noses? Do earlobes serve any purpose? Feldman answers these… and many other questions in a humorous, but factual, manner. 1991.
By David Jay Bercuson, J. L Granatstein. 1992
The editors have compiled approximately 1500 entries concerning Canadian military history from the early 17th century to peacekeeping duties in… 1992, with an emphasis on the 20th century. Entries cover military actions, senior military personnel, politicians whose policies affected the military, Victoria and George Cross winners, and entries on security and intelligence topics.
By David Letterman, Steve O'Donnell. 1995
Collection of humorous top ten lists from the Late Show with David Letterman. Example of a British nickname for Americans… is "tea-dumping psychos," a rejected McDonald's slogan is "somewhat safer than smoking," and a way to tell you're at a bad airport is the "gift shop selling items from your just-checked luggage." Some strong language. Bestseller. 1995.
By Dave Barry. 1996
Syndicated humour columnist Dave Barry writes about the joys and frustrations of owning and operating a personal computer. Travel with… Barry to the world of Windows and the World Wide Web, including a chapter on "Becoming Computer Literate, or; Words for Nerds." 1996.
By Dave Barry, Jeff MacNelly. 1991
Offers an account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the sixties until today, as seen and interpreted… by leftist scholars and writers. Each chapter reviews a major theme, such as Canada's relationship to the U.S., the development of our health care system, the dynamics of Aboriginal-non-Aboriginal relations and the role of Canadian cultural work in shaping Canadian society. Taken together, the book provides a unique and broad perspective on virtually every significant event and development in recent Canadian history. 2016.
By Jeremy Taggart, Jonathan Torrens. 2017
Sprung from their podcast, Taggart (that guy from that band) and Torrens (that guy from that show) share a collection… of showbiz tales from the road and relatable everyday anecdotes, all wrapped up in a nostalgic fondness for this great country. Takes readers on a cross-country journey, shining the spotlight on notable local heroes (or bahds), the best places to crush food and the greasiest watering holes, coast to coast to coast. Replete with lists of Canada’s top bands, television shows and athletes, as well as random observations about everything this country has to offer, "Canadianity" is often provocative and always hilarious. Bestseller. 2017.
By Janet Podleski, Greta Podleski. 1999
Janet and Greta Podleski, also known as The Looneyspoons Sisters, present Crazy Plates, a collection of low-fat recipes. Also includes… fat facts (for example, a pound of body fat--representative of 3,500 calories--if shaped into a ball, would be the size of a softball and equal four sticks of butter), "Trivial Tidbits" (baking soda used to be added to the water for boiling vegetables until it was discovered that it destroyed the veggies' vitamin C), "You Do the Math" (substituting Canadian bacon for the regular high-fat stuff once a week for a year will cut your fat intake by 1,196 grams), and a lot of corny humour ("Did you hear what happened to the peanut when he walked through the park? He was a salted"). These recipes can be prepared quickly and are aimed at the home cook with a family to feed. 1999.
By Jack Boudreau. 1998
A history of the people and the heart of the MacGregor Mountain country of B.C., and the hardships and adventures… of the early pioneers who lived there. Prequel to "Grizzly Bear Mountain" (DC24492). 1998.
By W. M Elofson. 2000
The author, a Canadian historian and rancher, discusses life on the Canadian frontier between 1870 and World War I. Intending… to dispel the myth that the frontier was inhabited by peaceful, law-abiding ranchers, he describes the prostitution, gunfights and cattle rustling that were part of the ordinary life of the cowboys and settlers. 2000.