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By Kelley Keehn. 2019
Learn how to save and spend wisely, feel good about money, and start living a more balanced life. No matter… your age, salary, social or relationship status, money is an important part of your life. Yet, somehow, talking about your money situation is hard. Why is it that you know more about what goes on in your friend’s bedroom than with their bank account? Do you know if your parents have a will or or if they’ll leave a legacy? How many of your colleagues are still paying off student debt but are jet-setting around the globe on multiple credit cards? Since no one is talking about it, you can’t be expected to learn how to manage your money on your own. With years of experience as a personal finance advisor and educator, Kelley Keehn will answer your most burning questions about money and will talk you through how to avoid mistakes along the way. You can gain control of your debt, learn to save for your future, have a life, and feel good about money all at the same time. And—spoiler alert—you don’t need a budget to do any of this! You’ll learn: -How to build good credit (and get rid of bad credit—especially credit card debt) -What all these dreaded acronyms mean and how they can work for you—TFSA, RRSP, RESP, CFP, CPP -How and when to invest for your future -How to talk about money with your partner—and everyone else in your life -How to save for a mortgage and then work towards being mortgage-free -How to have fun, splurge once in a while, and still save money With her unique blend of empathy and no-nonsense candor, Kelley takes you through the basics of personal finance with relatable anecdotes that expose the most common money pitfalls—and how to avoid them—so you can make financial decisions that are right for you.
By Joujou Turenne. 2018
Une biographie adoptant un style proche du conte oral, très chantant, qui se veut d'avantage une célébration de la vie… de cet homme inspirant qu'un récit d'ordre factuel. Le texte est ainsi parsemé d'onomatopées, de tirades célèbres, mais également de citations de Mandela, qui sont rehaussées en bleu. Quelques apartés permettent également de mieux comprendre comment l'apartheid a émergé en Afrique du Sud, d'en connaître un peu plus sur Winnie Mandela et de lire le poème " Invictus ". Des astérisques parsèment également les paragraphes succincts, mais ceux-ci sont aléatoirement associés aux termes définis dans le glossaire en fin d'ouvrage et aux citations de Mandela, ce qui peut générer de la confusion. Une présentation de différents présidents sud-africains, d'une ligne du temps et de questions philosophiques clôt cette biographie animée d'aquarelles de synthèse à la fois naïves et dramatiques. Années 3-6 et plus. 2018.
By Pierre Vayssière. 2008
Coup de canon dans le ciel de la liberté, l'homme qui donna son nom à tout un pays, la Bolivie,… reste associé pour toujours aux combats pour l'indépendance d'une Amérique latine soumise durant trois siècles au joug espagnol. Une vie romanesque à souhait et une personnalité exaltée et charismatique, qui inspirèrent bien des écrivains dont Gabriel García Márquez, ont achevé d'ériger Símon Bolívar (1783-1830) en mythe. Issu d'une riche et puissante famille de Caracas, le jeune créole appartient à cette élite blanche nourrie de la pensée des Lumières qui formera le creuset des idées nouvelles d'émancipation venues d'Europe et des États-Unis. Dans un Empire espagnol en crise bientôt menacé par Napoléon, il s'engage résolument du côté des patriotes et se lance, à la tête des guérillas unifiées, dans une interminable guerre civile pour libérer le Venezuela, la Colombie et l'Équateur. Non content d'y proclamer la République de Grande-Colombie, dont il devient le président malgré lui, el Libertador repartira à l'assaut du Pérou dans un incroyable périple à travers les Andes. Fragiles, ses fédérations d'États voleront bien vite en éclats et son utopique rêve panaméricain tournera court. 2008.
By Annahid Dashtgard. 2019
Annahid Dashtgard was born into a supportive mixed-race family in 1970s Iran. Then came the 1979 Islamic Revolution, which ushered… in a powerful and orthodox religious regime. Her family was forced to flee their homeland, immigrating to a small town in Alberta, Canada. As a young girl, Dashtgard was bullied, shunned, and ostracized by both her peers at school and adults in the community. Home offered little respite as her parents were embroiled in their own struggles, exposing the sharp contrasts between her British mother and Persian father.Determined to break free from her past, Dashtgard created a new identity for herself as a driven young woman who found strength through political activism, eventually becoming a leader in the anti–corporate globalization movement of the late 1990s. But her unhealed trauma was re-activated following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Suffering burnout, Dashtgard checked out of her life and took the first steps towards personal healing, a journey that continues to this day.Breaking the Ocean introduces a unique perspective on how racism and systemic discrimination result in emotional scarring and ongoing PTSD. It is a wake-up call to acknowledge our differences, offering new possibilities for healing and understanding through the revolutionary power of resilience. Dashtgard answers the universal questions of what it means to belong, what it takes to become whole, and ultimately what is required to create change in ourselves and in society.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES AND #1 WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the… anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as "a senior official in the Trump administration," the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check.With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the original author pulls back the curtain even further, offering a first-of-its-kind look at the president and his record -- a must-read before Election Day. It will surprise and challenge both Democrats and Republicans, motivate them to consider how we judge our nation's leaders, and illuminate the consequences of re-electing a commander in chief unfit for the role.This book is a sobering assessment of the man in the Oval Office and a warning about something even more important -- who we are as a people.
By Teri Kanefield. 2019
The fifth book in the Making of America series examines the life of America's 32nd president: his birth into one… of America's elite families, his domineering mother, his marriage to Eleanor Roosevelt, his struggle with polio, and his political career. A Democrat, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) won a record four presidential elections and is the longest-serving US president. During his time in office, he led the country through the Great Depression and World War II. He helped to redefine the role of the US government with the New Deal. Scholars often rate him as one of the three greatest US presidents along with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln
By David Stabler. 2019
Every president started out as a kid! Forget the legends, tall tales, and historic achievements-before they were presidents, the future… leaders of the United States had regular-kid problems just like you. John F. Kennedy hated his big brother. Lyndon Johnson pulled pranks in class. Barack Obama was bothered by bullies. And Bill Clinton was crazy clumsy (he once broke his leg jumping rope). Kid Presidents tells all of their stories and more in these hilarious biographies. History has never been this much fun!
By Jagmeet Singh. 2019
Jagmeet Singh Jimmy Dhaliwal. Every part of Jagmeet Singh's full name reflects a part of his identity. Jagmeet--the intelligent, warm… "friend to the world." Singh--the great grandson of a Punjabi freedom fighter who defended his people against injustice. Jimmy--the kid who grew up on the hardscrabble streets of Windsor. Dhaliwal--the son of immigrants who chanced it and uprooted themselves in Canada for a better life. With wisdom, warmth, and compassion, Love & Courage tells the stories behind each of those names. The son of Indian immigrants, Jagmeet Singh grew up in Windsor, and he learned at an early age that the world was not always be kind. Early experiences with racism and prejudice made Jagmeet question his place in the society around him as he fought on the streets and in the classroom to carve out a safe space for himself. But while the society around him sought to bring him down, Jagmeet's family lifted him up. Whenever Jagmeet returned home bruised or battered by the outside world, his mother repeated the same words: "We are all one. We are all connected." Drawing on his heritage and history, Jagmeet began to see the world through a new lens. To prove to a world that said, again and again, that he didn't have value, Jagmeet worked hard to be the best at everything he did. Martial arts, school, sports--he excelled at everything he tried. Still, he didn't want to simply push past others. He wanted to connect to them. Slowly but surely, Jagmeet learned the truth of his mother's words. As he broke down the barriers around him, Jagmeet came to define his life in two words: love and courage. Bestseller. 2019.
By Joe Biden. 2008
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Joe Biden, the author of Promise Me, Dad, tells the story of his extraordinary life and… career prior to his emergence as Barack Obama's beloved, influential vice president. "I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling."-Joe Biden Vice President Joe Biden has both witnessed and participated in a momentous epoch of American history. In Promises to Keep, Joe Biden reveals what these experiences taught him about himself, his colleagues, and the institutions of government. With his customary candor and wit, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware; overcoming personal tragedy, life-threatening illness, and career setbacks; his relationships with presidents, with world leaders, and with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Through these and other recollections, Biden shows us how the guiding principles he learned early in life-to work to make people's lives better; to honor family and faith; to value persistence, candor, and honesty-are the foundation on which he has based his life's work as husband, father, and public servant. Promises to Keep is an intimate series of reflections from a public servant who surmounted numerous challenges to become one of our most effective leaders and who refuses to be cynical about politics. It is also a stirring testament to the promise of the United States. Praise for Promises to Keep "A ripping good read...?iden is a master storyteller and has stories worth telling."-The Christian Science Monitor "A compelling personal story."-The New York Times "Moving...?Biden's] response to tragedy and near death [is] both admirable and likable."-Salon
By Paul Johnson. 2014
Acclaimed historian Paul Johnson's lively, succinct biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower explores how his legacy endures today. In the rousing… style he's famous for, celebrated historian Paul Johnson offers a fascinating biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, focusing particularly on his years as a five-star general and his two terms as president of the United States. Johnson chronicles Ike's modest childhood in Kansas, his college years at West Point, and his rapid ascent through the military ranks, culminating in his appointment as supreme commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II. Johnson then paints a rich portrait of Ike's presidency, exploring his volatile relationship with Vice President Nixon, his abhorrence of isolationism, and his position on the cold war, McCarthyism, and the civil rights movement. Many elements of Eisenhower's presidency speak to American politics today, including his ability to balance the budget, his skill in managing an oppositional Congress, and his warnings about the military-industrial complex. This brief yet comprehensive portrait will appeal to biography lovers as well as to enthusiasts of presidential history and military history alike.
By Bernie Sanders. 2017
In The Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against… the imbalances in the nation's status quo, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America-and the world-need to create a better tomorrow. Throughout the Presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for America worth fighting for. This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans-especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now. Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today's world, you'll learn how to: - Understand and navigate the current system of policy and government - Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society's most vulnerable - Organize for the causes you care about most - Resources for further reading and organizations to get involved with With more than two decades of Washington D.C. insider knowledge and experience, Senator Sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, immigration, taxes, higher education, climate change, and criminal justice.
By Cory Booker. 2016
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER United States Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues… of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at Yale Law School. Graduating from Yale, his options were limitless. He chose public service. He chose to move to a rough neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, where he worked as a tenants' rights lawyer before winning a seat on the City Council. In 2006, he was elected mayor, and for more than seven years he was the public face of an American city that had gone decades with too little positive national attention and investment. In 2013, Booker became the first African American elected to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. In United, Cory Booker draws on personal experience to issue a stirring call to reorient our nation and our politics around the principles of compassion and solidarity. He speaks of rising above despair to engage with hope, pursuing our shared mission, and embracing our common destiny. Here is his account of his own political education, the moments-some entertaining, some heartbreaking, all of them enlightening-that have shaped his civic vision. Here are the lessons Booker learned from the remarkable people who inspired him to serve, men and women whose example fueled his desire to create opportunities for others. Here also are his observations on the issues he cares about most deeply, from race and crime and the crisis of mass incarceration to economic and environmental justice. "Hope is the active conviction that despair will never have the last word," Booker writes in this galvanizing book. In a world where we too easily lose touch with our neighbors, he argues, we must remember that we all rise or fall together-and that we must move beyond mere tolerance for one another toward a deeper connection: love. Praise for United "An exceedingly good book, and an important book, and a reminder of what makes Booker an important and, through it all, a promising public figure."-PolitickerNJ "What sets Senator Booker's work apart from that of similar political books is that it seeks to elevate discourse rather than bring down opponents of the opposite partisan persuasion. This is a refreshing take, one that is truly worthy of study and contemplation."-The Huffington Post
By Bob Woodward. 2018
The "unprecedented" (CNN), "explosive" (The Washington Post), "devastating" (The New Yorker) inside story on President Trump-as only Bob Woodward can… tell it. With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump's White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. "A damning picture of the current presidency" (CBS News), Woodward focuses here on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One, and the White House residence. This is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the President's first years in office. "Fear is Woodward at his best, the quintessential investigative reporter with an eye for detail and an uncanny ability to get key players to ensure that their perspective is etched into history. Its timing could not be more critical for a nation exhausted by tweets and spin, and trying to assess the danger to democracy posed by a presidency that shatters its norms and demeans its institutions" (San Francisco Chronicle). "Woodward shows the administration is broken, and yet what comes next could be even worse" (The Atlantic).
By Stephen Kotkin. 2018
Pulitzer Prize-finalist Stephen Kotkin continues his definitive biography of Stalin, from collectivization and the Great Terror through to the coming… of the conflict with Hitler's Germany that is the signal event of modern world history. When we left Stalin at the end of Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, it was 1928, and he had finally climbed the mountaintop and achieved dictatorial power of the Soviet empire. The vastest peasant economy in the world would be transformed into socialist modernity, whatever it took. What it took, or what Stalin believed it took, was the most relentless campaign of shock industrialization the world has ever seen. This is the story of the five year plans, the new factory towns, and the integration of an entire system of penal labor into the larger economy. With the Great Depression throwing global capital into crisis, the Soviet Union's New Man looked like nothing so much as the man of the future. As the shadows of the 30's deepen, Stalin's drive to militarize Soviet society takes on increasing urgency, and the ambition of Nazi Germany becomes the predominant geopolitical reality he faces when Hitler claims that communism is a global "Judeo-Bolshevik" conspiracy to bring the Slavic race to power. But just because they're out to get you doesn't mean you're not paranoid. Stalin's paranoia is increasingly one of the most horrible facts of life for his entire country. Stalin's obsessions drive him to violently purge almost a million people, including military leadership, diplomatic corps and intelligence apparatus, to say nothing of a generation of artistic talent. And then came the pact that shocked the world, and demoralized leftists everywhere: Stalin's pact with Hitler in 1939, the carve-up of Poland, and Stalin's utter inability to see Hitler's build-up to the invasion of the USSR. Yet for all that, in just 12 years of total power, Stalin has taken this country from a peasant economy to a formidable modern war machine that rivaled anything else in the world. When the invasion came, Stalin wasn't ready, but his country would prove to be prepared. That is a dimension of the Stalin story that has never adequately been reckoned with before, and it looms large here. Stalin: Waiting for Hitler: 1929-1941 is, like its predecessor, nothing less than a history of the world from Stalin's desk. It is also, like its predecessor, a landmark achievement in the annals of its field, and in the biographer's art.
By Pierre Godin. 2005
Ce quatrième et dernier volet de la grande biographie de René Lévesque s'ouvre le surlendemain du référendum perdu de mai… 1980. Cet échec, René Lévesque allait le payer très cher. Après leur face-à-face de novembre 1981, Pierre Trudeau lui impose une constitution si inacceptable qu'il refuse de la parapher. René Lévesque affronte ensuite un parti déboussolé qui enterre référendum et association avec le Canada. En 1984, il saisit la main tendue par le nouveau premier ministre canadien, Brian Mulroney. Il est prêt à donner une dernière chance au fédéralisme. C'est l'épisode du " beau risque " qui cristallise la scission à l'intérieur du parti. En janvier 1985, c'est le burnout et la détresse psychologique. À soixante ans, il paraît fini. Dans une ambiance de conspiration et de révolution de palais, il s'accroche jusqu'au jour où il jette l'éponge avant que le parti qu'il a mis au monde ne lui indique plus brutalement encore la sortie. 2005.
By Anonymous. 2019
By Patrick Brown. 2018
"We were making great strides towards a more inclusive, modern, business savvy Ontario. Six months out from the election we… already had 90 of 124 candidates in place and actively campaigning. We had just unveiled a home-run platform that put us on the front page of every newspaper. With 170 days to go before the election even the media was touting that I would be the next Premier of Ontario. Instead, on January 24th, 2018, I was all but assassinated in public. Who did it, how, and more importantly why? This is a story of betrayal, blackmail, and backroom politicking involving some of Canada's biggest political names. This was my dream, this was my nightmare.I'm Patrick Brown, and this is my story."Patrick Brown's fate is an outrage because there was no process, due or otherwise, merely two unsubstantiated and anonymous denunciations; and there was no sympathy for the accused, no concern for any sort of justice, only cowardly, hip-shooting congratulations from Justin Trudeau in Davos and from Premier Kathleen Wynne and provincial NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, lauding Brown's accusers for their bravery. - Conrad Black, National PostBoth of the two women's stories about @brownbarrie are falling apart simultaneously. Never seen anything like this in Canadian journalism. Even in the US, only comparable example I can think of is Dan Rather's "memogate" in 2004 (also before an election). - Jonathan Kay, former editor-in-chief of The WalrusCTV now reports that accuser of Patrick Brown recounts key piece: she was not underage in bar and not in high school but she "stands by her core story" and CTV stands by their original story. In a court of law this would shred a case. CTV credibility is on very, very thin ice. - John Wright, Author, Pollster, and Spokesperson Angus Reid Group and IpsosPatrick Brown is better off away from the Ontario PC Party's nest of vipers. These folks are the Keystone Kops of politics, who couldn't organize a secret stab-in-the-back conference call any better than they could a one-car funeral. - Christie Blatchford, National PostPolitics is described as a bloodsport ... this book [has] taken it to a new level. I would call it a Game of Thrones kind of assassination. - Cynthia Mulligan, CityNews, TorontoBrown lets the reader in on the inner workings of politics in a way that's never been done before...Laid out bluntly and honestly, there is a lot of retrospection. - Diana Davison, The Post MillennialBrampton Mayor-elect Patrick Brown's new memoir breaks the mould of stodgy, predictable political biographies that employ pedestrian language to bore readers into submission. It's a tell-all thriller and political takedown of Ontario Progressive Cons.... - San Grewal, Publisher of The PointerTo be honest, I couldn't put it down. - Libby Znaimer, Zoomer Radio AM740 / FM 96.7 Downtown
By William Manchester. 1988
Churchill is portrayed as "the last of England's great Victorian statesmen" for his staunch defense of the Empire and its… values. Examines the prime minister's faults and criticizes his limitations as a parent and his espousal of Edward VIII's abdication. Bestseller 1988. Sequel to "The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: visions of glory, 1874-1932". Followed by "The last lion, Winston Spencer Churchill: defender of the realm, 1940-1965". 1988.
Ce livre raconte les parcours de Québécois ordinaires ayant une valeur nette de plus d'un million de dollars ou qui,… pour les plus jeunes, s'en rapprochent après voir mis en place des principes rendant l'accumulation de la richesse inévitable. Ces gens sont propriétaires de boutiques, ingénieurs, spécialistes en marketing, comptables ou propriétaires d'immeubles d'habitation. Ils n'ont pas remporté le gros lot, n'ont pas hérité d'une fortune ni vendu leur compagnie à Google. Certains touchent un salaire de 30 000 $ par année et d'autres un peu plus de 100 000 $, mais aucun n'a un salaire de PDG. Presque tous sont mal à l'aise avec l'étiquette de millionnaire. Les millionnaires ne sont pas ceux que vous croyez
By Meenal Shrivastava. 2018
As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma’s unusual past and that… of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family life created by her parents’ distant and fractious marriage and their separate ambitions informs her every action and emotion. Then one evening, in a moment of uncharacteristic transparency and vulnerability, Amma tells Surekha and her older sister Didi of the family tragedy that changed the course of her life. Finally, the daughters begin to understand the source of their mother’s deep commitment to the Indian nationalist movement and her seemingly unending willingness to sacrifice in the name of that pursuit. In this re-memory based on the published and unpublished work of Amma and Surekha, Meenal Shrivastava, Surekha’s daughter, uncovers the history of the female foot soldiers of Gandhi’s national movement in the early twentieth century. As Meenal weaves these written accounts together with archival research and family history, she gives voice and honour to the hundreds of thousands of largely forgotten or unacknowledged women who, threatened with imprisonment for treason and sedition, relentlessly and selflessly gave toward the revolution.