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By Peter Biskind. 1998
From interviews with directors, producers, stars, spurned spouses, and burned partners, Biskind looks at the landmark movies of the 1970s… and the people who made them while frequently destroying themselves in the process. He describes an era of gritty new realism and ethnicity starring the likes of Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Jane Fonda. 1998.
By Rachel Manley. 1996
Poet Rachel Manley, granddaughter and daughter of two of Jamaica's national leaders, tells the story of the brilliant, artistic Manley… family, and the house that nurtured them: Drumblair. Winner of the 1997 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction. 1996.
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 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.
By Kamal Al-Solaylee. 2016
Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind. Historically speaking, issues of… race and skin colour have been interpreted along black and white lines, leaving out millions of people whose stories of migration and racial experiences have shaped our modern world. The book takes a global look at the many social, political, economic and personal implications of being a brown-skinned person in the world now. Brown people have emerged as the source of global cheap labour (Hispanics or South Asians) while also coming under scrutiny and suspicion for their culture and faith (Arabs and Muslims). Packed with personal narratives and on-the-street reporting conducted over two years in ten countries from four continents. Winner of the 2016 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2016.
By Larry Verstraete. 2011
A killer has been caught, convicted, and sentenced, the case closed, all in 114 days. No one suspected – least… of all the boy on death row – that it would take almost 50 years for a tiny piece of scientific evidence to answer the question: was he really the murderer? 40 amazing stories of how scientists solve crimes, reveal identities, untangle evidence, and discover the truth. Grades 5-8. Winner of the 2013 Silver Birch Non-Fiction Honour Book Award. 2011.
By Susan Kinsolving. 1999
A finalist for several prestigious American poetry awards presents the first major collection of her work. Her observations offer insights.… In "Dried Butterflies" she describes her reaction to finding shoe boxes of pressed butterflies in her late Aunt Gertrude's closet, for no one knew she collected them. 1999.
By Joseph Medicine Crow, Herman J Viola. 2006
The last traditional Crow chief, Joseph Medicine Crow (born 1913), recalls growing up on a Montana reservation and relates some… of his experiences after leaving it. He describes the four coups - war deeds - that he accomplished in Germany during World War II that entitled him to be chief. Grades 4-7. 2006.
By Knowlton Nash. 1996
Knowlton Nash, former anchor of CBC's "The National," presents a collection of stories about the CBC, from its beginning to… the 1990s. Using interviews with more than 120 past and present stars, Nash relates anecdotes about CBC personalities and shows, and what really went on behind the scenes. 1996.
By Daniel Heath Justice, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Giles Benaway. 2013
These poems examine the haunting themes of inter-generational trauma, cyclical abuse, and inherited grief. Four generations of the dead take… turns narrating these themes, navigating from the Great Lakes through the Appalachian Mountains, and examining the fur trade, an exile from Minnesota, the experiences of West Virginia coal miners, and the legacy of mission schools. Black humour and satire fill the collection, illuminating a fierce determination to survive and resist colonization and the endurance of culture and identity under extreme duress. Winner of the 2014 Young Authors Award. 2013.
By Bill Podmore, Peter Reece. 1990
Bill Podmore of Coronation Street has revealed his personal memories of Britain's most famous soap. During the 13 years with… Coronation Street, he led the soap to number one position. Bill tells of the real behind-the-scenes stories of the world's most famous street. 1990.
On the night of October 30, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley was murdered with a golf club in her own back… yard. No arrests were made, despite troubling clues pointing to her neighbours Tommy and Michael Shakel, members of a rich and powerful family related to the Kennedys. In 1982, investigative reporter Leonard Levitt began to look into the murder and the rumours of a police cover-up, his discoveries leading to the case being reopened and a conviction finally being made more than 25 years later. 2005 Edgar Award Finalist. 2004.
By Rhoda Blumberg. 1985
By Ethan Mordden. 1998
Discusses how the musical theatre of the 1950s was revolutionized by the development of the long-playing record, which enabled the… quick production of original-cast recordings. Musical comedies dominated the era with shows such as "Guys and dolls," "The music man," and "Can-Can." 1998.
By Arthur Black. 1996
A new collection of essays from humourist Arthur Black, who takes on any subject, from political correctness to student bloopers.… And then there was the time he was caught in his backyard in the middle of the night wearing nothing but a bicycle helmet and a pair of boots, holding a bat caught in a fish net... Winner of the 1996 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal. 1996.
By J. M. S Careless. 1991
A brief history of Canada, covering the period from Cartier and Champlain to the arrival of Pierre Elliott Trudeau on… the political scene. It covers the major historical events and the forces which have shaped our country. Originally written in 1953, this is the updated 1970 version. Winner of the 1953 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.
By Richard Holmes. 1998
Holmes' intention is to draw the reader into the labyrinthine complications of his subject's personality and literary power, until we… are left facing profound questions about the nature of creativity, the relations between sexuality and friendship, the shifting grounds of political and religious belief, and the limits of self-knowledge - and biographic knowledge itself. Winner of the 1989 Whitbread Award for Biography, and book of the year. Followed by "Coleridge: darker reflections". 1998.
By Ralph King. 2000
Filippo Brunelleschi's design for the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence remains one of the… greatest achievements of Renaissance architecture. The dome was completed in 1436 and spans over 140 feet - larger than St Paul's in London, St Peter's in Rome and the Capitol in Washington, DC, making it the largest dome ever constructed using bricks and mortar. Brunelleschi's ambition and ingenuity, personal rivalries and intrigues are set in the context of the plagues, wars and political feuds of Renaissance Florence. 2000.
By Richard Buckle. 1980
By Andrew X Pham. 1999
In narrating his search for his roots, Vietnamese-American Pham alternates between two story lines: the first chronicles the author's hair-raising… escape to the U.S. in 1977 and his family's subsequent and somewhat troubled life in California. The second recounts his return to Vietnam almost two decades later as an Americanized but culturally confused young man. Pham pedals his bike the length of his native country while exploring the dilemma of being an outsider in both America and Vietnam. 2000 Whiting Writers' Award. Explicit strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. 2000, c1999.