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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 Kathryn Magee Labelle. 2013
Situated within the area stretching from Georgian Bay in the north to Lake Simcoe in the east, the Wendat Confederacy… flourished for two hundred years. By the mid-seventeenth century, however, Wendat society was threatened by European disease and Iroquois attacks. This book depicts the creation of a powerful Wendat diaspora in the wake of their dispersal and throughout the latter half of the century. Turning the story of the Wendat conquest on its head, the author demonstrates the resiliency of the Wendat Confederacy and its people. 2013.
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.
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 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 Lynn Gehl. 2017
Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy… and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including the land claims process and sex discrimination in the Indian Act. 2017.
By Charlie Angus. 2015
Exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history.… The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls in history who kicked ass." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada - through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect - deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights. 2015.
By Ernie Pyle. 1944
By Manny Drukier. 1996
Drukier was forced by the Nazis to leave his native city of Lodz in Poland in 1939, at the age… of eleven. In this book, prompted by his first visit back to Poland in fifty years, he describes what happened from that day until his emigration to North America. He tells of hiding, work in labour camps, and his day of liberation. He also tells of his friends and family and their love and will to survive. 1996.
By Laura DeVries. 2011
February 2006. First Nations protesters blocked workers from entering a housing development in southern Ontario, their protest highlighting the issue… of land rights and sparking a series of ongoing events known as the “Caledonia Crisis.” This account of the dispute links the actions of police, officials, and locals to non-Aboriginal discourses about law, landscape, and identity. DeVries encourages non-Aboriginal Canadians to reconsider their assumptions. 2011.
Cairns, through the study of the historical record, discusses the desired relation of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to each other… in Canada. He considers the differences between the assimilationist assumptions of the imperial era and the more recent attempts at nation-to-nation negotiations supported by the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and contemplates whether either of these approaches can lead to an outcome that will satisfy both sides. 2000.
By Maggie Siggins. 2005
For over 200 years, the Cree community of Pelican Narrows has endured a torturous relationship with encroaching European culture, from… the Hudson Bay factors and missionaries of earlier times to the bureaucrats and police of today. Author Siggins gives us the human face behind the newspaper headlines of Native issues, after years of research on a community she has known most of her life. 2005.
By Linda Granfield. 2002
This book tells the story of Canada's war brides. 48,000 young women met and married Canadian servicemen in Europe during… World War II. Nothing could have prepared them for their experience in this new land. Some regretted their hasty love affairs and others enjoyed more than 50 years of happy marriage. 2002.
By Andrew Sinclair. 1998
This concise biography unravels Che's life, from his birth in 1928, the child of free-thinking radical Argentinian aristocrats, through his… youthful membership of Accion Argentina, his training as a doctor, and action as a commander in the guerrilla war in Cuba with Fidel Castro, to his execution. 1998.
By Donald Serrell Thomas. 1978