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By Peter Goddard. 2017
Considered one of the most influential musicians and cultural figures of his time, Glenn Gould remains a fascinating figure. In… the first book to be published in co-operation with Gould's estate, Peter Goddard draws on Gould's unpublished writings, interviews, and never-before-seen photographs to present a startling new portrait of Gould, the man and the musician. Presents a deep and nuanced study of Gould's life with unmatched candour and clarity. Inside is a love letter Gould wrote but never sent (he later revised it again and again); the text of a speech that Gould gave to a group of children about life and childhood; and portions of Glenn Gould: hysteric return, a never-before-seen radio script in which Gould imagines his return to the concert stage and all it would have entailed. 2017.
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 Ken Emerson. 1997
Portrays the life and works of one of America's earliest professional songwriters and creator of popular music. Traces his youth… in Pittsburgh, his desultory search for a career, his later success as a composer of minstrel songs, and his tragic final years as a bibulous pauper who strove in vain for respectability. 1997.
By Michael Streissguth. 1997
Recounts the life of country singer Richard Edward (Eddy) Arnold from his birth in Tennessee in 1918. Discusses Arnold's interest… in playing the guitar at an early age, his first radio appearance while still in high school, his rise to fame, and his struggle to remain popular as Elvis Presley and rock-and-roll music began to overtake country music in the 1950s and 60s. 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 Bruce S Feiler. 1998
Traces the evolution of country music, from the Grand Ole Opry to later methods of developing potential new stars. Highlights… the careers of two famous musicians, Garth Brooks and Wynonna Judd. Discusses the business aspect of the music industry in Nashville. Some strong language. 1998.
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 Robert Palmer. 1981
Traces the evolution of blues music from its rural beginnings to its international popularity and recognition, and tells the personal… histories of great bluesmen such as Charley Patton and B.B.King. 1981.
By Dizzy Gillespie, Al Fraser. 1980
By Nick Tosches. 1992
The author looks at Martin's descent from celebrity. The son of Italian immigrants in Ohio, Dean Martin transformed himself into… one of America's most idolized and mythologized popular singers. Martin earned a dubious reputation, however, by dabbling with alcohol, gambling, and the Mafia. c1992.
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.
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 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.
By Christine F Dickinson, Diane S Smith. 1995
By Ann Walsh. 2001
Fourteen stories about Canadian history, each focussing on a "first" - the first meeting between natives and Europeans; the first… elections in which women were allowed to vote; an account of the first "Home Children" sent to Canada during the nineteenth century, supposedly for a better life, but often to work in slave-labour conditions. Includes additional accounts to provide historical context for each story, which cover the period from the mid-seventeenth century to the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of some of its youngest participants. Grades 4-7. 2001.
Memoirs, anecdotes and tales from all walks of life - from the proud fisherman to the humble academic - which… reflect the way of life peculiar to the Atlantic seaboard. 1979. (Canada's Atlantic Folklore and Folklife series ; 2)
Daschuk examines the roles that Old World diseases, climate, and, disturbingly, Canadian politics - the politics of ethnocide - played… in the deaths and subjugation of thousands of aboriginal people in the realization of Sir John A. Macdonald's "National Dream." He examines the present disparity in health and economic well-being between First Nations and non-Native populations, and the lingering racism and misunderstanding that permeates the national consciousness to this day. c2013.
By William Beeching. 1989
The author, who was himself a volunteer, retells the story of the Canadians who fought in Spain in defence of… democracy. Memories collected from aging veterans reflect their pride in having served with Canada's Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, which formed part of the 15th International Brigade. Among these young men and women were Canada's first dead in the fight against fascism. The book includes a comprehensive list of Canadian volunteers. 1989.
By Mark Miller. 1987
In this cross-section of the jazz scene in Canada, 40 musicians are interviewed to form a survey of Canadian jazz… music. The musicians were selected for their past achievements and continuing contributions, while representing different cities, styles, and attitudes. 1987.