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By Pierre Berton. 1973
By Chris Patten. 1998
Chris Patten reflects on his experiences as the governor of Hong Kong, why he adopted the stance he did, and… how he fought his battles. Why has the Far East more generally prospered so spectacularly over recent decades, and how seriously should its recent crises be taken? What is the possibility of such conditions for prosperity being reproduced elsewhere? What are the connections between political freedom and the rule of law, and economic freedom and advance? What is China's role in the world to be? Patten discusses the answers to these and other questions. 1998.
By John Sewell. 2002
This book introduces Toronto's greatest spaces, from architectural jewels to buildings that were witness to some of the city's most… important moments. Former mayor John Sewell takes us on a tour of the Toronto places every citizen and visitor should see, such as Osgoode Hall, the old Don Jail, and the Chapel of St. James-the-Less. 2002.
By Hans Blix. 2004
Blix reluctantly came out of retirement in 2000 to lead the U.N. weapons inspections team in Iraq because he was… the only man everyone could agree on for the job. Three years later, those clamouring for military intervention grumbled at his inability (or, as they saw it, refusal) to present evidence of weapons of mass destruction, but he reminds readers that his assignment was to assess and report on the available evidence. A play-by-play account of the months of diplomacy and inspection efforts leading up to the Iraq war. Some descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Cary Fagan. 1990
This personal portrait of a city in upheaval shows a polarized social structure which characterizes the new Toronto. The author… shows a city divided into the powerful and the powerless, the outrageous and the outraged. 1990.
By Norman Levine. 1993
In 1956 writer Norman Levine, seven years an expatriate in England, returned for an unsentimental journey through his homeland. Drawn… toward the bottom rungs of Canadian society - the beer parlours, the bunkhouses filled with immigrant miners, the cheap flophouses - he wrote an account so bitter that it didn't find a Canadian publisher for more than 20 years. Levine, now considered one of Canada's finest short story writers, maintains "my writing starts with this book." 1993, c1958.
By Paul H St. Pierre. 1990
By Mark Abley. 1986
By Fox Butterfield. 1982
A former New York Times Peking correspondent presents an unflattering portrait of life in contemporary China. His personal experiences in… China and stories related by his Chinese friends reveal a cynical society, traumatized by Mao’s politics and ruled by a repressive and bureaucratic elite. 1982.
By Charles Taylor. 1984
Charles Taylor, a former Peking correspondent, has selected reports from the last 25 years to provide a first-hand account of… this dramatic period in Chinese history. 1984. Uniform title: The Globe and mail.
By Richard Madsen, Anita Chan, Jonathan Unger. 1984
By Valjean McLenighan. 1983
By Hsin-Hsin Chang, Ye Sang, W. J. F Jenner. 1987
Includes interviews with 60 Chinese people from every walk of life: a 13-year-old street vendor; a pop singer; gold miners;… bus conductors; ex-Red Guards; and a woman who was sold into prostitution in Shanghai in the 1930s. Some descriptions of sex. 1987.
By Roy MacGregor. 2007
MacGregor has travelled this vast country in pursuit of the often elusive national identity. Against the backdrop of pivotal events,… and in a sparking blend of historical, anecdotal, and reflective writing, he captures essential truths about who we are and what makes us tick. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.
By Derek Lundy. 2010
Setting out on his motorcycle and considering the post-9/11 American passion with security, Lundy took a firsthand look at the… US/Mexican and the US/Canadian borders. "The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal about its heartland; along the edge of a nation's territory, its real prejudices, fears and obsessions - but also its virtues - irrepressibly bubble up as its people confront the 'other' whom they admire, or fear, or hold in contempt, and know little about". Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2010.
By Will Ferguson. 2004
The author has spent the past three years criss-crossing Canada, from Cape Spear on the coast of Newfoundland to the… sun-dappled streets of Olde Victoria. He weaves his own experiences into those of the larger Canadian narrative. What he discovers along the way is that Canada is not so much a country as a collection of outposts - not only geographically, but culturally and linguistically. Some strong language. Winner of the 2005 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal. 2004.
By Peter Balakian, Grigoris Palakʻean, Aris G Sevag. 2010
On April 24, 1915, Grigoris Balakian was arrested along with some 250 other leaders of Constantinople's Armenian community. It was… the beginning of the Ottoman Empire's systematic attempt to eliminate the Armenian people from Turkey--a campaign that continued through World War I and the fall of the empire. Over the next four years, Balakian would bear witness to a seemingly endless caravan of blood, surviving to recount his miraculous escape and expose the atrocities that led to over a million deaths. 2010. Uniform title: Hay goghgotʻan.
By Ian Wilson, Sally Wilson. 1992
By Jonathan Waterman. 2001
Jonathan Waterman's 2,200-mile journey across the roof of North America, during 1997-1999, took him through Inuit communities from Alaska to… Nunavut. He offers first-hand observations of their life, language, and beliefs, their reactions to modernization, their treatment by whites, and the unemployment, suicide, spousal abuse, and addiction that is prevalent among them. Waterman looks into a past of environmental destruction, government cover-ups, and explorers as the Inuit stand on the brink of a more hopeful, independent future. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. 2001.
By Margaret Webb. 2008
On this cross-Canada odyssey, Webb introduces readers to great farmers in every province or, as she calls them, chefs of… the soil and the sea, tractor-seat philosophers, or poet biologists. Her stories of the challenges they face growing food are inspiring and touching, and will make you laugh - and hungry. Stories about the passionate, driven people who farm and produce food in our country make for a powerful manifesto for eating Canadian. 2009.