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By Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
By Ed Broadbent. 2001
Essays providing a wide range of opinions and insights into the many aspects of the issues of democracy and relative… equality. Despite their differing views of the possible methods that could be used, every one agrees that equality must be regained. 2001.
By Brooke Jeffrey. 2015
Providing fascinating insight into the origins of a new conservative vision for the economy, federalism, and domestic and foreign policies,… the author critically considers Prime Minister Harper’s successes and failures, and evaluates the likely outcome of his long-term vision for Canada. 2015.
By Kristina Cordero, Jorge Ramos. 2005
Emmy Award-winning journalist recounts the 2003 smuggling of illegal aliens across the Mexico-Texas border that resulted in the deaths of… nineteen people locked inside a truck. Using survivor interviews and courtroom data Ramos reconstructs the experiences of those who paid human traffickers to enter the United States. 2005. Uniform title: Morir en el intento.
By Henry Kissinger. 1994
Former national security consultant and secretary of state surveys the history of diplomacy from the seventeenth-century Peace of Westphalia. He… focuses on American diplomacy following the Cold War; specifically, his belief in the need for a "blend of experience and insight" to preserve a balance of power and the need to be more assertive about protecting national interests. Kissinger frequently cites his own contributions. c1994.
By Peter C Newman. 1997
Newman tackles the upheavals which reshaped Canadian society in the 1990s. He talks about the major figures in Canada and… the issues which rose to prominence. He also continues his chronicle of how Canada is changing as it loses its institutional touchstones, and why Eaton's is the latest icon to fall from grace. 1997.
By Robyn Davidson. 1996
An Australian woman recounts her travel experiences with a nomadic population in the desert of western India. She endures hardship… and discomfort to record a disappearing way of life. Despite being a foreigner, a woman, and ignorant of the local language, she forges enduring friendships. 1996.
By Michael Moore. 2003
Author of Stupid White Men (DC25515) continues his criticism of the United States and the Bush administration. Questions the war… on terrorism and laments the erosion of domestic civil liberties while supporting Oprah Winfrey for president. Strong language. Bestseller. 2003.
By Edward Greenspon, Anthony Wilson-Smith. 1996
Two political journalists chart the first year's of Jean Chrétien's government. They discuss the main events of Chrétien's leadership, especially… the fight against the deficit, and portray the partnership which Chrétien and finance minister Paul Martin have forged. 1996.
Makes the case that America's failed Vietnam War strategy of "gradual pressure" was driven by domestic political considerations with the… timid acquiescence of military advisors. Avers that American leaders' "arrogance, weakness, (and) lying in the pursuit of self-interest" led to one of America's worst foreign policy debacles. 1997.
By Bernard Crick. 2002
A short account of the history of the doctrine and practice of democracy, from ancient Greece and Rome through the… American, French, and Russian revolutions, and of the usages and practices associated with it in the modern world. It argues that democracy is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for good government, and that ideas of the rule of law, and of human rights, should in some situations limit democratic claims. 2002.
A collection of essays by 16 contributors, including David Suzuki, Ralph Nader, Kevin Page, Maude Barlow, and Linda McQuaig. These… and other experts in their fields document key changes put in place by the Harper government in the areas of trade deals, the environment, youth activism, indigenous rights, economic growth, taxes, and wealth and poverty. 2015.
Crazies to the left of me, wimps to the right: how one side lost its mind and the other lost its nerve
By Bernard Goldberg. 2007
Enough of the leftist lunatics like Rosie O'Donnell who think "Radical Christians" are "as big a threat to America as… Radical Muslims"; enough of the hyperbolic liberal rhetoric comparing Bush to Saddam; enough of the hyper-partisan, ultra-PC liberal media, which often seem more sympathetic to the "victims of humiliation" at Abu Ghraib than to our troops dying at the hands of Iraqi fundamentalists. Enough, too, of the gutless wonders on the right who don't have the courage to stand up for their own convictions. 2007.
By Judith Flanders. 2017
Nearly everything you know about Christmas is wrong. Do you think the proclaimed war on Christmas is a recent occurrence?… Do you think Santa is Dutch, or that his red suit was brought to you courtesy of Coca-Cola? Or are you merely dreaming of a Christmas like the one you used to know? You aren't alone: thirty years after the first recorded Christmas, a fourth-century archbishop was already complaining that his flock was spending the day dancing and feasting, not in religious observance. By 1616, the playwright Ben Jonson was nostalgically reminiscing about the vastly better Christmases in the old days. Some traditions of Christmas are relatively new--who would have thought gift-wrap was a novelty of the twentieth century? That the first holiday parade was neither at Macy's, nor even in the United States? Other elements, however, have been around for a surprisingly long time. The first known gag holiday giftbook, The Boghouse Miscellany, was advertised in the 1760s, while in 1805, the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition exchanged--what else?--presents of underwear and socks. Christmas is different things to different people: a religious festival for some, a family celebration for others, or perhaps simply a time of seasonal eating and drinking. In Christmas: A Biography, historian Judith Flanders casts a sharp eye over the myths, legends, and history that make up the holiday to show us the season as it really is, but rarely how it is understood. 2017. Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- Candlemas -- Lady day -- Midsummer -- Michaelmas -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester.
By George Woodcock. 1988
In 1987, the author toured through northern China visiting traditional Buddhist centres rarely visited by the non-Chinese. As he recounts… his journey, Woodcock also details Chinese geography, history, art, religion and society. 1988.
By Sandra Lynn Hutchison. 1996
Nine months before the Tiananmen Uprising, Sandra Hutchison travelled to Anhui Province in China to teach English literature. In "Chinese… brushstrokes," she tells of her journeys within China, her encounters with its people, and the Democracy Movement of 1989. 1996.
By Bobbie Kalman. 1989
A description of life in modern China, and of how conditions have changed there. Grades 3-6. Taped with: China, the… land by Bobbie Kalman. Covers the events and people that have shaped China's history. Grades 3-6. Taped with China, the culture by Bobbie Kalman. Records the achievements of China's 4,000 year old civilization. Includes the history of various festivities, recipes and activities. Grades 3-6. (The lands, peoples and cultures series)
By William L O'Neill. 1971
A journalistic survey of the United States dealing with foreign relations, domestic politics, and the counterculture in the early 1960s.… Though the emphasis is on political rather than cultural history, sports and pop entertainment are included. c1971.
By Reginald Whitaker, Gary Marcuse. 1994
The authors examine the creation of Canada's Cold War policy, the emergence of the new security state, and the alignment… of Canada with the United States in the global Cold War. By scrutinizing both general areas and specific events, the authors reveal a systematic state-sponsored repression of communists and the Left. They argue that Canada's role in the Cold War had a chilling effect on the practice of democracy and undermined Canadian political and economic sovereignty. 1994.
By John English, Robert Bothwell, Ian M Drummond. 1989
The authors present the history and development of Canada since the end of the Second World War. Dividing the books… into sections based on the different government administrations from 1945 to 1989, they discuss the political and economic policies of each administration, as well as federalism, external affairs, and social and cultural affairs. 1989.