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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.
The ViCLAS (Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System) database was a first - an adaptation of the techniques used by FBI… psychological profilers folded into a comprehensive, cross-referenced data bank to track serial predators. Within months of its introduction, ViCLAS contributed to successful outcomes in a number of cases, including the Bernardo/Homolka murders. It was largely the initiative of one man, RCMP Sergeant Ron MacKay. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language, descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Bonnie Buxton. 2004
Recounts the author's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder… (FASD). Also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2004.
By Lynette Dawn Loeppky. 2014
The memoir tells the story of a young woman who has decided to leave an eight-year relationship. As Lyn begins… to plan her exit, her partner Cecile suddenly falls ill. In a tumultuous drop towards a complicated end, the young woman is forced to become sole caregiver to the woman she had been planning to leave. Set against the "family values" of rural Alberta, this is a story about how we love and why we stay, especially in a time of crisis. 2014.
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
By Philip M Boffey. 1988
By Alison Wearing. 2013
Alison Wearing led a carefree childhood until she learned, at the age of 12, that her family was a little… more complex than she had realized. When her father came out of the closet in the 1970s, when homosexuality was still taboo, it was a shock to everyone in the quiet community of Peterborough, Ontario — especially his wife and children. 2013.
By Thomas De Quincey, Alethea Hayter. 1971
By Eric Marcus, Greg Louganis. 1995
By Pat Capponi. 2000
Traveling across the country, the author interviews a wide range of officers, from chiefs to cops on the beat, relaying… the dangers and constraints that go along with their life in uniform. Offering an in-depth look at different approaches to the job, this volume exposes a variety of policing perceptions and questions the multi-layered roles of Canadian police officers.
By Garrard Conley. 2016
A beautiful, raw and compassionate memoir about identity, love and understanding. The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded… in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality. When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to "cure" him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, friends, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life. Through an institutionalized Twelve-Step Program heavy on Bible study, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, ex-gay, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, faith, and community. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. 2016.
By Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Staff. 1985
By David Sheff. 2007
Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honour student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling… wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction. Bestseller. 2008, c2007.
By Tommy Franks. 2004
A memoir by the former head of the U.S. Central Command who led forces in Afghanistan and Iraq traces his… childhood in the Midwest, his four-decade military service, and his experiences during and after the September 11 attacks. c2004.
By Ann Silversides. 2003
Michael Lynch, the central figure of this book, was a long-time gay activist and a dynamic force in organizing an… early response to the AIDS epidemic. Lynch's prescient articles in 'The Body Politic' spoke to the gay communities of Toronto, New York, and San Francisco; his organizing efforts meant change and hope. The author also furnishes a snap-shot history of how the AIDS crisis unfolded and of some of the heroic responses to it, and provides an emphasis on the politics of the gay community's response. Some strong language. 2003.
By Samantha Harrington-Lowe. 2008
True alcoholism is one of the most destructive conditions possible for a family, causing disruption, sadness, violence and even financial… ruin. With the right determination and support, there are ways to beat it. Packed with practical advice and the latest information, this book finds solutions to alcoholism, binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse. Its easy-to-read style takes you step by step through diagnosing the problem; understanding its physical effects; breaking behavioural patterns and getting treatment. Support for children with alcoholic parents and guidance for those living with an alcoholic is also included. 2008.
By Bertrand Hébert, Pat Patterson. 2016
When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was… in love... with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling. In this memoir, pioneer and creative savant Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations of climbing to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment - as a performer and, later, as a backstage creative force. 2016.
By Michael Hodges. 2007
In the sixty years since General Kalashnikov created the AK's distinctive silhouette, the gun has been at the centre of… conflicts across the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The weapon that made him a 'Hero of the Soviet Union' has also appeared on t-shirts and vodka bottles, featured in videos and song lyrics and been re-fashioned in crystal - a gift from Putin to George W. Bush. Power, politics and passion combine in the story of a weapon that has shaped the modern world. Using testimonies of people who have experienced the gun at first-hand - including a Sudanese child soldier, a Vietcong veteran, and Yorkshire student - Michael Hodges provides an account of how the AK47 became an icon that ranks alongside Coca-Cola as one of the most recognisable brands in the world. 2007.
By Paul Palango. 1994
Rod Stamler joined the RCMP's new Commercial Crime Branch in 1968, and soon found that the paper trails he followed… led straight to Canada's elite. After 20 years of investigating scams, rigged bids, fraud, and corruption, and cases involving the "Irving Whale", Hamilton Harbour, the Sky Shop affair, and Tory senator Michel Cogger, Stamler quit. Assistant Commissioner Stamler, head of the RCMP's Economic Crime Directorate, had found that his investigations were being stymied by his political masters. Strong language. 1994.
By James Frey. 2005
Memoir by a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, whose parents checked him into a Minnesota rehabilitation clinic as a last-step… measure when he was twenty-three. Discusses his experiences there, including treatment methods he accepted and rejected to regain sobriety. This recording includes the publisher's and author's notes issued in response to the controversy over the accuracy of the book. Strong language. Bestseller. 2005.