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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 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.
Depicts an exception among wealthy British women in the early twentieth century. Describes her knowledge of Arabic, Mesopotamian geography, and… tribal politics, which made her instrumental in the emergence of Iraq as a nation. The dream of marriage and children eluded her, but her published books and role in Middle East history are her legacy. 1996.
By Lynne Withey. 1981
Abigail Adams was the wife and confidante of one of the early Presidents of the United States, John Adams. She… accompanied her husband on diplomatic missions to Europe and to many political functions. Although bound by the eighteenth century concept of the essentially domestic role of women, Abigail was a firm believer in equal education and status for women. 1981.
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 Edmund S Morgan. 2009
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian compiles seventeen essays he penned over a span of nearly seventy years that portray aspects of American… Puritanism. Covers politicians William Penn and George Washington, religious leader Anne Hutchinson, and accused witches Giles Cory and Mary Easty. 2009.
By Robert Morgan. 2008
By Margaret Horsfield. 1999
For 70 years, Cougar Annie lived in the rainforest of Vancouver Island. A pioneer settler, she cleared the land, operated… a nursery, a store, and a post office. She transformed the forest into a garden and fended off the prowling cougars, earning herself the nickname "Cougar". She remained in her garden until her death in her mid-90s. 1999.
By Florida Town. 2004
Sixty years ago, Britannia was the home of the largest copper mine in the British Empire, where several thousand people… lived in its two main communities ; the Beach and the Townsite. Although it was a scant 50 km. from Vancouver, it was completely isolated, accessible only by boat. Today, few know what a vibrant community it once was. 2004.
By J. Rives Childs. 1988
Casanova's renown as a sexual athlete obscured his significance as a social historian of his age. This biography portrays him… not only as a lover, but as a writer, gambler, musician, financier, soldier, and diplomat. 1988.
By Philip M Boffey. 1988
By Henry Blyth. 1972
By John Toland. 1997
Memoir of a historian who witnessed some of the twentieth century's significant events and interviewed many of its central figures.… Recounts his adventures riding the rails as a hobo during the depression and his years in uniform during World War II. Violence. 1997.
By Thea Holme. 1979
By Adrian Keith Goldsworthy. 2006
Biography of Caius Julius Caesar (c. 100-44 B.C.E.) uses original documents to detail Caesar's military role and political strategies, his… dictatorship, and the fall of the Roman Republic. Portrays Caesar's womanizing and family affairs before his assassination on the Ides of March, which led to civil war. 2006.
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 John Burke. 1972
A candid exploration into the legend of William F. Cody. The author debunks some of the extravagant claims, but he… readily grants the hero the physical skills that made him famous. 1972.
By Jhan Robbins. 1980
By Donald H Akenson. 1990
In 1845, Eliza McCormack and her family left Ireland to escape the great famine. In Canada, Eliza eventually gave up… her female identity to become John White, a prominent politician who was a Member of Parliament from 1871 to 1887.
By Robert Lacey. 1983