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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 Philip M Boffey. 1988
By Olive Patricia Dickason. 1992
Dickason traces the history of Canada's first nations, from the earliest habitation of North America through European settlement and to… the present. She discusses current issues and controversies, including Meech Lake, the Oka crisis, and the debate over self-government. 1992.
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 Dee Alexander Brown. 1970
The author sets out to tell of the conquest of the American West as the victims experienced it, using their… own words whenever possible; of the greedy invaders, murdering and destroying Indians who had set out to live in peace with their white neighbours. 1970.
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 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 Philip Caputo. 2005
Overview of the Vietnam conflict by the Pulitzer Prize-winning former soldier. Presents background information on communism and United States' involvement… in Vietnam. Discusses the war's chief participants and key battles and chronicles the changing political and social climate of 1960s and 1970s America. Some descriptions of violence. Grades 5-8 and older readers. 2005.
By Michael Harris. 1995
One week after his wife plunged to her death from a 17th-floor balcony, Patrick Kelly was vacationing in Hawaii with… his lover. The author tells of how Kelly changed from an RCMP undercover drug agent to smuggler and suspected fraud artist. Kelly was eventually convicted of the murder of his wife. 1995.
By Gwynne Dyer. 2004
The history and nature of war shows that it has remained unchanged as an act of mass violence, applied against… an enemy so that he will do what you want. But the collapse of the Iron Curtain has forced a re-examination: can we move beyond it through open access to the channels of mass communication? And if terrorism is a red herring designed to preserve the military status quo, are our traditional military structures still relevant? Descriptions of violence. Some strong language. 2004, c1985.
By Denis Bouchard, Éric Cardinal, Ghislain Picard. 2008
"Alors que notre société se questionne fortement sur les relations que nous entretenons avec les diverses ethnies qui vivent au… Québec, nous oublions souvent de réfléchir sur nos rapports avec les Autochtones. Depuis le début de la Nouvelle-France, les Blancs et les Autochtones se sont côtoyés et ils ont appris à vivre ensemble au fil du temps. De nos jours, nous semblons ne plus nous souvenir des rapports amicaux d'échange et d'entraide que nous avons établis avec les Premières Nations du Québec. Il est donc impératif de rétablir les ponts et de s'interroger sur l'avenir de nos relations. Éric Cardinal a rédigé cet ouvrage en collaboration avec Denis Bouchard et Ghislain Picard, qui ont cette passion commune de la Nouvelle-France et des Premières Nations. À travers leurs discussions à bâtons rompus, l'idée de ce livre est venue." -- 4e de couv.
By Charles C Mann, Marina Boraso. 2007
Synthèse des découvertes les plus récentes, fruit du travail colossal d'archéologues, d'anthropologues, de scientifiques et d'historiens, le livre de Charles… C. Mann nous montre pour la première fois le vrai visage des mondes précolombiens. Une mosaïque de peuples, de langues, de cultures, d'empires, de cités puissantes, souvent plus riches et plus vastes que celles d'Europe ; un creuset de civilisations brillantes et évoluées, soucieuses de leur environnement. Et non pas le continent vierge et sous-exploité que l'Histoire officielle a voulu nous présenter. De la forêt amazonienne aux plateaux andins des Incas, du Mexique maya, olmèque ou aztèque aux villages des Iroquois, 1491 rétablit une vérité historique longtemps niée et nous entraîne au coeur d'un voyage fantastique à travers des Amériques que nous découvrons peut-être pour la première fois sous leur véritable jour. -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: 1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus.
By Donald E Graves, J. Mackay Hitsman. 1999
An account of the causes of the war of 1812 and of the campaigns and battles that raged on land… and water, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Hitsman describes the life and role of the soldiers - both the regulars and the militia - and the difficulties of waging war in largely trackless territory, where rivers and lakes were the main means of transport. Some descriptions of violence. 1999.
Veterans with a vision: Canada's war blinded in peace and war (Studies in Canadian military history,)
By Serge Marc Durflinger. 2010
A history of Canada's war-blinded veterans and of the organization they founded in 1922, the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of… War Blinded. Durflinger details the veterans' process of civil re-establishment, physical and psychological rehabilitation, and social and personal coping, and describes their public advocacy for government pension entitlements, job retraining, and other social programs. Captures the spirit of perseverance that permeated the veterans' community, and highlights the impact made by the war blinded as advocates for all Canadian veterans and for all blind citizens. 2010.
By David Jay Bercuson, Holger H Herwig. 2001
An account of the destruction of the feared but short-lived German WWII warship. The authors examine recently opened diplomatic files… from England and America that provide new data concerning the supposedly neutral America's involvement in the hunt for the Bismarck. Also included are concise biographies of the major officers from both sides, brief histories of the major naval vessels involved, and an analysis of the crucial command decisions that sealed the Bismarck's fate. 2001.
They fight like soldiers, they die like children: the global quest to eradicate the use of child soldiers
By Jessica Dee Humphreys, Roméo A Dallaire. 2010
In conflicts around the world, there is an increasingly popular weapon system that requires negligible technology, is simple to sustain,… has unlimited versatility and incredible capacity for both loyalty and barbarism - children. Believing that no one should tolerate a child being used in this fashion, Dallaire has made it his mission to end the use of child soldiers. He provides an introduction to the phenomenon, as well as solutions to eradicate it. Explicit descriptions of violence. c2010.
By Rod Mickleburgh, Rudyard Griffiths. 2005
Twenty Canadian Second World War veterans candidly describe their experiences, including the sinking of the Bismarck and landing on the… beaches of Normandy. Describes the search of a Jewish nurse for survivors of the Holocaust and provides tales of shot-down airmen on the run in occupied Europe. Some strong language. 2005.
February 1945. The war is almost over and Britain and America rule the waves, but sixty young Nazi soldiers still… choose to undertake a mission in U-869 - to reach and bomb the coast of America. Several weeks later the boat barely has enough fuel to make it home and radio links with Germany are broken. The commander, Neuerberg, must make a tough decision: to carry on to America and risk death in the pursuit of glory, or to admit defeat and return home. Driven by pride, patriotism and determination, he decides to risk it. In 1991, a group of deep-sea divers hear about the wreck of a U-boat 260 feet beneath the sea. There are virtually no records of the Nazi submarine, and an on-location investigation is extremely dangerous. But twelve divers decide to take the risk. Over the next six years they eventually piece together an incredible story. 2004.