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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 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 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 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.
By Douglas Porch. 1991
From inauspicious beginnings to its present status as a respected metropolitan force, Douglas Porch describes the French Foreign Legion's battles… all over the world. He looks beyond the myths that surround the Legion and analyzes its outstanding performance throughout history. He also discusses its special problems in recruitment, discipline and morale. 1991.
By Bob Cooper, William McCormack. 1999
The story of Bill McCormack and his life as a policeman and Chief of the largest police force in Canada.… McCormack talks about the run-ins and friendships with Toronto politicians and police officers, and his frequent battles with political opportunists and militants. Some descriptions of violence. 1999.
By Jack M Nissen, A. W Cockerill. 1987
During the Second World War, the British needed a tool that would warn of bombing or U-boat attacks. This book… tells the drama of the secret race to develop radar, told in the words of one of the key players. c1987.
By J. L Granatstein. 2007
Granatstein believes that our military is incapable of dealing with current and ongoing crises that require well-trained, well-equipped and properly… deployed troops. He argues that Canadians' once-vaunted role of peacekeeping is no longer relevant in a post-9/11 world, since recent missions, from Somalia to Kosovo to Afghanistan, are akin to war. He also takes Canadian attitudes to task, criticizing our increasing reluctance to support a military presence in countries such as Afghanistan. c2007.