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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.
Science writer and rationalist Gardner examines cases of pseudoscience, whether maverick or mainstream. Debunks astrology, UFOs, and quack remedies, and… attacks religious fundamentalism and Freud's dream theories. Previously published as regular columns in the Skeptical Inquirer. 2000.
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 Kenn Nesbitt, J. Patrick Lewis. 2015
A poetry collection about cryptozoological creatures (the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, etc.) from around the world, written so as… to allow the design of the book to disguise the fact that the collection is poetry. Grades 2-4. 2015. Uniform title: Poems.
By John Edward. 2004
John Edwards explains how to communicate with those on the other side, what to expect when you cross over and… how to vanquish any fears you may have. He shows how to use tools such as meditation and visualization, and discusses how to understand the power of psychic abilities. 2004.
By Philip M Boffey. 1988
By Michael Heron, Erich Von Daniken. 1972
The author argues that the gods of the dim past have left traces which we can read and decipher today,… because space travel was a reality to the men thousands of years ago. He claims that our forefathers received visits from the universe, and that these "strangers" annihilated part of mankind existing at the time and produced a new, perhaps the first, homo sapiens. 1972. Uniform title: Erinnerungen an die Zukunft.
By Michael Norman, Beth Scott. 2004
Houses of evil, child ghosts, and poltergeists - they're all in this collection of true, unexplainable encounters from across Canada.… From the haunted art gallery in Burnaby, B.C. to mysteries in the Maritimes, this is a grand tour of ghostly goings-on. Descriptions of violence. For Junior and Senior High readers. Bestseller 2005. 2004.
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.
At peace in the light: the further adventures of a reluctant psychic who reveals the secret of your spiritual powers
By Dannion Brinkley, Paul Perry. 1995
Brinkley tells how he adjusted to the psychic ability he acquired after his near-death experiences and found his life's mission… in helping hospice patients face death. Sequel to "Saved by the light." 1995.
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 Ursula Roberts. 1994
Adventures of a psychic: the fascinating and inspiring true-life story of one of America's most successful clairvoyants
By Sylvia Browne, Antoinette May. 1998
Describes how Sylvia Browne at age five learned that she, like many of her relatives, had psychic abilities. With the… help of her "spirit guide," an Aztec-Inca woman from the 1500s, Sylvia solves police cases, predicts future events, and contacts ghosts. Some strong language. 1998.
By John Edward, Natasha Stoynoff. 2003
Edward, an internationally acclaimed psychic medium, frequent guest on "Larry King Live," and feature of the HBO documentary "Life after… Life," sets forth, with examples, the premise that the learning process and exchange of energy and love continue in the afterlife. Bestseller. 2010, c2003.
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 Cassandra Eason. 1999
Have you ever touched wood for luck or owned a lucky charm? This text discusses how you can change your… life by tuning into the magic of plants, flowers and essential oils, or harnessing the energy of the sun, moon and the seasons, in order to attract love or improve family relationships and encourage good health and prosperity. 1999.
By Alain Cirou. 2010
Le 21 décembre 2012 sera un jour à marquer d'une pierre noire... En cette date de solstice d'hiver, le compte… du calendrier maya s'arrête, présageant la fin du monde. Ses prophètes, nouveaux hérauts de l'Apocalypse, inondent la Toile de scénarios d'une brutalité effrayante, qui convoquent les forces les plus maléfiques du Ciel et de la Terre au service de la destruction la plus radicale, la plus définitive d'un monde qui n'en demandait pas tant. Un alignement planétaire néfaste ouvre les hostilités et nous vaut la malédiction de la planète fantôme Nibiru. Un Soleil irascible bombarde de particules une Terre secouée d'épouvantables tremblements... C'est beaucoup, c'est trop, tellement que ça en devient suspect. Avec pour seules armes quelques grammes de raison, une bonne dose d'humour et une pincée d'anecdotes croustillantes, Alain Cirou endigue ce débordement de croyances et d'irrationnel et donne les clés des connaissances scientifiques actuelles sur notre environnement planétaire. Rien de tel qu'un peu de savoir et une bonne bouffée d'humanité pour chasser les spectres de l'ignorance et du vide. -- 4e de couv.
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.