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By Northrop Frye. 1982
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 Julia Casterton. 2005
This book is a practical guide to creative writing, providing advice on style and form, and help with developing work… to be read or heard and how to get published. Drawing on interviews with other writers, and her own long experience as a poet and tutor, Julia Casterton examines many kinds of writing - autobiography, poetry, dialogue, short stories, writing for screen and longer fiction. 2005.
By Robertson Davies, J. Madison Davis. 1989
These 28 interviews with Canadian author Robertson Davies were conducted by people such as Peter Gzowski and Robert Fulford between… the years 1963 and 1988. They cover a wide variety of subjects, including religion, sex, magic, and theatre. 1989.
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 Kim Thúy, Pascal Janovjak. 2011
"Ils se sont rencontrés un soir, dans un hôtel de Monaco. Au petit déjeuner, ils se sont racontés. Et puis… elle est repartie à Montréal, et il a regagné Ramallah. Ce livre est la suite de leur conversation. À toi est composé de récits croisés nés d'un coup de foudre littéraire entre un auteur franco-slovaco-suisse et une auteure québécoise d'origine vietnamienne. Ce dialogue du féminin et du masculin est une invitation au lecteur à partager cet univers intime. On y retrouve le charme poétique qui a passionné les milliers de lecteurs de Ru. Écrits au rythme lent de la mémoire ou au souffle syncopé d'un monde changeant, ces textes racontent les préoccupations du présent, universelles ou personnelles. Attentifs à la sensualité des détails, leurs récits se font écho, s'amplifient, se complètent et vibrent, dans une complicité rare. Leurs mots traversent un océan et six fuseaux horaires, passent par-dessus les murs, les frontières et les différences culturelles, pour dire la beauté du monde et la fragilité de la vie." -- 4e de couv.
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 Jack Hodgins. 1993
Describes the problems facing any fiction writer -- including how to make your characters come alive, plot and structure, and… metaphors and symbols -- and shows how some of the best writers have solved them. 1993.
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 Chris Cobb. 2004
The inside story of the newspaper war instigated by the arrival of Conrad Black's National Post, as well as a… chronicle of the paper's rise and fall, told by the people who were there. The questionable measures the Post's rivals took to defend their market share are documented, as is a complete history of the Post's creation. The ambition, hubris, intrigue, and even absurdity of the Post's initial owners and policies took it from the most adventurous media project ever undertaken in Canada to perhaps the industry's most spectacular failure. 2004.
By Gwynne Dyer. 2005
A collection of Dyer's writings on the post-September 11 world. He examines how the media skews fact and opinion, provides… incorrect information, and prefers short-term news over the longer perspectives needed to understand what is going on. Combines an examination of how powerful owners mould the agendas of the press with a self-critique of his columns. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
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 Matt Cohen. 2000
Matt Cohen's last book, a memoir, describes his life as a writer. Also dealing with the Canadian literary scene of… his time, he includes portraits of such figures as Margaret Laurence and Morley Callaghan. He charts his progress as a writer, and the inspiration he received by moving from Toronto to a farm near Kingston.
By A Ramat. 1996
Outil indispensable pour toute personne qui doit rédiger, corriger ou composer des textes en français, Le Ramat de la typographie… contient des règles et conseils fort judicieux. On y retrouve notamment des règles sur l'écriture des adresses, des dates et des heures, des nombres en chiffres ou en lettres de même que sur l'écriture des noms géographiques. L'auteur aborde aussi les règles de coupures de mots en fin de ligne, les règles des abréviations et d'emploi des majuscules. Il est aussi question de traitement de texte, de mise en page à l'écran et de correction d'épreuves. 1996.
By Dany Laferrière. 2013
" Le pyjama est un étrange habit de travail, nous dit Dany Laferrière, qui, après trente années décriture, décide de… parler à ses lecteurs. Suite de fragments et de scènes où fiction, réflexion, récit, méditations salternent. Journal dun écrivain en pyjama met sous nos yeux litinéraire de cet écrivain pour qui la vie est une aventure exaltante, qui se conjugue entre lire et écrire.... " -- 4e de couv.