Award winning fictionAward winning non-fiction, Canadian non-fiction, War, World War I
In 1917, the Canadian Corps seized and held the best-defended German bastion on the Western Front, a feat thought impossible…by the British, French and German forces. The author believes they succeeded because the men were civilians, with flexible minds unfettered by military rules. Bestseller 1986. Winner of the 1987 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award.
Award winning fictionAward winning non-fiction, Canadian non-fiction, Food and drink, Philosophy, Science and technology
According to Boyens, in the first decades of the new millennium, the majority of our food will be the product…of genetic engineering. She presents the implications of biotechnology, and illustrates the consequences this science may have for the environment, human and animal health, and the global food system. Winner of the National Business Book Award. 1999.
Award winning fictionAward winning non-fiction, European history, Christianity
The Reformation is often chronicled as a single, momentous period in the history of the Church, where a number of…competing groups of reformers challenged a monolithic and corrupt Roman Catholicism over issues ranging from authority and the role of the priests to the interpretation of the Eucharist and the use of the Bible in church. MacCulloch argues instead that there were many reformations. He challenges common assumptions about the relationships between Catholic priests and laity, and explains that even within various groups of reformers there was scarcely agreement about ways to change the Church. 2004, c2003.
Award winning fictionHistory, European history, World War I
Paris, 1919 : après la " guerre qui devait mettre fin à toutes les guerres ", des hommes et des…femmes de tous les pays convergent vers la capitale pour la conférence de la Paix où va se redessiner la carte du monde. Outre les représentants des plus grandes puissances victorieuses - Wilson, Lloyd George et Clemenceau -, affluent journalistes, ambassadeurs et porte-parole de cent causes différentes - de T.E. Lawrence à la reine Marie de Roumanie, en passant par J.M. Keynes et Hô Chi Minh. Paris est alors le centre du monde, le lieu où se liquident les empires, où naissent de nouveaux pays, et où vont se nouer drames et malentendus. Quelques descriptions de violence. 2006. Titre uniforme: The peacemakers.