Category: Canada

  • Deadlock in Korea: Canadians at War, 1950-1953

    This best-selling account of the Korean battle is now to be had in Paperback. impasse in Korea profiles the non-public debts of standard infantrymen and transports the reader into the water-logged trenches and unbearable POW camps. comprises sixteen pages of black and white pictures and illustrations, in addition to seven maps.
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  • The Courage of the Early Morning: A Biography of the Great Ace of World War I

    By William Arthur Bishop

    A high-flying, action-packed story for readers of every age concerning the adventurous lifetime of a Canadian icon.

    William Avery Bishop survived greater than a hundred and seventy air battles in the course of global battle I and used to be given respectable credits for taking pictures down seventy-two German airplane. specialists on aerial struggle recognize that his relentless air combating ideas and abilities as a super individualist and marksman have been exact and his checklist unsurpassed. He used to be the 1st guy in British army heritage to obtain the Victoria go, the celebrated provider Order, and the army move in a single ceremony.

    This remarkably target biography, written through Bishop's son, is a warm-hearted, interesting, and infrequently unusually outspoken account of the escapades and heroics of a guy of significant braveness. Eddie Rickenbacker one acknowledged, "Richthofen frequently waited for enemies to fly into his territory; Bishop used to be the raider, continually looking the enemy at any place he might be stumbled on ... i feel he's the single guy I ever met who used to be incapable of fear."

    Throughout his existence Billy Bishop was once whatever of an eccentric a guy of ebullient excessive spirits and feverish enthusiasm. As a boy in Owen Sound, Ontario, even though, he had no flair for studying. His 3 years on the Royal army collage have been disastrous an epic of ideas damaged and self-discipline scorned. He frequently admitted that his specified approach to touchdown wrecked extra planes than he shot down.

    In the times whilst fliers may possibly rightly imagine themselves heroes for simply having the braveness to head up within the rickety plans, Billy Bishop received the consideration of work-mates and enemies alike. He was once one of many new breed of warriors who met the lethal problem of air strive against and made the plane a decisive army weapon."
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  • Montréal & Québec City Encounter

    By Lonely Planet

    Packed with colour pictures and merely the easiest of town, Lonely Planet's come upon Montreal & Quebec urban is the on-the-road necessity to get you to the center of town. locate the simplest points of interest, eating places, outlets, theaters, galleries and extra with our hyperlinked maps, best highlights and itineraries for brief remains. With content material damaged down via local, stumble upon publications make urban trip more uncomplicated than ever.

    Our skilled, passionate workforce of authors and native specialists immerse themselves in each one urban they stopover at, discovering and sharing the original stories, and functional and sincere recommendation, so that you come away trained and amazed

    Discover this jazz-infused piece of Europe on North America's doorstep. journey los angeles Citadelle, pattern haute delicacies, then get haute on 'the mountain'.

    Local specialist views contain the president of the Society of business improvement for outdated Montreal at the city's scorching spots, a jazz musician at the top locations to listen to reside tune, a caleche motive force on surviving Montreal's winters and the chef-owner of a favored eating place at the city's foodstuff scene.

    Lonely Planet's Montreal & Quebec urban come upon advisor offers two times town in part the time.

    Inside Montreal & Quebec urban Encounter:

    • complete colour styling and images

    • Maps

    • suggested points-of-interest – overlaying consuming, going out, procuring, actions and attractions

    • brief remain itineraries – so that you could make the main of each moment

    • neighborhood specialists demonstrate the city's mystery gems

    • most sensible 10 highlights – the definitive record of the not-to-miss urban experiences

    • urban snapshots – height contained in the city's subcultures with details at the arts, historical past, going out and more.

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    • Scalable maps – zoom in on Lonely Planet maps for larger aspect with no wasting solution (does no longer require web access)

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    • Dictionary –look up the that means of any word

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  • The Lives of Conn Smythe: From the Battlefield to Maple Leaf Gardens: A Hockey Icon's Story

    The 1st full-length biography of 1 of hockey's - and Canada's - such a lot influential forces, Conn Smythe.

    While the tale of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been advised again and again, there hasn't ever been an entire biography of the fellow who created, outfitted and controlled the staff, turning it from a small-market number of second-rate gamers into the hockey and fiscal powerhouse that ruled Canadian activities and created a set of Canadian icons alongside the best way. From the Nineteen Twenties to the mid-1960s, Conn Smythe was once one of many best-known, highest-profile figures within the state - irascible, tempestuous, outspoken and debatable. He not just built a hockey staff that ruled the league for lengthy stretches, yet was once severe to the expansion and shaping of the NHL itself. by means of construction Maple Leaf Gardens and hiring Foster Hewitt to fill Canada's dwelling rooms with weekly publicizes, he became Saturday evening into hockey evening, developing associations and conduct that grew to become important to Canada's personality and stay with us today.

    Smythe's tale is far deeper and richer than the story of a cantankerous hockey proprietor. Smythe fought in either international wars, scuffling with at Ypres and Passchendaele within the first battle and touchdown at Normandy within the moment. He used to be wounded in either and spent years as a POW in a German camp after being shot down in 1917. He grew up in poverty and vowed to flee the existence that was once so quite difficult on his kinfolk. Smythe was once energetic in politics and ignited a countrywide drawback over conscription that cut up the Liberal executive in and taken Mackenzie King to the threshold of resignation.

    This publication tells the lifetime of one of many country's nice characters, a guy who contributed to shaping and outline us and who left in the back of nationwide conduct and associations that proceed to put on the middle of what makes Canada, Canada.
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  • Shakedown: How Our Government is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights

    By Ezra Levant

    Winner of the Writer's belief of Canada / Samara's - top Canadian Political e-book of the final 25 Years

    Part memoir, half investigative journalism, it is a surprising and arguable examine the corruption of Canada’s human rights commissions.

    “On January eleven, 2008, i used to be summoned to a 90-minute govt interrogation. My crime? because the writer of Western usual magazine, I had reprinted the Danish cartoons of Mohammed to demonstrate a information tale. i used to be charged with the offence of “discrimination,” and made to seem sooner than Alberta’s “human rights fee” for wondering. As loopy because it sounds, I turned the single individual on the planet to stand felony sanction for printing these cartoons.”

    As because of the this hugely publicized occasion, Ezra Levant begun investigating different situations within which blameless humans have had their freedoms compromised by means of bureaucrats presuming to guard Canadians’ human rights. He came across a few anxious or even extraordinary situations, resembling the tribunal ruling that an worker at a McDonald’ s eating place in Vancouver didn't have to scrub her fingers at paintings. And the human rights criticism filed via a Calgary hair stylist opposed to the ladies at a salon college who known as him a “loser.” In one other case that appeared stranger than fiction, an emotionally risky transvestite fought for — and gained — the precise to information girl rape sufferers, regardless of the anguished pleas of these similar traumatized sufferers. Human rights commissions now computer screen political views, advantageous humans for expressing politically fallacious viewpoints, censor web pages, or even ban humans, completely, from announcing yes issues.

    The e-book is as a result of the Levant’s ordeal and the study it encouraged. It indicates how our proposal of human rights has morphed into whatever risky and greatly diverse from its unique which means. Shakedown is a powerful plea to Canadians to reclaim their simple liberties.
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  • April Raintree

    April Raintree is a revised model of the unconventional, looking for April Raintree, written in particular for college students in grades nine via 12. via her characterization of 2 younger sisters who're faraway from their family members, the writer poignantly illustrates the problems that many Aboriginal humans face in retaining a good self-identity.
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  • Niagara: A History of the Falls (Excelsior Editions)

    By Pierre Berton

    "The noble cataract displays the troubles, failings, and fancies of the days. If we gaze deeply into its shimmering picture we will be able to maybe parent our own." - web page 22
    [Pierre Berton] makes a major and convincing case for Niagara's pivotal function in North American heritage. ... His Niagara is a lodestar for North American tradition and invention: website of the 1st railway suspension bridge, suggestion for Nikola Tesla's discovery of the primary of alternating present, and the topic of Frederic Church's such a lot celebrated panorama; a average ask yourself that has bewitched generations of scientists, authors, and utopians, and inspired strategies and social routine nonetheless casting lengthy shadows. ... mind-blowing, wealthy and engrossing. -- Thurston Clarke, big apple instances e-book assessment
    Canadian historian Berton tells dozens of soaking up stories concerning the area and people who gone through it ... He tells all of them fantastically, aided through crucial maps and some reproductions of posters ads a number of the weirder stunts. -- Publishers Weekly
    wonderful. . . . Berton brings to lifestyles the adventurers and dreamers, visionaries and industrialists, who over centuries were attracted to the Falls. -- Maclean s
    "Berton at his storytelling top; there's something the following for everybody. ... a classic, full-bodied read." -- The London loose Press
    "A ebook worthy diving into." -- Calgary bring in
    "By turns ironic, amused, surprised, horrified and awestruck, Berton lines Niagara's background during the deeds of these who got here in touch with it ... all of the whereas strolling the effective line among detachment and emotion with agility and grace." -- The Whig-Standard (Kingston)
    Pierre Berton was once one among Canada s preferred and prolific authors, and is generally credited with popularizing Canadian heritage. His earlier books comprise The Wild Frontier, Prisoners of the North, Klondike, The Invasion of Canada, and the good melancholy.
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  • The Diviners (Phoenix Fiction)

    By Margaret Laurence

    In The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a center elderly author who lives in a farmhouse at the Canadian prairie, struggles to appreciate the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With strange wit and intensity, Morag acknowledges that she wishes solitude and paintings up to she wishes the affection of her kinfolk. With an afterword by way of Margaret Atwood.

    "Mrs. Laurence's [novel] is either poetic and muscular, and her heroine is definitely one of many extra humane, unglorified, unpolemical, plausible girls to have seemed in fresh fiction."—The New Yorker
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  • Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Volume 1: 1919-1968

    By John English

    Essentially the most very important, interesting biographies of our time: the definitive, significant two-volume biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau – written with remarkable, whole entry to Trudeau’s huge, immense cache of non-public letters and papers.

    Bestselling biographer John English will get at the back of the general public list and present glancing snap shots of Trudeau to bare the genuine guy and the a number of impacts that formed his lifestyles, offering the entire context missing in all prior biographies to-date.

    As best minister among 1968 and 1984, Trudeau, the intense, debatable determine, intrigued Canadians and attracted overseas awareness as no different Canadian chief has ever performed. quantity One takes us from his beginning in 1919 to his election as chief in 1968.

    Born right into a filthy rich kinfolk in Montreal, Trudeau excelled on the top colleges, graduating as a attorney with conservative, nationalist and conventional Catholic perspectives. yet constantly aware of his French-English historical past, desirous to comprehend the skin global, and an adventurer in addition, he launched into a pilgrimage of discovery – first to Harvard and the Sorbonne, then to the London institution of Economics and, eventually, on a visit via Europe, the center East, India and China. He was once a replaced guy whilst he back – socialist in his politics, sympathetic to labour, a chum to activists and writers in radical reasons. without warning and unusually, he went to Ottawa for 2 ordinarily unsatisfied years as a public servant within the Privy Council workplace. He often surprised his colleagues whilst, close to a Quebec election, for instance, he departed for brand spanking new York or Europe on a longer travel. but within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s, he wrote crucial articles outlining his political philosophy.

    And there have been the awesome relationships with buddies, ladies and particularly his mom (whom he lived with until eventually he was once middle-aged). He wrote to them constantly, changing rules with the boys, intimacies with the ladies, particularly in those early years, and energetic descriptions of his existence. He even recorded his in-depth psychoanalysis in Paris. This own facet of Trudeau hasn't ever been printed prior to – and it sheds gentle at the baby-kisser and statesman he became.

    Volume One ends together with his access into politics, his appointment as Minister of Justice, his assembly Margaret and his election as chief of the Liberal celebration and best Minister of Canada. There, his genius and aura, his ambition and highbrow prowess, his ruthlessness and emotional personality and his planned shaping of himself for management performed out at the nationwide degree and, while Lester B. Pearson introduced his retirement as best minister in 1968, there has been yet one seen guy for the task: Pierre Trudeau.

    In 1938 Trudeau all started a diary, which he endured for over years. it's unique, frank, and terribly revealing. it's the in simple terms diary in Trudeau’s papers, except much less own go back and forth diaries and an time table for 1937 that comprises a few statement. His diary expresses Trudeau’s personal have to chronicle the moments of past due youth as he attempted to discover his identification. It starts off on New Year’s Day 1938 with the exciting suggestion: “If you need to comprehend my techniques, learn among the lines!”
    –from Citizen of the World
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  • The New Democracy Wars: The Politics of North American Democracy Promotion in the Americas (The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series)

    By Neil A. Burron

    Burron offers a severe research of Canadian and US democracy advertising within the Americas. He concentrates on Haiti, Peru, and Bolivia particularly yet situates them inside a bigger research of Canadian and US international coverage - bilateral and nearby - within the parts of exchange, funding, international relations, safeguard and, for the USA, the struggle on medicines. His major argument is that democracy merchandising is sometimes formulated to strengthen advertisement, geopolitical and safety goals that clash with a real dedication to democratic improvement. Given this huge scope, the booklet is definitely located to give a contribution to a couple of debates in comparative Latin American politics and foreign political financial system (IPE) with a spotlight on North-South relatives within the hemisphere.
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