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Par David Dilks. 2005
Winston Churchill's connection with Canada ("the Great Dominion", as he called it) spanned more than half a century: at Winnipeg… he heard the news of Queen Victoria's death, in Ottawa in the dark days of 1941 he proclaimed his confidence in victory, and in 1952 had to concede that the result of victory had been far less satisfying than he had wished. No other Commonwealth country sparked such detailed knowledge or lifelong interest. 2005.
Par David Lewis. 1981
Par Peter Stursberg. 1976
Par Charles Ritchie. 1981
While giving an account of his career in the diplomatic service, Ritchie also gives to the reader glimpses of world… figures. Entertaining and often hilarious. Sequel to "The siren years." 1981.
Par Jeff Latosik. 2018
A hopeful, timely new collection of poems that take up our ever-evolving relationship with technology. Starting from an urge to… reconcile the human need for stability with what's happening in a constantly fluid "now," "Dreampad", Trillium Book Award for Poetry winner poet Jeff Latosik's startling new collection, ponders whether an ideal for living is viable when we're not sure we can say yes or no to anything in a human world that's growing increasingly ephemeral and entangled with the virtual. These poems, however, are a salvo--or "protest" in the most useful sense of that word--a reminder we might already own a verbal architecture to express the difficulty of being alive in a world that can, could, and might still even be humane, loving, habitable. 2018.
Christopher Meyer was Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2003, during which time he was an eyewitness to… and participant in the events following 9/11 and the preparations for the Iraq war. Meyer presents an account of what he saw, what he heard and how he felt. 2006.
Par Benazir Bhutto. 1989
The daughter of the only popular leader Pakistan has ever produced - President Bhutto, achieved a princess-like status by becoming… Pakistan's first woman Prime Minister. This autobiography describes her upbringing in one of Pakistan's richest families, and her subsequent politicisation and arrest after her father's death, including nearly five years spent in detention. 1989.
Par Judy Steed. 1988
This biography of the New Democratic Party's long-time leader, Ed Broadbent, recounts his early years in Oshawa, his university days… and the impact of C.B. Macpherson, his divorce and remarriage, and his rise to political power. 1988.
Par Anne Edwards. 1987
Par Kerry Pither. 2008
An exposé of Canadian national security investigations, told through the eyes of four of their targets: Ahmad El Maati, Abdullah… Almalki, Maher Arar and Muayyed Nureddin. All are Muslim-Canadian men who were accused of terrorist links, then imprisoned abroad, tortured and interrogated with questions that point to Canada's involvement in the process. All were eventually released without charge; Pither argues that what happened to them is rooted in a systemic pattern of complicity in torture. 2008.
Par John Ciardi. 1985
Par Fauziya Kassindja, Layli Miller Bashir. 1998
The account of a young Muslim girl who flees from her home in Togo, West Africa, to escape female genital… mutilation. Arriving illegally in the United States, Fauziya Kassindja is held for more than a year in prisons where she is further degraded. Aided by Layli Miller Bashir, a young law student, Fauziya is eventually granted asylum. 1998.
Par Mary Oliver. 2017
Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for… the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. 2017. From Felicity -- I wake close to morning -- This morning -- The world I live in -- Whistling swans -- Storage -- For Tom Shaw S.S.J.E. I know someone -- That little beast -- The pond -- I have just said -- The gift -- From blue horses -- After reading Lucretius, I go to the pond -- I don't want to be demure or respectable -- Stebbin's gulch -- Franz Marc's blue horses -- On meditating, sort of -- Lonliness -- Do stones feel? -- Drifting -- Blueberries -- The vulture's wings -- What gorgeous thing -- From dog songs -- The storm -- Percy (one) -- Little dog's rhapsody in the night Percy (nine) -- Benjamin, who came from who knows where -- The dog has run off again -- Bazougey -- Her grave -- The poetry teacher -- The first time Percy came back -- From a thousand mornings -- I go down to the shore -- I happened to be standing -- Three things to remember -- Lines written in the days of growing darkness -- An old story -- The instant -- Tides -- The poet compares human nature to the ocean from which we came -- Life story -- Varanasi -- From swan -- I worried -- I own a house -- Don't hesitate -- Swan -- Passing the unworked field -- How I go to the woods -- On the beach -- From evidence -- Violets -- We shake with joy -- It was early -- With thanks to the field sparrow, whose voice is so delicate and humble -- A lesson from James Wright -- Almost a conversation -- To begin with, the sweet grass -- Evidence -- Prayer -- Mysteries, yes -- At the river Clarion -- From the Truro bear and other adventures -- The other kingdoms -- The gift -- Coyote in the dark, coyotes remembered -- From red bird -- Night herons -- Mornings at Blackwater -- The orchard -- Sometimes -- invitation -- From this river, when I was a child, I used to drink -- We should be well prepared -- Meadowlark sings and I greet him in return -- Of the empire -- Red -- Night and the river -- Self-portrait -- With the blackest of Inks -- From thirst -- When I am among the trees -- When the roses speak, I pay attention -- Six recognitions of the Lord -- Gethsemane -- The poet thinks about the donkey -- Praying -- Doesn't every poet write a poem about unrequited love? -- On thy wondrous works I will meditate The chat -- Thirst -- From new and selected poems: volume two -- Hum -- Lead -- Oxygen -- White heron rises over Blackwater -- Honey Locust -- Song for autumn -- Fireflies -- The poet with his face in his hands -- Wild, wild -- North country -- Terns From blue iris -- Just lying on the grass at Blackwater -- Sea leaves -- Morning at Blackwater -- How would you live then? -- How the grass and the flowers came to exist, a god-tale -- From why I wake early -- Why I wake early -- Spring at Blackwater: I go through the lessons already learned -- Mindful -- Lingering in happiness -- Daisies -- Goldenrod, late fall -- The old poets of China -- Logos -- Snow geese -- At black river -- Beans -- The arrowhead -- Where does the temple begin, where does it end? -- From long life -- Just as the calendar began to say summer -- Can you imagine? -- Softest of mornings -- Carrying the snake to the garden -- From owls and other fantasies -- The dipper -- Spring -- While I am writing a poem to celebrate summer, the meadowlark begins to sing -- Catbird -- Backyard -- From what do we know? -- Summer poem -- The loon -- Winter at Herring Cove -- Mink -- Blue iris -- You are standi
Par Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
Par John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
Par Terry A Anderson. 1993
Former correspondent's account of 2,454 days held hostage by Hezbollah, an Islamic terrorist organization. Anderson, aided by his then-fiancee Madeleine… Bassil, chronicles the ordeal from the day he was mistaken for a spy and captured in Beirut, Lebanon, until the day he was released. He describes his own physical and mental abuse as well as the conditions of his fellow hostages. Includes strong language. Winner of the 1996 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. 1993.
Par Oscar Wilde, Hesketh Pearson. 1973
'I have nothing to declare,' Wilde once told an American customs official, 'except my genius.' A good part of that… genius is evident in the essays and poems included in this volume. Includes “The Soul of Man under Socialism”, “De Profundis”, and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”. 1973.
Par Helen Thomas. 1975
Intriguing, close-up views of the Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford presidencies. Thomas, regarded as the "First Lady" of White House… correspondents, reveals intimate and amusing details about what she has seen and heard on her assignments. 1975.
Par Benjamin Franklin. 2006
An early advocate of the idea that anyone can develop in themselves the greatness to which they aspire, Ben Franklin… speaks across the centuries as practically as ever. A fine example of the rags-to-riches story, Franklin and his self-practiced wisdom are still extremely influential to this day. 2006.