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Par 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.
Par David Cruise, Alison Griffiths. 1996
Amidst public outcry, Prime Minister John A. Macdonald created the North West Mounted Police to bring law and order to…one of the most dangerous places in North America -- the Canadian West. Using original sources, the authors portray the first Mounties, some three hundred untrained young men, who were sent west to drive out whiskey smugglers and outlaws, and pacify the Indians. Some strong language. c1996.
Par Paul Brickhill. 2000
The Great Escape tells how more than six hundred men in a German prisoner of war camp worked together to…achieve an extraordinary break-out. Every night for a year they dug tunnels, and those who weren't digging forged passports, drew maps, faked weapons and tailored German uniforms and civilian clothes to wear once they had escaped. All of this was conducted under the very noses of their prison guards. When the right night came, the actual escape itself was timed to the split second - but of course, not everything went according to plan... 2000.
Par Carol Off. 2004
In 1993, Canadian peacekeepers in Croatia were plunged into the most significant fighting Canada had seen since the Korean War.…In September 1993, in a tiny corner of Croatia known as Medak Pocket, a unit of Canadian peacekeepers planted themselves between besieged Serbs and the advancing Croat army, driving them from the area under United Nations protection. The soldiers should have returned home as heroes, but instead, they arrived under a cloud of suspicion and silence. Descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
Par Gary Hart. 2004
Hart, a former senator and presidential candidate, fears that containment of communism has been supplanted by a blatant strategy of…empire as the basis of American foreign policy. He rejects what he regards as the unilateral efforts by the current administration to promote geopolitical interests. As an alternative, Hart proposes a foreign policy designed to advance the "fourth power" - that is, the power of core American values, including representative government and individual liberty. 2004.
Par Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American…Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
Par Dick Lehr. 2009
The Fence documents the true story of a Boston police incident during which an undercover officer was brutally beaten by…fellow officers who mistook him for a murder suspect. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
Par Ronald Shillingford. 2000
The text covers practical self defence systems as used by the world's top soldiers. The book provides indepth detail on…how soldiers defend themselves in an unarmed situation against assailants, knife attacks, bayonet attacks, firearms, chokes and headlocks. 2000.
Par Nathan M Greenfield. 2010
Fall, 1941. Almost 2,000 members of the Royal Rifles and Winnipeg Grenadiers were sent to bolster the British garrison at…Hong Kong, but in the seventeen day battle for the colony following the attack on December 8, the Canadians suffered grievous losses. The second part of their story describes how the Canadians survived the horrendous conditions of Japanese POW camps. Some descriptions of sex, explicit descriptions of violence and strong language. 2010.
The griffin and the dinosaur: how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science
Par Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor. 2015
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating…the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure. Grades 2-4. 2015.
Par Hilary St George Saunders. 1972
A history of the British commando Green Beret regiment during the Second World War. Details their exploits in France, Norway,…the Middle East, Italy and Burma, at Dieppe and on D-Day. 1972.
Par C. P Stacey, Barbara M Wilson. 1987
This social history of the Canadian soldier in Britain is based on soldiers' diaries and war censors' reports. Includes chapters…on the relationship between Canadian soldiers and British women, and Canadian soldiers in trouble with the law. c1987.
Par Byron Farwell. 1984
Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who serve in the British and Indian armies. Recruiting practices, military training, religion, and home…and family are analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of Gurkha character. 1984.
Par Jeffry V Brock. 1981
Par Douglas C Waller. 1994
Waller, defence and foreign policy correspondent for Newsweek, reports on the work of the more than 40,000 soldiers in the…United States Special Operations Command. He spent time with four groups -- Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALS, and Pave Low teams -- as well as with former members of these special forces. He also discusses their involvement in Desert Storm. Includes strong language and violence. c1994.
Par Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. 2007
When the pharaohs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But…as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharaohs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all - the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? Grades 2-4. 2007.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations…under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
Par Calvin W Ruck. 1987
Since the American War of Independence, black soldiers had served in both the British and Canadian armies, and fought in…British wars throughout the nineteenth century. At the outbreak of World War I, however, most black Canadian volunteers were rejected on the basis of their skin colour. Finally, in 1916, the first and only Black battalion in Canadian military history was authorized. The No. 2 Construction Battalion, CEF, consisted of approximately 600 soldiers, and was commended for its discipline and service at the end of the war. It was disbanded in 1920. c1987.
Par Tzu Sun. 2006
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought.…Since that time, all levels of the military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu for warfare, and others have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and everyday life. 2006.
Par David Kilcullen. 2009
Kilcullen illuminates both the global "War on Terrorism" and its relation to associated "small wars" in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Philippines,…Indonesia, Thailand, Chechnya, Pakistan and North Africa. He sees today's conflicts as a pairing of contrasting trends: local social networks and worldwide movements; local insurgencies seeking autonomy and a broader pan-Islamic campaign. He warns that America has often misidentified insurgents with limited aims and legitimate grievances (whom he calls "accidental guerrillas") as part of a worldwide terror network. c2009.