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The Great Dominion: Winston Churchill in Canada, 1900-1954
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.
The girl in the green sweater: a life in Holocaust's shadow
Par Daniel Paisner, Krystyna Chiger. 2008
In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of…Polish Jews sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, provides a first-person account of those fourteen months with her family. Also describes Leopold Socha, a Polish Catholic and former thief, who risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food and supplies. 2009, c2008.
The frock-coated communist: the revolutionary life of Friedrich Engels
Par Tristram Hunt. 2009
Friedrich Engels was a textile magnate and fox-hunter, a raffish, high-living, heavy drinking devotee of the good things in life.…But Engels was also the man behind Karl Marx who for forty years funded him, looked after his children, soothed his furies, and provided one-half of history's most celebrated ideological partnership. He was co-author of The Manifesto of the Communist Party and co-founder of what would come to be known as Marxism. Interpreted and misinterpreted, quoted and misquoted, Friedrich Engels became one of the central architects of modern global socialism. 2009.
The far land
Par Eva MacLean. 1993
Eva MacLean left her settled, Presbyterian Ontario life behind to accompany her young minister-veternarian husband to the "wilds" of northwestern…B.C. in the early 1900s, during times of mining rushes and railroad-building. 1993.
The endless steppe
Par Esther Rudomin Hautzig. 1995
During World War II, when she was eleven years old, the author and her family were arrested in Poland by…the Russians as political enemies and exiled to Siberia. She recounts here the trials of the following five years spent on the harsh Asian steppe. Grades 5-8. 1995, c1968.
The Hitler I knew: the memoirs of the Third Reich's press chief
Par Otto Dietrich. 2010
When Otto Dietrich was invited in 1933 to become Adolf Hitler's press chief, he accepted with the simple uncritical conviction…that Adolf Hitler was a great man, dedicated to promoting peace and welfare for the German people. At the end of the war, imprisoned and disillusioned, Otto Dietrich sat down to write what he had seen and heard in twelve years of the closest association with Hitler. c2010. Uniform title: 12 Jahre mit Hitler.
The handkerchief drawer: an autobiography in three parts
Par Thelma Ruck Keene. 2002
The author relives an extraordinary life, often at odds with the fog of convention surrounding religion, class distinctions, sex and…war. During WWII she freelances her secretarial skill from the Balkans to the Middle East and Sicily. In 1966, she and her young son emigrate to Canada. Book reflects Thelma's curiosity, wit, and independent streak. 2002.
Tells the story of how three scholars and one ambitious freshman crossed paths in the early sixties at a Harvard-sponsored…psychedelic-drug research project, transforming their lives and American culture and launching the mind/body/spirit movement that inspired the explosion of yoga classes, organic produce, and alternative medicine. 2017.
The hiding place
Par Elizabeth Sherrill, Corrie Ten Boom, John L Sherrill. 1972
The hemlock cup: Socrates, Athens and the search for the good life
Par Bettany Hughes. 2010
Award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster examines the life and times of Athenian philosopher Socrates (469-399 B.C.E.). Explores the world Socrates…inhabited, the ideas he espoused, and his seminal influence on Western thought. 2010.
1734. Marie-Joseph Angélique is a slave woman convicted of starting a fire that destroyed a large part of Montréal. On…appeal, her punishment of death was modified to torture, to encourage her to name an accomplice, a white man, Angélique's sometime lover. A narrative of a rebellious Portuguese-born Black woman who refused to accept her indentured lot. Explicit descriptions of violence. c2006
The education of Henry Adams
Par Henry Adams. 2003
Adams was a brilliant observer of the world and its politics. Here he tells not just his own story, but…also the story of an America divided by civil war and grappling with the rapid growth of industry and technology. 2003.
The dollar princesses: sagas of upward nobility, 1870-1914
Par Ruth Brandon. 1980
A witty social history of the parade of American heiresses who, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, captured…aristocratic European husbands by their fortunes and their charms. Includes such foster princesses as Consuelo Vanderbilt, Nancy Shaw, Anna Gould, Winnaretta Singer, and many others. 1980.
A battlefield guide to the Battle of Cambrai and the Canal du Nord of September 1918, the last major battle…fought by the Canadians in World War I. Include a history of the battle, biographies of soldiers, and information about the town of Arras. 1997.
The Canadians: biographies of a nation
Par Patrick Watson. 2000
First in a three part series, this book features biographies of some of the most important figures in Canadian history,…such as Mary Pickford, Louis Cyr, Louis B. Mayer, and many more. 2000.
In 1934 Idina Sackville met the son she had last seen fifteen years earlier, when she shocked high society by…running off to Africa with a near-penniless man, abandoning her son, his brother and their father. So scandalous was Idina's life - she was said to have had 'lovers without number' - that it was kept a secret from her great-granddaughter, Frances Osbourne. Now Frances explores her tale of betrayal and heartbreak. 2009, c2008.
The Black Donnellys: the outrageous tale of Canada's deadliest feud (Amazing stories)
Par Nate Hendley. 2004
The gruesome saga of the Black Donnellys has been heavily mythologized. A thick layer of rumour, legend, and hearsay has…built up around the facts of the case. But one thing is clear: no one who reads this book will ever forget the murderous events that occurred near the town of Lucan, Ontario in the 1870s. 2004.
The bloody red hand: a journey through truth, myth and terror in Northern Ireland
Par Derek Lundy. 2006
Author Derek Lundy, bearing in mind that the name "Lundy" is synonymous with traitor in Ulster, delves into the lives…of ancestors Robert Lundy, Protestant governor of Derry in 1688, William Steel Dickson, a Protestant preacher of the early 19th century who advocated resisting the English, and Billy Lundy, born in 1890 and the embodiment of what the Ulster Protestants became - a tribe united in their hostility to Catholics and to the prospect of an independent Ireland. 2006.
Suzanne Valadon, ou, La recherche de la vérité
Par Jeanne Champion. 1984
Sir Wilfrid Laurier: portrait intime
Par Laurier L LaPierre. 1997
La vie privée et publique de Laurier, premier Canadien-français à diriger les destinées du Canada à titre de Premier ministre.…1997. Titre uniforme: Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the romance of Canada.