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Par Larry Pynn. 1996
In 1992, Vancouver Sun journalist Larry Pynn decided to undertake an adventure. He followed the old Stikine Trail in the…Yukon, by foot, horseback and canoe, to the Klondike. He discovered many relics, met colourful characters, and relived Canadian gold rush history.
Par Joan Frances Casey, Lynn I Wilson. 1991
In 1981, therapist Lynn Wilson diagnosed Joan Casey as having a multiple personality disorder. Joan's story, interspersed with the therapist's…notes, describes the abuse she suffered as a child as well as Lynn Wilson's unorthodox 4-year treatment of the disorder. Violence and explicit descriptions of sex. c1991.
Par Betty Friedan. 2001
This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that launched the Second Wave of the feminist…movement, and that has been awakening women and men with its insights into social relations. A new introduction by Anna Quindlen traces the book in her own history, we well as how it was prescient on consumer culture and domestic issues. Some descriptions of sex. 2001, c1963.
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 Robert W Ferguson. 2003
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest inland body of water, has lost over half its surface area and 80 percent…of its volume since 1960, due to poorly planned irrigation systems. In January 2000, Canadian Rob Ferguson went to Uzbekistan to work on an environmental project to save the Aral Sea. After a year of dealing with corrupt officials, not only had the project gone nowhere, but Ferguson was under suspicion of murder. Some strong language. 2003.
Par Richard Rothstein. 2017
In this history of the modern American metropolis, Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided…through de facto segregation--that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, he incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation--the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments--that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. 2017.
Par Jerry Kobalenko. 2002
Ellesmere Island lays a mere 450 miles from the North Pole and has the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere…east of the Rockies. For more than a decade, Kobalenko has traced the routes of explorers and Inuits, and broken many new trails across the frozen terrain of Ellesmere Island. He investigates the motives and mistakes of the island's first explorers, searches for clues to the mysterious disappearance of scientist-explorer Dr. Hans Kruger and the murder of an Inuit guide. 2002.
Par Micheline Ishay. 2004
Depicts the struggle for human rights, from the Mesopotamian Codes of Hammurabi to today's era of globalization. Chapters are structured…around questions such as: What are the origins of human rights? Why did the European vision of human rights triumph over those of other civilizations? Has socialism made a lasting contribution to the legacy of human rights? Is globalization eroding or advancing human rights? 2004.
Par Pierre Berton. 1996
Berton relates the history of the Great Lakes and the humans who have lived around them. From their birth during…the Ice Age to the fight to save them from pollution, Berton tells the many stories which their shores have witnessed. 1996.
In the 1960s, Lynn Povich was one of the lucky women, like Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and…Susan Brownmiller, to land a job at Newsweek, but it was a dead end - women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement, forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination. It was the first female class action lawsuit - the first by women journalists - and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit. Includes strong language. 2012.
Par Michiko Kakutani. 2018
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason. We live in a time when…the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our biases. How did truth become an endangered species in contemporary America? This decline began decades ago, and in The Death of Truth, former New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani takes a penetrating look at the cultural forces that contributed to this gathering storm. In social media and literature, television, academia, and politics, Kakutani identifies the trends, originating on both the right and the left, that have combined to elevate subjectivity over factuality, science, and common values. And she returns us to the words of the great critics of authoritarianism, writers like George Orwell and Hannah Arendt, whose work is newly and eerily relevant. With remarkable erudition and insight, Kakutani offers a provocative diagnosis of our current condition and points toward a new path for our truth-challenged times. 2018.
Par Jim DeFede. 2002
As flights were temporarily grounded following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the town of Gander found itself hosting over 6,000 stranded…commercial airline passengers. The people of Gander put up the unexpected guests in schools, community centres and even their own homes. A heartwarming story of strangers being greeted with exemplary kindness. 2002.
Par Judith Fingard. 1992
Using court records, newspaper accounts and other sources, the author studies 92 "repeat" offenders of late Victorian Halifax, including thieves,…prostitutes, drunks and brawlers. She then examines how the middle class do-gooders tried to solve "the problems of the disrespectable lower classes". 1992.
Par Jimmy Breslin. 2004
When the recent church sex scandals emerged, and when it became apparent that these scandals had been covered up by…the church hierarchy, the author visited many victims of molestation by priests and found lives in emotional chaos. He questioned the bishops and found an ossified clergy that has a sense of privilege and entitlement. Disillusioned with his church, though not with his faith, he writes about the loss of moral authority yet uses his trademark mordant humour to good effect. 2004.
The courage to change: hope and help for alcoholics and their families : personal conversations with Dennis Wholey
Par Dennis Wholey, Robert Bauman. 1984
The author writes of her conversion from a Southern Baptist with a patriarchal view of the world to a feminist…who glories in the spiritual consciousness of womanhood. Kidd includes research from the Bible, fairy tales, myths, and feminist religious leaders to illustrate her beliefs. 1996.
Par Peter Dalglish. 1998
Peter Daglish was about to become a lawyer when he saw a program about the children starving in Ethiopia. He…took action and organized an air lift of food and medical supplies to help the children. He also went to Ethiopia to see what was happening there for himself. Years later he is still a prominent activist working to help the starving children of the world. Here he shares his experiences, and the experiences of the children he has come to know through his work. 1998.
Par David Callahan. 2004
Cheating on every level has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Callahan pins the blame…on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values, he argues-and ultimately threaten the level playing field so central to American democracy itself. 2004.
Par Matt Jackson. 2004
In 1997, Matt Jackson quit his job, strode to the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise, and began…his journey. His plan was to hitchhike across Canada, expecting the trip to take three months - but didn't arrive in Newfoundland until three and a half years later. It's a good, old-fashioned road tale. 2004.