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Par Tom Brokaw. 2023
In this moving story, the New York Times bestselling author of The Greatest Generation chronicles the values and lessons he…absorbed from his parents and other people who worked hard to build lives on the prairie during the first half of the twentieth century. "In our fractured times, this inspiring book reminds us how we can rise to meet our current challenges by honoring the fortitude of the generations before us."—Walter Isaacson Tom’s father, Red, left school in the second grade to work in the family hotel—the Brokaw House, established in Bristol, South Dakota, by R. P. Brokaw in 1883. Eventually, through work on construction jobs, Red developed an exceptional talent for machines. Tom’s mother, Jean, was the daughter of a farmer who lost everything during the Great Depression. They met after a high school play, when Jean played the lead and Red fell in love with her from the audience. Although they didn’t have much money early in their marriage, especially once they had three boys at home, Red’s philosophy of "Never give up" served them well. His big break came after World War II, when he went to work for the Army Corps of Engineers building great dams across the Missouri River, magnificent structures like the Fort Randall and the Gavins Point dams. Late in life, Red surprised his family by recording his memories of the hard times of his early life, reflections that inspired this book. Tom Brokaw is known as one of the most successful people in broadcast journalism. Throughout his legendary career, Brokaw has always asked what we can learn from world events and from our history. Within Never Give Up is one answer, a portrait of the resilience and respect for others at the heart of one American family’s story
Par Brigitte Bédard. 2022
Une fois convertie, Brigitte Bédard avait fait le plus gros et pouvait espérer goûter une vie avec Dieu joyeuse et…lumineuse, non ? Pas du tout ! La conversion n'est qu'un point de départ, et la grâce ne supprime pas la nature et ses travers, loin de là ! Après le récit de sa conversion dans "J'étais incapable d'aimer", l'auteure nous entraîne cette fois dans les rebondissements d'une vie de foi traversée de défis. Orgueil, militantisme, sexualité déviante, doutes... : cet ouvrage témoigne des exigences de la foi. En étant attentive à l'action de Dieu dans sa vie, Brigitte Bédard nous en révèle la délicatesse amoureuse et nous invite à lui laisser toute la place dans notre propre existence
Par Stéphane Rousseau. 2022
"Famille royale dresse le portrait d'une famille atypique et aimante. Une famille qui navigue entre le dysfonctionnel et la magie;…l'usine et les campings nudistes; les maladies incurables et la fête; les non-dits et la boisson; la classe moyenne et les succès fou d'un fils-vedette. Dans ce récit autobiographique cru et lucide, mais empreint d'une profonde tendresse pour les siens, Stéphane Rousseau raconte l'histoire d'un petit garçon qui, malgré les drames qui se succèdent dans sa vie, choisit de faire rire les autres, ouvrant la voie à l'homme, à l'artiste et au père qu'il est aujourd'hui."
Par Micheline Dumont. 2022
""Les femmes doivent crier : leur cri est un cri de vie." C'est à ce puissant constat que l'historienne Micheline…Dumont parvient à l'âge de quarante ans. Si l'on connaît Dumont pour son engagement dans le mouvement féministe québécois, on la découvre sous un autre jour dans De si longues racines, où elle retrace ses années de jeunesse. Quel était le quotidien de cette aînée d'une famille de six filles, passionnée par la lecture, l'écriture, le théâtre et le cinéma? À quel destin pouvait-elle aspirer dans le Québec des années 1930 et 1950? De la petite école jusqu'au couvent, Dumont brosse le portrait d'une éducation religieuse stricte, certes, mais tout de même stimulante. Parmi l'une des rares femmes de son époque à avoir fréquenté l'université, ses tous premiers travaux porteront sur l'écrivaine Laure Conan. C'est à ce récit foisonnant d'anecdotes que nous convie la narratrice, en constante évolution."
Par Ernest Jones. 1961
Par Donald Goddard. 1974
A portrait of Crazy Joe Gallo of President Street, South Brooklyn, who became the most feared racketeer of his era.…After a nine-year stint in Attica, Joey takes up with cafe society only to be shot down in a blaze of lead
Par Colm Tóibín. 2023
Une œuvre couronnée par le prix Nobel de littérature, une vie familiale mouvementée et souvent dramatique, et la traversée de…toutes les tragédies politiques de la première moitié du siècle – voilà comment on pourrait résumer la vie de Thomas Mann. Colm Tóibín a choisi de nous la raconter de l'intérieur et dans toute sa dimension romanesque. Cette existence est peuplée d'autres figures inoubliables. Au tout premier plan, son épouse, la fascinante Katia Pringsheim. Avec et grâce à elle, Thomas Mann construit patiemment une oeuvre protéiforme en même temps qu'une apparence de vie confortable qui le protège de ses démons : son attirance pour les hommes. Pour ses six enfants nés entre un voyage à Venise et un séjour au sanatorium, il restera à jamais ce chef distant d'une famille où l'on ne sait pas très bien comment s'aimer. Son frère Heinrich, ses enfants Klaus et Erika Mann, Christopher Isherwood, Bruno Walter, Alma Mahler et Franklin Delano Roosevelt – tous joueront un rôle dans la mue du grand bourgeois conservateur en intellectuel engagé face à la montée du nazisme, ou croiseront sa route dans l'épreuve de l'exil. Mais Colm Tóibín évoque avec autant de puissance les élans intimes et douloureux d'un homme secret en quête d'un bonheur impossible. Tous ces liens littéraires, sentimentaux, historiques et politiques s'entretissent dans une fresque qui se confond avec l'émouvant roman d'une vie : celle d'un génie et d'un homme seul qu'on appelait Le Magicien
Par Janet Wilson. 2019
Young people from across the globe are raising awareness about what issues matter to them most and are working to…protect the future that we all share. American Jaelun Parkerson kneels with his football teammates during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Canadian Autumn Peltier spoke in front of the United Nations to raise awareness about water pollution Melati Wijsen from Indonesia started working at twelve-years-old to convince her government to ban plastic bags. And Tiassa Mutunkei from Kenya started a club for young people to stop elephants from being killed for their ivory tusks. Our Future shines a light on the efforts on ten brilliant and brave young activists who are making a difference for the future of our planet. The book's final pages give ideas for how young people can try and make a difference in their own lives and communities.
Par Marcel Fournier. 2022
Les Forges du Saint-Maurice sont le premier établissement industriel du Canada. À l'époque de la Nouvelle-France, ont y fabriquait de…la fonte et du fer pour tous les usages de la colonie. Établies dès 1730, elles ont fonctionné durant plus de 150 ans
Par Sarah Silberstein Swartz. 2022
Par Huguette O'Neil. 2016
En ce 50e anniversaire de L’avalée des avalés surgit une petite biographie forcément parcellaire de Réjean Ducharme sous la plume…de l’ex-journaliste Huguette O’Neil. Sans recruter les témoignages des familiers de Ducharme présents ou passés, ni de l’écrivain lui-même, mais se basant sur les multiples publications à son sujet au fil des ans, l’auteure de Vivre caché remonte le cours d’une trajectoire unique dans l’histoire de la littérature québécoise. De la lettre humble et naïve de présentation de Ducharme en 1965 accompagnant le manuscrit de L’océantume jusqu’aux remerciements de sa défunte compagne Claire Richard en 2013 au festival littéraire Québec en toutes lettres, cet ouvrage possède le mérite de colliger des avis nourris des préjugés les plus obtus et des hommages les mieux sentis des deux côtés de l’Atlantique, en une mosaïque d’ombre et de lumière.
Par Carl Hamilton. 1974
Par Harry Emerson Wildes. 1974
Par Neil White. 2013
"Neil White, a journalist and magazine publisher, wanted the best for those he loved-nice cars, beautiful homes, luxurious clothes. He…loaned money to family and friends, gave generously to his church, and invested in his community-but his bank account couldn't keep up. Soon White began moving money from one account to another to avoid bouncing checks. His world fell apart when the FBI discovered his scheme and a judge sentenced him to serve eighteen months in a federal prison. But it was no ordinary prison. The beautiful, isolated colony in Carville, Louisiana, was also home to the last people in the continental United States disfigured by leprosy. Hidden away for decades, this small circle of outcasts had forged a tenacious, clandestine community, a fortress to repel the cruelty of the outside world. It is here, in a place rich with history, where the Mississippi River briefly runs north, amid an unlikely mix of leprosy patients, nuns, and criminals, that White's strange and compelling journey begins. He finds a new best friend in Ella Bounds, an eighty-year-old African American double amputee who had contracted leprosy as a child. She and the other secret people, along with a wacky troop of inmates, help White rediscover the value of simplicity, friendship, and gratitude." -- Adopted from the print book jacket
Par John Magill, Judith Ann Magill Cathcard. 2016
The Magill Family Egyptian Adventure tells the story of Canadian, Arthur Napier Magill, who lost his sight as a young…man, as he and his young family embark on a years’ long adventure to Egypt, where he was seconded by the UN from his role at CNIB in 1953 to head a team of experts to establish a CNIB like demonstration school for the blind to serve that country and to provide training for others to replicate the school in neighbouring Arab states. Using newspaper articles, family photographs, letters home, and written project reports, readers gain insight into expatriate life and the enormous difference this UN mission made to the many blind people in the Middle East who would otherwise have been unable to live productive and independent lives. Arthur Napier Magill later became the second Managing Director of CNIB, succeeding Colonel E. A. Baker.
Par Bts. 2023
THE FIRST EVER OFFICIAL BOOK— Published in celebration of BTS's 10th Anniversary, stories that go beyond what you already know…about BTS. After taking their first step into the world on June 13, 2013, BTS will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut in June 2023. They have risen to the peak as an iconic global artist and during this meaningful time, they look back on their footsteps in the first official book. In doing so, BTS nurtures the power to build brighter days and they choose to take another step on a road that no one has gone before. BTS shares personal, behind-the-scenes stories of their journey so far through interviews and more than three years of in-depth coverage by Myeongseok Kang, who has written about K-pop and other Korean pop culture in various media. Presented chronologically in seven chapters from before the debut of BTS to the present, their vivid voices and opinions harmonize to tell a sincere, lively, and deep story. In individual interviews that have been conducted without a camera or makeup, they illuminate their musical journey from multiple angles and discuss its significance. BEYOND THE STORY is a remarkable archive—truly everything about BTS in one volume. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
Par Lorissa Rinehart. 2023
The first authoritative biography of pioneering photojournalist Dickey Chapelle, who from World War II through the early days of Vietnam…got her story by any means necessary as one of the first female war correspondents. " I side with prisoners against guards, enlisted men against officers, weakness against power. " From the beginning of World War II through the early days of Vietnam, groundbreaking female photojournalist and war correspondent Dickey Chapelle chased dangerous assignments her male colleagues wouldn't touch, pioneering a radical style of reporting that focused on the humanity of the oppressed. She documented conditions across Eastern Europe in the wake of the Second World War. She marched down the Ho Chi Minh Trail with the South Vietnamese Army and across the Sierra Maestra Mountains with Castro. She was the first reporter accredited with the Algerian National Liberation Front, and survived torture in a communist Hungarian prison. She dove out of planes, faked her own kidnapping, and endured the mockery of male associates, before ultimately dying on assignment in Vietnam with the Marines in 1965, the first American female journalist killed while covering combat. Chapelle overcame discrimination both on the battlefield and at home, with much of her work ultimately buried from the public eye—until now. In First to the Front, Lorissa Rinehart uncovers the incredible life and unparalleled achievements of this true pioneer, and the mark she would make on history. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press
Par William J Mann. 2023
From the noted Hollywood biographer and author of The Contender comes this celebration of the great American love story—the romance…between Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart—capturing its complexity, contradictions, and challenges as never before. In Bogie & Bacall, William Mann offers a deep and comprehensive look at Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, and the unlikely love they shared. Mann details their early years—Bogart's effete upbringing in New York City; Bacall's rise as a model and actress. He paints a vivid portrait of their courtship and twelve-year marriage: the fights, the reconciliations, the children, the affairs, Bogie's illness and Bacall's steadfastness until his death. He offers a sympathetic yet clear-eyed portrait of Bacall's life after Bogie, exploring her relationships with Frank Sinatra and Jason Robards, who would become her second husband, and the identity crisis she faced. Surpassing previous biographies, Mann digs deep into the celebrities' personal lives and considers their relationship from surprising angles. Bacall was just nineteen when she started dating the thrice-married forty-five-year-old Bogart. How might that age gap have influenced their relationship? In addition to what she gained, what might Bacall have lost by marrying a Hollywood superstar more than twice her age? How did Bogart, a man of average looks, become one of the greatest movie stars of all time? Throughout, Mann explains the unparalleled successes of their individual careers as well as the extraordinary love between them and the legend that has endured. Filled with entertaining details and thoughtful insights based on newly available records and correspondence, Bogie & Bacall offers a fresh look at this famous couple, their remarkable relationship, and their legacy
Par Peggy Janicki, Carrielynn Victor. 2023
Par Roy MacGregor. 2023
One of Canada's greatest journalists shares a half century of the stories behind the stories.From his vantage point harnessed to…a tree overlooking the town of Huntsville (he tended to wander), a very young Roy MacGregor got in the habit of watching people—what they did, who they talked to, where they went. He has been getting to know his fellow Canadians and telling us all about them ever since. From his early days in the pages of Maclean's, to stints at the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, National Post and most famously from his perch on page two of the Globe and Mail, MacGregor was one of the country's must-read journalists. While news media were leaning increasingly right or left, he always leaned north, his curiosity trained by the deep woods and cold lakes of Algonquin Park to share stories from Canada's farthest reaches, even as he worked in the newsrooms of its southern capitols. From Parliament to the backyard rink, subarctic shores to prairie expanses, MacGregor shaped the way Canadians saw and thought about themselves—never entirely untethered from the land and its history. When MacGregor was still a young editor at Maclean's, the 21-year-old chief of the Waskaganish (aka Rupert's House) Crees, Billy Diamond, found in Roy a willing listener as the chief was appealing desperately to newsrooms across Ottawa, trying to bring attention to the tainted-water emergency in his community. Where other journalists had shrugged off Diamond's appeals, MacGregor got on a tiny plane into northern Quebec. From there began a long friendship that would one day lead MacGregor to a Winnipeg secret location with Elijah Harper and his advisors, a host of the most influential Indigenous leaders in Canada, as the Manitoba MPP contemplated the Charlottetown Accord and a vote that could shatter what seemed at the time the country's last chance to save Confederation. This was the sort of exclusive access to vital Canadian stories that Roy MacGregor always seemed to secure. And as his ardent fans will discover, the observant small-town boy turned pre-eminent journalist put his rare vantage point to exceptional use. Filled with reminiscences of an age when Canadian newsrooms were populated by outsized characters, outright rogues and passionate practitioners, the unputdownable Paper Trails is a must-read account of a life lived in stories.