Glass Boys

With vibrant and unflinching prose, Nicole Lundrigan has created a riveting and deeply human saga of the patience of evil and the depths and boundaries of love.

When Roy Trench is killed in a drunken prank long gone mistaken, his brother Lewis sees blood at the palms of the fellow dependable: the abusive alcoholic, Eli Fagan. even though the courts rule the dying an twist of fate, the development opens a seam of hate among the 2 households of Knife's element, Newfoundland.

Desperate to smother the painful previous with love, Lewis marries Wilda, and the excitement he's taking of their little ones -- Melvin and Toby -- remembers the happier days of his adolescence with Roy. yet as he watches his small kin fracture, the darkness of the previous starts off to cloud the current, best Lewis again to Eli Fagan -- and his watchful stepson, Garrett Glass.

In the fashion of Newfoundland literature, demonstrated via Michael Crummey and Lisa Moore, Glass Boys is the haunting tale of an unforgivable crime that brings households to the brink.

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The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

The identify tale, concerning the Quebec boy who's shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater through mistake, has develop into a Christmas favourite. additionally incorporated are nineteen different stories of a adolescence in a Quebec village. The Hockey Sweater is now an award-winning nationwide movie Board movie. this can be Roch service at his best!

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A Military History of Canada

By Desmond Morton

Up-to-date to 2007, together with Canada’s conflict on terrorism.

Is Canada rather “a peaceful country” with “an unmilitary people”? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. it is a state that has been formed, divided, and reworked by means of conflict — there isn't any larger effect in Canadian historical past, contemporary or remote.

From the intelligent strategies of Canada’s First countries to our stricken involvement in Somalia, from the Plains of Abraham to the deserts of Afghanistan, Morton examines our centuries-old courting to warfare and its outcomes. This up-to-date version additionally features a new bankruptcy on Canada’s position within the warfare on terrorism.

A army heritage of Canada is a fascinating and informative chronicle of Canada at struggle, from one of many country’s most interesting historians.

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The New Democracy Wars: The Politics of North American Democracy Promotion in the Americas (The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series)

By Neil A. Burron

Burron presents a serious research of Canadian and US democracy advertising within the Americas. He concentrates on Haiti, Peru, and Bolivia specifically yet situates them inside a bigger research of Canadian and US overseas coverage - bilateral and neighborhood - within the parts of alternate, funding, international relations, protection and, for the USA, the struggle on medicinal drugs. His major argument is that democracy promoting is usually formulated to strengthen advertisement, geopolitical and defense targets that clash with a real dedication to democratic improvement. Given this extensive scope, the ebook is definitely situated to give a contribution to a few debates in comparative Latin American politics and overseas political financial system (IPE) with a spotlight on North-South relatives within the hemisphere.

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Death on the Barrens: A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic

By George James Grinnell

Set within the distant arctic area of Northern Canada, this ebook takes readers on a harrowing canoe voyage that ends up in tragedy, redemption, and, finally, transformation. George Grinnell was once considered one of six younger males who trigger at the 1955 day trip led by means of skilled desolate tract canoeist artwork Moffatt. Poorly deliberate and accomplished, the adventure appeared doomed from the beginning. Ignoring the impending iciness, the boys turned entranced with the peace and sweetness of the arctic in autumn. As wintry weather closed in, they without warning confronted numbing chilly and dwindling meals. whilst the group is swept over a waterfall, Moffatt is killed and lots of the equipment and emergency nutrients offers destroyed. Confronting freezing stipulations and close to hunger, the rest group struggled to make it again to civilization. For Grinnell, the three-month day trip was once either a ceremony of passage and a non secular odyssey. within the Barrens, he misplaced his feel of id and what he have been conditioned to contemplate society and himself. endlessly replaced by way of the adventure, he unsparingly describes how the day trip prompted his grownup lifestyles and what strong insights he used to be in a position to glean from this life-altering event.

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The Night Canada Stood Still

The Quebec-sovereignist juggernaut started with the production of the Parti Québécois in 1968 and climaxed within the provincial referendum on sovereignty, hung on October 30, 1995. On that awesome night, Canadians from all walks of existence, in each sector of the rustic, sat glued to their tv monitors as polling effects trickled in from throughout Quebec. in contrast to the 1st referendum, in 1980, whilst the victory of the federalist No vote led via Pierre Trudeau was once a foregone end, the race in October 1995 was once a useless warmth. All night, the returns pitched and rolled, and concerned Canadians pitched and rolled besides them. finally, the No vote received by means of the narrowest of margins, 50.56% to 49.44%. This was once no euphoric victory, no effortless vindication of Sir John A.'s federalist dream. by no means ahead of had the rustic come head to head with its personal coming near near extinction.

In The evening Canada Stood Still, Robert Wright revisits the drama and intrigue that introduced Quebecers and Canadians alike to that fateful watershed event.

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John Diefenbaker: An Appointment with Destiny (Quest Biography)

By Arthur Slade

On the age of 9, John Diefenbaker introduced, "I'm going to be leading minister while I develop up." He by no means overpassed his aim. Diefenbaker was once major minister of Canada from 1957-1963. He believed in social justice, starting up the North, and making issues greater for western farmers. Canadians spoke back to his crusade name to "Follow John." This compelling ebook recreates the tensions of the Diefenbaker period - the time of the chilly battle, undercover agent scandals, and the Cuban Missile challenge - while the realm appeared close to nuclear war.

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A Waterloo County Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were

By Stephanie Kirkwood Walker

counseled for the 2003 Honourable point out for magnificent Craftsmanship in Production

The early settlers of Waterloo County - Mennonites, Germans, and Scots - outfitted enterprising groups in a land of rivers, rolling hills, and fields. this present day the associated towns of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge are nonetheless surrounded by means of small cities with powerful rural traditions.

This photographic heritage of the quarter comprises a hundred thirty black and white pictures from as early as 1880, recording the cultural panorama, the constructions, parks, markets, gala's, and parades. many of the images will tease your fancy with whispers of the pioneers’ spirit, whereas others seize the strength of occasions and dare us to interpret the previous.

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Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin (Extraordinary Canadians)

By John Ralston Saul

Canada has no higher interpreter than prolific author and philosopher John Ralston Saul. the following he argues that Canada didn't commence in 1867; certainly, its origin used to be laid by way of visionary males, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. the 2 leaders of reduce and higher Canada, respectively, labored jointly after the 1841 Union to steer a reformist move for dependable govt run by way of elected voters rather than a colonial governor.

But it used to be through the "Great Ministry" of 1848—51 that the 2 politicians applied legislation that created a extra equitable state. They made over judicial associations, created a public schooling method, made bilingualism reputable, designed a community of public roads, all started a public postal approach, and reformed municipal governance. confronted with competition, or even violence, the 2 men— polar opposites in temperament—united in the back of a suite of rules and courses that shaped glossy Canada. Writing with verve and deep conviction, Saul restores those amazing Canadians to rightful prominence.

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Hiking the West Coast of Vancouver Island: An Updated and Comprehensive Trail Guide

The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island bargains probably the most amazing and storied climbing within the Pacific Northwest. domestic to the world-famous West Coast path, as soon as a lifeline for marooned sailors and nonetheless one of the such a lot breath-taking but challenging hikes at the continent, the island’s western shorelines additionally function lesser-known coastal trails for all talents. From the tidal swimming pools and pocket shorelines of the Juan de Fuca Marine path to the craggy surf-swept shorelines of Shushartie Bay and the North Coast path, the 10 parts lined during this quantity provide you with a style of the region’s top mountain climbing terrain.

This 3rd, absolutely up to date and accelerated version, provides the specific path descriptions, insider suggestions and transparent two-colour maps that hikers have come to depend upon plus solely new sections at the wild and hard North Coast path extension from Cape Scott and the distant and barely visited Tatchu coastal hike at the Rugged Peninsula. Less-experienced hikers might benefit from the Juan de Fuca path, a southern extension of the West Coast path from Port Renfrew to Jordan River, or the paths in the course of the gorgeous old-growth wooded area of Carmanah-Walbran Provincial Park. For day trippers, there’s the Wild Pacific path, a northern extension of the West Coast path that starts off in Ucluelet and heads north over headlands and white sand shores towards lengthy seashore and Tofino. And should you favor extra distant mountaineering, the northern a part of the island deals the rugged Nootka path, defined by means of Backpacker journal as a wild, old and gorgeous path, or the boardwalk at Cape Scott, the place black bears proportion the windswept shorelines with kayakers and the ghosts of shipwrecked crews.

From making plans the journey, to attending to and from the trailheads, to picking the main scenic campsites, this is often an critical consultant for the hundreds of thousands of hikers who use the West Coast path every year and should you probably want to use its alternatives.

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