Wind to Water

By David Hamershock

A usa army airplane is shot down over the Iraqi nation-state; its younger pilot is presumed useless. A decade later, his fiancée, Maryn, takes a visit to Australia to ultimately say so long to her airman who by no means got here domestic. The Seattle tuition instructor meets a divorced marine biologist named furnish on a journey. provide quickly discovers he's attracted as a lot to Maryn's wit as to her appears. yet sometimes, a depression creeps into her eyes. ultimately, she permits furnish to learn a letter from her fiancé-the style infantrymen write "just in case." provide halts his romantic emotions and their friendship blossoms. Later, they reunite in California, yet supply wonders if Maryn's prior is actually in the back of her. Wind to Water is a love tale, go back and forth event and romantic comedy. It chronicles a standard man's look for a unprecedented love in a global often not worthy for this kind of enterprise. David Hamershock is an officer within the usa military. The California local has flown approximately 2000 hours and 113 wrestle missions in the course of his years of carrier. sooner than flying, he used to be a study biologist with a number of released works. He has an undergraduate measure in organic conservation from California country college, Sacramento, and a master's measure in managerial economics from the college of Oklahoma. turning out to be up close to Lake Tahoe, the coastal redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, he constructed an early appreciation for the good outside. when you consider that then, his passions for tradition, go back and forth and nature have taken him to 35 nations. He lives together with his spouse and son in Hawaii. Wind to Water is his first novel.

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The Sky Is Falling (Guests of War, Book 1)

By Kit Pearson

It's the summer season of 1940, and all of britain fears an invasion by way of Hitler's military. Norah lies in mattress hearing the apprehensive voices of her mom and dad downstairs.

Then Norah is advised that she and her brother, Gavin, are being despatched to Canada. The voyage around the ocean is interesting, yet on the finish of it Norah is depressing. the wealthy lady who takes them in prefers Gavin to her, the youngsters in school taunt her, and because the information from England turns into worse, she longs for home.

As Norah starts to make pals, she discovers a stunning accountability that is helping her to just accept her new country.

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100 Days that Changed Canada

By Mark Reid

Each Canadian is familiar with a handful of dates that modified our country—July 1, 1867; November eleven, 1918; September 28, 1972—but our nation’s heritage, now greater than 50,000 days lengthy, runs a lot deeper than these iconic moments. From politics and wars to traditional failures, innovations and activities, this hugely readable and fantastically designed album deals a fascinating and insightful portrait of existence in all elements of Canada. that includes a gorgeous array of color and black-and-white images, a hundred Days that modified Canada is a sublime memento and a necessary addition to each library.

Contributors comprise Michael Bliss, Stevie Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Tim prepare dinner, Charlotte grey, Ken McGoogan, Dick Pound, Bob Rae, Peter Mansbridge, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams.

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Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery (Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters)

By Helen Waldstein Wilkes

On March 15, 1939, as Hitler's military rolled into Prague, Helen Waldstein's father snatched the final go out visa from a distracted clerk and fled with spouse and baby. simply letters from the remainder of their relatives may perhaps stick with because the Nazis closed in. throughout the battle years, letters stored coming to the southern Ontario farm the place Helen's small relatives discovered to talk English, to be Canadian farmers, and to disregard they have been Jewish.

Helen didn't become aware of while the letters stopped coming, yet they surfaced intermittently till she could not forget about them anymore. interpreting the letters replaced every thing. As her earlier refused to maintain silent, Helen the path of letters again to Europe to discover residing witnesses of what the letters similar. She has right here interwoven their tales and her personal in an engrossing narrative of ache and rescue, survivor guilt and overcoming hindrances to intergenerational discussion a few nerve-racking previous.

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The Children of Aataentsic: A History of the Huron People to 1660 (Carleton Library Series)

By Bruce G. Trigger

Trigger's paintings integrates insights from archaeology, historical past, ethnology, linguistics, and geography. This extensive wisdom permits him to teach that, faraway from being a static prehistoric society fast torn aside through ecu touch and the fur exchange, virtually each side of Iroquoian tradition had gone through major switch within the centuries previous eu touch. He argues convincingly that the eu impression upon local cultures can't be accurately assessed until the character and volume of precontact switch is known. His research not just stands Euro-American stereotypes and fictions on their heads, yet forcefully and regularly translates eu and Indian activities, recommendations, and causes from the point of view of the Huron tradition. the kids of Aataentsic revises commonly approved interpretations of Indian behaviour and demanding situations loved myths concerning the activities of a few celebrated Europeans in the course of the "heroic age" of Canadian background. In a brand new preface, set off describes and evaluates modern controversies over the ethnohistory of jap Canada.

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Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations (Point of View)

A examine how a big disagreement among Canada and the 1st countries may perhaps erupt, and the way it would be avoided.

There are few higher tragedies than a conflict waged via a society opposed to itself. As Time Bomb exhibits, a catastrophic war of words among Canada’s so-called “settler” and primary international locations groups is not just possible, it's, in concept, inevitable. Grievances, prejudice, and different components all mix to make the possibility of a primary international locations rebellion very real.

Time Bomb describes how a national insurgency may perhaps spread, how the "usual" police and army reactions to First countries protests may simply aggravate this kind of state of affairs, and the way, nonetheless, leading edge guidelines may well defuse the smouldering time bomb in our midst.

The query all Canadians and primary countries needs to solution is that this: needs to all of us endure the catastrophe of a superb nationwide insurgency or can we act jointly to extinguish the transforming into risk in our midst?

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Louis Riel: Firebrand (Quest Biography)

By Sharon Stewart

Louis Riel dedicated his lifestyles to the Metis reason. A fiery activist, he struggled opposed to injustice as he observed it. He used to be a pioneer within the box of Aboriginal rights and land claims yet used to be branded an outlaw in his personal time. In 1885, he used to be done for treason. In 1992, the home of Commons declared Riel a founding father of Manitoba. November sixteen is now specified Louis Riel Day in Canada.

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Battle Lines: Eyewitness Accounts from Canada's Military History

An awesome choice of firsthand money owed from front strains of our army historical past, drawn from letters, diaries, and reportage from the Plains of Abraham and the crimson River uprising to the battlefields of 2 international wars and Korea, in addition to the harrowing missions in Bosnia and Afghanistan. this can be a ebook that animates our previous within the phrases of these who lived the Canadian army experience.

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Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada (Athabasca University Press)

Many Canadians are conscious that govt companies behavior mass surveillance utilizing mobilephone and on-line facts. Fewer are conscious of being lower than consistent surveillance of their daily lives. we won't stroll downtown, attend a category, pay with a bank card, hop on an plane, or make a telephone name with no info being captured and processed. the place does it move? Who uses it? Is lack of keep an eye on of our own facts the cost paid for social media and digital communications, or can we tolerate a approach that makes us noticeable ― and therefore weak ― to others as by no means ahead of? specialists from a seven-year multi-disciplinary examine venture clarify how surveillance is increasing ― commonly unchecked ― into each aspect of our lives, and what to do approximately it.

The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting ― an important Collaborative examine Initiative funded by means of the Social Sciences and arts learn Council of Canada ― seeks to appreciate the standards contributing to the growth of surveillance as a know-how of governance, together with its underlying rules, technological infrastructures, and institutional frameworks, and to clarify the social outcomes of surveillance for associations and for traditional humans. Transparent Lives displays examine carried out through the first half this seven-year venture. the amount used to be together authored via 11 participants of the recent Transparency workforce: Colin J. Bennett, Andrew Clement, Arthur Cockfield, Aaron Doyle, Kevin D. Haggerty, Stephane Leman-Langlois, David Lyon, Benjamin Muller, David Murakami wooden, Laureen Snider, and Valerie Steeves.

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