True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada

By Michael Ignatieff

An quick nationwide bestseller upon ebook, True Patriot Love is a passionate and insightful examine what it capability to be Canadian, by means of the fellow who leads the Liberal occasion of Canada, in addition to an intimate exploration of Ignatieff's father's relations roots.

In 1872, Ignatieff's nice grandfather, George Munro provide, set out with Sandford Fleming to map the railway line that may hyperlink Canada from coast to coast. Ignatieff's grandfather, William Lawson provide, got here domestic from the 1st global warfare believing that Canada had earned the ideal to name itself an self sufficient state. yet Ignatieff's uncle, George furnish, writer of the vintage Lament for a Nation, believed that Canada had long past from colony to kingdom and again to colony--of the U.S..

With an analogous novelistic aptitude obtrusive in The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff blends heritage and love of kingdom and culture into an unforgettable kin memoir.

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Timbit Nation: A Hitchhiker's View of Canada

By John Stackhouse

After spending years traveling via a few of the poorest countries of the area, looking for the people's tale, award-winning journalist and bestselling writer John Stackhouse turns his prepared eye towards his personal country.

Most those that go back and forth throughout Canada commence their trip at both finish of an impressively lengthy strand of nationwide street. yet Stackhouse, thumb out and knapsack in hand, chooses Saint John, New Brunswick, as a launching aspect, the place his ancestors arrived within the overdue 18th century as refugees of the Loyalist uprising. From there he heads east to Newfoundland, north into Labrador and immediately west to Vancouver Island, curious to find how Canada has replaced in his lifetime -- because the introduction of the superhighway, a world tradition and continental economic climate have taken carry. Is Canada able to last a unique nation?

Following the direction of the explorers, Stackhouse endures rain, insects and gale-force winds, but in addition meets a few remarkable personalities, each one with their very own attention-grabbing anecdotes and sometimes astounding social and political remark in addition. as soon as and for all they dispel the parable that Canadians are a bland and complacent lot. considering a Timbit in a Tim Hortons at the road -- a really Canadian adventure -- leads Stackhouse to mirror on our ultimate differences from our neighbour to the south. american citizens can have perfected the doughnut as a fast-food staple, however it took Canadians to determine find out how to actually take advantage of the hole.

A wry and perceptive examine our nation within the current, Timbit kingdom has all of the necessities of
good go back and forth literature: a solid of colorful characters, humorous, informative writing, and a panorama of super beauty.

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Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front,1940-1944 (Life Writing)

the second one international struggle have been lower than means for a 12 months whilst Marie and John Williamson welcomed English brothers to affix them and their young children of their small apartment in north Toronto during the clash. Marie wrote over one hundred fifty letters to the lads’ mom, Margaret Sharp, imagining that she can make Margaret believe she used to be nonetheless together with her kids. She shepherded the men via schooling judgements and health problems, eased them right into a unusual new lifestyles, and had a good time after they embraced surprising iciness activities. The letters brim with element approximately relatives vacations, the monetary implications of a longer relatives, their involvement of their church, and the video games and actions that stored them occupied. Marie’s letters mirror the lives and matters of a specific kinfolk in Toronto, yet in addition they show a portrait of what used to be then Canada’s second-largest urban in the course of wartime.

The advent is by means of Mary F. Williamson, Marie’s daughter, and Tom Sharp, Margaret’s youngest son. The ebook includes a foreword via Jonathan Vance that places the letters in old context.

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Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

An unforgettable chronicle of Canadians scuffling with the second one global War.

Historian Tim cook dinner monitors his trademark storytelling skill within the moment quantity of his masterful account of Canadians in international battle II. prepare dinner combines a rare seize of army method with a deep empathy for the warriors at the flooring, at sea and within the air. even if it is a minute-by-minute account of a gruelling artillery conflict, vicious infighting between generals, the scene inside of a clinical unit, or the small info of a soldier's everyday life, cook dinner creates an completely compelling narrative. He recounts in enthralling aspect how the Canadian forces figured within the Allied bombing of Germany, the D-Day touchdown at Juno seashore, the taking of Caen, and the force south.
     that includes dozens of black-and-white photos and relocating excerpts from letters and diaries of servicemen, Fight to the Finish, besides its significant other quantity, The priceless War, broadens our knowing of the second one global conflict with a gripping account of Canadians who fought in another country, and the house entrance that used to be replaced perpetually.

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The Backwoods of Canada: Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

By Catherine Parr Traill

The toils, issues, and satisfactions of pioneer lifestyles are recorded with attraction and vivacity during this portrayal of pioneer existence by means of Catharine Parr Traill, who, like her sister Susanna Moodie, left the comforts of genteel English society for the rigours of a brand new, younger land.

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Beautiful Lie the Dead: An Inspector Green Mystery

By Barbara Fradkin

Inspector eco-friendly explores an online of betrayal and deceit. at the hours of darkness, the telephone earrings within the lacking people unit of the Ottawa Police. A brutal snowfall is howling, and a filthy rich social activist has now not heard from his fiance in over twenty-four hours. acquaintances, relations and police are mobilized to go looking the snowbound urban. He involves think that his companion is fleeing for her existence, probably from his family. while a frozen physique is located within the snow, simply blocks from the mans domestic, eco-friendly understands that somebody is conspiring to maintain the reality hidden.

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One of the Boys: Homosexuality in the Military during World War II

By Paul Jackson

Using a wide range of resources - together with long-closed courtroom martial documents, psychiatric and group of workers documents, unit warfare diaries, motion pictures, and oral histories - Paul Jackson relates the fight of queer servicemen of all ranks and branches of the Canadian army to slot in to prevent wasting their careers and reputations. He argues that although gay males have been frequently authorized and renowned inside their devices, in the event that they have been accused of gay behaviour, they have been subjected to psychiatric exams, courts-martial lawsuits, criminal phrases, and dishonourable discharges. An influential and eye-opening learn, the writer has up to date this severely acclaimed paintings with a brand new preface that considers depictions of squaddies serving within the battle in Afghanistan and the continuing silence approximately gay servicemen and women.

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

The rugged west coast of Vancouver Island deals probably the most superb and storied mountain 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 so much breath-taking but challenging hikes at the continent, the island’s western beaches additionally function lesser-known coastal trails for all skills. From the tidal swimming pools and pocket shores of the Juan de Fuca Marine path to the craggy surf-swept seashores of Shushartie Bay and the North Coast path, the 10 components lined during this quantity provide you with a style of the region’s most sensible mountaineering terrain.

This 3rd, totally up to date and improved variation, provides the specified path descriptions, insider information and transparent two-colour maps that hikers have come to depend upon plus completely new sections at the wild and tough North Coast path extension from Cape Scott and the distant and infrequently visited Tatchu coastal hike at the Rugged Peninsula. Less-experienced hikers may perhaps benefit from the Juan de Fuca path, a southern extension of the West Coast path from Port Renfrew to Jordan River, or the paths during 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 shorelines towards lengthy seashore and Tofino. And when you favor extra distant mountaineering, the northern a part of the island bargains the rugged Nootka path, defined by way of Backpacker journal as a wild, historical and lovely path, or the boardwalk at Cape Scott, the place black bears proportion the windswept seashores 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 can be an fundamental advisor for the hundreds of thousands of hikers who use the West Coast path every year and if you probably want to use its alternatives.

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The Great Escape: A Canadian Story

By Ted Barris

A distinct retelling of WWII’s so much dramatic break out, instructed via first-hand reminiscences of the warriors who skilled it.

at the evening of March 24, 1944, eighty Commonwealth airmen crawled via a 336-foot-long tunnel and slipped into the woodland past the cord of Stalag Luft III, a German POW compound close to Sagan, Poland. the development turned referred to as &8220;The nice Escape,&8220; an tricky breakout greater than a yr within the making, regarding as many as 2,000 POWs operating with remarkable coordination, intelligence, and bold. but inside of a number of days, all yet 3 of the escapees have been recaptured. consequently, 50 have been murdered, cremated, and buried in a distant nook of the criminal camp.

yet such a lot don’t comprehend the genuine tale in the back of the good break out. Now, at the eve of its seventieth anniversary, Ted Barris writes of the foremost avid gamers within the get away try out, those that received away, those that didn’t, and their households at home.

Barris marshals groundbreaking learn right into a compelling firsthand account. For the 1st time, The nice Escape retells the most staggering episodes in WWII at once throughout the eyes of these who skilled it.

Joint Winner of the Libris Award for Non-Fiction booklet of the yr 2014
Globe and Mail Bestseller
Toronto Star Bestseller

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A World Elsewhere

By Wayne Johnston

Beloved writer Wayne Johnston returns to the territory of his no 1 nationwide bestseller The Colony of Unrequited goals with this sweeping story of ambition, regret and hope.
 
A international in different places is an excellent paintings of literature with the entire hallmarks of Wayne Johnston's such a lot liked and acclaimed novels: outsiders craving for reputation, desires that threaten to overpower their makers, and not likely romance. the thrashing center of this tale is the touching courting among a father and his followed son. This sweeping story immerses us in St. John's, Princeton and North Carolina on the shut of the nineteenth century. Landish Druken is an impressive determine: broader than so much doors, quick-witted and sharp-tongued. As a pupil at Princeton, he's befriended by way of Padgett "Van" Vanderluyden, son of the wealthiest guy in the USA. Years later, whilst Landish and his son flip to Van for aid, he invitations them to his self-constructed fort and pulls them into his net of lies and deceit.

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