John Diefenbaker: An Appointment with Destiny (Quest Biography)

By Arthur Slade

On the age of 9, John Diefenbaker introduced, "I'm going to be major minister while I develop up." He by no means overpassed his aim. Diefenbaker used to be top minister of Canada from 1957-1963. He believed in social justice, commencing up the North, and making issues larger 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 warfare, undercover agent scandals, and the Cuban Missile obstacle - while the realm appeared near to nuclear war.

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Battlefields of Canada

By Mary Beacock Fryer

Battlefields of Canada encompasses approximately three hundred years of historical past and contours 16 of the main major Canadian battles in addition to probably the most comedian or extraordinary. Profusely illustrated with sketches, images, and specific maps, every one bankruptcy units the context of the conflict when it comes to the fight of which it used to be half, after which describes the hour-by-hour occasions. a quick end to every bankruptcy assesses the implications for the victors and losers, assigning its position in Canadian heritage. A chronology presents a finished checklist of each Canadian conflict because the early 1600s.

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Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI (Stories of Canada)

By John Wilson

Short-listed for the 2009 crimson Maple Award for Non-Fiction, OLA woodland of interpreting and recommended for the 2009 OLA most sensible Bets

This ebook provides the tale and problems with the 1st global battle in a transparent, concise and goal demeanour, followed on each web page via pictures, unique sketches or maps. Focussing on social in addition to political matters with a Canadian standpoint, Wilson offers the problems of the struggle with intensity and compassion. This publication could be a truly great tool for educators in explaining the hows and whys of this most crucial period.

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Blackouts to Bright Lights: Canadian War Bride Stories

By Barbara Ladouceur, Phyllis Spence

During this best-seller, thirty-six Canadian warfare brides recount their early lives, their involvement in wartime tasks, the magical/funny moments after they met their Canadian husbands-to-be and their trips from Britain to Canada. The tales exhibit braveness and humour: traits that carried the battle brides throughout the tricky conflict years and that give a contribution to energetic examining this day.

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Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet: The world's major go back and forth consultant publisher

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier nationwide Parks is your passport to the main suitable, up to date suggestion on what to determine and bypass, and what hidden discoveries look ahead to you. pass mountaineering and camping out within the Backcountry in Banff; mountain-biking and horseback using in Jasper, or natural world recognizing in Glacier; all along with your relied on shuttle better half. Get to the guts of Banff, Jasper & Glacier nationwide Parks and commence your trip now!

Inside the Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier nationwide Parks Travel Guide:

  • User-friendly highlights and itineraries assist you tailor your journey for your own wishes and pursuits
  • Insider tips to save lots of time and cash and get round like an area, keeping off crowds and bother spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, cellphone numbers, web content, transit information, costs, emergency details, park seasonality, mountain climbing path junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, hassle degrees, and intervals
  • Focused at the most sensible - hikes, drives, and biking excursions
  • Honest reports for all budgets - consuming, dozing, camping out, sight-seeing, going out, buying, summer season and wintry weather actions, and hidden gemstones that the majority guidebooks leave out
  • Contextual insights provide you with a richer, extra lucrative trip event - historical past, geology, flora and fauna, and conservation
  • Over 52 full-color path and park maps and full-color photographs all through
  • Useful positive aspects - commute with childrens, garments and gear, and Day and in a single day Hikes
  • Covers Banff nationwide Park, Jasper nationwide Park, Glacier nationwide Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis kingdom, Lake O'Hara, Jasper city, Blackfeet Indian Reservation and extra

The excellent selection: Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier nationwide Parks, our such a lot complete advisor to those Canadian nationwide parks, is ideal for either exploring best points of interest and taking roads much less traveled.

Authors: Written and researched by way of Lonely Planet.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has develop into the world's top shuttle media corporation with guidebooks to each vacation spot, an award-winning web site, cellular and electronic commute items, and a committed vacationer neighborhood. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but in addition allows curious tourists to get off crushed paths to appreciate extra of the tradition of the locations within which they locate themselves.

TripAdvisor tourists' selection Awards winner in favourite shuttle consultant classification for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed

By John Vaillant

A story of obsession so fierce guy kills the object he loves such a lot: the single monstrous golden spruce on earth.

while a shattered kayak and tenting equipment are discovered on an uninhabited island within the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a secret surrounding a stunning act of protest. 5 months past, logger-turned-activist furnish Hadwin had plunged bare right into a river in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw. while his night's paintings was once performed, a special Sitka spruce, one hundred sixty five ft tall and lined with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. days later it fell.

As vividly as John Krakauer places readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the center of North America's final nice forest.

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How Rob Ford Happened: A History of the Toronto Mayor from the Pages of the National Post

Drawing on a wealth of articles written by way of by means of nationwide put up newshounds together with Christie Blatchford, Jonathan Kay, Andrew Coyne, Chris Selley and extra, How Rob Ford Happened examines the precipitous upward thrust and calamitous fall of 1 of the main debatable public figures in Canadian political background. From his early days as a crusading suburban urban councillor to his reign as Mayor of Toronto and his eventual crowning because the city’s clown prince, the National Post provides a background of Rob Ford with all of the indications, crimson flags, enthusiasms, controversies and scandals that experience ended in our present mayoral mess.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings

Mary Henley Rubio has spent over 20 years gaining knowledge of Montgomery’s lifestyles, and has prepare a entire and penetrating photo of this Canadian literary icon, ready in wealthy social context. huge interviews with those who knew Montgomery – her son, maids, pals, family members, all now deceased – are just a part of the fabric accumulated in a trip to appreciate Montgomery that took Rubio to Poland and the highlands of Scotland.

From Montgomery’s it appears idyllic youth in Prince Edward Island to her passion-filled formative years and younger maturity, to her felony fights as world-famous writer, to her shattering stories with motherhood and as spouse to a deeply afflicted guy, this attention-grabbing, intimate narrative of her existence will have interaction and delight.

From the Hardcover edition.

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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. merely letters from the remainder of their relations may well persist with because the Nazis closed in. in the course of the struggle years, letters stored coming to the southern Ontario farm the place Helen's small kinfolk realized to talk English, to be Canadian farmers, and to overlook they have been Jewish.

Helen didn't realize whilst the letters stopped coming, yet they surfaced intermittently until eventually she could not forget about them anymore. examining the letters replaced every thing. As her earlier refused to maintain silent, Helen the path of letters again to Europe to discover dwelling witnesses of what the letters similar. She has right here interwoven their tales and her personal in an engrossing narrative of anguish and rescue, survivor guilt and overcoming hindrances to intergenerational discussion a few tense earlier.

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