Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814

By Pierre Berton

The Canada–U.S. border used to be in flames because the battle of 1812 endured. York's parliament structures have been on fireplace, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the floor and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the yankee capital of Washington, a ways to the south, used to be positioned to the torch. The conflict of 1812 had develop into one of many 19th century's bloodiest struggles.

Flames around the Border is a compelling evocation of battle at its so much primeval point — the muddy fields, the frozen forests and the ominous waters the place males fought and died. Pierre Berton skilfully captures the braveness, decision and terror of the common soldier, giving new measurement and clean point of view to this early clash among the 2 rising countries of North the USA.

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The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada

By Chris Turner

A passionate and meticulously researched argument opposed to the Harper government's warfare on science

In this arresting and passionately argued indictment, award-winning journalist Chris Turner contends that Stephen Harper's assault on simple technological know-how, technological know-how communique, environmental rules, and the environmental NGO neighborhood is the main vicious attack ever waged by means of a Canadian executive at the primary ideas of the Enlightenment. From the closure of Arctic study stations as oil drilling starts off within the excessive Arctic to slashed examine budgets in agriculture, dramatic adjustments to the nation's fisheries coverage, and the muzzling of presidency scientists, Harper's executive has successfully dismantled Canada's long-standing medical culture. Drawing on interviews with scientists whose paintings has been halted by way of funds cuts and their colleagues in an NGO group more and more taken care of as an enemy of the nation, The struggle on Science paints a vibrant and damning portrait of a central authority that has deserted environmental stewardship and severed a nation.

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The Last Hiccup: A Novel

By Christopher Meades

Set in Nineteen Thirties Russia, this darkly funny, tragic, and eventually heroic novel tells the story of Vladimir, an eight-year-old Russian boy without notice with a prolonged case of the hiccups. He quickly reveals himself lively away to a Moscow medical institution through the recognized health professional Sergei Namestikov, who places him via a chain of extraordinary—and usually bizarre—treatments in order to discover a therapy. whilst Sergei’s leader clinical rival, the intense Alexander Afiniganov, discovers that underneath Vladimir’s clean eyes lurks a natural, unbridled evil, he is taking steps to take away the kid from well mannered society. deserted via every person yet his hiccups, Vladimir makes a decision to come back to the area he as soon as knew, encountering many unusual humans and events alongside the way in which. humorous, poignant, and surreal, this can be a shut examine the character of fine and evil jam-packed with a stunning forged of characters.

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White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

By Roger Litwiller

The brave, historical tale of an excellent scuffling with send of the second one global battle.

White Ensign Flying tells the tale of HMCS Trentonian, a Canadian corvette that fought U-Boats within the moment global warfare. Trentonian escorted convoys at the North Atlantic and during the lethal waters close to England and France. The send was once attacked via the american citizens in a friendly-fire incident in the course of Operation Neptune and later earned the doubtful contrast of being the final corvette sunk by way of the enemy.

Litwiller has interviewed some of the males who served in Trentonian and picked up their tales. Their exact own views are mixed with the authentic checklist of the send, giving an intimate perception into the lifetime of a sailor ― from the tedium of everyday life in a boat at sea to the fear of scuffling with in your existence in a sinking send.

Over 100 images from the non-public collections of the staff and armed forces files convey the tale of Trentonian to existence, illustrating this testomony to the send and the lads who served in it.

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Canadians

By Roy MacGregor

Who're we? In Canadians, one in every of Canada’s such a lot clever and loved writers maps our nationwide psyche in an excellent and bold paintings. Canadians is an pleasing portrait of this kingdom and its humans, via its historical past, pop culture, literature, game, panorama, and climate. In his pursuit of the Canadian nationwide id, MacGregor has travelled in every single place, taking our pulse, telling our tales. A glowing mixture of ancient, anecdotal, and reflective writing converges in a story that's terribly realized in its perceptions and light-weight in its delivery—all emblems of this notable writer’s work.

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Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul

By David Adams Richards

Hugely charged and profoundly vital, Incidents within the lifetime of Markus Paul is a brand new masterpiece from considered one of Canada’s maximum writers.

On a vivid morning in June 1985, a tender Micmac guy starts off his first day of work—but through midday he's lifeless, killed mysteriously within the fourth carry of the shipment send Lutheran. Hector Penniac have been making plans to visit college, maybe to review drugs. Roger Savage, a loner who has needed to make his personal method on the grounds that his early life, comes lower than suspicion of killing Hector over a union card and a morning’s paintings. whether he can’t relatively positioned it into phrases, Roger instantly sees the ways that Hector’s dying could be seen as symbolic, as greater than an remoted tragedy—and that he's stuck in a sequence of occasions that would develop into extra explosive with each one passing day.

The getting older leader of Hector’s band, Amos Paul, attempts to lessen the tensions raised by way of the research into Hector’s loss of life and its connection to a bunch of different simmering concerns, from territorial strains to fishing rights. His technique leads him into clash with Isaac Snow, a more youthful and extra dynamic guy whom many within the band would like to guide them—especially whilst the case draws press realization within the kind of an bold journalist named Max Doran, the 1st of many outsiders to carry his personal schedule and reasons onto the Micmac reserve. Joel Ginnish, Isaac’s risky and infrequently violent good friend, comes to a decision to deliver justice to Roger Savage whilst the professionals refuse to, blocking off the reserve that allows you to accomplish that. And even though might be nobody particularly skill for it to take place, quickly a unmarried incident grows ineluctably right into a predicament that engulfs an entire society, a complete province and in many ways an entire kingdom.

Twenty years later, RCMP officer Markus Paul—Chief Amos Paul’s grandson, who used to be fifteen years outdated whilst Hector was once killed—tries to piece jointly the clues surrounding Hector Penniac’s dying. The a long time have handed, and lots more and plenty concerning the case has been twisted past acceptance by means of the various ways in which assorted humans have sought to take advantage of it. yet, haunted by means of the earlier, Markus nonetheless struggles in the direction of a fact that would snap “those chains that had as soon as appeared very unlikely to break.” (290)

This is a singular that starts with an speedy from today’s headlines, and digs down into the marrow to discover the oldest issues we all know: homicide and betrayal, race and heritage, the brutal and chaotic forces that advisor the teams we're drawn into. not anything is one-sided in David Adams Richards’ world—even the main scheming characters have moments of grace, whereas the main benevolent are proven to have egocentric factors, or the necessity to sing their own praises their goodness. All are depicted with a virtually Biblical gravity, framed by way of an understated genius of storytelling that makes this novel right now either an totally gripping secret, and a extremely important rfile of Canada’s damaged prior and divided current.

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The Bear: A Novel

By Claire Cameron

A younger woman who needs to fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal endure assault during this "emotional journey de strength" (Megan Abbott)

While camping out together with her kinfolk on a distant island, five-year-old Anna awakes within the evening to the sound of screaming. A rogue black endure has entered the family's campsite and is attacking her parents.

At her loss of life mother's urging, Anna manages to get her brother into the family's canoe and paddle away. but if the canoe runs aground at the fringe of the woods, the sister and brother needs to conflict starvation, the weather, and a wasteland alive with possibility. misplaced and entirely on my own, they locate that their simply desire is living in Anna's fight to be courageous whilst not anything in her international turns out secure anymore.

Told within the blameless voice of a kid, THE undergo is a transporting story approximately love, loss, and the uncooked instincts that permit us to outlive.

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The Secret of the Crown: Canada's Affair With Royalty

By John Fraser

Award-winning journalist, writer, and royal authority John Fraser explores the patience and attract of the Crown in Canada. along with his trademark wit and crafty agility, Fraser appears on the Crown's evolution from the Age of Deference to the period of megastar to the current renowned revival. He examines the diversities among tribal monarchy and constitutional monarchy, the major roles of the governor normal and the lieutenant governor, and the media's insatiable urge for food for the Royal relations. ultimately, he speculates at the destiny reign of Charles, Prince of Wales, and will pay homage to Queen Elizabeth II on her Diamond Jubilee.

Erudite and hugely interesting, the key of the Crown deals a charming appraisal of Canada's long-standing affair with royalty. This quantity encompasses a lavish 32-page photograph insert to create a impressive visible background of the as soon as and destiny crown.

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1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die

By Patricia Schultz

it is the phenomenon: 1,000 areas to determine prior to You Die has 2.2 million copies in print and has spent a hundred and forty four weeks and hoping on The big apple Times bestseller list.

Now, transport in time for the hundreds of thousands of tourists heading out for summer season journeys, comes 1,000 locations to determine within the U.S.A. & Canada ahead of You Die. Sail the Maine Windjammers out of Camden. discover the gold-mining trails in Alaska's Denali desert. gather unique shells at the seashores of Captiva. Take a barbeque travel of Kansas City—from Arthur Bryant's to Gates to B.B.'s Lawnside to Danny Edward's to LC's to Snead's. there is the ice lodge in Quebec, the good Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, cowboy poetry readings, what to do in Louisville after the Derby's over, and for each urban, dozens of unforeseen feedback and crucial destinations.

The ebook is equipped via area, and subject-specific indices within the again kind the e-book by means of interest—wilderness, nice eating, top shorelines, world-class museums, activities and adventures, street journeys, and extra. there is additionally an index that breaks out the easiest locations for households with youngsters. Following each one access is the nuts and bolts: addresses, web pages, mobilephone numbers, bills, top instances to visit.

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