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- Greystone Books 2015; US$ 19.95
The best views, biking, beaches, and outings for kids--they're all here in an updated edition of the Lower Mainland?s favourite guidebook for day-trippers, described in the clear, upbeat, observant prose that is Jack's trademark. From Delta to Whistler, West Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs, detailed directions (including driving distances and times,... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2008; US$ 19.99
The award-winning, bestselling author of While Canada Slept gives his view of a country wasted on Canadians. What is national character? What makes the Americans, the British, the French, the Russians, and the Chinese who they are? In this homogenized world, where globalization is a byword for a deadening sameness, why do peoples who live in the... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 24.99
Updated to 2007, including Canada?s war on terrorism. Is Canada really ?a peaceable kingdom? with ?an unmilitary people?? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war ? there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote. From the shrewd tactics of Canada?s First Nations to... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 26.95
Each of these essays begins with the words ?A Canadian is . . .?. Each one is very different, producing a fascinating book for all thinking Canadians. Irvin Studin is an idealistic young Canadian who wanted to do something extraordinary for his country. So he decided to approach leading Canadians ? he calls them ?sages? ? to tell us what they believe... more...
- Tundra 2009; US$ 9.95
The last place in North America where black people and white people could not sit down together to share a cup of coffee in a restaurant was not in the Deep South. It was in the small, sleepy Ontario town of Dresden. Dresden is the site of Uncle Tom?s Cabin. Slaves who made their way north through the Underground Railroad created the thriving Dawn... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 14.95
Last November America elected its first black president. Canada, too, went to the polls that month. The difference for the two nations was remarkable: Americans had a clear choice between an indecisive, has-been who represented at best more of the same and a progressive, eloquent, African American, the first ever black presidential candidate. As Ibbitson... more...
- Ulysses Press 2009; US$ 11.95
“This is the Michael Jordan of books.? —Adam Carolla “Completely and totally unwittingly, Paul Koehorst and Jacob Lentz have written perhaps the most important new business book since Who Moved My Cheese? ? —Jim Cramer, Mad Money with Jim Cramer Like ?em, hate ?em or simply too busy to deal with ?em, you?re going to end up face to face with... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 20.95
This book shines a light of devastating clarity on French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s, when young elites were raised to be pro-fascist, and democratic and liberal were terms of criticism. The model leaders to be admired were good Catholic dictators like Mussolini, Salazar in Portugal, Franco in Spain, and especially Pétain, collaborator... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2005; US$ 22.50
Visiteurs et résidants s'accordent aujourd'hui pour affirmer que Montréal est une ville où il fait bon vivre et que cela tient, entre autres, à son «caractère patrimonial». Si plusieurs se souviennent, tous ne savent cependant pas qu'il a fallu plus de trente ans de luttes urbaines pour fonder cette image... more...