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The Bold and the Brave

The Bold and the Brave

A History of Women in Science and Engineering
by Monique Frize
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The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize, herself an engineer for over 40 years, introduces the reader to key concepts and debates that contextualize the obstacles women have faced and continue to face in the fields of scien …

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Canada's Religions

Canada's Religions

An Historical Introduction
by Robert Choquette
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With nine out of ten Canadians claiming a religious affiliation of some kind - Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Aboriginal, or one of dozens of other religions - faith has huge impact on our personal and social lives. In this book, Robert Choquette offers a comprehensive history of religion in Canada and examines the ongoing …

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A Trip to Labrador

A Trip to Labrador

by Kirby Walsh
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A Trip to Labrador contains the letters and journal of Edward Caldwell Moore, who accompanied Sir Wilfred Grenfell to Labrador in 1905 on the hospital ship Strathcona. A Presbyterian minister and professor at Harvard University, Moore writes of his impressions of the land and the people and of the difficulties of travel and communications. He descr …

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A Long, Dangerous Coastline

A Long, Dangerous Coastline

Shipwreck Tales from Alaska to California
by Anthony Dalton
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On September 8, 1923, seven US Navy destroyers rammed into jagged rocks on the California coast. Twenty-three sailors died that night. Five years earlier, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship Princess Sophia steamed into Vanderbilt Reef in Alaska’s Lynn Canal. When she sank, she took 353 people to their deaths. From San Francisco’s fog-bound Gol …

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The Graveyard of the Pacific

The Graveyard of the Pacific

Shipwreck Tales from the Depths of History
by Anthony Dalton
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On January 22, 1906, the passenger ship Valencia lost her way in heavy fog and rain and rammed into the deadly rocks at Pachena Point on the west coast of Vancouver Island. As the wreck was shattered by the pounding waves, the survivors clung desperately to the rigging. Few made it the short distance to shore through the frigid and turbulent waves …

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The Discovery of Weather

The Discovery of Weather

Stephen Saxby, the tumultuous birth of weather forecasting, and Saxby's Gale of 1869
by Jerry Lockett
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In the mid-nineteenth century, the new science of weather forecasting was fraught with controversy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States, a bitter dispute about the nature of storms had raged for decades, and forecasting was hampered by turf wars then halted by the Civil War. Forecasters in England struggled with the scientific establ …

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Code Name Habbakuk

Code Name Habbakuk

A Secret Ship Made of Ice
by L.D. Cross
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In late 1942, Britain was desperate to win the ongoing Battle of the Atlantic. German U-boats had sunk hundreds of Allied ships containing millions of tons of cargo that was needed to continue the war effort. Prime Minister Churchill had to find a solution to the carnage or the Nazis would be victorious. With the support of Churchill and Lord Louis …

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Fire Canoes

Fire Canoes

Steamboats on Great Canadian Rivers
by Anthony Dalton
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Anson Northup, the first steamboat on the Canadian prairies, arrived in Fort Garry in 1859. Belching hot sparks and growling in fury, it was called "fire canoe" by the local Cree. The first steam-powered passenger vessel in Canada had begun service on the St. Lawrence River in 1809, and for the next 150 years, steamboats carried passengers and frei …

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In Those Days, At This Time

In Those Days, At This Time

Holiness and History in the Jewish Calendar
by Eliezer Segal
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Eliezer Segal's approach to Jewish history and tradition is light-hearted and humorous. In Those Days, At This Time is a collection of entertaining short essays that explores the intricate framework of sacred days and times that make up the Jewish festival calendar. Each piece is devoted to an occasion in the cycle of sacred seasons. With such intr …

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The Way It Was

The Way It Was

Vignettes from My One-Room Schools
by Edith Van Kleek, edited by Thelma Jo Dobson
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"On the Monday morning that the school opened, it was anything but lonely! The schoolyard was full of children. I looked at the bell on my desk and thought "This bell is mine to ring! I am the teacher!" At nine o'clock I grasped the bell firmly by the handle, leaned out the door, and rang loud and clear. Twenty-seven children rushed in through the …

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The Man Who Invented Gender

The Man Who Invented Gender

Engaging the Ideas of John Money
by Terry Goldie
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A controversial figure, innovative scholar, and ardent advocate for sexual liberation, sexologist John Money opened a new field of research in sexual science and gave currency to medical ideas about human sexuality. This book offers, for the first time, a balanced and probing textual analysis of this pioneering scholar’s writing to assess Money …

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The Game of Our Lives

The Game of Our Lives

by Peter Gzowski
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In this bestselling timeless classic, Peter Gzowski recounts the 1980-81 season he spent travelling around the NHL circuit with the Edmonton Oilers. These were the days when the young Oilers, led by a teenaged Wayne Gretzky, were poised on the edge of greatness, and about to blaze their way into the record books and the consciousness of a nation. W …

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Bugaboo Dreams

Bugaboo Dreams

A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains
by Topher Donahue
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Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure.

The tale begins when two childhood friends-Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair-leave postwar Aust …

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Creating Citizens

Creating Citizens

History and Identity in Alberta's Schools, 1905 to1980
by Amy von Heyking
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How does one learn to be a good citizen? A good Canadian? Creating Citizens looks at the role schools have played in creating and sustaining a sense of Canadian identity for generations of Alberta students. History and social studies classes, more than others, are designed to prepare young students for meaningful citizenship and address issues of i …

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The Railway Beat

The Railway Beat

A Century of Canadian Pacific Police Service
by David Laurence Jones
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Canadian Pacific at its apex operated the most expansive and comprehensive transportation system the world has ever seen, before or since. Vast amounts of freight and multitudes of people, including some of the 20th century's most important and celebrated personalities, moved seamlessly back and forth on the North American continent and across the …

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Sir John Franklin

Sir John Franklin

Expeditions to Destiny
by Anthony Dalton
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After Royal Navy captain Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in 1846 while seeking the Northwest Passage, the search for his two ships, Erebus and Terror, and survivors of his expedition became one of the most exhaustive quests of the 19th century. Despite tantalizing clues, the ships were never found, and the fate of Franklin’s expeditio …

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Flying on Instinct

Flying on Instinct

Canada's Bush Pilot Pioneers
by L.D. Cross
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They were nicknamed Snow Eagle, Flying Knight, Bush Angel, Punch, Doc and Wop. They worked in open cockpits and flew through cold, snow and fog without the benefit of radios, maps or weather reports. They flew over the Barrens, frozen lakes, boreal forests and mountain ranges by dead reckoning and line of sight. They landed on makeshift runways, gl …

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Cultural Industries.ca

Cultural Industries.ca

Making Sense of Canadian Media in the Digital Age
edited by Ira Wagman & Peter Urquhart
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Canada's creative industries encompass book, periodical, and newspaper publishing; radio and television broadcasting; the music industry; video game production; filmmaking and video production; telecommunications; and the new media. These industries represent a major sector in the Canadian economy and exert a profound influence on many aspects of C …

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Charlie Baker George

Charlie Baker George

The Story of SABENA OOCBG
by Frank Tibbo
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Additional information from two survivors and two Sabena pilots compliment this popular bestseller. In the cold dark of an early September morning, the crew and passengers of a Sabena Airlines DC4, flight OOCBG, were brutally hurled into an experience that killed many of them and tested the strength of the survivors to incredible limits. The story …

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Fat-Back & Molasses

Fat-Back & Molasses

by Ivan Jesperson
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Fat-back & Molasses is a collection of favourite old recipes from Newfoundland & Labrador.

In addition to the homespun recipes, this book contains sketches and stories that also give a deep insight into the culture and life of a people very much in communion with nature and the joy of life.

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Inventing Academic Freedom

Inventing Academic Freedom

The 1968 Strax Affair at the University of New Brunswick
by Peter C. Kent
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In 1968, there was political ferment everywhere. In Paris, students were in the streets. In the U.S., civil rights, the Vietnam War, and protests against the draft brought out millions. In this atmosphere, a young Jewish-American professor in the quiet town of Fredericton, New Brunswick sparked a controversy that established the principles of acade …

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Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

Inuit Education and Schools in the Eastern Arctic

by Heather E. McGregor
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Since the mid-twentieth century, sustained contact between Inuit and newcomers has led to profound changes in education in the Eastern Arctic, including the experience of colonization and progress toward the re-establishment of traditional education in schools. Heather McGregor assesses developments in the history of education in four periods – t …

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Japan's Motorcycle Wars

Japan's Motorcycle Wars

An Industry History
by Jeffrey W. Alexander
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For decades the crown jewels of Japan’s postwar manufacturing industry, motorcycles remain one of Japan’s top exports. Japan’s Motorcycle Wars assesses the historical development and societal impact of the motorcycle industry, from the influence of motor sports on vehicle sales in the early 1900s to the postwar developments that led to the ma …

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Reforming Japan

Reforming Japan

The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in the Meiji Period
by Elizabeth Dorn Lublin
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In 1902 the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) petitioned the Japanese government to stop rewarding good deeds with the bestowal of sake cups. Alcohol production and consumption, its members argued, harmed individuals, endangered public welfare, and wasted vital resources. This campaign was part of a wide-ranging reform program to eliminat …

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Teachers' Schools and the Making of the Modern Chinese Nation-State, 1897-1937

Teachers' Schools and the Making of the Modern Chinese Nation-State, 1897-1937

by Xiaoping Cong
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During the educational and social transformations in politically tumultuous early twentieth-century China, Chinese teacher's schools played a critical role. They were a force in the changes that swept Chinese society, bridging Chinese and Western ideals, empowering women, and contributing to rural modernization. This innovative account examines the …

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Live Souls

Live Souls

Citizens and Volunteers of Civil War Spain
by Serge Alternês & Alec Wainman
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Live Souls presents 210 of the numerous photos that Alec Wainman took in the midst of the Spanish Civil War, and his personal story of his time as a volunteer member of the British Medical Unit. Until the present only a small number of his photos have appeared in a few historical books, where they have been valued for their insight into the trouble …

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West to the Bay

West to the Bay

by Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
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In 1750, Thomas Gunn, along with three friends, join the Hudson's Bay Company and sail from Stromness on the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland to York Factory fort on Hudson's Bay. They believe they are starting a new and exciting life in what is called Rupert's Land, but tragedy follows them, striking for the first time on the ship.

At the fort …

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Whistle Posts West

Whistle Posts West

Railway Tales from British Columbia, Alberta, and Yukon
by Mary Trainer; Brian Antonson & Rick Antonson, foreword by Don Evans
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Everybody has a train story. Whether it comes from a distant relative who worked on the railways or from a family train trip that formed a lasting impression of the Canadian landscape, trains inspire a sense of wonder and nostalgia. They are embedded in the history of Canada as a whole and western Canada in particular, and for generations they were …

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Bloom

Bloom

by Michael Lista
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Bloom is the electrifying debut collection from one of our best emerging poets. If a studio technician could "remix" poems by modern and contemporary poets so they retold the story of the Manhattan Project from the viewpoint of Louis Slotin, simultaneously putting Robert Lowell in whispered conversation with Ted Hughes, as vocalized by a Canadian p …

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Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol 2: Notre Dame Bay to Petty Harbour

Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol 2: Notre Dame Bay to Petty Harbour

by Calvin Evans
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The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the culture—the history of Newfoundland and Labrador has been shaped and witnessed from the deck of sea-going vessels, and those vessels were sparred with local timbers, planked and rigged by the hands of our master shipbuilders. In this companion volume to its highly successful predecessor, author Calv …

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Almost Home

Almost Home

The Sinking of the S. S. Caribou
by Jennifer Morgan
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In the early hours of October 14, 1942, under cover of darkness, the German submarine U-69 torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry SS Caribou off the southwest coast of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

Now, seventy years later, writer and artist Jennifer Morgan recreates that eventful night in full colour. These vivid illustrations, in comic book form …

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Charcot in Morocco

Charcot in Morocco

by Jean-Martin Charcot, translated by Toby Gelfand
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Charcot in Morocco is the first-ever publication of Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot’s travel diary of his 1887 trip to Morocco. Considered the father of neuropathology, Charcot (1825–1893) is a seminal character in the history of neurology and psychology. His Moroccan travel diary includes his “objective” observations of the local Jewish community …

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Summit Series '72

Summit Series '72

Eight games that put Canada on top of world hockey
by Richard Brignall
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It wasn't until Canadian teams started losing in international tournaments in the mid 1950s that an epic hockey rivalry between Canada and the Soviet Union began. Canadians believed hockey was
"their game." So Canadians were in for a rude awakening when they lost Game One of the 1972 Summit Series to the Soviets. The eight-game tournament quickly …

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Maurice Richard

Maurice Richard

The Most Amazing Hockey Player Ever
by Chris Robinson
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Maurice Richard was the greatest hockey player of the 20th century. He was also the most popular and respected hero of French-speaking Canadians. His career paralleled the dramatic changes that occurred in Quebec after the Second World War, when the Quebecois people asserted their equality and their rights.

This new biography of Richard records his …

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East Coast NHLers

East Coast NHLers

The stories of the lives and careers of players from the Maritimes and Newfoundland
by Paul White
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Only in the 1960s did NHL teams start to look for hockey talent east of Quebec. Then the stream of talented players started, culminating with the record-breaking achievements of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia's Sidney Crosby.

Here are the stories of a dozen NHL hockey players who learned the game in communities on Canada's East Coast. They came from all …

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A Mind at Sea

A Mind at Sea

Henry Fry and the Glorious Era of Quebec's Sailing Ships
by John Fry
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A Mind at Sea is an intimate window into a vanished time when Canada was among the world's great maritime countries. Between 1856 and 1877, Henry Fry was the Lloyd's agent for the St. Lawrence River, east of Montreal. The harbour coves below his home in Quebec were crammed with immense rafts of cut wood, the river's shoreline sprawled with yards wh …

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Voyage of the Iceberg

Voyage of the Iceberg

The Story of the Iceberg that Sank the Titanic
by Richard Brown
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This is the story of the most famous iceberg of all time--the iceberg that has gripped the imagination of the world, that humbled human technology and dramatized the wonders and dangers of the North Atlantic Ocean.

Author Richard Brown uses the iceberg's story to present the natural history of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic at the turn of …

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Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and

Master Shipbuilders of Newfoundland and

by Calvin Evans
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The fishery, the seal cull, the settlement, the culture—the history of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has been shaped and witnessed from the deck of sea-going vessels, and those vessels were sparred with local timbers, planked and rigged by the hands of our master shipbuilders. From east to west, north to south, Calvin Evans covers eve …

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Great Maritime Achievers in Science and Technology

Great Maritime Achievers in Science and Technology

by George MacBeath
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Generations of practical and ingenious Maritimers have given the word great things. Since the mid-nineteenth century, scientists have fanned out into the world from colleges and universities that are among the oldest in North America. Great Maritime Achievers in Science and Technology brings together the achievements of more than 30 of these trail- …

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Quarantined

Quarantined

Life and Death at William Head Station, 1872-1959
by Peter Johnson
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Vancouver Island in the late nineteenth century was a major port of entry for people from all walks of life. But for many, the sense of hope that had sustained them through rough sea voyages came to an abrupt halt as soon as they reached land. Quarantined is the heart-wrenching true story of the thousands of forgotten people who arrived on our shor …

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Development Derailed

Development Derailed

Calgary and the CPR , 1962–64
by Max Foran
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In June of 1962, the Canadian Pacific Railway announced a proposal to redevelop part of its reserved land in the heart of downtown Calgary. In an effort to bolster its waning revenues and to redefine its urban presence, the CPR proposed a multimillion dollar development project that included retail, office, and convention facilities, along with a m …

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The Chaplain

The Chaplain

by Paul Almond
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The Prime Minister gives permission for John Alford to board a tramp steamer crammed with a thousand young enlistees bound for adventure in the Boer War. They steam across a stormy Atlantic into a year of dusty, disease-ridden battles in South Africa - the first engagement by Canadian Forces on foreign soil. He and his courageous comrades endure fr …

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The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim

by Paul Almond
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In 1896, young rector Jack Alford is sent to the implacable, granite shores of Labrador on the vast St. Lawrence River. Hazards imperil his life as he travels this harsh 450-mile coastline by boat and dogsled, to visit his far-flung parishioners. Jack also manages to rescue a cook from the crew of a schooner to keep him company on his travels. In t …

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English-Speaking Justice

English-Speaking Justice

by George Grant, foreword by Robin Lathangue
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George Grant's magnificent four-part meditation sums up much that is central to his own thought, including a critique of modern liberalism, an analysis of John Rawls's Theory of Justice, and insights into the larger Western philosophical tradition.

This edition contains an introduction by Grant scholar Dr Robin Lathangue.

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On All Frontiers

On All Frontiers

Four Centuries of Canadian Nursing
edited by Christina Bates; Dianne Dodd & Nicole Rousseau
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Nursing has a long and varied history in Canada. Since the founding of the first hospital by the Augustine nuns in 1637, nurses have contributed greatly to Canadians' quality of life.

On All Frontiers is a comprehensive history of Canadian nursing. Editors Christina Bates, Dianne Dodd, and Nicole Rousseau have brought together a vast body of researc …

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What We Learned

What We Learned

Two Generations Reflect on Tsimshian Education and the Day Schools
by Helen Raptis, with members of the Tsimshian Nation
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The legacy of residential schools has haunted Canadians, yet little is known about the day and public schools where most Indigenous children were sent to be educated. In What We Learned, two generations of Tsimshian students – elders born in the 1930s and 1940s and middle-aged adults born in the 1950s and 1960s – add their recollections of atte …

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Inside The Mental

Inside The Mental

Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD
by Kay Parley
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Before she became a psychiatric nurse at "The Mental" in the 1950s, Kay Parley was a patient there, as were the father she barely remembered and the grandfather she'd never met. Part memoir, part history, and beautifully written, Inside The Mental offers an episodic journey into the stigma, horror, and redemption that she found within the instituti …

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Madness in Buenos Aires

Patients, Psychiatrists and the Argentine State, 1880-1983
by Jonathan Ablard
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Madness in Buenos Aires examines the interactions between psychiatrists, patients, and their families, and the national state in modern Argentina. This book offers a fresh interpretation of the Argentine state's relationship to modernity and social change during the twentieth century, while also examining the often contentious place of psychiatry i …

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The Viandier of Taillevent

The Viandier of Taillevent

An edition of all extant manuscripts
edited by Terrence Scully
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This volume is the first to present all four extant manuscripts of the Viandier de Taillevent. The texts of the 220 recipes are in their original French and a complete English translation is provided. Variants between the four manuscripts represent more than a century of modifications in gastronomic tastes and culinary practices in French seigneuri …

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The Politics of Access

University Education and Nation Building in Nigeria, 1948-2000
by Ogechi E. Anyanwu
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Access to university education in Africa was inadequate during the colonial period. With independence, various African countries moved away from the elitist colonial education system by embarking on programs designed to provide education to all, regardless of class, ethnicity, or creed. Nowhere in Africa has the question of access to university edu …

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