Download Mavericks: Canadian Rebels, Renegades and Anti-Heroes by Peter C. Newman PDF

By Peter C. Newman

Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself within the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has chosen his such a lot evocative writing approximately these Canadians who run opposed to the grain at the grandest scale, together with Conrad Black, Garth Drabinsky, the Eaton boys, Louis Riel, Robert Campeau and Peter Nygard. on the planet of politics, he is taking on Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, René Lévesque, invoice Vander Zalm and Lucien Bouchard. He additionally features a vignette approximately John Diefenbaker from his publication Renegade in strength, which Robert Fulford at Saturday evening stated “transformed political books and to some degree political writing during this country.”

Mavericks, including its significant other quantity, Heroes, makes up the last word Newman, taking pictures his most sensible and such a lot provocative phrases in the course of a profession that spans greater than fifty years.

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Download Fodor's Montreal & Quebec City 2014 by Fodor's PDF

By Fodor's

Montreal and Quebec urban are valuable locations for American tourists: a nook of France in North the United States. This e-book consultant, with wealthy colour photos all through, captures the French-speaking towns' common charm, from sidewalk cafés to iciness activities and standard French cuisine.

Expanded insurance: New resort and eating place techniques were additional all through Montreal and Quebec urban. Plus our insurance of the encircling areas, specifically the area round the japanese Townships and Outaouais, has been improved.

Discerning suggestions: Fodor's Montreal & Quebec urban publication deals savvy suggestion and suggestions from neighborhood writers to assist tourists utilize their stopover at. Fodor's selection designates our greatest alternatives, from lodges to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" charges from fellow tourists supply necessary insights.
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: every one Fodor's go back and forth advisor is researched and written via neighborhood specialists.

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Download The Illustrated History of Canada by Craig Brown PDF

By Craig Brown

First released in 1987, The Illustrated background of Canada used to be the 1st finished, authoritative one-volume heritage of the rustic. It featured chapters by way of seven of Canada's top historians and hundreds of thousands of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and images. jointly, those components created a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest instances to yesterday's information. Now The Illustrated heritage of Canada has been absolutely up to date to convey readers into the twenty-first century, with new fabric on such themes because the upward thrust of small executive, the popularity of fatherland claims, Canada's position within the post-Cold battle "peace," and the 2011 federal election. greater than ever, The Illustrated background of Canada is a must have reference consultant for all Canadians attracted to the heritage - and the longer term - of our nation. participants contain Ramsay prepare dinner (emeritus, York University), Christopher Moore (Toronto writer), Desmond Morton (McGill University), Arthur Ray (emeritus, collage of British Columbia), Peter Waite (emeritus, Dalhousie University), and Graeme Wynn (University of British Columbia).

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Download Quebec by Alain G. Gagnon PDF

By Alain G. Gagnon

Qu?©bec: country and Society, 3rd version acts as a replicate to a society that maintains to rework itself, that adjusts to adjustments happening at the foreign scene, whereas supplying an knowing of Qu?©bec's particular adventure in the global. This thoroughly revised version consists of 22 unique and entire essays on key matters and subject matters that represent present-day Qu?©bec politics, written through well-known and largely released experts in components as assorted as political technology, sociology, economics, demography, and historical past. for that reason, this booklet offers a whole account the old and modern Qu?©bec surroundings and provides premises for advancements to return. This variation distinguishes itself via featuring 5 major subject matters for surveying the Qu?©bec situation, each one with its personal part. the 1st of those, "Qu?©bec this day: reminiscence, id, and Pluralism", includes essays on historic and modern id narratives and counter-narratives in Qu?©bec, together with aboriginal/state debates. "Governance" explores problems with Qu?©bec public management, business-government family members, and federal and diplomacy. "Political events and Social routine" discusses a chain of basic questions about the function exercised via many of the parts of civil society in Qu?©bec, starting from the relevance of political events to the variety of social events. "Education, Language, and Immigration" delves into advancements in long-standing matters on the middle of the problem of pluralism in Qu?©bec. "Territoriality, Globalization, and diplomacy" tackles questions confronted via each modern society and proposes new arenas for study for Qu?©bec.

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Download The Geese of Beaver Bog by Bernd Heinrich PDF

By Bernd Heinrich

Whilst award-winning author and biologist Bernd Heinrich grew to become the unwitting -- yet doting -- foster mum or dad of an lovable gosling named Peep, he was once drawn into her global. And so, with a scientist''s education and a nature lover''s boundless enthusiasm, he got down to comprehend the travails and triumphs of the Canada ducks residing within the beaver lavatory adjoining to his domestic. within the ducks of Beaver lavatory, Heinrich takes his readers via dust, icy waters, and overgrown sedge hummocks to solve the mysteries in the back of heated battles, suspicious nest raids, jealous outbursts, and extra. With deft perception and infectious stable humor, he sheds mild on how ducks reside and why they behave as they do. faraway from staid or predictable, the lives of ducks are choked with experience and entire of surprises. Illustrated all through with Heinrich''s trademark sketches and that includes attractive four-color images, The ducks of Beaver bathroom is an element love tale, half technological know-how test, and absolutely pleasant.

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Download Ontario, 1610-1985 : a political and economic history by Randall White PDF

By Randall White

If Ontario is the land that's ours to find, then without doubt Randall White has written a booklet of discovery. Ontario 1610--1985 fulfills the necessity for a entire textual content that chronicles the historical past of 1 of the founding provinces of Confederation, a province that has supplied an important legacy for Canada. Ontario 1610--1985 is for the final reader and a useful textual content for lecturers and scholars of Canadian and Ontario heritage. Randall White concentrates his account of Ontario's prior and current at the political and fiscal occasions that experience formed the province. The e-book is supplemented with annotated pictures and illustrations that spotlight the social and cultural context.

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Download The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant PDF

By John Vaillant

Whilst a shattered kayak and camping out equipment are discovered on an uninhabited island within the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a secret surrounding a surprising 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. whilst his night's paintings was once performed, a special Sitka spruce, one hundred sixty five toes 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 guts of North America's final nice woodland.

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Download A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by John David Hamilton PDF

By John David Hamilton

Winnipeg was once Canada's first vital urban within the west and was once the provision element for different prairie towns like Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, or even far away Vancouver. It exploded from a village of 2,700 humans in 1877 to a completely smooth city of 100,000 in exactly thirty years and by way of then had a college, newspapers, publishing corporations, a tremendous theatre, and a colourful mass of immigrants who flooded in to open up the West. growing to be Winnipeg used to be served with paddle-wheelers at the purple River, purple River ox carts, a Canadian-owned railway to St. Paul, Minnesota, and at last the CPR linking Montreal with the west coast. A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial influence of Winnipeg's vibrant, dramatic, and comparatively short historical past, compiled and with remark by means of John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over 100 beautiful black-and-white photos checklist the early days of the town and hint many of the dramatic occasions that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago."

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