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    By John Ralston Saul

    In Reflections of a Siamese dual, Saul turns his eye from a reinterpretation of the Western international to an exam of Canada itself. stuck up in crises-political, monetary, and social-Canada keeps to flounder, not able to unravel or perhaps fairly determine its difficulties. in its place, we assert absolute ameliorations among ourselves: we're English or we're French; Natives or Europeans; early immigrants or newly arrived, from the east or from the west. Or we bow to ideologies and deny all ameliorations within the identify of nationalism, harmony, or equality. In a startling workout in reorientation, John Ralston Saul is sensible of Canadian myths-real, fake, denied-and reconciles them with the truth of today's politics, tradition, and economics.

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  • Download E-books A People's History of Quebec PDF

    Revealing a little-known a part of North American heritage, this full of life consultant tells the interesting story of the payment of the St. Lawrence Valley. It additionally tells of the Montreal and Quebec-based explorers and investors who traveled, mapped, and inhabited a really huge a part of North the USA, and “embrothered the peoples” they met, as Jack Kerouac wrote.Connecting daily life to the occasions that emerged as historic turning issues within the lifetime of a humans, this ebook sheds new mild on Quebec’s 450-year history––and at the historic forces that lie at the back of its contemporary efforts to realize independence.

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  • Download E-books True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada PDF

    By Michael Ignatieff

    An quick nationwide bestseller upon booklet, True Patriot Love is a passionate and insightful examine what it capability to be Canadian, through the fellow who leads the Liberal celebration of Canada, in addition to an intimate exploration of Ignatieff's father's kinfolk roots.

    In 1872, Ignatieff's nice grandfather, George Munro supply, set out with Sandford Fleming to map the railway line that might hyperlink Canada from coast to coast. Ignatieff's grandfather, William Lawson provide, got here domestic from the 1st international conflict believing that Canada had earned the best to name itself an self reliant country. yet Ignatieff's uncle, George provide, writer of the vintage Lament for a Nation, believed that Canada had long past from colony to kingdom and again to colony--of the us.

    With an identical novelistic aptitude glaring in The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff blends historical past and love of state and culture into an unforgettable relations memoir.

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  • Download E-books The Wars PDF

    By Timothy Findley

    Wiki quote: The Wars is a 1977 novel by means of Timothy Findley that tells the tale of a tender Canadian officer in global conflict I. Nineteen-year-old Robert Ross attempts to flee either his grief over his sister's dying and the social norms of oppressive Victorian upper-class society by means of enlisting within the nice battle. he's fast drawn into the insanity of warfare and commits "a final determined act to claim his dedication to lifestyles in the course of death." Years later, a historian attempts to piece jointly how he got here to devote this act, utilizing a mix of kinds and sources.

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  • Download E-books Rails to the Atlantic: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces PDF

    Persist with Rails to the Atlantic via japanese Canada’s railway historical past. stopover at preserved railway stations in numerous states of use, or absorb the structure of the grand period of station development in Quebec urban, Halifax, and St. John’s. Board scenic railway tours at the Orford exhibit or Le teach du Massif de Charlevoix, or commute to through Rail's locations in distant northern Quebec.

    Rail trails lead throughout the Laurentian mountains and Quebec’s japanese Townships. Museums convey Newfoundland’s vibrant railway background, whereas Canada’s biggest railway apparatus reveal lies close to Montreal. remarkable railway inns comprise the Fairmont Le Ch?teau Montebello and the Algonquin lodge, in addition to the lovely Chateau-style station inn at McAdam, New Brunswick. frequently forgotten are the railway bridges and trestles, attractive feats of engineering that reach throughout huge valleys and churning rivers, the development of which occasionally resulted in lethal results. Lesser-known sights, similar to roundhouses and worker housing, are profiled to aid deliver the railway period again to lifestyles.

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  • Download E-books Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir PDF

    By Wayne Johnston, Alice van Straalen

    During this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the humans, where, the politics-and illuminates his family's tale with the entire strength and drama he dropped at his brilliant novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

    Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went from being sea-fearing farmers to sea-faring fishermen." each one new release resolves to flee the hardships of lifestyles at sea, yet their connection to this beautifully appealing yet harsh land is as everlasting because the rugged coastline, and the separations that consequence among generations might be as inevitable because the winters they undergo. Unfulfilled desires hang-out this kin historical past and make Baltimore's Mansion an exciting and alluring publication.

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  • Download E-books Who Is Bugs Potter? PDF

    By Gordon Korman

    An unknown drummer performs with well-known rock teams - ans sends the croud right into a frenzy ... scheming burglars attempt to steak a film star's fantastic ermerald - and are foiled through a phantom intruder... a countrywide highschool live performance explodes right into a rebellion ... What has all this to do with Dave "Bugs" Potter of purple River excessive in Winnipeg? Even he's unsure, yet his uprorious antics can have you giggling via each one loopy episode.

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  • Download E-books Stephen Harper PDF

    By John Ibbitson

    The authoritative biography of Stephen Harper, to be released at the eve of the subsequent election.
    As one of many vital top ministers within the lifetime of our state, Stephen Harper has reshaped Canada right into a extra conservative nation, a metamorphosis that his competitors tacitly admit is not really reversed. He has made executive smaller, justice harder, and provinces extra self sufficient, whether or not they are looking to be or now not. below its twenty second major minister, Canada exhibits the area a plainer, tougher face. those that compliment Harper aspect to the Conservatives' skillful financial administration, the amazing new alternate agreements, the tax cuts and the balanced price range, the reformed immigration procedure, the uncompromising defence of Israel and Ukraine, and the struggle opposed to terrorism. Critics--pointing to punitive punishments, muzzled scientists, attacks at the judiciary, and contempt for parliament--accuse the Harper executive of being autocratic, secretive and cruel.
    But what concerning the guy? during this definitive new biography, the Globe and Mail's John Ibbitson explores the lifetime of an important Canadian of our times--his suburban early life, the challenge that brought on Stephen Harper to give up college for 3 years, the forces that formed his tempestuous courting with Reform chief Preston Manning, how Laureen Harper affects her husband, his devotion to his children--and his cats. Ibbitson explains how this shy, closed, introverted loner united a fractured conservative move, defeated a Liberal hegemony, and got down to reshape the state. With exceptional entry to resources, years of study and writing, and a intensity of perception that has made him the most revered voices in journalism, John Ibbitson provides an intimate, precise portrait of a guy who has remained an enigma to supporters and enemies alike. Now that enigma is published, in a masterful exploration of Stephen Harper, the baby-kisser and the guy.

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  • Download E-books Last Canadian Beer: The Moosehead Story PDF

    By Harvey Sawler

    That includes vital insights from the company's present executives and staff, final Canadian Beer: The Moosehead tale is not just a desirable corporation heritage, but in addition a candid examine how a small New Brunswick enterprise continues to be aggressive in a tricky international industry. whereas different Canadian beer manufacturers in the past bought out to American and ecu pursuits, Moosehead has remained fiercely self sustaining. It hasn't been effortless: kin dynamics and fiscal pressures will continually pose a problem to the Moosehead model. And in an age the place a handful of foreign brewing giants keep watch over the beer company, Moosehead's persevered luck isn t assured. yet lower than the Olands relations s decided and cautious management, the longer term at Moosehead turns out as vivid because it ever has. final Canadian Beer is the extraordinary tale of a time-honoured company, a posh family members, and a cherished beer.

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