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Almost a Great Escape

By Tyler Trafford

Winner of the W. O. Mitchell Award, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction, and the Alberta Readers' Choice Award

Following his mother's death in 2004, Tyler Trafford discovers an album of old letters and creased photographs that reveal a mother he never knew, a man he's ... Read more

As You Were

By Gerry Fostaty

SUMMER, 1974 — Six teenaged boys died and fifty-four were injured in an explosion on a Canadian Forces Base in Valcartier, Quebec. A live grenade inadvertently made its way into a box of dud ammunition, and its pin was pulled during a lecture on explosives safety. One hundred ... Read more

Bamboo Cage

Edited by Jonathan F. Vance

In 1942, RAF flight controller Robert Wyse became a Japanese prisoner of war on the island of Java in Indonesia. Starved, sick, beaten, and worked to near-death, he wasted away until he weighed only seventy pounds, his life hanging in tenuous balance. There were strict orders ... Read more

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal

By Richard Pyves

 

Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal

How I Won the War for the Allies

By Doris Gregory

Still sassy, Doris Gregory takes the reader back over seventy years to the time when she broke with tradition, first by publicly challenging the University of British Columbia's discrimination against women, and then by joining the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Her memoir allows ... Read more

Off the Books

By Peter Leitch

The inner workings of the jazz "business. "

"Off the books" refers to a life lived outside of conventional 9 to 5 society. Jazz music itself is "off the books" as far as much of pop culture is concerned. Many jazz lives have unfolded as marginal existences, as jazz guitarist ... Read more

One Man Grand Band

By Harvey Sawler

In this long-awaited biography, author Harvey Sawler traces the life of Ron Hynes, one of the most respected singer-songwriters in Canadian history. Through personal conversations and interviews, Sawler captures the spirit of an artist whose stock-in-trade has always been authenticity ... Read more

Refuge in the Black Deck

By Nicola Peffers

Ordinary Seaman, Nicola Peffers exposes ongoing harassment from her male colleagues, despite Canadian Forces' "zero-tolerance policy" and chronicles PTSD survival experience.When Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers boarded the HMCS Winnipeg in 2009, she was embarking on her first ... Read more

The Long Walk Home

By Liane Faulder

The Canadian media were the first to bring Master Corporal Paul Franklin's story to the public, and it is only fitting that award-winning journalist Liane Faulder brings the full account of his return from a war zone. The Long Walk Home: Paul Franklin's Journey from Afghanistan ... Read more

Uncle Cy's War

Edited by Valerie Teed

At 31 years old, Major Cyrus Inches resolved to survive the Great War, and did so without losing his sense of humour, in spite of the tragedies he constantly faced. His letters home were stored and left undisturbed for almost ninety years. Cleverly written with wit and humour, ... Read more