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A Forgotten Hero

By Shelley Emling

 

The true story of Folke Bernadotte’s heroic rescue of 30,000 prisoners during WWII

In one of the most amazing rescues of WWII, the Swedish head of the Red Cross rescued more than 30,000 people from concentration camps in the last three months of the war. Folke Bernadotte ... Read more

Chance

By Anne Metikosh

Dragan was a Yugoslav peasant who flirted with the ideals of Communism and aspired to become a teacher. Instead, he became a slave in a German labour camp. Galina was an only child growing up in the harsh reality of Stalinist Russia. She survived the siege of Leningrad only ... Read more

For Want of a Fir Tree

By Frédérick Lavoie
Translated by Donald Winkler

How can a country at peace suddenly be plunged into war? What compels hitherto peaceable citizens to take up arms and kill one another? In For Want of a Fir Tree: Ukraine Undone, Frédérick Lavoie tells Artyom, a four-year-old child he saw lying in his little blue coffin on ... Read more

For Want of a Fir Tree

By Frédérick Lavoie, Frédérick Lavoie
Translated by Donald Winkler, and Donald Winkler

How can a country at peace suddenly be plunged into war? What compels hitherto peaceable citizens to take up arms and kill one another? In For Want of a Fir Tree: Ukraine Undone, Frédérick Lavoie tells Artyom, a four-year-old child he saw lying in his little blue coffin on ... Read more

Possess the Air

By Taras Grescoe

A Globe and Mail Fall 2019 Book to Watch

Whoever you are, you are sure to be a severe critic of Fascism, and you must feel the servile shame. But even you are responsible for your inaction. Do not seek to justify yourself with the illusion that there is nothing to be done. That ... Read more

The Greek Playwright

By Clem Martini

Picking up where The Blunt Playwright left off, Clem Martini returns to the subject of playwriting, turning his attention to the lessons modern playwrights can learn from the ancient Greeks. Outlining the major playwrights of the era, their major works, and the impact they had ... Read more

The Listener

By David Lester
Illustrated by David Lester

1933: In a small German state, the last democratic election is about to take place before a failed artist named Hitler seizes power. The election is Hitler's chance to manipulate events that will lead to the death of millions.

2010: After a man dies during a political act inspired ... Read more

Where We Buried the Sun

By Alla Tumonov
Translated by Gust Olson

The memoir of a young woman who, in 1951 at the age of 17, was arrested for her involvement with an underground organization demanding alternatives to Stalinist rule and, as a result, spent five years in the Soviet prison system. Tumanov belonged to group of young people who ... Read more