Books tagged: 20th Century

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Border Cities Powerhouse

By Patrick Brode

Border Cities Powerhouse chronicles one of the most dramatic urban transformations in Canadian history, documenting the shift from modest industry to manufacturing dynamo. The coming of the automobile in 1904 put the Border Cities on the map, sparking a period of explosive growth. ... Read more

Choosing Eleonore

By Andrée Gratton
Translated by Ian Thomas Shaw

Choosing Eleonore tells the story of a one-way friendship, of tragic loneliness. In it, award-winning Quebec author Andrée A. Gratton explores the syndrome of the delusion of being loved. Centred on two young women: Eleonore and Marianne, this is Marianne's story. From the first ... Read more

D-Day to Carpiquet

By Marc Milner

The brutal battlefields of Europe during World War II were the testing ground for the young men of the 1st Battalion of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment. On June 6, 1944, the soldiers landed on the coast of France as part of the first wave of the D-Day invasion. After ... Read more

Endless Battle

By Andy Flanagan

Shortlisted, 2018 Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing
Suggested Reading by the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association

Near the end of October 1941, a few hundred soldiers from New Brunswick were among the 1,975 Canadian troops who set sail from Vancouver ... Read more

Fool's Gold

By Jesse Donaldson

Fool's Gold: The Life and Legacy of Vancouver's Official Town Fool is the second release in Jesse Donaldson's 49. 2: Tales from the Off Beat, an ongoing series dedicated to celebrating the eccentric and unusual aspects of Vancouver. In Fool's Gold, Donaldson explores the legacy ... Read more

Fox

By Margaret Sweatman

Fox moves on quick and elegant feet through the terror and exhilaration of Winnipeg's 1919 General Strike, the most turbulent period of the city's history. In a novel of remarkably vivd, kinetic power, the collision of the wealthy and working classes after the First World War ... Read more

From Sojourners to Citizens

By Adriana A. Davies

From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta’s Italian History brings to life the untold story of Italian immigrants in Alberta from the 1880s to the present. It places them in the narrative of province building from work on railways, mines and other industries to breaking the land ... Read more

Kalyna

By Pam Clark

Swept up in a whirlwind courtship, Katja and Wasyl begin life anew in a Ukrainian settlement of Western Canada. The dusty Canadian prairies promise hope and independence, but when war breaks out between the old world and the new, their newfound stability is shattered. Rumours ... Read more