Books tagged: Canada
By Magali Favre
This work of historical fiction deals with the occupation of Quebec by the Canadian Army and the massive imprisonment of French-speaking Canadian artists and trade unionists, based on the pretext of two political kidnappings.
In October 1970, 21 days was the legal limit, under ... Read more
By William McElligott
Edited by Lyette Fortin
Foreword by Adrienne Clarkson
A stunning visual exploration of Canada’s most recognized building accompanied by a comprehensive study of its history, in a coffee-table worthy volume.
The Centre Block, the iconic parliament building that has come to be Canada’s foremost representation, was closed in ... Read more
Edited by William K. Carroll & Kanchan Sarker
In this time of economic, ecological and social crises, a diverse array of collective movements carry the possibilities of deep democratization and alternative futures. A World to Win brings these movements alive as agents of history-in-the-making. It situates Quebec student ... Read more
Based on the novel by Bruce Allen Powe, The Aberhart Summer is a dark "coming of age" story where desperation, secrets, and tragedy affect the lives of the people in an Edmonton neighbourhood during the Depression. A mystery, a comedy, and a gripping look at Alberta history. ... Read more
Through ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and fearful eerie flashes in the distance, the nurses of the Canadian Army Nursing Service in World War I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded soldiers. At the Casualty Clearing Houses, they worked at a feverish pace to give ... Read more
By Robert Kroetsch
Edited by Rudy Wiebe
Photographs by Harry Savage
Robert Kroetsch captures the beauty of this province in this endearing documentation of his Alberta experiencefrom the dinosaur digs in the Badlands to the Calgary Stampede to the site of Big Bears prophetic vision of kd langs hometown, Stettler.
By Myrna Kostash
Edited by George Melnyk
The story of one womans personal discovery of her Canadian-Ukrainian cultural origins and the impact of that invigorating discovery on her life. A must-read for those interested in the history of all the peoples who helped shape and enrich Canada with their unique cultures. ... Read more
Along the Shore examines the Toronto waterfront, past and present, through the lens of four lakefront communities and districts — the Scarborough shore (including the Bluffs), the Beach, the Island, and the Lakeshore (New Toronto, Mimico, Humber Bay, and Long Branch). Each ... Read more