Books tagged: Political & Military

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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

A Very Canadian Coup

By Ted Glenn

A fresh take on the Manitoba schools question and the Conservative Coup that toppled Canada’s fifth prime minister.
When Mackenzie Bowell became Canada’s fifth prime minister in December 1894, everyone — including Bowell — expected the job would involve nothing more ... Read more

Cataline

By Susan Smith-Josephy & Irene Bjerky

In the early days of British Columbia, pack trains of horses or mules were a lifeline for the early pioneer population. Explorers, trappers, traders, miners, merchants, workers and settlers and relied on them for the materials needed to live and work. Packers were also vital ... 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

Embedded

By Ted Glenn

A first-hand chronicle of Wolseley’s expedition to end Riel’s Red River Rebellion by a remarkable trio embedded on the mission.

In the spring of 1870, two reporters set off from Toronto to cover one of the biggest stories in Canadian history: Colonel Garnet Wolseley’s ... Read more

Grey Owl

By Armand Garnet Ruffo

Twenty-five years ago, award-winning Indigenous poet Armand Garnet Ruffo released this compelling collection to reassess the contradictory life and personality of the infamous Grey Owl. Both humorous and tragic, Grey Owl weaves archival research and reminiscence, documentary ... Read more

Immoral, Indecent, and Scurrilous

By Gerald Hannon

“At least by reputation, I am a sex radical: gay activist dating back to the Cretaceous, defender of pedophiles, defender of (and participant in) sex work, sometime porn actor and maker, shameless voyeur (no window is safe if my binoculars are at hand), perpetual sour-puss ... Read more

Michael Moore

By Emily Schultz

Michael Moore's life story, from shy Eagle Scout to vocal critic of the Bush presidency, is told in this biography. In-depth research and interviews sort lies from truth and reveal both the passionate and cranky sides of this bestselling author and Academy Award-winning filmmaker. ... Read more