Wind to Water

By David Hamershock

A usa army airplane is shot down over the Iraqi geographical region; its younger pilot is presumed useless. A decade later, his fiancée, Maryn, takes a visit to Australia to ultimately say see you later to her airman who by no means got here domestic. The Seattle tuition instructor meets a divorced marine biologist named supply on a travel. furnish quickly discovers he's attracted as a lot to Maryn's wit as to her appears. yet sometimes, a depression creeps into her eyes. ultimately, she permits furnish to learn a letter from her fiancé-the sort infantrymen write "just in case." provide halts his romantic emotions and their friendship blossoms. Later, they reunite in California, yet furnish wonders if Maryn's earlier is really in the back of her. Wind to Water is a love tale, commute event and romantic comedy. It chronicles a normal man's look for a unprecedented love in an international regularly undeserving for any such enterprise. David Hamershock is an officer within the usa military. The California local has flown approximately 2000 hours and 113 strive against missions in the course of his years of carrier. sooner than flying, he was once a examine biologist with a number of released works. He has an undergraduate measure in organic conservation from California nation collage, Sacramento, and a master's measure in managerial economics from the college of Oklahoma. turning out to be up close to Lake Tahoe, the coastal redwoods and the Pacific Ocean, he built an early appreciation for the good open air. for the reason that then, his passions for tradition, go back and forth and nature have taken him to 35 international locations. He lives along with his spouse and son in Hawaii. Wind to Water is his first novel.

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Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin (Extraordinary Canadians)

By John Ralston Saul

Canada has no larger interpreter than prolific author and philosopher John Ralston Saul. the following he argues that Canada didn't start in 1867; certainly, its origin used to be laid through visionary males, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin. the 2 leaders of reduce and higher Canada, respectively, labored jointly after the 1841 Union to guide a reformist move for in charge executive run through elected electorate rather than a colonial governor.

But it used to be in the course of the "Great Ministry" of 1848—51 that the 2 politicians carried out legislation that created a extra equitable state. They remodeled judicial associations, created a public schooling procedure, made bilingualism reputable, designed a community of public roads, started a public postal procedure, and reformed municipal governance. confronted with competition, or even violence, the 2 men— polar opposites in temperament—united at the back of a suite of ideas and courses that shaped smooth Canada. Writing with verve and deep conviction, Saul restores those awesome Canadians to rightful prominence.

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Winning Power: Canadian Campaigning in the Twenty-First Century

Campaigns are relevant to the perform of contemporary democracy and fundamental to political participation within the twenty-first century. In successful strength, Tom Flanagan attracts on a long time of expertise instructing political technology and coping with political campaigns to notify readers approximately what is going on behind the curtain. whereas the aim of political campaigning - utilizing persuasion to construct a profitable coalition - is still consistent, the technique of attaining that target are continuously altering. Flanagan dissects the consequences of modern adjustments in monetary law and grassroots fundraising, the appearance of the "permanent campaign," in addition to the rise in detrimental ads. He pulls those issues jointly to teach how strategies are hired at particular issues in a crusade through delivering a firsthand account of his administration of the Wildrose social gathering crusade in Alberta's 2012 provincial election. Lifting the veil of crusade secrecy, he offers a candid account of the successes and blunders the newly shaped social gathering made in an election that just about toppled the four-decade-long dynasty of Alberta's revolutionary Conservatives. Modeling its crusade at the 2006 crusade that introduced Stephen Harper to 24 Sussex force, Wildrose mixed grassroots fundraising, an cutting edge platform that reached out to its electoral coalition, a delicately scripted leader’s journey, in addition to adverse and optimistic advertisements within the race in the direction of management. good fortune for the celebration appeared within sight till breakdowns in message self-discipline within the campaign’s ultimate week prompted the Wildrose tide to ebb. bringing up various assets akin to online game concept, evolutionary psychology, and Aristotelian rhetoric, Flanagan explores the undying facets of campaigning and emphasizes new techniques of coalition-building. For destiny campaigners, successful energy presents textbook illustrations of what does and does not work.

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Dispatches from the Occupation: A History of Change

By Stephen Collis

Somewhere on the center of just about each highbrow self-discipline is an try to clarify switch – why and the way issues change, and the way we negotiate those differences. those are one of the so much historical of philosophical questions. during this choice of essays, award-winning poet Stephen Collis investigates how the Occupy circulate grapples with those questions because it once more takes up the reason for social, fiscal, and political change.

Dispatches from the Occupation opens with a meditation at the Occupy stream and its position within the historical past of contemporary social events. techniques, strategies, and the experiments with participatory democracy and direct motion are rigorously parsed and defined. How a circulate for social, monetary, and political switch emerges, and the way it'd be sustained, are on the middle of this exploration.

Comprising the second one component of the booklet is a sequence of “dispatches” from the day by day unfolding of the career in Vancouver’s urban centre because the writer witnessed it – and took part in it – first hand: brief manifestos, theoretical musings, and utopian proposals. the worldwide Occupy circulate has in basic terms simply started, and as such this publication provides an enormous first document from the frontlines.

Finally, Dispatches from the Occupation closes with a mirrored image at the urban of Rome, written within the shadows of the Pantheon (the oldest continually-in-use development within the world). In whatever of a protracted prose-poem, Collis lines the trope of Rome because the “eternal (unchanging?) city,” from its imperial previous (as one of many “cradles of civilization”) to the rebirth of Roman republicanism in the course of the French Revolution and the period of contemporary social activities – correct as much as the explosive riots of October 2011. Woven all through is the tale of the belief of swap because it strikes via highbrow history.

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Amazing Airmen: Canadian Flyers in World War Two

By Ian Darling

Canadian and British airmen engaged in fierce and lethal battles within the skies over Europe in the course of the moment global struggle. those that survived usually needed to conquer wonderful hindrances to take action -- dodging bullets and German troops, escaping from burning planes and enduring compelled marches in the event that they turned prisoners.

In one tale, a tail gunner from Montreal survived regardless of being subconscious whilst blown out of his bomber. one other tale describes how the team of a navigator from Ottawa used chewing gum to fill holes of their plane. And one other tells how a pilot from northern Ontario parachuted out of his airplane and have become the objective of a German machine-gunner, yet inside hours a hundred and twenty Germans surrendered to him.

These painstakingly researched tales will show you how to believe what now-aging veterans continued after they have been younger males within the air warfare opposed to Nazi Germany.

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John Buchan: Model Governor General

By J. William Galbraith

Soldier, undercover agent, flesh presser, bestselling mystery author, and governor common of Canada ― John Buchan was once a guy of many seasons and skills.

An entire Scottish journalist, soldier, head of intelligence, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan (1875-1940) is healthier recognized for penning thrillers resembling The Thirty-Nine Steps. even though, as Canada’s fifteenth governor basic (1935-40), Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, performed an important management function as a statesman and diplomat.

Buchan used to be the 1st governor basic appointed after the 1931 Statute of Westminster, which gave Canada constitutional equality with Britain. He labored tirelessly for Canadian harmony and promoted the sovereignty, and loyalty to the sovereign, of Canada. In 1937 he based the Governor General’s Awards, nonetheless Canada’s most popular prizes for literary achievement.

Lord Tweedsmuir helped draw Canada, Britain, and the U.S. nearer jointly to bolster the democracies threatened via Nazism and Fascism. He was once an notion to a number of of his successors and nonetheless conjures up us today.

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I Heard the Owl Call My Name

By Margaret Craven

Amid the grandeur of the distant Pacific Northwest stands Kingcome, a village so historical that, based on Kwakiutl fable, it used to be based via the 2 brothers left in the world after the good flood. The local americans who nonetheless dwell there name it Quee, a spot of such remarkable usual richness that searching and fishing stay fundamental foodstuff resources.

But the outdated tradition of totems and potlatch is being replaces via a brand new tradition of prefab housing and alcoholism. Kingcome's more youthful iteration is disillusioned and alienated from its historical past. And now, coming upriver is a tender vicar, Mark Brian, on a trip of discovery which could educate him—and us—about existence, demise, and the reworking strength of affection.

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Self Condemned (Voyageur Classics)

By Wyndham Lewis

Self Condemned, initially released in 1954, tells the tale of Professor René Harding and his spouse, Essie, as they locate themselves in Momaco, a fictionalized model of Toronto, following René's resignation as a tutorial in London, England. decreased to a place on the second-rate college of Momaco, René and Essie undergo via a bleak and oppressive isolation in a dreary and alien city.

The novel, a devastating, tense satire of lifestyles in wartime Canada, explores the trouble participants face as they try to evolve to new atmosphere whereas retaining their experience of wholeness, in addition to the bond that develops among humans in the course of a shared event of isolation.

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Moon Canadian Rockies: Including Banff & Jasper National Parks (Moon Handbooks)

Join expert shuttle author Andrew Hempstead for an unforgettable event. together with his exact point of view and recommendation you could belief, Moon Canadian Rockies has every thing you want to recognize to have a extra own and remarkable experience.
With their snowy peaks, icy glaciers, glittering lakes, and alpine meadows, Moon Canadian Rockies exhibits you what you want to recognize to plot the appropriate journey for you. even if it’s riding an Ice Explorer over a glacier, or using a mountain gondola via transparent blue skies, napping out lower than the celebrities or accommodation in appealing mountain cabins, Moon Canadian Rockies has whatever for the full family members. besides journey rules like “Winter Adventures” and suggestions the easiest locations to determine moose, black bears, and bighorn sheep in parks like Banff or Jasper nationwide Park, Hempstead’s suggestion can help you catch the essence of the Canadian Rockies.

With expertly crafted maps and lovely photographs, this full-color guidebook promises the instruments you want to have an immersive and distinct experience.

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Banff nationwide Park
Canmore
Kananaskis Country
Kootenay nationwide Park
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Jasper nationwide Park
Waterton Lakes nationwide Park
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