Never Say Die: The Canadian Air Force Survival Manual

This Canadian Air strength guide is an in depth examine of what to do when you're in a survive-or-die scenario. concepts on tips on how to continue to exist in virtually any terrain from wasteland to frozen arctic tundra are offered. yet not like different survival manuals, those strategies comprise necessary info on the best way to wrestle worry, discomfort and panic - and win the fight opposed to the weather.

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The Assassin's Song

By M.G. Vassanji

The remarkable new novel from the award-winning writer of The In-Between global of Vikram Lall (“This appealing novel . . . is evidence that fictional fact can light up an epoch in historical past like not anything else”—The Boston Globe).

In the aftermath of the brutal violence that gripped western India in 2002, Karsan Dargawalla, inheritor to Pirbaag—the shrine of a mysterious, medieval sufi—begins to inform the tale of his kinfolk and the shrine now destroyed. His story opens within the Sixties: younger Karsan is subsequent in line after his father to imagine lordship of the Shrine of the Wanderer, and take his position as a consultant of God to the multitudes who come there. yet he longs to be “just ordinary”—to play cricket and be a part of the fascinating international he reads approximately within the stacks of newspapers a truck driving force brings him from all throughout India. And whilst, to his utter amazement, he's accredited at Harvard, he can’t face up to the chance to move ultimately “into the thrashing center of the world.”

Despite his father’s epistolary makes an attempt to maintain Karsan with reference to conventional methods, the excitements and discoveries of his new life in the US quickly end up extra compelling, and after a sour quarrel he abdicates his successorship to the traditional throne. but while he succeeds in his “ordinary” life—marrying and having a son (his personal “child-god”), changing into a professor in suburban British Columbia—his background haunts him in unforeseen methods. After tragedy moves, either in Canada and in Pirbaag, he's drawn again throughout thirty years of separation and silence to find what, if something, is left for him in India.

A tale of grand old sweep and complicated own drama, a beautiful evocation of the actual and emotional panorama of a guy stuck among the traditional and the trendy, among legacy and discovery, among the main daunting filial legal responsibility and the main indisputable own yearning—The Assassin’s Song is a heartbreaking ballad of a existence irrevocably replaced.

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Bora Laskin: Bringing Life To Law

By Philip Girard

In any account of twentieth-century Canadian legislation, Bora Laskin (1912-1984) looms huge. Born in northern Ontario to Russian-Jewish immigrant mom and dad, Laskin grew to become a in demand human rights activist, college professor, and labour arbitrator prior to embarking on his 'accidental career' as a pass judgement on at the Ontario court docket of charm (1965) and later leader Justice of Canada (1973-1984). all through his expert profession, he used the legislation to make Canada a greater position for staff, racial and ethnic minorities, and the deprived. As a pass judgement on, he sought to make the judiciary extra conscious of glossy Canadian expectancies of justice and basic rights.

In Bora Laskin: Bringing legislations to existence, Philip Girard chronicles the lifetime of a guy who, in any respect issues of his lifestyles, was once a fighter for a greater Canada: he fought antisemitism, company capital, all-powerful college forums, the legislation Society of higher Canada, and his personal judicial colleagues so as to modernize associations and re-shape Canadian legislations. Girard exploits a wealth of formerly untapped archival resources to supply, in shiny aspect, a serious overview of a stressed guy on a major venture.

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Going Home Again

By Dennis Bock

After acclaimed historic novels, one in all Canada’s so much celebrated younger writers now supplies us the vibrant, contemporary tale of a guy learning the without notice complicated form his existence has taken, and why, and what his responsibilities—as a husband, a father, a brother, and an uncle—truly are.

Charlie Bellerose leads a seminomadic life, touring greatly to regulate the language academies he has verified in several countries. After keeping apart, a bit of amicably, from his spouse, he strikes from Madrid again to his local Canada to establish a brand new university, and for the 1st time he forges a significant courting together with his brother, who’s dealing with a vicious divorce.  Charlie’s in a position to make a clean commence in Toronto yet longs for his twelve-year-old daughter, whom he sees merely through Skype and the occasional abroad visit.  After an opportunity come across with a female friend from his college days, a girl now fortunately married and with youngsters of her personal, he works via a sequence of memories-including a very painful one they share-as he displays on questions of relations, domestic, fatherhood, and love. yet tragic occasions (one long gone, the opposite a great deal within the current) ultimately threaten to break every little thing he is ever believed in.

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Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and Other Alberta Stories

By Brian Brennan

In his newest best-seller, Scoundrels and Scallywags, Brian Brennan brought us to Albertans who dared to be various. Now, in Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and different Alberta tales Brennan turns his points of interest to erstwhile occasions, either reliable and undesirable, that experience engaged the eye of Albertans through the years. Brennan roams around the sweep of Alberta historical past, retelling a variety of tales for a brand new new release. From front-page information goods (the Frank Slide and Leduc oil discovery) to lesser-known occasions (the Lonely Bachelors of "Dinosaur Valley" and the Rainmaker of medication Hat), Brennan chronicles many of the significant boondoggles and bonanzas that experience helped forge the Alberta story.

Always exciting and sometimes fabulous, Boondoggles, Bonanzas, and different Alberta Stories—Brennan's 5th book—celebrates the ups and downs, successes and scams of Canada's so much vivid and self sufficient province.

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Mrs. Simcoe's Diary (Voyageur Classics)

Elizabeth Simcoe’s diary, describing Canada from 1791 to 1796, is background written because it was once being made. Created principally whereas she was once seated in canoes and bateaux, the diary files nice occasions in a well-recognized means and opens our eyes to a facet of Canadian background that's too little shown.

During her time in top Canada (now Ontario), Mrs. Simcoe encountered attention-grabbing figures, one of these explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, and Mohawk leader, Joseph Brant. She took specific curiosity within the First countries humans, the social customs of the early settlers, and the wildlife of a land that contained an insignificant 10, 000 non-Natives in 1791. the area she saw so vividly used to be fairly alien to a girl used to an international of ball robes, servants, and comfort in England, however the lieutenant-governor’s spouse used to be made from stern stuff and embraced her new setting with have fun with, leaving us with an account instilled with pleasure and enjoyment at every thing she witnessed.

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The Book of Trees

By Leanne Lieberman

Whilst Mia, a Jewish teen from Ontario, is going to Israel to spend the summer time learning at a yeshiva, or seminary, she desires to hook up with the land and deepen her realizing of Judaism. even if, Mia's summer season plans cross off course while she falls in love with a non-Jewish vacationer, Andrew. via him, Mia learns concerning the Israeli profession of Palestinian land and starts off to questions her Zionist aspirations. specifically, Mia is disturbed via the Palestinian's lack of their olive timber, and the kingdom of Israel's planting of pine bushes, symbolizing the environment down of recent roots. After narrowly escaping a bus bombing, Mia comes to a decision that being a peace activist is extra vital than being spiritual.

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Canada 2013 (World Today (Stryker))

By Wayne C. Thompson

This is an each year up-to-date presentation of Canada earlier and current. it truly is damaged down into sections facing Canada’s tradition, geography, humans, historical past (from New France to the constitutional debates within the past due twentieth century), political method (including the structure, monarchy, government, parliament, felony and court docket approach, federalism and the provinces, provincial governments, events and elections), safety, economic climate, destiny and bibliography.

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Our Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada's Past

A set of unique tales written by way of a few of the country’s such a lot celebrated Aboriginal writers, and encouraged by means of pivotal occasions within the country’s history.

Inspired by way of background, Our Story is a superbly illustrated number of unique tales from a few of Canada’s such a lot celebrated Aboriginal writers.

Asked to discover seminal moments in Canadian heritage from an Aboriginal standpoint, those ten acclaimed authors have travelled via our country’s prior to find the moments that formed our country and its people.

Drawing on their talents as proficient storytellers and the original views their historical past offers, the members to this assortment provide splendidly creative debts of what it’s wish to perform heritage. From a story of Viking raiders to a narrative set through the Oka difficulty, the authors take on a variety of concerns and occasions, taking us into the unknown, whereas additionally bringing the time-honored into sharper focus.

Our Story brings jointly a powerful array of voices — Inuk, Cherokee, Ojibway, Cree, and Salish to call quite a few — from around the nation and around the spectrum of First countries. those are the novelists, playwrights, newshounds, activists, and artists whose paintings is either Aboriginal and uniquely Canadian.

Brought jointly to discover and articulate their peoples’ adventure of our country’s shared background, those authors’ grace, perception, and humour aid all Canadians comprehend the forces and reports that experience made us who we are.

Maria Campbell • Tantoo Cardinal • Tomson street • Drew Hayden Taylor • Basil Johnston • Thomas King • Brian Maracle • Lee Maracle • Jovette Marchessault • Rachel Qitsualik

From the Hardcover edition.

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