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Penguin History of Canada

Penguin History of Canada

  • Author: Bob Bothwell
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143181262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging the U.S. border. An uneasy and difficult country, Canada has nevertheless defied the odds: it remains, in the 21st century, a haven of peace and a beacon of prosperity. Erudite yet accessible and marked by narrative flair, The Penguin History of Canada paints an expansive portrait of a dynamic and complex country.

The Penguin History of Canada

The Penguin History of Canada

  • Author: Kenneth McNaught,Kenneth William Kirkpatrick McNaught
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA
  • ISBN: 9780140149982
  • Category: History
  • Page: 434
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A fully updated and revised overview, this "general introduction to Canadian history...one of the best available."-History Today.

Your Country, My Country

Your Country, My Country

A Unified History of the United States and Canada

  • Author: Robert Bothwell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195448804
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Read The Wall Street Journal's review of Your Country, My Country a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/we-stand-on-guard-for-thee-1451429887"here/a. Canada: land of hockey, wintery weather, unfailing politeness - at least, as far as many Americans are aware. For Canadians, the United States is often seen as a land of extremes, both in terms of its policies and its values. Could two countries so seemingly different really have anything in common?Yes indeed, according to historian Robert Bothwell. In this witty and accessible book, Bothwell argues that the history of the United States and Canada reveals more about each country than most would suspect. Your Country, My Country takes readers back to the seventeenth century, when a sharedBritish colonial heritage set the two lands on paths that would remain intertwined to the present day. Tracing Canadian-American relations, common values, and differences through the centuries, Bothwell suggests that Canadians and Americans are not quite as different as we have been led to believe.He brings this contention down to the present day by examining Canadian and American differences over such questions as universal health care and the war in Iraq. Bothwell finds that what happens in one country is often reflected in the other. This innovative volume contends that Canada's storyilluminates America's - and vice-versa.

The History of Canada Series: War in the St. Lawrence

The History of Canada Series: War in the St. Lawrence

The Forgotten U-boat Battles On Canada's Shores

  • Author: Roger Sarty
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 014318590X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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From 1942 to 1944, 15 German submarines destroyed or severely damaged 27 ships, including three Canadian warships, a U.S. Army troop transport, and the Newfoundland ferry Caribou. More than 250 lives were lost. It was the only battle of the twentieth century to take place within Canada’s boundaries, and the only battle to be fought almost exclusively by Canadian forces under Canadian, rather than alliance, high command. And for more than 40 years the battle was characterized as a Canadian defeat. But was it a defeat? Drawing on new material from wartime records—including ultra-top-secret Allied decryptions of German naval radio communications, Roger Sarty shows that Canada mounted a successful defence with far fewer resources and in the face of much greater challenges than previously known. He draws vivid pictures of the intense combat on Canada’s shores and the interplay of the St Lawrence battle with war politics in Ottawa, Washington and London. At the same time, he weaves a second story: how researchers reassembled the scattered war records in Canada, Britain, the United States and Germany and brought the long-forgotten battle to life for new generations of Canadians and international audiences.

A social history of Canada

A social history of Canada

  • Author: George Woodcock
  • Publisher: Penguin Books, 1989
  • ISBN: 9780140105360
  • Category: History
  • Page: 423
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The History of Canada Series: The Destiny of Canada

The History of Canada Series: The Destiny of Canada

Mcdonald, Laurier And The Election Of 1891

  • Author: Christopher Pennington
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143180886
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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It was Sir John A. Macdonald's last campaign. His Conservatives had dominated Canadian politics since Confederation. Their National Policy, which protected Canadian manufacturers from foreign competition, was well established and affection for the "Old Man" was deep and widespread. The Liberal leader, Wilfrid Laurier, was new in the job and uncertain that a Roman Catholic from Quebec had any chance of winning votes outside his home province. But Macdonald's decision to hang Louis Riel had split the country, the economy was in the doldrums, and a movement in support of free trade with the United States gave the Liberals hope. In this richly textured narrative, Christopher Pennington spins a colourful tale of a country poised to make a momentous choice and of nineteenth century politics both at its most principled and at its most corrupt.

The History of Canada Series: The Best Place To Be

The History of Canada Series: The Best Place To Be

Expo '67 And Its Time

  • Author: John Lownsbrough
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143184016
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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A pivotal event in Canada’s history For six months in 1967, from late April until the end of October, Canada and its world's fair, Expo 67, became the focus of national and international attention in a way the country and its people had rarely experienced. Expo 67 crystallized the buoyant mood and newfound sense of confidence many felt during Canada's centennial. It becomes clearer, though, as its forty-fifth anniversary approaches in spring 2012, that Expo was something more than just a great world's fair. For many Canadians, it became a touchstone, a popular event that penetrated the collective psyche. The Best Place to Be takes a look at Expo and at the social and political contexts in which it occurred. It is above all a story of people: the young men and women who worked at Expo, the visitors, and the cameo appearances from the titled and celebrated, such as Elizabeth II, President Lyndon Johnson, President Charles de Gaulle (whose visit to Expo and Montreal became infamous), U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Grace of Monaco, Princess Margaret, Marshall McLuhan, Sidney Poitier, Laurence Olivier, Cary Grant, Twiggy, and Pierre Trudeau.

The History of Canada Series: Three Weeks in Quebec City

The History of Canada Series: Three Weeks in Quebec City

The Meeting That Made Canada

  • Author: Christopher Moore
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 014319450X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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In 1864, thirty-three delegates from five provincial legislatures came to Quebec City to pursue the idea of uniting all the provinces of British North America. The American Civil War, not yet over, encouraged the small and barely defended provinces to consider uniting for mutual protection. But there were other factors: the rapid expansion of railways and steamships spurred visions of a continent-spanning new nation. Federation, in principle, had been agreed on at the Charlottetown conference, but now it was time to debate the difficult issues of how a new nation would be formed. The delegates included John A. Macdonald, George Etienne-Cartier, and George Brown. Historian Christopher Moore demonstrates that Macdonald, the future prime minister, surprisingly was not the most significant player here, and Canada could have become a very different place. The significance of this conference is played out in Canadian news each day. The main point of contention at the time was the issue of power—a strong federal body versus stronger provincial rights. Because of this conference, we have an elected House of Commons, an appointed Senate, a federal Parliament, and provincial legislatures. We have what amounts to a Canadian system of checks and balances. Did it work then, and does it work now?

12 Rules For Life

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

  • Author: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641239842
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Mädchentod

Mädchentod

Psychothriller

  • Author: Julia Heaberlin
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641175844
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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Kurz vor ihrem 17. Geburtstag wurde Tessa Cartwright halb begraben auf einem Feld in Texas gefunden – inmitten menschlicher Gebeine, kaum am Leben und ohne Erinnerung an ihre Entführung. Als einzige Überlebende eines Serienkillers gelangte sie zu zweifelhaftem Ruhm. Ihr Peiniger wurde schließlich gefasst. Knapp zwei Jahrzehnte sind seitdem vergangen – doch plötzlich erhält Tessa verstörende Nachrichten. Nachrichten, die nur vom Täter kommen können. Sitzt ein Unschuldiger in Haft? Will der Mörder sein Werk vollenden? Tessa muss die Wahrheit finden – und schneller sein als der Killer.

The History of Canada Series - The Last Act: Pierre Trudeau

The History of Canada Series - The Last Act: Pierre Trudeau

The Gang Of Eight And The Fight For Canada

  • Author: Ron Graham
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 0143180509
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Between the morning of Wednesday, November 4, and the morning of Thursday, November 5, 1981, a fateful drama unfolded that changed Canada forever. In one last attempt to renew the constitution with the consent of the provinces, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau met behind closed doors in Ottawa with the ten premiers. It was the culmination of more than five decades of constitutional wrangling, and has been called the most important conference since the Fathers of Confederation got together in Quebec City in 1864. Faced with the threat of Quebec independence, the ambitions of Western Canada, and the provinces’ demands for more power, Trudeau was embattled. But he was fiercely determined to make Canadians fully independent and to entrench a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. What happened that day still reverberates. It severed the last important link to Canada’s colonial past. It guaranteed individual liberty and minority rights in the future. It weakened the grip of the elites and gave ownership of the constitution to Canadians. But it came at a price. Quebec alone refused to sign the final deal. René Lévesque, its separatist premier, claimed he had been betrayed by his allies in the Gang of Eight. The legend of the "Night of the Long Knives" took hold, precipitating a series of events that came close to destroying the country. Thirty years later, author Ron Graham delivers a gripping account of the fractious debates and secret negotiations. He uses newly uncovered documents and the candid recollections of many of the key participants to create a vivid record of that momentous twenty-four hours. Authoritative and engaging, The Last Act is a remarkable combination of scholarly research and historical narrative.

Im Herzen der Gewalt

Im Herzen der Gewalt

Roman

  • Author: Édouard Louis
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104902658
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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In seinem autobiographischen Roman ›Im Herzen der Gewalt‹ rekonstruiert der französische Bestsellerautor Édouard Louis die Geschehnisse einer dramatischen Nacht, die sein Leben auf den Kopf stellt. Auf der Pariser Place de la République begegnet Édouard in einer Dezembernacht einem jungen Mann. Eigentlich will er nach Hause, aber sie kommen ins Gespräch. Es ist schnell klar, es ist eine spontane Begegnung, Édouard nimmt ihn, Reda, einen Immigrantensohn mit Wurzeln in Algerien, mit in seine kleine Wohnung. Aber was als zarter Flirt beginnt, schlägt um in eine Nacht, an deren Ende Reda Édouard mit einer Waffe bedrohen wird. Indem er von Kindheit, Begehren, Migration und Rassismus erzählt, macht Louis unsichtbare Formen der Gewalt sichtbar. Ein Roman, der wie schon ›Das Ende von Eddy‹ mitten ins Herz unserer Gegenwart zielt – politisch, mitreißend, hellwach.

A Concise History of Canada

A Concise History of Canada

  • Author: Margaret Conrad
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 052176193X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to its prosperous present. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise and lucid book explains just why that is.

Mami Fee & ich - Der große Cupcake-Zauber

Mami Fee & ich - Der große Cupcake-Zauber

  • Author: Sophie Kinsella
  • Publisher: cbj Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641219396
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 120
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Ein zauberhaftes Duo zum Verlieben Die 7-jährige Ella hat eine ganz normale Familie: chaotischer kleiner Bruder, Papa und Mama. Hm, na ja, Ellas Mama ist nicht gaaaanz so wie andere Mütter. Denn: sie ist eine wischwaschechte Fee! Und Ella - ist ihre kleine Junior-Fee. So eine Feen-Mama ist super praktisch, wenn mal morgens wieder keiner Milch besorgt hat, oder die extra pingelige Nachbarin spontan zum Tee vorbeikommt. Denn, Hokuspokus, zaubert Mami dann - eine Kuh in die Küche und fliegenden Muffinteig. Wie gut, dass Ella ihrer Mama zur Hand geht, die ist nämlich die Allerallerbeste auf der Welt und immer guter Laune - nur mit dem Zaubern, da hapert es manchmal ein bisschen.

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

  • Author: Jesmyn Ward
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3956142284
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.

The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature

  • Author: Richard J. Lane
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0415470463
  • Category: LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Page: 249
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The Routledge Concise History of Canadian Literature introduces the fiction, poetry and drama of Canada in its historical, political and cultural contexts. In this clear and structured volume, Richard Lane outlines: the history of Canadian literature from colonial times to the present key texts for Canadian First Peoples and the literature of Quebec the impact of English translation, and the Canadian immigrant experience critical themes such as landscape, ethnicity, orality, textuality, war and nationhood contemporary debate on the canon, feminism, postcoloniality, queer theory, and cultural and ethnic diversity the work of canonical and lesser-known writers from Catherine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie to Robert Service, Maria Campbell and Douglas Coupland. Written in an engaging and accessible style and offering a glossary, maps and further reading sections, this guidebook is a crucial resource for students working in the field of Canadian Literature.