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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.

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.

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.

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: 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?

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Political Resurrection in the Twentieth Century

Political Resurrection in the Twentieth Century

The Fall and Rise of Political Leaders

  • Author: L. Derfler
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113702786X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 279
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Charles de Gaulle of France, Juan Perón of Argentina, and Pierre Elliott Trudeau of Canada all achieved the pinnacle of political power, fell from or relinquished power, and then, after a period in the political wilderness, regained their power. By placing greater emphasis than that customarily accorded by biographers on the interment that followed their fall and preceded their resurrection, Derfler describes what they did, the lessons they learned, and the mistakes made by their successors that facilitated their reentry.

The Making of the Mosaic

The Making of the Mosaic

A History of Canadian Immigration Policy

  • Author: Ninette Kelley,M. Trebilcock
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 144269081X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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Immigration policy is a subject of intense political and public debate. In this second edition of the widely recognized and authoritative work The Making of the Mosaic, Ninette Kelley and Michael Trebilcock have thoroughly revised and updated their examination of the ideas, interests, institutions, and rhetoric that have shaped Canada's immigration history. Beginning their study in the pre-Confederation period, the authors interpret major episodes in the evolution of Canadian immigration policy, including the massive deportations of the First World War and Depression eras as well as the Japanese-Canadian internship camps during World War Two. New chapters provide perspective on immigration in a post-9/11 world, where security concerns and a demand for temporary foreign workers play a defining role in immigration policy reform. A comprehensive and important work, The Making of the Mosaic clarifies the attitudes underlying each phase and juncture of immigration history, providing vital perspective on the central issues of immigration policy that continue to confront us today.

Fight to the Finish

Fight to the Finish

Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

  • Author: Tim Cook
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 014319612X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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Winner of the 2016 Ottawa Book Award The magisterial second volume of Tim Cook's definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War. Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the second volume of his masterful account of Canadians in World War II. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air. Whether it's a minute-by-minute account of a gruelling artillery battle, vicious infighting among generals, the scene inside a medical unit, or the small details of a soldier's daily life, Cook creates a compelling narrative. He recounts in mesmerizing detail how the Canadian forces figured in the Allied bombing of Germany, the D-Day landing at Juno beach, the taking of Caen, and the drive south. Featuring dozens of black-and-white photographs and moving excerpts from letters and diaries of servicemen, Fight to the Finish is a memorable account of Canadians who fought abroad and of the home front that was changed forever.

The Necessary War

The Necessary War

  • Author: Tim Cook
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada
  • ISBN: 014319304X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey Award Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance. Written in Cook’s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. It gauges Canadian effectiveness against the skilled enemy whom they confronted in battlefields from 1939 to 1943, from the sweltering heat of Sicily to the frigid North Atlantic, and from the urban warfare of Ortona to the dark skies over Germany. The Necessary War examines the equally important factors of morale, discipline, and fortitude of the Canadian citizen-soldiers. The war was an engine of transformation for Canada. With a population of fewer than twelve million, Canada embraced its role as an arsenal of democracy, exporting war supplies, feeding its allies, and raising a million-strong armed forces that served and fought in nearly every theatre of war. The nation was mobilized like never before in the fight to preserve the liberal democratic order. The six-year-long exertion caused disruption, provoked nationwide industrialization, ushered in changes to gender roles, exacerbated the tension between English and French, and forged a new sense of Canadian identity. Canadians were willing to bear almost any burden and to pay the ultimate price in the pursuit of victory. As with his award-winning two-volume series on WWI, Tim Cook uses original sources, letters from soldiers, rare documents, and maps of battlefields to illustrate the contributions and sacrifices made by what is often called the greatest generation. Magisterial in its scope, The Necessary War illuminates Canada’s past as never before. From the Western Front to the home front, Canadians served many roles in a war that had to be fought and won.

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century

The History of the World, 1901 to the Present

  • Author: J M Roberts
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141928492
  • Category: History
  • Page: 928
  • View: 3183
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This dazzling overview of a turbulent century explores both dramatic events and underlying trends. Despite a terrible two-stage 'European civil war' and the traumatic rise and fall of communism, wealth has increased dramatically alongside a four-fold leap in population, women's lives have been transformed, America has assumed undisputed political and cultural leadership. The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century is powerful, international and definitive.

The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes

The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes

  • Author: John Robert Colombo
  • Publisher: Penguin Global
  • ISBN: 9780141006635
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 488
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A recent poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for the Comedy Network showed that 99 per cent of Canadians believe laughter is good for the health. That only confirms what we suspected all along - The Penguin Book of Jokes is the ultimate feel-good book of the year! There has long been a rumour going around that Canadians aren't funny. Well, John Robert Columbo has assembled a comprehensive collection of Canadian humour that is sure to dispel this rumour for once and for all. At once scandalous, subversive and hilarious, The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes includes a wide range of riddles, puns, and side-splitting anecdotes from the world of history, politics and culture (er, hockey). All those jokes that you share around the water cooler, that delight you in your morning e-mail and that crack you up over your morning paper - they're all here, together for the first time in one handy and hilarious volume.