Summary Book Review The Night Canada Stood Still by Robert Wright:
Download or read book The Night Canada Stood Still written by Robert Wright and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER The night of October 30, 1995, was like no other in Canadian history. The young, modern nation that the UN Human Development Index had ranked #1 for the two previous years now faced its greatest challenge: the possibility of fracturing as Quebecers made a fateful decision—whether to separate from Canada—in a referendum that pollsters estimated would be as close as close could be. The Quebec-sovereignist juggernaut that began with the creation of the Parti Quebecois in 1968 climaxed in the provincial referendum on October 30th. On that extraordinary evening, Canadians from all walks of life, in every region of the country, sat glued to their television screens as polling results trickled in from across Quebec. Unlike the 1980 referendum, when the victory of the federalist No vote led by Pierre Trudeau was a foregone conclusion, the 1995 race was a dead heat. All evening, the returns pitched and rolled, and anxious Canadians pitched and rolled along with them. In the end, the No vote won by the narrowest of margins, 50.58% to 49.42%. This was no euphoric victory, no easy vindication of Sir John A. Macdonald's federalist dream. Never before had the country come face to face with its own imminent extinction. In The Night Canada Stood Still, Robert Wright revisits the drama and intrigue that brought Quebecers, and indeed all Canadians, to the very edge of this watershed event.
Summary Book Review Canada: A Very Short Introduction by Donald Wright:
Download or read book Canada: A Very Short Introduction written by Donald Wright and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canada is not one nation, but three: English Canada, Quebec, and First Nations. Yet as a country Canada is very successful, in part because it maintains national diversity through bilingualism, multiculturalism, and federalism. Alongside this contemporary openness Canada also has its own history to contend with; with a legacy of broken treaties and residential schools for its Indigenous peoples, making reconciliation between Canada and First Nations an ongoing journey, not a destination. Drawing on history, politics, and literature, this Very Short Introduction starts at the end of the last ice age, when the melting of the ice sheets opened the northern half of North America to Indigenous peoples, and covers up to today's anthropogenic climate change, and Canada's climate politics. Donald Wright emphasizes Canada's complexity and diversity as well as its different identities and its commitment to rights, and explores its historical relationship to Great Britain, and its ongoing relationship with the United States. Finally, he examines Canada's northern realities and its northern identities. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Summary Book Review Canadian Government and Politics - Seventh Edition by Robert J. Jackson:
Download or read book Canadian Government and Politics - Seventh Edition written by Robert J. Jackson and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2020-02-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Canadian Government and Politics delivers an up-to-date and concise introduction to Canada’s political institutions, processes, and issues. The text integrates theory, history, Census data, and current affairs to give students an orderly picture of the wide-ranging landscape of Canadian government and politics. This seventh edition includes coverage and analysis of the 2019 general election, as well as a preview of the new Canadian government. It also adds exciting material on Canada’s cultural landscape, institutions, and policies, along with a new chapter on Indigenous Peoples. Other chapters examine the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, the electoral system, bureaucracy, Québec nationalism, foreign policy, and much more. The authors provide trenchant coverage of many key issues of concern to Canadians, including regionalism, nationalism, climate change, defense policy, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, minority rights, pipelines, and the USMCA trade deal. These topics are addressed by way of fair-minded impartial discussions, aimed to foster a vital and optimistic perspective on Canadian politics that will encourage critical thinking and active citizenship.
Summary Book Review Honorary Protestants by David Fraser:
Download or read book Honorary Protestants written by David Fraser and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 514 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Honorary Protestants, David Fraser presents the first legal history of the Jewish school question in Montreal.
Summary Book Review Robert Wright Two-Book Bundle by Robert Wright:
Download or read book Robert Wright Two-Book Bundle written by Robert Wright and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Three Nights in Havana and Our Man in Tehran, author and historian Robert Wright brings to life two key events that shaped Canada’s diplomatic psyche and forever changed how Canada was viewed by the rest of the world. On January 26, 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau became the first leader of a NATO country to visit Cuba since the crippling 1960 American economic embargo. Three Nights in Havana is a fascinating portrait of an unusual relationship between two enigmatic world leaders, Pierre Trudeau and Fidel Castro. In a revealing look at both leaders’ personalities and political ideologies, Wright shows how these two towering figures—despite their official positions as allies of rival empires—determinedly refused to exist merely as handmaidens to the United States and forged a long-lasting relationship. The world watched with fear in November 1979 when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. As the city exploded in a fury of revolution, few knew about the six American embassy staff who had escaped into hiding. In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright tells the story behind a major historical flashpoint, a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, the stuff of John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth made real.
Summary Book Review Three Nights In Havana by Robert Wright:
Download or read book Three Nights In Havana written by Robert Wright and published by HarperCollins Canada. This book was released on 2010-06-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On January 26, 1976, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau became the first leader of a NATO country to visit Cuba since the crippling 1960 American economic embargo. Accompanied by his wife, Margaret, and baby Michel, Trudeau was greeted in Havana by 250,000 cheering Cubans and a 30-foot poster of himself. “Long live Prime Minister Fidel Castro!” Trudeau would famously shout at the love-in. In this fascinating portrait of an unusual relationship between two enigmatic world leaders, author and historian Robert Wright brings to life three days of Canadian politics played out on the international stage. In a revealing look at both leaders’ personalities and political ideologies, Wright shows how these two towering figures—despite their official positions as allies of rival empires—determinedly refused to exist merely as handmaidens to the United States and forged a long-lasting relationship.
Summary Book Review When the Night Stood Still by Marilyn Jaye Lewis:
Download or read book When the Night Stood Still written by Marilyn Jaye Lewis and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan:
Download or read book The Day the Falls Stood Still written by Cathy Marie Buchanan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Niagara Falls, 1915 When Bess Heath returns to her family home near the picturesque falls, it is to an unfamiliar scene - the elegance of the life she once knew has vanished. Her father is a broken man, jobless and losing hope, and her mother is struggling to keep the family afloat. Isabel, the lively, charismatic sister Bess has always relied on is almost unrecognisable. Her engagement called off, she languishes in her bedroom, brooding and refusing to eat. Through all of this Bess finds solace in Tom Cole, a man she met by chance the night she returned home. Constant, gentle and devoted to Bess, he understands better than anyone the awesome and potentially devastating power of the falls - and consoles her through a tragedy that nearly ruins her. But as their lives become more fully entwined, Bess is forced to make a painful choice between what she wants and what is best for her family . . .
Summary Book Review Aksel Sandemose and Canada by Aksel Sandemose:
Download or read book Aksel Sandemose and Canada written by Aksel Sandemose and published by University of Regina Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Trudeaumania by Robert Wright:
Download or read book Trudeaumania written by Robert Wright and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2016-09-20 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize A Hill-Times Best Book of the Year Nearly twenty years after his death and more than thirty since his retirement from active politics, Pierre Elliott Trudeau is at long last receding from the lived memory of Canadians. But despite the distance of time, he still holds court in the minds of many, and today his son Justin now lives at 24 Sussex Drive, his own man, though still a Trudeau holding Canada’s highest office. Trudeaumania is about Pierre Trudeau’s rise to power in 1968. This is a story we thought we knew—the epic saga of the hipster Montrealer who drove up to Ottawa in his Mercedes in 1965, wowed the country with his dictum that “the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation,” rocked the new medium of television like no one since JFK, and in scant months rode the crest of Canadians’ Centennial-era euphoria into power. This is Canada’s own Camelot myth. It embodies the quirkiness, the passion and the youthful exuberance we ascribe to the 1960s even now. Many of us cherish it. Unfortunately, it is almost entirely wrong. In 1968 Trudeau put forward his vision for Canada’s second century, without guile, without dissembling and without a hard sell. Take it or leave it, he told Canadians. If you do not like my ideas, vote for someone else. We took it. By bestselling and award-winning author Robert Wright, Trudeaumania sets the record straight even as it illuminates this important part of our history and shines a light on our future.
Download or read book Cold War written by Roy MacSkimming and published by Greystone Books. This book was released on 2012-07-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1972, after enduring years of embarrassing defeat at the hands of Soviet "amateurs," Canadian officials convinced their Moscow counterparts to allow a pre-season, eight-game series between the best hockey players from both nations. For Team Canada, this meant a chance to assemble a "dream team" of NHL professionals and show the world that they still owned ice hockey. Cold War takes you to the back rooms of the diplomats and apparatchiks who sanctioned this unlikely confrontation -- and then puts you on the ice for the rest. The first four games were played in four different Canadian cities; the final four in Moscow. Despite the absences of Bobby Orr and Bobby Hull, Team Canada's lineup was memorable: the Brothers Esposito, Phil and Tony; Paul Henderson; Serge Savard; Ken Dryden; and Frank Mahovlich. Canadians across the continent were confident of a blowout. "Eight-game sweep!" the leading sports columnists predicted. But the Red Machine came prepared. The Soviets' fast-paced game of precision passing and surgical attack caught the Canadians off guard. By the time the series headed to Moscow, the Soviets had jolted Canada and insured that the remaining games would be remembered as perhaps the most fiercely fought hockey of all time.
Summary Book Review Ghost Stories of Canada by John Robert Colombo:
Download or read book Ghost Stories of Canada written by John Robert Colombo and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2000-10-01 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just when you thought it was safe to peek out from under the covers, along comes Ghost Stories of Canada to remind you that there are plenty of ghouls to watch out for in the True North. Ghost Stories of Canada is a collection of one hundred of the eeriest accounts of ghosts, poltergeists, and hauntings ever told in Canada. Included are descriptions of some the most spine-tingling mysteries of the past - the Mackenzie River Ghost, the Baldoon Mystery, the Wynyard Apparition, and the Great Amherst Mystery, to name a few. There are also first-hand narratives of the ghostly experiences of present-day men and women from all walks of life in all parts of the country. This is a book to sit awake with - especially on a dark and stormy night!
Summary Book Review Titans of '72 by Mike Leonetti:
Download or read book Titans of '72 written by Mike Leonetti and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2012-09-08 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Phil Esposito, Ken Dryden, Frank Mahovlich, Yvan Cournoyer, Bobby Clarke -- these are some of the Team Canada hockey heroes who struggled to defeat the Soviet Union in the September 1972 Summit Series. Here are profiles of each Canadian who played on that fabled Team Canada, showcased with superb photographs by Harold Barkley.
Summary Book Review The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo:
Download or read book The Night Stalker written by Philip Carlo and published by Citadel Press. This book was released on 2016-08-30 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive account of the notorious California serial killer examines the psychology of a murderer, his crimes, and his cult following Decades after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles in the 1980s, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo’s classic The Night Stalker, based on years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez, revealed the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined. From watching his cousin commit murder at age eleven to his nineteen death sentences to the juror who fell in love with him, the story of Ramirez is a bizarre and spellbinding descent into the very heart of human evil. After The Night Stalker was first published, thousands of women from all over the world contacted Carlo, begging to be put in touch with the killer. Carlo interviewed them and presents their disturbing stories in this updated edition along with an exclusive death row interview where the killer himself gives his thoughts on the “Ramirez Groupies” —and what he thinks they really want. Carlo’s interviews with Ramirez are featured in Netflix’s Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer. “An astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since In Cold Blood.” —New York Daily News “I couldn’t put the book down . . . very scary indeed.” —Los Angeles Times “An exceptionally well-told true crime tale.” —Publishers Weekly Perfect for true crime readers of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Zodiac, and Helter Skelter. Revised and Updated. Includes 16 Pages Of Photos.
Summary Book Review Our Man in Tehran by Robert Anthony Wright:
Download or read book Our Man in Tehran written by Robert Anthony Wright and published by . This book was released on 2011-01-10 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. As the city exploded in a fury of revolution, few knew about the six American embassy staff who escaped into hiding. For three months, Ken Taylor, the Canadian ambassador to Iran--along with his wife and embassy staffers--concealed the Americans in their homes, terrified that Ayatollah Khomeini would find out and exact deadly consequences. January 28, 2010, marks the 30th anniversary of an event that stunned the world, when Ken Taylor masterminded the exfiltration of the six diplomats from Tehran. Americans were held in thrall as Ted Koppel updated the nation on the fate of its hostages and the Canadians orchestrated an intrepid escape. Americans celebrated in the streets across the nation, raising banners that read "Thank you, Canada!" In Our Man in Tehran, Robert Wright, author of the award-winning national bestseller Three Nights in Havana, tells the story behind a major historical flashpoint, a story of cloak-and-dagger intrigue, the stuff of John le Carré and Frederick Forsyth made real.
Summary Book Review Narrative of a Voyage To, and Travels in Upper Canada by James Taylor (of Crowle, Eng.):
Download or read book Narrative of a Voyage To, and Travels in Upper Canada written by James Taylor (of Crowle, Eng.) and published by Hull [England] : J. Nicholson. This book was released on 1846 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review World Class Hockey Trivia by Don Weekes:
Download or read book World Class Hockey Trivia written by Don Weekes and published by Greystone Books Ltd. This book was released on 2009-09-14 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hockey isn’t just a Canadian obsession -- the sport boasts fans from around the globe, and it has been played extensively at the international level. Whether at the Olympics, the World Juniors, or special games like the infamous 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, international hockey has a rich history, and plenty of trivia for die-hard fans.