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The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman

The Antidote: Happiness For People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver BurkemanThe Antidote is a wry, witty travelogue that turns decades of self-help advice on its head. In it, Guardian journalist Oliver Burkeman chronicles a series of journeys by people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. Whether philosophers, experimental psychologists, New Age dreamers or hard-headed business consultants, they have in common a hunch about human psychology. They believe that in our personal lives and in the world at large, our constant fixation on eliminating or avoiding the negative-uncertainty, unhappiness, failure-is what causes us to feel so anxious, insecure,...
2015 / 3 / 26
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The History of Canada Series: Death on Two Fronts: National Tragedies And The Fate Of Democracy In Nfld 1914-1934

Sean Cadigan

The History of Canada Series: Death on Two Fronts: National Tragedies And The Fate Of Democracy In Nfld 1914-1934 by Sean CadiganDeath on Two Fronts, part of The History of Canada series, examines the tragic trans?formation of Newfoundland's political culture between 1914 and 1934. For many people throughout Canada and the rest of the world, 1914 was important because it marked the beginning of the First World War. While the year became significant for the same reason in Newfoundland, it was not originally so. Newfoundland's economy depended on the sea, and the seal hunt was vital. During the spring of 1914, seventy-seven men of the S.S. Newfoundland died and many more were injured when they became lost on the ice fields,...
2015 / 3 / 27
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Ice And Water: Politics Peoples And The Artic Council

John English

Ice And Water: Politics Peoples And The Artic Council by John EnglishAs the Far North assumes an increasingly important role in international politics, so too does Canada's role in its governance. In 1991, eight countries signed the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy: Canada, the United States, Russia, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. This was the first step in the formation of the Arctic Council, which was formally established in 1996 to act as a high-level intergovernmental body to address social, political, and environmental issues in the Arctic. Indigenous peoples, who form a significant population in seven of the eight countries' Arctic...
2015 / 3 / 27
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The Story of the Jews: Finding The Words: 1000 Bce-1492-ce

Simon Schama

The Story of the Jews: Finding The Words: 1000 Bce-1492-ce by Simon SchamaIt is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amid grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds. The first of two volumes, The Story of the Jews spans the millennia and the continents—from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes readers to unimagined places: a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia, a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings, the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities...
2015 / 3 / 28
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The History of Canada Series: Trouble on Main Street: Mackenzie King Reason Race And The 1907 Vancouver Riots

Julie F. Gilmour

The History of Canada Series: Trouble on Main Street: Mackenzie King Reason Race And The 1907 Vancouver Riots by Julie F. GilmourThe weather on the Labour Day weekend of 1907 was hot and tempers were short. British Columbians had always been sensitive to Asian immigration and had become increasingly fearful over the summer. More Japanese immigrants were coming to B.C. and rumours smouldered of massive labour contracts for the projected Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

Like the citizens of Seattle and San Francisco, the residents of Vancouver had established a bipartisan Asiatic Exclusion League aimed at Japanese, Chinese, and South Asian immigrants in order to protect "White Canada." The league had widespread support among...

2015 / 3 / 28
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The Necessary War Volume 1

Tim Cook

The Necessary War Volume 1 by Tim CookTim 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...

2015 / 3 / 29
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Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century

David Mulroney

Middle Power, Middle Kingdom: What Canadians Need to Know about China in the 21st Century by David MulroneyChina's rise is having a direct impact on our prosperity, our health and well-being, and our security here in Canada. The road to achieving many of our middle-power aspirations now runs through the Middle Kingdom.

We need to start paying closer attention, says former ambassador David Mulroney. China has become our second largest economic partner, not as important as the US is, but far bigger than all the rest. Canada exerts a magnetic pull on Chinese tourists and students. It's also a popular destination for Chinese home buyers in search of a new life or simply looking for a safe place to park...

2015 / 3 / 29
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The Barefoot Lawyer: A Memoir

Chen Guangcheng

The Barefoot Lawyer: A Memoir by Chen GuangchengIt was like a scene out of a thriller: one night in April 2012, China's most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. For days, his whereabouts remained unknown; after he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, a furious round of high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States.

Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was...

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Matthew Crawford

The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew CrawfordThe key to personal choice, and even happiness, is to gain control of our attention—our mental lives.

Matthew Crawford is the author of Shop Class as Soulcraft, which challenged our notions about what we do and how it affects our sense of self (and our happiness). This new book addresses the crisis of attention: where we focus -- or cannot focus--equally affects our sense of self. As our mental lives become more fragmented, what is at stake often seems to be nothing less than the question of whether one can maintain a coherent self. The key to a better life then is to get command not just of...

2015 / 3 / 29
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The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet

Sheila Watt-cloutier

The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet by Sheila Watt-cloutierThe Right to Be Cold is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec—where she was raised by a single parent and grandmother and travelled by dog team in a traditional, ice-based Inuit hunting culture—to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.

The Right to Be Cold explores the parallels between safeguarding the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture—and...

2015 / 3 / 29
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The History of Canada Series: Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada

Christopher Moore

The History of Canada Series: Three Weeks in Quebec City: The Meeting That Made Canada by Christopher MooreIn 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...

2015 / 4 / 3
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Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

Tim Cook

Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945 by Tim CookThe 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....
2015 / 8 / 23
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Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

Danielle Martin

Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians by Danielle MartinDR. DANIELLE MARTIN see the challenges in our health care system every day. As a family doctor and a hospital vice president, she observes how those deficiencies adversely affect patients. And as a health policy expert, she knows how to close those gaps. A passionate believer in the value of fairness that underpins the Canadian health care system, Dr. Martin is on a mission to improve medicare. In Better Now, she shows how bold fixes are both achievable and affordable. Her patients
2016 / 12 / 8
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Vimy: The Battle and the Legend

Tim Cook

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend by Tim CookA bold new telling of the defining battle of the Great War, and how it came to signify and solidify Canada
2017 / 3 / 1
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