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Book cover of AT VIMY RIDGE
AT VIMY RIDGE
By: hugh brewster | Published: March 2007

April 9, 2007 marks the 90th anniversary of the pivotal World War I battle - one that many historians view as the battle that defined Canada as a nati...

April 9, 2007 marks the 90th anniversary of the pivotal World War I battle - one that many historians view as the battle that defined Canada as a nation. At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers achieved what more experienced soldiers from Britain and France could not - taking the strategic position of Vimy Ridge from the Germans. It was the battle that helped a young country discover its national pride, as for the first time, Canadians fought as Canadians, and achieved a significant victory.

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    9780439949828
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BITTER ASHES
By: john wilson | Published: August 2009

World War Two was the greatest conflict in human history. It gave birth to the Atomic Age, the Cold War and the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s, an...

World War Two was the greatest conflict in human history. It gave birth to the Atomic Age, the Cold War and the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s, and planted the seeds of today's Middle East crises. But it is not distant history. Most Canadians have relatives who were part of this world-wide tragedy. Bitter Ashes puts these events in context for them. This book in the illustrated historical series Stories of Canada is a companion to Desperate Glory: The Story of WWI. A clear and concise text leads the reader though the major military and political events and issues of the war. Sidebars add detail and a personal element. Every page is illustrated with either photographs or maps.

Theme: War/Children and War

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    9781894917902
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Book cover of BROKEN PIECES - AN ORPHAN OF THE HALIFAX
BROKEN PIECES - AN ORPHAN OF THE HALIFAX
By: allison lawlor | Published: November 2017

One hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with the Belgian relief vessel Imo in the Halifax Harbour. A...

One hundred years ago, on December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc collided with the Belgian relief vessel Imo in the Halifax Harbour. At first, a small fire broke out aboard the Mont Blanc, which grew bigger crowds of people and emergency responders linded the shores of Halifax and Dartmouth to get a better look. Suddenly, the Mont Blanc's explosive cargo blew up, flattening homes and businesses, and triggering a tsunami. Amid the confusion and devastation that followed the blast was fourteen-year-old Barbara Orr, who had been walking from her neighbourhood in Richmond to a friend's house. Follow Barbara as she navigates post-explosion Halifax, learning about rescue efforts, the kindness of strangers, and the bravery of heroes like Vincent Coleman along the way. Part of the popular Compass series, this full-colour non-fiction book includes highlighted glossary terms, informative sidebars, over 50 illustrations and historical photographs, a detailed index, and recommended further reading. In commemoration of the tragic event's 100th anniversary, Broken Pieces is a great resource for young readers and educators.

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    9781771085151
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Book cover of CANADA IN THE GREAT POWER GAME
CANADA IN THE GREAT POWER GAME
By: gwynne dyer | Published: August 2014

Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014 is a serious contemplation of what it means to engage in major world conflicts, and the price we pay when we ...

Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014 is a serious contemplation of what it means to engage in major world conflicts, and the price we pay when we do.   The First World War was Canada's baptism of fire, or at least the only one that people now remember. (Montrealers in 1776 or Torontonians in 1814 would have taken a different view.) From 1914 to 1918, after a century of peace, Canadians were plunged back into the old world of great power rivalries and great wars. So was everybody else, but Canadians were volunteers. We didn't have to fight, but we chose to, out of loyalty to ideas and institutions that today many of us no longer believe in. And we have been doing the same thing ever since, although we haven't quite given up on the latest set of ideas and institutions yet. In Canada in the Great Power Game, Gwynne Dyer moves back and forth between the seminal event, the First World War, and all the later conflicts that Canada chose to fight in. He draws parallels between these conflicts, with the same idealism among the young soldiers, and the same deeply conflicted emotions among the survivors, surfacing time and again in every war right down to Afghanistan. And in each case, the same arguments pro and con arise--mostly from people who are a long, safe way from the killing grounds--for every one of those "wars of choice." Echoing throughout the book are the voices of the people who lived through the wars: the veterans, the politicians, the historians, the eyewitnesses. And Dyer takes a number of so-called excursions from his historical account, in which he revisits the events and puts them in context, pausing to ask such questions as "What if we hadn't fought Hitler?" and "Is war written in our genes?" This entertaining and provocative book casts an unsparing eye over what happens when Canada and the great powers get in the war business, illuminating much about how we see ourselves on the world stage.

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    9780307361684
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Book cover of CANADA IN WORLD WAR 1 OUTSTANDING VICTOR
CANADA IN WORLD WAR 1 OUTSTANDING VICTOR
By: gordon clarke | Published: May 2014

This fascinating book describes Canadas coming of age during World War I on the battlefields and at home. When Britain declared war on Germany, it mea...

This fascinating book describes Canadas coming of age during World War I on the battlefields and at home. When Britain declared war on Germany, it meant that Canada was at war, too. Most Canadians supported the war, but the government faced opposition about conscription from French-speaking Canadians who did not feel a particular loyalty to Britain. In the air, the incredible feats of Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop made him a hero back home. On the battlefield, Britain came to rely on Canadian soldiers, who had a formidable reputation for taking and holding military objectives when other troops had failed. Find out how the victories of Canadian shock troops in battles at Ypres (where they faced mustard gas poisoning), the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele helped give Canada a presence on the world stage. "About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

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    9780778703273
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Book cover of CANADA THROUGH TIME 1ST NATIONS & EXPL
CANADA THROUGH TIME 1ST NATIONS & EXPL
By: kathleen corrigan | Published: January 2016

What is the difference between First Nations and Aboriginal people? Look inside this book to find out! First Nations and Early Explorers introduces di...

What is the difference between First Nations and Aboriginal people? Look inside this book to find out! First Nations and Early Explorers introduces different groups of Canadian Aboriginal people from First Nations to the M‚tis. Then meet pre-confederation explorers from France and England, and even the Vikings! Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.

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    9781410981196
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Book cover of CANADA THROUGH TIME BUILDING A NATION
CANADA THROUGH TIME BUILDING A NATION
By: kathleen corrigan | Published: January 2016

When did the last territory join Canada? Look inside this book to find out! Building of a Nation looks at how new settlers and Aboriginal people work...

When did the last territory join Canada? Look inside this book to find out! Building of a Nation looks at how new settlers and Aboriginal people worked together to shape modern-day Canada, from the 1775 war to beyond the Confederation. Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.

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    9781410981202
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Book cover of CANADA THROUGH TIME CANADA TODAY
CANADA THROUGH TIME CANADA TODAY
By: kathleen corrigan | Published: January 2016

What are the two national sports of Canada? Look inside this book to find out! Canada Today gets readers to look at the diversity of people, cities a...

What are the two national sports of Canada? Look inside this book to find out! Canada Today gets readers to look at the diversity of people, cities and landscapes in the country. We also look at where people work, go to school and what they do for fun! Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.

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    9781410981226
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Book cover of CANADA THROUGH TIME IMMIGRATION & NEW CO
CANADA THROUGH TIME IMMIGRATION & NEW CO
By: kathleen corrigan | Published: January 2016

What is a homesteader and why did they want to move to the prairies? Look inside this book to find out!  Immigration and the Founding of New Communit...

What is a homesteader and why did they want to move to the prairies? Look inside this book to find out!  Immigration and the Founding of New Communities looks at what happened after the 1867 Canadian Confederation agreement. From the gold rush, to the building of the railways, we look at how Canada attracted and employed new immigrants.  Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.

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    9781410981219
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Book cover of CANADA THROUGH TIME PIONEER LIFE
CANADA THROUGH TIME PIONEER LIFE
By: kathleen corrigan | Published: January 2016

The history of pioneer life in Canada.

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    9781410981189
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CANADA UNDER ATTACK
By: jennifer crump | Published: July 2010

Canadians have been celebrated participants in numerous conflicts on foreign soil, but most Canadians aren't aware that they've also had to defend the...

Canadians have been celebrated participants in numerous conflicts on foreign soil, but most Canadians aren't aware that they've also had to defend themselves many times at home. From U.S. General Benedict Arnold's covetous attempts to declare Canada the 14th colony during the American Revolution to the German U-boat battles in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the Second World War, Canada has successfully defended itself against all invaders. Jennifer Crump brings to life the battles fought by Canadians to ensure the country's independence, from the almost ludicrous Pork n' Beans War to the deadly War of 1812. She reveals the complex American and German plans to invade and conquer Canada, including the nearly 100-page blueprint for invading Canada commissioned by the U.S. government in 1935 - a scheme that remains current today!

Theme: War/Children and War

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    9781554887316
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CANADA YEAR BY YEAR
By: elizabeth macleod | Published: October 2016

Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the count...

Award-winning author Elizabeth MacLeod's year-by-year tour of Canada's fascinating history highlights a single milestone for every year from the country's founding in 1867 up to its 150th anniversary in 2017. Divided into ten distinct eras, coverage ranges from politics, sports, business and arts and culture, and includes significant events both at home and in world affairs. A few examples: *1881 --- A railway across Canada is begun. *1893 --- The Stanley Cup is first awarded in hockey. *1908 --- Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables is published. *1947 --- Oil is discovered in Alberta. *2015 --- Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau is elected prime minister. Along with the featured stories for each of the 150 years, the pages are filled with sidebars --- with content such as short biographies, quotes, important firsts and trivia --- that are linked to that year. There are also 39 capsule biographies of noteworthy Canadians at the back of the book. The topics chosen offer an inclusive historical perspective, incorporating women, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities into Canada's rich and diverse narrative. Illustrations by awarding-winning artist Sydney Smith bring a contemporary feel to the stories of the past. This book is a perfect fit for lessons on Canadian history and geography. The accessible format also makes it a compelling choice for children to pick up and browse, or to search for a particular year. A table of contents and an index round out this engaging reference.

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    9781771383974
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Book cover of CANADA'S WARS AN ILLU HIST
CANADA'S WARS AN ILLU HIST
By: jonathan webb | Published: October 2010

A fascinating account of Canada's military history and the role Canada's troops have played on foreign soil. In this important new book, Jonathan We...

A fascinating account of Canada's military history and the role Canada's troops have played on foreign soil. In this important new book, Jonathan Webb gives young Canadians a comprehensive look at Canada's efforts in wars ranging from the Boer War of 1884 up to the war in Afghanistan. Each section provides an overview of the wars themselves, and the circumstances under which Canada and Canadians became involved, whether government-directed or by personal conviction. What emerges is a fascinating story of our growth as an independent nation, along with an ever-evolving definition of the peacekeeping role our country plays on the world stage. Moving accounts of lives saved and lives lost are ultimately what all stories of war are about. Through vivid photographs, memorabilia and staggering statistics about the men and women who have served for our country, young readers are given a fascinating look at an aspect of our country's ongoing history - the aspect that is often the most difficult to address.

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    9780545980265
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CHILDREN OF THE BROKEN TREATY
By: charlie angus | Published: August 2015

Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's hist...

Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls who kicked ass in history."   All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country.   Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada--through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect--deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights.

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    9780889774018
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DEFENDERS
By: robert livesey | Published: October 1994

On June 18, 1812, the Americans declared war on Britain and attacked the nearest British target, Canada. Although outnumbered ten to one, Canadian vo...

On June 18, 1812, the Americans declared war on Britain and attacked the nearest British target, Canada. Although outnumbered ten to one, Canadian volunteers in the War of 1812 successfully defended their homes and towns from the skilled American armies. Who were these defenders - the men and women who saved Canada? Where did they fight their battles? What weapons did they use?

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    9780773756656
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