The Last to Die: Ronald Turpin, Arthur Lucas, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada

By Robert J. Hoshowsky

Short-listed for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Award for most sensible Crime Non-Fiction

even if they dedicated separate crimes, Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin met their deaths at the comparable scaffold at Toronto’s Don prison on December eleven, 1962. They have been the final humans carried out in Canada, yet strangely little used to be identified approximately them previously. this is often the 1st booklet to discover the lives and deaths of Turpin, a Canadian legal, and Lucas, a Detroit gangster. the results of greater than 5 years of analysis, The final to Die is predicated on unique interviews, hidden files, trial transcripts, and newspaper accounts.

that includes crime scene photographs and never-before-published records, this riveting ebook additionally unearths the heroic efforts of attorney Ross MacKay, who defended either males, and Chaplain Cyril Everitt, who remained with them to the tip. What truly occurred the evening of the hangings is shrouded via fable and hearsay. This booklet eventually confirms the reality and divulges the ugly mistake that rate Arthur Lucas not just his lifestyles but additionally his head.

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Canadian History for Dummies

By Will Ferguson

A wild trip via Canadian background, totally revised and updated!

This re-creation of Canadian heritage For Dummies takes readers on an exhilarating journey via Canadian background, from indigenous local cultures and early French and British settlements via Paul Martin's shaky minority executive. This well timed replace beneficial properties the entire most up-to-date, up to date findings in ancient and archeological examine. In his trademark irreverent type, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada's double-gold in hockey on the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien's choice to not perform the battle in Iraq, and dissects the new sponsorship scandal.

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Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy: The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

Among the real tales that must be instructed approximately noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander’s sits on the best of the record. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander launched into an exemplary existence course that has concerned army provider for his state, a profitable political profession, a thriving legislations profession, and vocal advocacy on topics starting from antiracism to the significance of education.

In this biography, Shoveller strains a striking sequence of occasions from Alexander’s youth to the current that contributed to shaping the charismatic and influential chief whose effect is still felt this present day. From dealing with down racism to difficult the postwar Ontario institution, turning into Canada’s first black member of Parliament, pleasing royalty as Ontario’s lieutenant-governor, and serving as chancellor of 1 of Canada’s prime universities, Alexander’s is the last word, uplifting Canadian good fortune tale, the embodiment of what defines Canada.

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Good to a Fault

Marina Endicott's severely and commercially loved novel, released for the 1st time via Anchor Canada.

In a second of self-absorption, Clara Purdy's lifestyles takes a pointy left flip while she crashes right into a beat-up vehicle sporting an itinerant family members of six. The Gage kinfolk have been traveling to a brand new lifestyles in citadel McMurray, yet bruises at the mom, Lorraine, end up to be late-stage melanoma instead of remnants of the coincidence. spotting their want as her accountability, Clara attempts to do the ideal factor and strikes the youngsters, husband, and terrible grandmother into her personal house--then has to deal with the results of functional goodness.

What, precisely, does it suggest to be sturdy? whilst is sacrifice in simple terms selfishness? What can we owe during this lifestyles and what can we deserve? Marina Endicott appears at lifestyles and dying throughout the compassionate lens of a born novelist: being solid, being at fault, and discovering a few stability at the precipice.

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A World Elsewhere

By Wayne Johnston

Beloved writer Wayne Johnston returns to the territory of his number 1 nationwide bestseller The Colony of Unrequited goals with this sweeping story of ambition, regret and hope.
 
A international somewhere else is an striking paintings of literature with the entire hallmarks of Wayne Johnston's so much liked and acclaimed novels: outsiders longing for recognition, goals that threaten to overpower their makers, and not likely romance. the thrashing middle of this tale is the touching dating among a father and his followed son. This sweeping story immerses us in St. John's, Princeton and North Carolina on the shut of the nineteenth century. Landish Druken is an impressive determine: broader than such a lot doors, quick-witted and sharp-tongued. As a pupil at Princeton, he's befriended by way of Padgett "Van" Vanderluyden, son of the wealthiest guy in the United States. Years later, whilst Landish and his son flip to Van for aid, he invitations them to his self-constructed fort and pulls them into his net of lies and deceit.

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A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

By Tony Weis, Joshua Kahn Russell

The struggle over the tar sands in North the USA is one of the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time, and one of many first that has controlled to marry rather explicitly trouble for frontline groups and quick neighborhood dangers with worry for the way forward for the full planet. Tar sands “development” comes with a huge environmental and human expense. yet tar sands opponents—fighting a robust overseas industry—are likened to terrorists; executive environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are hid and rushed. but, regardless of the bold political and monetary strength in the back of the tar sands, many competitors are actively construction foreign networks of resistance, not easy pipeline plans whereas resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. together with prime voices keen on the fight opposed to the tar sands, A Line within the Tar Sands bargains a serious research of the impression of the tar sands and the demanding situations rivals face of their efforts to arrange potent resistance. members contain Angela Carter, invoice McKibben, Brian Tokar, Christine Leclerc, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Crystal Lameman, Dave Vasey, Emily Coats, Eriel Deranger, Greg Albo, Jeremy Brecher, Jess worthy, Jesse Cardinal, Joshua Kahn Russell, Lilian Yap, Linda Capato, Macdonald Stainsby, Martin Lukacs, Matt Leonard, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Naomi Klein, Rae Breaux, Randolph Haluza-DeLay, Rex Weyler, Ryan Katz-Rosene, Sâkihitowin Awâsis, Sonia furnish, Stephen D’Arcy, Toban Black, Tony Weis, Tyler McCreary, Winona LaDuke, and Yves Engler.

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Fight to the Finish: Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945

An unforgettable chronicle of Canadians combating the second one global War.

Historian Tim prepare dinner monitors his trademark storytelling skill within the moment quantity of his masterful account of Canadians in global conflict II. cook dinner combines a rare grab of army process with a deep empathy for the warriors at the floor, at sea and within the air. no matter if it is a minute-by-minute account of a gruelling artillery conflict, vicious infighting between generals, the scene within a clinical unit, or the small information of a soldier's everyday life, prepare dinner creates an completely compelling narrative. He recounts in enthralling element how the Canadian forces figured within the Allied bombing of Germany, the D-Day touchdown at Juno seashore, the taking of Caen, and the force south.
     that includes dozens of black-and-white images and relocating excerpts from letters and diaries of servicemen, Fight to the Finish, besides its spouse quantity, The important War, broadens our realizing of the second one global warfare with a gripping account of Canadians who fought in a foreign country, and the house entrance that used to be replaced endlessly.

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Time Bomb: Canada and the First Nations (Point of View)

A examine how an immense disagreement among Canada and the 1st countries may well erupt, and the way it would be avoided.

There are few better tragedies than a warfare waged via a society opposed to itself. As Time Bomb exhibits, a catastrophic war of words among Canada’s so-called “settler” and primary countries groups is not just possible, it really is, in idea, inevitable. Grievances, prejudice, and different elements all mix to make the chance of a primary countries rebellion very real.

Time Bomb describes how a national insurgency may perhaps spread, how the "usual" police and armed forces reactions to First countries protests could in simple terms irritate any such state of affairs, and the way, nevertheless, cutting edge regulations may possibly defuse the smouldering time bomb in our midst.

The query all Canadians and primary international locations needs to resolution is that this: needs to all of us endure the catastrophe of a good nationwide insurgency or do we act jointly to extinguish the growing to be probability in our midst?

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Hot Air: Meeting Canada's Climate Change Challenge

By Jeffrey Simpson

Here’s a transparent, plausible e-book for Canadians enthusiastic about our scenario — and it deals a solution.

It’s an excellent combine. To “Canada’s top brain at the environment,” Mark Jaccard, who received the 2006 Donner Prize for an instructional publication during this zone, you upload Nic Rivers, a researcher who works with him at Simon Fraser collage. you then upload Jeffrey Simpson, the hugely revered Globe and Mail columnist, to punch the message domestic in a transparent, hard-hitting approach. the result's a distinct book.

Most different books on strength and weather swap are: (a) terrifying or (b) educational or (c) quirky, advocating a unmarried, neat answer like sunlight or wind power.

This ebook is varied. It starts off with an alarming description of the weather probability to our state. Then it shifts to an alarming description of ways Canadians were betrayed by means of their politicians (“We’re engaged on it!”), their industrialists (“Things aren’t that undesirable, relatively, and voluntary directions should be strong enough.”), or even their environmentalists (“Energy potency should be ecocnomic, and folks can swap their lifestyles!”) All of this, after all, reinforces the myths that forceful guidelines will not be needed.

Hot Air then lays out in convincing and simply comprehensible phrases the few basic regulations that Canada needs to undertake without delay that allows you to considerably lessen greenhouse gasoline emissions over the following few many years. It even indicates how those regulations will be designed to have minimum unwanted effects.

With proof from different nations which are effectively addressing weather swap, sizzling Air exhibits why those are the one regulations that might paintings — and why it is a topic of existence and demise for all of us.

From the Hardcover edition.

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