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Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest

by Arthur Kruckeberg & Linda Chalker-Scott
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With hundreds of stunning color photographs and new chapters by horticulturist inda Chalker-Scott, this fully updated edition of one of the Pacific Northwest’s favorite gardening books is more extensive and user-friendly than ever before.

This fully-updated third edition of Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest includes revised des …

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Fighting with the Empire

Fighting with the Empire

Canada, Britain, and Global Conflict, 1867–1947
edited by Steve Marti & William John Pratt
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Canadians often characterize their military history as a march toward nationhood, but in the first eighty years of Confederation they were fighting for the British Empire. War forced Canadians to re-examine their relationship to Britain and to one another. As French Canadians, Indigenous peoples, and those with roots in continental Europe and beyon …

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From Rinks to Regiments

From Rinks to Regiments

Hockey Hall-of-Famers and the Great War
by Alan Livingstone MacLeod
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A celebration of thirty-two heroes of the First World War enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Praise for Remembered in Bronze and Stone:
“A remarkable look at the many ways we honoured our war dead.”—Canada’s History
“A fine tribute and a call to current and future generations.”—Mark Zuehlke, author of the Canadian Battle Series and …

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Last Flight to Stuttgart

Last Flight to Stuttgart

Searching for the Bomber Boys of Lancaster EQ-P
by Lisa Jean Russ
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A woman’s journey to uncover the fate of seven RCAF crewmen who perished in the Second World War.

For most of her life, Lisa Russ knew little about her second cousin, Robert “Bud” George Alfred Burt. All she had were two grainy photos, a poem Bud had written shortly before his death, and the knowledge that he was a tail gunner in a Lancaster b …

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Finding Mr. Wong

Finding Mr. Wong

by Susan Crean
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tagged : cultural heritage, literary, discrimination & race relations

Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Reminiscing, Crean writes, “I grew up in Mr. Wong’s kitchen …”

A Chinese Head Tax payer hired by Crean’s grandfather in 1928, Wong Dong Wong remaine …

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Extraordinary Ornamental Edibles

Extraordinary Ornamental Edibles

100 Perennials, Trees, Shrubs and Vines for Canadian Gardens
by Mike Lascelle
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Growing your own food continues to gain popularity, but planting and tending vegetables every year certainly requires more effort than the ease of maintaining a backyard full of well-established hardy perennials. Now, with the help of this volume, gardeners can have the best of both worlds by planning a garden full of edible perennials that are bot …

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Big Water

Big Water

by Andrea Curtis
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Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : canada, survival stories, siblings

Seventeen-year-old Christina McBurney has led a sheltered life. But when her twin brother, Jonathan, dies of consumption, Christina, unwilling to be farmed out as a nursemaid or teacher, runs away from home and her destiny. In Owen Sound she boards the Asia, a steamship that transports passengers and freight throughout the Great Lakes. She doesn't …

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Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds

Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds

A Garden-to-Kitchen Guide, Includes 50 Vegetarian Recipes
by Dan Jason & Michele Genest
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Bravo for tomatoes, beans and kale. But what’s next for the ardent home gardener? Wheats, including farro, spelt and kamut, are surprisingly easy and very rewarding backyard crops. They can be planted as early as the ground can be worked in spring and harvested mid-summer to make room for fall crops. These ancient food sources can be milled for f …

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This Small Army of Women

This Small Army of Women

Canadian Volunteer Nurses and the First World War
by Linda J. Quiney
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With her linen head scarf and white apron emblazoned with a red cross, the Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse, or VAD, has become a romantic emblem of the Great War. This book tells the story of the nearly 2,000 women from Canada and Newfoundland who volunteered to “do their bit” overseas and at home. Well-educated and middle-class but largely untr …

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Fernie at War

Fernie at War

1914-1919
by Wayne Norton
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From "enemy alien" internment camps to WWI disillusionment - these are the five pivotal years that shaped Fernie, BC, a city instrumental to the national identity of Canada. Fernie, a small community located in BC's Kootenay region, entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride-it emerged five years later having ex …

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The Cinderella Campaign

The Cinderella Campaign

First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports
by Mark Zuehlke
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tagged : canada, world war ii

They thought of themselves as the "Cinderella Army," and international correspondents agreed. This was because First Canadian Army had been relegated to the left flank of the Allied advance toward Germany from the Normandy beaches and given the tough, thankless task of opening the Channel ports from Le Havre to Ostend in Belgium. Then suddenly in e …

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The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie

The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie

From the Battle of Britain to the Great Escape
by Keith Ogilvie
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A young Canadian spitfire pilot finds adventure, love, and a remarkable dose of luck on the frontlines of the Second World War.

Rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force in the summer of 1939, Keith “Skeets” Ogilvie joined the British Royal Air Force instead. A week later he was on a boat to England and a future he could not have imagined.

 

As a S …

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Reluctant Warriors

Reluctant Warriors

Canadian Conscripts and the Great War
by Patrick M. Dennis
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During the “Hundred Days” campaign of the First World War, over 30 percent of conscripts who served in the Canadian Corps became casualties. Yet, they were often considered slackers for not having volunteered. Reluctant Warriors is the first examination of the pivotal role played by Canadian conscripts in the final campaign of the Great War on …

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From the Klondike to Berlin

From the Klondike to Berlin

The Yukon in World War I
by Michael Gates
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"No part of the Empire has given up more completely of her splendid men than Yukon ... Such being the case, the Dominion should not be forgetful of this region--the Empire's farthest North, and take pride in the encouragement of the spirit that dominates the people of the Land of the Midnight Sun."

 

--Dawson Daily News, May 15, 1918

 

Nearly a thousan …

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100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens

100 Easy-to-Grow Native Plants for Canadian Gardens

by Lorraine Johnson, by (photographer) Andrew Leyerle
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The key to a carefree garden is to know which plants will thrive under local conditions and which ones are better left at the nursery. With watering restrictions becoming increasingly common, and rising concerns about exotic invasive species, gardeners have to be savvy about plant selection, making native plants both a practical and ecological choi …

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Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past

Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past

by Colin McCullough
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tagged : social history, post-confederation (1867-), canada

Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past illuminates how Canada’s participation in the United Nations’ peacekeeping efforts from 1956 to 1997 was used as a symbol of national identity – in Quebec and the rest of the country. Delving into four decades’ worth of documentaries, newspaper coverage, textbooks, political rhetoric, and more, Colin Mc …

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John McCrae

John McCrae

Beyond Flanders Fields
by Susan Raby-Dunne
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Shortlisted, 2018 Forest of Reading Golden Oak Award

Most Canadians are familiar with John McCrae through his iconic poem “In Flanders Fields,” which was penned on the battlefields of the First World War and remains a symbol of remembrance to this day. Although he will always be remembered as a war poet, the Guelph, Ontario, native was a physici …

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Remembered in Bronze and Stone

Remembered in Bronze and Stone

Canada's Great War Memorial Statuary
by Alan Livingstone MacLeod
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Remembered in Broze and Stone evokes the years immediately following the First World War, when grief was still freshly felt in communities from one end of Canada to the other. This book tells the story of the nation’s war memorials—particularly bronze or stone sculptures depicting Canadian soldiers—through the artists who conceived them, the …

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Remembered in Bronze and Stone

Remembered in Bronze and Stone

Canada's Great War Memorial Statuary
by Alan Livingstone MacLeod, foreword by David Macfarlane
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Remembered in Bronze and Stone evokes the years immediately following the First World War, when grief was still freshly felt in communities from one end of Canada to the other. This book tells the story of the nation’s war memorials—particularly bronze or stone sculptures depicting Canadian soldiers—through the artists who conceived them, the …

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Capturing Hill 70

Capturing Hill 70

Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War
edited by Douglas E. Delaney & Serge Marc Durflinger
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In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it or of s …

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Heart Like a Wing

Heart Like a Wing

by Dan Paxton Dunaway
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age: 15 to 17
Grade: 10 to 12
tagged : aboriginal & indigenous, coming of age, canada

Briony, a prairie girl with a disfigured face, is adopted when she is nine by a childless older couple, Dagget and Moll, who appear mysteriously one day at her orphanage. They take her to their remote town of Crowsbeak in northern Saskatchewan where Briony, tormented by her schoolmates for her scarred face and dark skin, struggles to fit in. Briony …

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The Weight of Command

The Weight of Command

Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them
by J.L. Granatstein
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Three-quarters of a century after the Second World War, almost all the participants are gone. This book contains interviews with and about the Canadian generals who led the troops during that war. Edited and introduced by one of the foremost military historians of our time, this carefully curated collection brings to life the generals and their war …

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Maritime Command Pacific

Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy’s West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War
by David Zimmerman
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The Royal Canadian Navy crews that sailed the Atlantic during the early Cold War held a contemptuous view of their West Coast brethren, likening the Pacific fleet to a “yacht club” where sailors enjoyed a life of leisurely service on a tranquil sea. As David Zimmerman reveals, nothing could be further from the truth. From the fleet’s postwar …

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Britannia's Navy on the West Coast of North America, 1812-1914

Britannia's Navy on the West Coast of North America, 1812-1914

by Barry Gough
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“[Gough’s] research…has been thorough, his presentation is scholarly, and his case fully sustained.”—The Times Literary Supplement

 

The influence of the Royal Navy on the development of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest was both effective and extensive. Yet all too frequently, its impact has been ignored by historians, who instea …

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Gatherings XV

Gatherings XV

Youth Water Anthology
edited by Greg Younging
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age: 13 to 17
Grade: 8 to 12
Reading age: 12 to 100
tagged : aboriginal & indigenous, canada

The Gatherings-Water project reflects the cultural rejuvenation of Indigenous Youth in B.C. It is not only a revival of a respected anthology series, but also a new level of engagement between publishing house and community, between established writers and emerging voices, and finally a testament to the connection of Indigenous Youth with the life- …

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Unwanted Warriors

Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
by Nic Clarke
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Unwanted Warriors uncovers the history of Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist but were deemed “unfit for service.” What impact did military exclusion have on these men? Nic Clarke looks for answers in the service files of 3,400 rejected volunteers and explores the mechanics of the medical examination, the ph …

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In Peace Prepared

In Peace Prepared

Innovation and Adaptation in Canada’s Cold War Army
by Andrew B. Godefroy
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age: 22 to 100
Grade: 17
tagged : canada, post-confederation (1867-), security (national & international)

The Allies claimed victory at the end of the Second World War, but the United States’ invention of the atomic bomb and its replication by the Soviet Union posed new dangers for all nations. This book examines what Canada’s Cold War Army did to prepare for nuclear war – and why and how it did it. Although the war never materialized, officers, …

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From Classroom to Battlefield

From Classroom to Battlefield

Victoria High School and the First World War
by Barry Gough
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In August 1914, Canada found itself jolted from its splendid isolation by the onrush of a European catastrophe. In Victoria, British Columbia, five hundred youth who had been educated at Victoria High School went to war and were forever changed by the experience.

From Classroom to Battlefield follows the experiences of this cohort through the Secon …

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Down To Earth

Down To Earth

Cold-Climate Gardens and Their Keepers
by Helen McAllister & Jennifer Heath
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Two friends began peeking over fences to find out how people in cold climates grow their own food. Throughout the beautiful Elk Valley, in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, they found generous gardeners who taught them simple ways to grow more productive and sustainable gardens.

In vivid colour, Down to Earth celebrates the viability of …

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From the West Coast to the Western Front

From the West Coast to the Western Front

British Columbians and the Great War
by Mark Forsythe & Greg Dickson
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It has often been observed that the First World War jolted Canada into nationhood, and as Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson show in this compelling book, no province participated more eagerly in that transformation or felt the aftershock more harshly than British Columbia. In From the West Coast to the Western Front, Forsythe, host of CBC Radio's mid- …

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Terrible Victory

Terrible Victory

First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944
by Mark Zuehlke
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BOOK SIX in the Canadian Battle Series

Terrible Victory is a gripping account of Canada's bloody liberation of western Holland, one of our finest, and most costly, military victories.

On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europe's largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless th …

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The Soldiers' General

The Soldiers' General

Bert Hoffmeister at War
by Douglas E. Delaney
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age: 22 to 100
Grade: 17
tagged : canada, military, world war ii

By the end of the Second World War, Bert Hoffmeister had risen from Captain to Major-General and won more awards than any Canadian officer in the war. This native Vancouverite earned a reputation as a fearless commander on the battlefield – one who led from the front, one well loved by those he led. With an astute analytical eye, Delaney carefull …

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