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Asleep in the Deep

Nursing Sister Anna Stamers and the First World War

On 27 June 1918, the Llandovery Castle, a Canadian hospital ship returning to England, was sunk by a German U-boat in contravention of international law. Two hundred and thirty-four crew members … 223 View

Churchill and Fisher

The titans at the Admiralty who fought the First World War

A vivid study of the politics and stress of high command, this book describes the decisive roles of young Winston Churchill as political head of the Admiralty during the First World War. … 656 View
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Imagined Truths

Myths from a Draft-Dodging Poet

Memory is not only selective, it’s an amazing liar, con artist and spin doctor. History is what we choose to remember about the past in order to justify the present. Richard Lemm grew up in … 272 View
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Man at the Airport

How Social Media Saved My Life: One Syrian's Story

His only weapon was his cellphone. When revolution and war broke out in his home country in 2011, Hassan Al Kontar was a young Syrian living and working in the UAE. A conscientious objector by … 232 View
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Three Funerals for my Father

Love, Loss and Escape from Vietnam

What would you risk to save your children? Jolie Hoang grew up as one of ten children, part of a loving, prosperous Vietnamese family. All that changed when the communists took over in 1975; the … 232 View

Within the Barbed Wire Fence

A Japanese Man's Account of his Internment in Canada

Takeo Nakano immigrated to Canada from Japan in 1920, later marrying and starting a family in his adopted homeland. Takeo’s passion was poetry, and he cultivated the exquisite form known as … ; 144 View
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FOREWORD to New Edition and Preface of original edition

From: Within the Barbed Wire Fence

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Discusses that the best way to guard human rights today is to arm ourselves with the knowledge of how easily they were taken in the past. Outlines racial injustice. Also discusses the history of … 12 $1.20 Add
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Introduction

From: Man at the Airport

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Introduction

From: Asleep in the Deep

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The introduction summarizes the events surrounding the German sinking of the Canadian Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle in World War I. Following the war, the actions of the U-boat commander and … 5 $0.50 Add
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Introduction

From: Imagined Truths

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My First Funeral

From: Three Funerals for my Father

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The ghost of the author’s father narrates this chapter, recounting his life and death. The author’s father died escaping Vietnam, on his way to reunite with his six older children in … 11 $1.10 Add
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Preface, A Note on the Board of Admiralty, and Introduction

The Daemonic Duo

From: Churchill and Fisher

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Historian Barry Gough provides an introduction to the board of admiralty and an overview of the history between Churchill and Fisher before the outset of World War One. 29 $2.90 Add
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Where Does Hope Come From?

From: From Bombs to Books

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Ziad Abo Nofel writes a brief account of growing up in Iraq, the American invasion and moving to a refugee camp between Iraq and Syria for six years before finally moving to Canada. 4 $0.40 Add
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Beginnings

From: From Bombs to Books

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A profile of Elaha Anwary, an Afghan refugee, who won the Grade 7 public speaking competition for her BC school by sharing her story. 5 $0.50 Add
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Early Life

From: Asleep in the Deep

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The early life of Nursing Sister Anna Irene Stamers is described as well as the history of her family in Saint John, New Brunswick, including the untimely death of her father and the financial … 10 $1.00 Add
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Fisher Ashore and Afloat

From: Churchill and Fisher

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Historian Barry Gough examines Jack Fisher’s naval career from 1841-1906 including his apointment to the war office, and the work he carried out with particular focus on his personality and … 52 $5.20 Add