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Harry Livingstone’s Forgotten Men

Canadians and the Chinese Labour Corps in the First World War

HARRY LIVINGSTONE was a small town doctor from Listowel, Ontario when he felt the pull of patriotism that led him to volunteer in the First World War. In 1917, Livingstone found himself embarking … 504 View
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In Praise of Retreat

Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World

From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient … 370 View
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An Introduction

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Foreword

From: Harry Livingstone's Forgotten Men

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Wright notes that Black’s history of Canada and the Chinese Labour Corps is previously untold and a significant contribution to the historiography of the First World War. 3 $0.30 Add
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Green Cathedral

From: In Praise of Retreat

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In this reading the author recounts their experience of leaving the city to a retreat in the forest and the positive psychological effect that the experience had on them. 22 $2.20 Add
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Preface

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Black outlines the project’s inspiration, his sources, and a rationale for his use of linguistic styles. 4 $0.40 Add
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The Urgent Need for Wartime Labour

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A short history about why the British and French began to recruit Chinese labourers and formed the Chinese Labour Corps, and the role Canada and Harry Livingstone played in this history. (Chapter … 27 $2.70 Add
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The Art of Retreat

From: In Praise of Retreat

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In this chapter, the author explores the factors that motivate people to seek seclusion from the world. She discusses historical examples of pilgrims and hermits and what motivated their retreats. 31 $3.10 Add
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A Hut of One’s Own

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This chapter explores the concept of being a hermit. The author describes their own experience and provides examples of hermits throughout history and the religious, political, and personal … 32 $3.20 Add
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Canada to China: Migrations

From: Harry Livingstone's Forgotten Men

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The chapter examines different groups of men from Canada and China and why they chose to enlist in the war effort. (Chapter includes two maps and four photographs) 23 $2.30 Add
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Canada to China: Starting Out

From: Harry Livingstone's Forgotten Men

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An account of Harry Livingstone’s initial train journey across Canada in 1917 and those CLC men moving West. (Chapter includes four photographs) 20 $2.00 Add