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Canada’s Bastions of Empire

Halifax, Victoria and the Royal Navy 1749-1918

This book offers a fresh perspective on North American history, and the key role played by Halifax and Victoria in ensuring that Canada emerged as an independent country in the 20th century. … 280 View
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Up the Coast

One Family's Wild Life in the Forests of British Columbia

Kathryn Willcock and her sisters grew up in logging camps on the coast of B.C. in the 1960s when children were set loose to play in the wilderness, women kept rifles next to the wood stove, and … 224 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

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explains how the information of Canada’s defenses on the homefront are missing from the historical account of the Great War, outlines some geo-political information of importance to the … 9 $0.90 Add
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Preface

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An introduction to the methodology, maps, and the explanation of “up the coast.” 3 $0.30 Add
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Flying In

From: Up the Coast

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Chapter One focuses on getting up to Oxford Bay, the bush plane the “Beaver”, logging life, passengers on the plane, and the small community up the coast in the 1960’s. 6 $0.60 Add
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Prologue:

Woodfibre days

From: Within the Barbed Wire Fence

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Talks about life before Pearl Harbour in Woodfibre BC ; 5 $0.50 Add
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The Watch Is Set, 1749–1858

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examines how Britain had made Canada part of its strategic thinking for more than 150 years before war broke out in 1914, with focus on the naval basis in Halifax and Victoria 24 $2.40 Add
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A Normal Childhood

From: Up the Coast

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Chapter Two focuses on the author’s father John Brandon Willcock, leaving North Bay, Ontario for work, hardship during the Great Depression, his father’s (the author’s … 10 $1.00 Add
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Evacuation from Woodfibre

From: Within the Barbed Wire Fence

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January 1942, the evacuation of Japanese from Woodfibre ; 4 $0.40 Add
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Threat and Response, 1858–1905

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Mostly dealing with relations with America during this time it analyzes Canadian responses to threats during this period, including the Alaska boundary 50 $5.00 Add
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Fired or Dead

From: Up the Coast

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Chapter Three focuses on Willcock’s time working in Swanberg’s cook house, Greasy Erickson, getting “Up the hill”, becoming a “Whistle punk”, the risks of logging, and the Schnarr girl’s … 14 $1.40 Add
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Rumours of War, 1906–1914

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How Britain involved the Dominion in new defense challenges and the emergency of Germany as a potential enemy, immigration issues during this period 38 $3.80 Add
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To Vancouver and on to Yellowhead road camp

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The trip from Vancouver to the work camp ; 7 $0.70 Add
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Defences, Defenders, and the Coming of War, August 1914

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Canadian preperations for war, defense of the two fortresses in Halifax and Victoria involved joint army and navy plans 31 $3.10 Add