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Non-Fiction - Atlantic Summer Reading Guide 2014

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Sixty Second Story

Sixty Second Story

When Lives are on the Line
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The Sixty Second Story is a gripping and emotional tribute to Canada’s first responders – the professionals and volunteers who repeatedly risk their lives in the face of danger and death.

The book pays homage to a father, to the fallen, and to those who respond when the alarm sounds. It also frankly discusses the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and critical incident stress (CIS) on both first responders and their families. Discussions with veteran firefighters and a former Hal …

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Driven

Driven

How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Shortlisted, East Coast Literary Award and Evelyn Richardson Prize for Non-Fiction

It was over in seconds.

In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. Travelling in dirty weather, minutes from their Bathurst, New Brunswick, homes, the impact forever shattered the lives of eight families and their community.

In the weeks that followed the horrific crash, two women w …

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Ballad of Jacob Peck

Ballad of Jacob Peck

edition:Paperback

Shortlisted, Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing

On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed and disembowelled his own sister, before dumping her lifeless body in a rural New Brunswick snowbank.

The Ballad of Jacob Peck is the tragic and fascinating story of how isolation, duplicity, and religious mania turned impoverished, hard-working people violent, leading to a murder and an …

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Lynching of Peter Wheeler

Lynching of Peter Wheeler

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At 2:21 am on September 8, 1896, authorities in Nova Scotia killed an innocent man. Peter Wheeler — a "coloured" man accused of murdering a white girl — was strung up with a slipknot noose. The hanging was state-sanctioned but it was a lynching all the same. Now, a re-examination of his case using modern forensic science reveals one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Canadian history.

On the night of January 27, 1896, 14-year-old Annie Kempton found herself home alone in the picturesq …

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Double Pregnant

Double Pregnant

Two Lesbians Make a Family
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : gay studies

Girl meets girl. Girl marries girl. They want to have babies … but they need a little help.

Double Pregnant is author Natalie Meisner’s light-hearted, poignant and informative true story of two lesbians who want to have children. For a variety of reasons, one being that Natalie’s wife is a woman of colour who was adopted into a white family, the couple decides not to take the anonymous sperm clinic route. Natalie and Viviën want their children to have some connection to their donor if poss …

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Out Proud

Out Proud

Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice
edited by Douglas Gosse
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Produced in partnership with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, Out Proud: Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice is the second in a series of essay anthologies designed to give attention to issues that are sometimes ignored in the mainstream media—and a voice to those most closely affected by them. Expertly edited by sociologist Dr. Douglas Gosse, Out Proud features more than fifty short essays on the experience of LGBTTIQQ2SA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgendered, Intersex …

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Sable Island

Sable Island

by Bruce Armstrong
illustrated by Zoe Lucas
edition:Paperback
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Sable Island is the world's most mysterious and notorious sandbar, situated 160 kilometers offshore of southeast Nova Scotia. The island is currently receiving much renewed attention because of proposals to make it a National Park, or a National Wilderness Area. Known for centuries as "The Graveyard of the Atlantic," its forty-kilometre length has claimed over five hundred ships since the earliest adventurers and fishing vessels sailed to North America. Even today Sable presents serious problems …

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- Scapegoat

- Scapegoat

the extraordinary legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion
edited by Joel Zemel
managing editor francis Mitchell
consultant editor Jeanne Howell
designed by SVP productions
edition:Book

In this unique telling of the legal proceedings following the 1917 Halifax Explosion, Joel Zemel utilizes the first-hand courtroom testimony of the officers and men of S/S Mont Blanc and S/S Imo as well as Royal Canadian Navy personnel and other key witnesses to describe the events leading up to the disaster and beyond. The film documentary editing style of the author brings an immediacy to the events as if they were happening in real-time as the reader is placed on the decks of the ships, in th …

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