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In Flanders Fields: 100 Years

In Flanders Fields: 100 Years

Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance
edited by Amanda Betts
edition:Hardcover

A beautifully designed collection of essays on war, loss and remembrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the writing of Canada's most famous poem.
     In early 1915, the death of a young friend on the battlefields of Ypres inspired Canadian soldier, field surgeon and poet John McCrae to write "In Flanders Fields." Within months of the poem's December 1915 publication in the British magazine Punch it became part of the collective consciousness in North America and Europe, and its extrao …

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The Long Run

The Long Run

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

On the morning of July 1, 1916, at Beaumont-Hamel, the men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment climbed out of their trenches and advanced into no man’s land. Eric Mackenzie Robertson went over the top on that fateful day—and survived. Almost unbelievably, just four years later, Robertson would become the first born and bred Newfoundlander to compete in the Olympics. With her engaging journalistic style, Joan Sullivan—author of the award-winning In the Field—returns to tell the story of th …

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Remembrance

Remembrance

edition:Hardcover
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The last published story by beloved short story master, MacLeod.
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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields

The Story of the Poem by John McCrae
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover
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This beautifully illustrated book was first published in 1995, and has been reissued this year. The images make for a stirring rendition of John McCrae's famous poem, and Granfield's text shares also details of McCrae's biography, his war experiences, and the legacy of his poem, which is part of the reason we wear the poppy for remembrance today.
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War Cantata / Child Object

War Cantata / Child Object

edition:Book
tagged : canadian
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Tremblay is one of Quebec's most produced and most translated playwrights, and this translation (by Keith Turnbull) of his War Cantata uses the rhythmic power of words to expose war’s spiral toward hatred.

In 2012, SACD (Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques), in partnership with France Culture, awarded War Cantata the Prix SADC for best world play written in French, and CEAD (Centre des auteurs dramatiques) awarded it the Prix Michel-Tremblay for the best play written in Quebec in 2012.
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The Necessary War, Volume 1

The Necessary War, Volume 1

Canadians Fighting The Second World War:1939-1943
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Tim Cook's latest book, the first of two volumes about WW2, has just been long listed for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
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No Ordinary Men

No Ordinary Men

Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
This new book gives readers a deeper look into the missions of Canadian forces in Afghanistan.
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Bunny the Brave War Horse
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A terrific introduction to the brutal realities of war, this book will educate young readers but not upset them, and does a good job of not glorifying the terrible loss of life that occurred in WW1.
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