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2014 RBC Taylor Prize Longlist

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AFTER GREAT DELIBERATION and just in time for holiday shopping, this year’s jurors, Ms. Kevin Garland, Martin Levin, and Andrew Preston, revealed their longlist for the 2015 prize. (December 2014) Other books nominated not on this list are Berlin: Imagine a City by Rory Maclean, Warsaw 1944 by Alexandra Ritchie, and The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor
The Necessary War, Volume 1

The Necessary War, Volume 1

Canadians Fighting The Second World War:1939-1943
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey Award

Tim Cook, Canada’s leading war historian, ventures deep into World War Two in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, of loss and longing, sacrifice and endurance.

Written in Cook’s compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought—the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. It gauges Canadian effectiveness against the skilled enemy whom they confronted in …

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They Left Us Everything

They Left Us Everything

A Memoir
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback

Winner of the 2015 RBC Taylor Prize
Winner of the 2016 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award™ 
After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father,  and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother—author Plum Johnson  and her three younger brothers experience conflicted feelings of grief and relief when  their mother, the surviving parent, dies. Now they must empty and sell the beloved  family home, which hasn’t been de-cluttered in more than …

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This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

Capitalism vs. the Climate
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat hu …

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Happy City

Happy City

Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Charles Montgomery’s Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life.
After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks and condo towers an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl?
The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at th …

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One Day in August

One Day in August

The Untold Story Behind Canada's Tragedy at Dieppe
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

Magnificent and engrossing, One Day in August reveals in full for the first time the “Ultra Secret” story behind one of WW2’s most controversial mysteries—and one of Canada’s most sorrowful moments. 
 
In a narrative as powerful and moving as it is authoritative,  David O’Keefe rewrites history, connecting Canada’s tragedy at Dieppe with an extraordinary and colourful cast of characters—from the young Commander Ian Fleming, later to become the creator of the James Bond novels, …

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And Home Was Kariakoo

And Home Was Kariakoo

A Memoir of East Africa
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged : east, literary

From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a GG winner for nonfiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa--a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write.
     Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor …

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Boundless

Boundless

Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

The long-awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter’s first work of narrative nonfiction.

In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North — where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on …

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