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Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories We Should All Remember
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John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit in Character Is Destiny.  He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds, hope in…
The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers

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The CBC Massey Lectures, Canada's preeminent public lecture series, are for many of us a highly anticipated annual feast of ideas. However, some of the finest lectures, by some of the greatest minds of modern times, have been lost for many years -- unavailable…
It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History
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|November 3, 2015

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A history of heartbreak-replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip-and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright's It…
Apocalypse Culture
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|December 11, 1990

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Apocalypse Culture is compulsory reading for all those concerned with the crisis of our times. An extraordinary collection unlike anything I have ever encountered. These are the terminal documents of the twentieth century."-J.G. Ballard " Apocalypse Culture is…
Speeches That Changed The World

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Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of Stalinist Russia, Patrick Pearse's rousing funeral…
More Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers

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The CBC Massey Lectures, Canada's preeminent public lecture series, are for many of us a highly anticipated annual feast of ideas. However, some of the finest lectures, by some of the greatest minds of modern times, have been lost for many years -- unavailable…
The Drowned and the Saved
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|June 20, 2017

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In his final book before his death , Primo Levi returns once more to his time at Auschwitz in a moving meditation on memory, resiliency, and the struggle to comprehend unimaginable tragedy. Drawing on history, philosophy, and his own personal experiences, Levi…
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues And The Heroes Who Fought Them
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|February 7, 2017

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A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues-from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio-and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried…
Failures and Fiascos
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|September 11, 2013

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Do you remember the invasion of Newfoundland's hydroponic cucumber? How about New Brunswick's ill-fated space-age sports car? In this dynamic collection, Dan Soucoup follows the money trail up the political ladder to deliver the dirt on the most devastating…
Where (on Earth) did the Enneagram come from?

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The Illustrated 'Ode to Labradaor'
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|October 1, 2016

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The Illustrated Ode to Labrador is a new treatment of Dr. Harry Paddon's beloved anthem. Artist Geoff Butler has produced twenty-five vibrant original paintings that feature the various people and regions of The Big Land, executed in oil paint. The introduction…
Suspended State: Newfoundland Before Canada
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This dramatic re-appraisal of the background to the suspension of democratic institutions in Newfoundland in the early 1930s argues that the events of this period laid the foundation for Confederation with Canada and represent the central, pivotal point in…