Download Frommer's Portable Vancouver (Frommer's Portable) by Donald Olson PDF

By Donald Olson

Canada ranks because the #2 overseas vacation spot for american citizens, at the back of Mexico, with approximately sixteen million U.S. viewers each year Vancouver used to be voted one of many most sensible ten North American towns in Cond? Nast Traveler’s 2003 Readers’ selection Awards With the present trade premiums, Canada maintains to provide nice bargains for American viewers No significant competing pocket consultant

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Download Explore with Jacques Cartier by Marie Powell PDF

By Marie Powell

This interesting ebook follows French explorer Jacques Cartier to the hot international the place he claimed the hot territory known as Canada for France. historic details and high-interest truth bins are provided in a tabloid-news variety that courses readers via significant voyages, explorations, and discoveries. themes contain what led Cartier to sail west, existence on board send, Cartier's exploration alongside the St. Lawrence, his interactions with the Iroquois, setting up French settlements in Canada, and Cartier's legacy.

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Download The Diviners (Phoenix Fiction) by Margaret Laurence PDF

By Margaret Laurence

In The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a center elderly author who lives in a farmhouse at the Canadian prairie, struggles to appreciate the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With strange wit and intensity, Morag acknowledges that she wishes solitude and paintings up to she wishes the affection of her relatives. With an afterword via Margaret Atwood.

"Mrs. Laurence's [novel] is either poetic and muscular, and her heroine is unquestionably one of many extra humane, unglorified, unpolemical, plausible girls to have seemed in contemporary fiction."—The New Yorker

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Download Mavericks: Canadian Rebels, Renegades and Anti-Heroes by Peter C. Newman PDF

By Peter C. Newman

Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself within the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has chosen his so much evocative writing approximately these Canadians who run opposed to the grain at the grandest scale, together with Conrad Black, Garth Drabinsky, the Eaton boys, Louis Riel, Robert Campeau and Peter Nygard. on the planet of politics, he is taking on Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, René Lévesque, invoice Vander Zalm and Lucien Bouchard. He additionally encompasses a vignette approximately John Diefenbaker from his booklet Renegade in strength, which Robert Fulford at Saturday evening acknowledged “transformed political books and to some degree political writing during this country.”

Mavericks, including its spouse quantity, Heroes, makes up the last word Newman, shooting his top and so much provocative phrases in the course of a profession that spans greater than fifty years.

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Download The idea of the state by Peter J. Steinberger PDF

By Peter J. Steinberger

Political thought has been characterised by way of a stated mistrust of metaphysical or ontological hypothesis for greater than a half-century. in spite of the fact that, Peter J. Steinberger reaffirms the significance of systematic philosophical inquiry into the principles of political existence in view of adjusting developments. Steinberger demonstrates how such an method can forged a brand new and instructive mild on numerous debatable, doubtless intractable difficulties of tolerance, civil disobedience, democracy and consent.

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Download Contested Empire: Peter Skene Ogden and the Snake River by John Phillip Reid PDF

By John Phillip Reid

Do legislation and felony techniques exist simply as long as there's an reputable authority to implement them? Or will we have an unstated experience of legislation and ethics?

To resolution those questions, John Phillip Reid’s Contested Empire explores the implicit notions of legislations shared by means of American and British fur investors within the Snake River nation of Idaho and surrounding components within the early 19th century. either the us and nice Britain had claimed this sector, and passions have been excessive. Focusing more often than not on Canadian explorer and dealer Peter Skene Ogden, Reid unearths that either aspect mostly kept away from violence and different problems simply because they held an analogous definitions of estate, agreement, conversion, and possession.

In 1824, the Hudson’s Bay corporation directed Ogden to decimate the furbearing animal inhabitants of the Snake River state, therefore marking the quarter a “fur desert.” With this mandate, nice Britain was hoping to neutralize any curiosity American furtrappers can have within the zone. any such mandate set British and American fur males on a collision direction, yet Ogden and his American opposite numbers implicitly a type of legislation and technique and saw a mutual feel of estate and rights while the 2 facets vied for keep an eye on of the fur trade.

Failing to take felony tradition into account, a few prior debts have depicted those conflicts as mere episodes of lawless frontier violence. Reid expands our realizing of the West by means of contemplating the unstated experience of legislations that existed, regardless of the shortcoming of any formalized specialists, in what had another way been thought of a “lawless” time.

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Download Caught by Lisa Moore PDF

By Lisa Moore

Stuck starts with a jail holiday. Twenty-five-year-old David Slaney, locked up on fees of marijuana ownership, has escaped his cellphone and sprinted to the street. There, he's picked up via a chum of his sister’s and transported to a strip bar the place he survives his first evening at the run. yet evading the police officers isn’t his merely goal; Slaney intends to trace down his outdated companion, Hearn, and come again into the drug enterprise. alongside the best way, Slaney’s fugitive trip throughout Canada rushes vibrantly to existence as he visits an past love and adopts various guises to outpace specialists: hitchhiker, houseguest, pupil, lover. while eventually he reunites with Hearn simply steps sooner than a detective hell-bent on creating a high-profile arrest, their scheme sends Slaney to Mexico, Colombia, and again back on an epic quest fueled by means of good fortune, appeal, and unbending conviction.

Moore's so much plot-driven novel up to now, stuck is a thrillingly charged escapade that thrums with strength and suspense and deftly captures a second within the overdue Seventies earlier than the just about folkloric glamour surrounding pot smuggling grew to become violent. Ripe with bravado, love, ambition, and folly, stuck is set belief and deceit, in regards to the dangers we take for the lives we need and the blunders we can’t outrun.

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Download The Real Winnie: A One-of-a-kind Bear by Val Shushkewich PDF

By Val Shushkewich

The tale of Winnie, the true Canadian undergo that captured the center of Christopher, son of A.A. Milne, and have become immortalized within the Winnie the Pooh tales, is informed opposed to the backdrop of the 1st international struggle. In August 1914, a Canadian soldier and veterinarian named Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, en path to a coaching camp in Quebec, bought a black undergo cub in White River, Ontario, which he named Winnipeg. First a regimental mascot for Canadians education for wartime carrier, Winnie then grew to become a celebrity allure on the London Zoo, and eventually encouraged one of many best-loved characters in kid's literature. For these many generations of readers who loved Winnie the Pooh, and for these intrigued by way of the original tales embedded in Canadian heritage, this e-book is a ceremonial dinner of knowledge a couple of one of a kind endure set in the course of a poignant interval of worldwide heritage. this present day Winnie "lives on" on the London Zoo, in White River and in Winnipeg. Her impressive legacy is well known in lots of methods -- from statues and plaques to fairs and museum galleries.

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