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Queen of the Maple Leaf

By Patrizia Gentile
  • ISBN Code: : 077486415X
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Social Science
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As modern versions of the settler nation took root in twentieth-century Canada, beauty emerged as a business. Queen of the Maple Leaf deftly uncovers the codes of femininity, class, sexuality, and race that beauty pageants exemplified, whether they took place on local or national stages. A union-organized pageant such as Queen of the Dressmakers, for example, might uplift working-class women, but immigrant women need not apply. Patrizia Gentile demonstrates how beauty contests connected female bodies to white, wholesome, respectable, middle-class femininity, locating their longevity squarely within their capacity to reassert the white heteropatriarchy at the heart of settler societies.

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  • Pdf File: royal-observations.pdf

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These observations and quotations comprise a witty anthology of anecdotes by and about the royal family in Canada over the last 400 years. Enhanced by drawings from the well-known cartoonist Vince Wicks, this book looks at the memorable encounters, sometimes touching, sometimes disconcerting, sometimes hilarious, that Canadians have had with their own and other royal families. Arranged thematically Royal Observationscovers such topics as Queen Victoria, English/French relations, World War Two, native peoples and royal tours.

Elizabeth the Queen

By Sally Bedell Smith
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0679643931
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: elizabeth-the-queen.pdf

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect for fans of The Crown, this magisterial biography of Queen Elizabeth II is a close-up view of the woman we’ve known only from a distance—and a captivating window into the last great monarchy. From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II, who has led her country and Commonwealth through the wars and upheavals of the last sixty years with unparalleled composure, intelligence, and grace. In Elizabeth the Queen, we meet the young girl who suddenly becomes “heiress presumptive” when her uncle abdicates the throne. We meet the thirteen-year-old Lilibet as she falls in love with a young navy cadet named Philip and becomes determined to marry him, even though her parents prefer wealthier English aristocrats. We see the teenage Lilibet repairing army trucks during World War II and standing with Winston Churchill on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on V-E Day. We see the young Queen struggling to balance the demands of her job with her role as the mother of two young children. Sally Bedell Smith brings us inside the palace doors and into the Queen’s daily routines—the “red boxes” of documents she reviews each day, the weekly meetings she has had with twelve prime ministers, her physically demanding tours abroad, and the constant scrutiny of the press—as well as her personal relationships: with Prince Philip, her husband of sixty-four years and the love of her life; her children and their often-disastrous marriages; her grandchildren and friends. Praise for Elizabeth the Queen “An excellent, all-embracing new biography.”—The New York Times “[An] imposing, yet nimbly written, biography [that] dwarfs the field . . . a most satisfying and enjoyable read, one to be savored at length.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Fascinating . . . After sixty years on the throne, the monarch of Britain is better known for her poker face than for sly wit or easy charm. Yet in biographer Sally Bedell Smith’s Elizabeth the Queen, Her Majesty sparkles with both.”—More “[A] smart and satisfying book.”—Los Angeles Times

Making Men, Making History

By Peter Gossage,Robert Rutherdale
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774835664
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : History
  • Members : 182
  • Pdf File: making-men-making-history.pdf

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What has it meant to be a man in Canada? Percy Nobbs, architect, fisherman, fencer; Andy Paull, residential school survivor and athlete; Yves Charbonneau, jazz musician and commune member; “James,” black and gay in postwar Windsor. Who were these men, and how did they identify as masculine? Populated with figures both well known and unknown, Making Men, Making History reveals the dissonance between ideals of manhood and masculinity and the everyday lives of Canadian men and boys. This collection showcases some of the best new work in masculinity studies, exploring these themes entirely in Canadian historical settings.

This Small Army of Women

By Linda J. Quiney
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774830743
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 231
  • Pdf File: this-small-army-of-women.pdf

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With her linen head scarf and white apron emblazoned with a red cross, the Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse, or VAD, has become a romantic emblem of the Great War. This book tells the story of the nearly 2,000 women from Canada and Newfoundland who volunteered to “do their bit” overseas and at home. Well-educated and middle-class but largely untrained, VADs were excluded from Canadian military hospitals overseas (the realm of the professional nurse) but helped solve Britain’s nursing deficit. Their struggle to secure a place at their brothers’ bedsides reveals much about the tensions surrounding amateur and professional nurses and women’s evolving role outside the home.

Canada's Waste Flows

By Myra J. Hird
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  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 0228006457
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: canada-s-waste-flows.pdf

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From shipments of Canadian waste rotting in developing countries to overflowing landfills and ineffective recycling programs, Canada is facing a waste crisis. Canadians are becoming increasingly aware that waste is an acute environmental and human health issue – and a complex one, the solutions to which are often contradictory. Canada's Waste Flows is an honest look at the production and movement of Canadian waste, from region to region and across the globe, and its consequences. Through a series of timely empirical case studies, the book reveals waste as less of a technological problem and more of a material, economic, political, historical, and cultural concern. Canada's Waste Flows demonstrates that Canadians are misdirecting their attention to post-consumer waste and their responsibility for minimizing it through recycling; waste must be understood as a social justice issue, and in particular as a symptom of ongoing settler colonialism. Through a comparative study of waste management in southern and northern Canadian communities, Myra Hird argues that we will only resolve our waste crisis through democratic engagement. A critical and compelling book that will generate conversation and incite change, Canada's Waste Flows uncovers how Canada's role as a global leader in waste production and export is key to changing Canada's waste future.

The Trembling of a Leaf: Little Stories of the South Sea Islands

By W. Somerset Maugham
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 263
  • Pdf File: the-trembling-of-a-leaf.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book of short stories by the prominent English writer W. Somerset Maugham touches upon the events and experiences of different ordinary people who were caught in unordinary circumstances. He tells stories about love between people of different cultures, tragic obsession with the other person, or people trying to understand what is really important in life. All of the stories in the book were inspired by Maugham's vacation at the South Seas, where he traveled to regain his health. His experiences there became the bedrock for the stories represented here.

Brand Command

By Alex Marland
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774832061
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: brand-command.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The pursuit of political power is strategic as never before. Ministers, MPs, and candidates parrot the same catchphrases. The public service has become politicized. And decision making is increasingly centralized in the Prime Minister’s Office. What is happening to our democracy? To get to the bottom of this, Alex Marland reviewed internal political party files, media reports, and documents obtained through access to information requests, and interviewed Ottawa insiders. He discovered that in the face of rapid changes in communication technology, the infusion of corporate marketing strategies has instilled a culture of centralized political control. At the core of the strategy is brand control; at stake is democracy as we know it.

Discover & Explore Toronto's Waterfront

By Mike Filey
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  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Book Code : 1459720857
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 213
  • Pdf File: discover-explore-toronto-s-waterfront.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Out of print for many years, this much sought-after guide is being brought back just in time for the megacity’s first summer. Mike Filey has expanded his original book to include areas that are now the waterfront of the new City of Toronto, stretching from the west end of Etobicoke to the Rouge River in the east. This valuable guide is an essential tool for anyone with an interest in Toronto: tourists, locals, and even out-of-towners who want to learn more about the lakeside sites of North America’s fifth-largest city. The book is divided into three Walks. New and archival photographs and illustrations capture the beauty and charm of the city, while the text provides the history of each site, complete with intriguing and often amusing anecdotes. For residents and tourists, Toronto continues to be a great city to explore. With Discover & Explore Toronto’s Waterfront, exploration is made even more exciting.