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  • Auteur:
    Machajewski, Sarah
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    Take a step back in time and enter the world of Ancient Greece, the birthplace of western civilization. Today’s readers will walk through the streets of Athens and Sparta, learning about their unique culture through the eyes of children who lived there. The text covers food, clothing, housing, religious beliefs, and more. A mix of historical and modern images helps readers visualize this ancient society, while fact boxes supplement the thorough and engaging content. The text contains a glossary and index for reader reference, providing a breadth of information on one of the world’s most formative civilizations.

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    Moorehead, Caroline
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    In the late summer of 1943, Italy broke with Germany and joined the Allies. This historical account explores the women of Italy that liberated their country from the fascists. Partisans gave everything to fight Mussolini's two decades of iron-fisted rule, fighting for freedom while Europe collapsed in smoldering ruins around them.

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    McElrea, David V., Donovan, Ronald J.
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    An eye-opening look at one of Canada's most vital military resources. Spanning over forty years, the book provides the reader with the rare opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at this arm of Canada's Military during both wartime and peacetime, and through its challenges, evolution, and many successes.The authors describe in careful detail the specialty police and security training and expertise developed over the years, which came to include women as well as men. They seamlessly place the changing operational roles and mandate of Canada's Air Force Police and Security Services in the political climate of the times, including the introduction of nuclear-capable aircraft and modern technology.

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    Greer, Bill
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    Topics in the news as 1872 opened were rigged elections, shootings, attacks on the press, sexual impropriety, reproductive rights, and the chasm between rich and poor, issues that still resonate.

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    Takaki, Ronald T.
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    A presentation of American history from a multi-cultural perspective, focusing on a broader and comparative approach to enhance the possibility of understanding and appreciating America's racial and cultural diversity.

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    Cuthbertson, Ken.
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    It was a watershed year for Canada and the world. 1945 set Canada on a bold course into the future. A huge sense of relief marked the end of hostilities. Yet there was also fear and uncertainty about the perilous new world that was unfolding in the wake of the American decision to use the atomic bomb to bring the war in the Pacific to a dramatic halt. On the eve of WWII, the Dominion of Canada was a sleepy backwater still struggling to escape the despair of the Great Depression. But the war changed everything. After six long years of conflict, sacrifice and soul-searching, the country emerged onto the world stage as a modern, confident and truly independent nation no longer under the colonial sway of Great Britain. Ken Cuthbertson has written a highly readable narrative that commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the end of WWII and chronicles the events and personalities of a critical year that reshaped Canada. 1945: The Year That Made Modern Canada showcases the stories of people—some celebrated, some ordinary—who left their mark on the nation and helped create the Canada of today. The author profiles an eclectic group of Canadians, including eccentric prime minister Mackenzie King, iconic hockey superstar Rocket Richard, business tycoon E. P. Taylor, Soviet defector Igor Gouzenko, the bandits of the Polka Dot Gang, crusading MP Agnes Macphail, and authors Gabrielle Roy and Hugh MacLennan, among many others. The book also covers topics like the Halifax riots, war brides, the birth of Canada's beloved social safety net, and the remarkable events that sparked the Cold War. 1945 is the unforgettable story of our nation at the moment of its modern birth.

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    Barrett, David Dean
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    On the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes this account of the war-room drama inside the cabinets of the United States and Japan that led to Armageddon on August 6, 1945.

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    Greenside, Mark
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    Despite the two decades that have passed since Mark Greenside's snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. This book details Greenside's daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward, but always end in a great story.

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    Huber, Florian
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    By the end of April 1945 in Germany, the Third Reich had fallen and invasion was underway. As the Red Army advanced, horrifying stories spread about the depravity of its soldiers. For many German people, there seemed to be nothing left but disgrace and despair. For tens of thousands of them, the only option was to choose death, for themselves and for their children.

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    Starita, Joe
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    In 1877, Ponca Indians were forcibly relocated from Nebraska to Oklahoma. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear began a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his son to their traditional burial ground.

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