Biography & Autobiography, Political
An Accidental Humanitarian
Memoir of an aid worker in the Yugoslav Wars by Roger John Fowler
Hearing that the British Red Cross were recruiting truck drivers to deliver relief supplies in the active conflict zones of the former Yugoslavia, Roger thought the work sounded interesting. What he experienced during his mission with the ...
Standing in Possibility
A Memoir of Resilience and Hope by Janet Smith
Standing in Possibility: A Memoir of Resilience and Hope is a book about the author’s secrets and their emotional impact on both her personal and working life. Janet Smith was a pioneer in many areas of her life, a woman who found herself in ...
On the Border
Twenty Life Stories From Four Continents by Paul Bennett
This is a fascinating collection of vignettes drawn from the author’s family, youth, career, and travel. Paul Bennett provides readers with his unique perspective on his grandfather’s tragic death in WWI, Canada’s 1970 October Crisis, and the joys ...
Dr. Benu Prasad Barua
Biography of A Regional Scholar by Banani Bably
This is a biography of my father, Dr. Barua. I always wanted to read story books instead of textbooks when I was a little girl. One day I discovered that I can tell my feelings and my surroundings in writing to my friends. When I got married to a ...
1 Sussex Drive
Short stories, memorable moments and anecdotes from the past, as told by those who worked behind the scenes at the official Residence of Canada’s Governors General by Gabrielle D'Emilio-Lappa
Rideau Hall, the official Residence of Canada’s Governors General, has been host to some of the greatest leaders and dignitaries in history. Members of royal families, world leaders and heads of state have stayed there and have experienced, ...
I Shall Not Fail
Between Two Worlds by Maria Bandol
I Shall Not Fail: Between Two Worlds is an astonishingly detailed account of one woman’s determination to make a better life for herself and her children. This inspiring memoir chronicles Maria Bandol’s journey from the political and social ...
Stories of My Mother and the General's Cookbook
Stories from the life of former Louisiana Attorney General and Mrs. William J. Guste, Jr. and family, and "the General's" cookbook by Anne D. Guste
While assisting in the care of an aging and yet very active parent, the author recounts many of the stories that were often told to her by her mother of some of the most memorable and vivid scenes in her long life of more than ninety years. As the ...
The Travels and Travails of John W. Kerr, Fisheries Overseer, 1812 -1888 by Joel B. Kerr
John W. Kerr (1812–1888) was a man way ahead of his time. As Ontario’s first fisheries overseer, a position he held for twenty-four years, he strove not only to enforce the country’s nascent fishing laws but also to protect fish stocks and the ...
Bay Street Economist on Parliament Hill by David W. Peters
Doug Peters was one of the most prominent business economists in Canada between 1966 and 1992 in his role as chief economist of the Toronto Dominion Bank. He was an outspoken critic of the economic policies of the Progressive Conservative government ...
...a precious difference by Pearl Matibe
Written with uncommon candor ‘Defining Pearl’ ignites emotions making this a compelling, deeply moving memoir. More than a decade in the making this powerful publication presents how since childhood Pearl Matibe lived a prosperous lifestyle. Her ...