Biography & Autobiography, Social Activists
A Journey Back From Radicalism by Cate Belbin
Unsettled Self: A Journey Back From Radicalism is the deeply personal story of a white woman’s experiences with radical social justice while fighting for Indigenous rights in Canada. As a university student and “bleeding-heart liberal,” Cate Belbin ...
Memoires of a Public Servant by Ajaga Nji
The Triumph of Social Democracy addresses the issue of participatory democracy particularly in developing countries that have survived party-state political systems. The book demonstrates the positive role that individuals can and do play in public ...
The biographical adventures of John T Draper (aka Captain Crunch). Notorious 'Phone Phreak', legendary internet pioneer and ardent privacy advocate. by John T Draper and C Wilson Fraser
Welcome to the world of John T. Draper, better known as Captain Crunch, an eccentric genius who went from being a penniless hacker to a millionaire and back again. Along the way, he developed some of the most significant tools of the computer ...
A Volunteer Fire Fighter's Memoir by John Wiznuk
In 1990, seeking an escape from city life, John Wiznuk moved to Saturna Island in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands. Two years later, a friend invited him to one of the regular practices of the volunteer fire department. What began as a ...
Patterns in a life by Pat Hayles
After a challenging childhood in England in the war and post war years, Pat Hayles went on to live an exciting, international life. She emigrated to Canada where she created new agencies helping depressed and suicidal individuals, and working with ...
Looking Back by Philip A. Roth
BEFORE THE INCEPTION of charitable organizations for impoverished people globally, the Mennonite Central Committee was an early innovator for overseas development. Pax (Latin meaning peace) was one of its programs designed specifically for volunteer ...