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  • Good Luck Frenchy

    A Tale of RCMP Deception & Survival Through Thailand's Deadliest Prison by

    Being mistaken for someone else, being falsely depicted as an important international heroin importer and trafficker, and being made an unwilling accessory to murder aren’t everyday occurrences. Surely this is not how the police behave to get their ...


  • Fighting for Democracy

    The True Story of Jim Higgins (1907-1982), A Canadian Activist in Spain’s Civil War by

    Jim Higgins defied Canadian law to fight for democracy in the Spanish Civil War. On return, he was branded a communist, hounded by the RCMP, and welcomed by Lincoln Battalion comrades when he sought refuge in New York. Jim was born in London in ...


  • A Knapsack Full of Dreams

    Memoirs of a Street Nurse by

    "My nurse hands once did more useful things. They immunized the fat, healthy thighs of infants, they carefully measured cardiac drugs to administer to young heart patients, they bathed both the elderly lady after her surgery and the 24-year-old ...


  • The Triumph of Social Democracy

    Memoires of a Public Servant by

    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 ...


  • Warriors for the Working Day

    A Volunteer Fire Fighter's Memoir by

    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 ...


  • Kaleidoscope

    Patterns in a life by

    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 ...


  • A PAX Adventure 1954 - 1956

    Looking Back by

    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 ...