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  • Exile

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    In 1945, at the end of the Second World War, thousands of women and children in West Prussia were forced to flee from their homes, driven into the Unknown by a relentless enemy. As hunger and bitter cold took the lives of their children, mothers ...


  • Coming to America

    A Gold Mountain Dream by

    Everyone may agree that America is still the greatest country in the world. However, some may also argue that America is in decline. We are confronting huge problems such as government gridlocks, budget deficits, national debt, loss of jobs, energy ...


  • Odyssey of Faith

    The Known Ancestors of Christopher Doerksen by

    This family history traces the Doerksen family back to their Mennonite roots, and then follows that family’s peregrinations from the Low Countries on Europe’s northern coast, to the Vistula Delta region of modern Poland, to a self-governing colony ...


  • Democratizing Finance

    Origins of the Community Development Financial Institutions Movement by

    Decades before Occupy Wall Street challenged the American financial system, activists began organizing alternatives to provide capital to “unbankable” communities and the poor. With roots in the civil rights, anti-poverty, and other progressive ...


  • Jim Crow Also Lived Here

    Structural Racism And Generational Poverty - Growing Up Black in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia by

    Many people believe that racism and discrimination against those of African descent was primarily an American experience. However, this book dispels that myth by recounting Leonard Albert Paris’s first eighteen years (1948–1966), growing up as a ...


  • Wheatfield Empire

    The Listener's Guide to The Guess Who by

    Winnipeg’s The Guess Who are Canada’s original international rock n’ roll superstars. But despite the band’s enduring popularity, no one has assembled a comprehensive history of their recording career… until now. In exquisite detail that serious ...


  • The Refugee

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    Anna Bruic nee Arndt, was born in 1938 into a working class family in Berlin. During her childhood, small pleasures are increasingly overshadowed by the horrors and atrocities of war - a highlight is a 1943 Christmas party in a bunker deep below ...


  • A Lucky Prairie Boy

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    Resilience. Persistence. Determination. Ingenuity. These are qualities farmers possess, and they were required to be a successful pioneer. They also happened to be some of the founding characteristics of the Brewster family. Douglas K. Brewster ...


  • Rockin' On The Rideau

    Ottawa's Golden Age of Rock and Roll by

    The music world exploded into Technicolor on February 9, 1964, when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and ignited the music phenomenon dubbed “The British Invasion”. In the weeks and months to come, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Ottawa ...


  • Where Orioles Nest and Crocus Bloom

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    The compiled articles in Where Orioles Nest and Crocuses Bloom track almost 125 years of life in Western Canada, reaching way back to the early 1900s and travelling forward to present-day. The book is divided into four sections: Our Family, Our ...