Born into a wealthy family in Montreal, Trudeau excelled at school, graduated as a lawyer, and toured the world. On his return, he worked in Ottawa, wrote articles about his political philosophy, and eventually entered politics. With complete access to Trudeau's private papers, English reveals the real man and the multiple influences that shaped his life.
Best friends Bassam and George have been hardened growing up during the Lebanese Civil War. Bassam survives by dreaming of escaping to Rome and gets George to skim money from the arcade where he works. But after joining the local militia, George is a changed man. Bassam eventually leaves, and only in Paris does he discover the extent of his friend's treachery.
Some of the rumours and mysteries in this music myth-debunking volume are old favourites, such as Paul McCartney's alleged death, Robert Johnson's sale of his soul to the devil and the subject of 'You're so Vain.' Others are more obscure, such as Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro's death, what's not tattooed on Tom Waits's chest, and the inspiration for 'Hotel Yorba.'
When Louise Cantor finds her son dead, an apparent suicide, she sets out to uncover the truth. As she retraces his work with African AIDS patients, she discovers is a dark underworld of AIDS victim exploitation- infected blood deals, 'researchers' performing dangerous tests, drug dealers peddling black market medicine- that reaches to the highest echelons of power.
Recently widowed, raising a young son alone and failing at work, Patrick joins a writing circle. When a gruesome serial killer's M.O. bears more than a passing similarity to one member's tale about a child-snatcher called The Sandman, Patrick decides to cut all contact with the circle- until he finds that once you're in, there's only one way out!
Set in the second half of the nineteenth century, this is a tale of interwoven lives. Charles, a disillusioned artist, and Addington, a disgraced military captain, enlist the services of a guide to help find their brother Simon, who has gone missing in the wilds of the American West. The group soon grows to include a diverse mix of characters.
Reflecting on the issues and events of his times, Pope John Paul II reveals his thoughts on freedom and democracy, and the twentieth-century totalitarian ideologies of Nazism and communism. Calling for a dialogue between civilizations and religions, and makes an appeal for freedom to be used for the common good.
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A look into the different stages of bin Laden's life, and how each battle hardened his resolve, deepened his sense of struggle, and intensified his anger. The author also outlines the failures and miscalculations of the US in its attempts to contain and thwart the elusive bin Laden.
Oskar Schindler was the controversial man who saved eleven hundred Jews during the Holocaust but struggled afterwards to rebuild his life and gain international recognition for his wartime deeds. Crowe presents him as a savior of mythic proportions who was also an opportunist and spy who helped Nazi Germany conquer Poland.
Federal homicide prosecutor chronicles the investigation of the 1993 murder of African American mother-of-six Diane Hawkins and her teenaged daughter Katrina Harris in their Washington, D.C., home. Details the prosecutor's efforts and those of police and forensic specialists to bring Diane's ex-boyfriend Norman Harrell to justice.
Gordon Ramsay is known as a rude, stubborn, loud and pathologically driven chef. Here, he tells the inside story of his life: his difficult childhood, his father's alcoholism and violence, his brother's heroin addiction and his short-circuited soccer career. He also dishes the dirt on the rich and famous, and takes you behind the scenes of some of the great restaurants.
In the winter of 1999 three Canadians and three Omani Bedu set out across Arabia's great southern desert in an attempt to authentically recreate the 1947 crossing by Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Here they share the adventures and misadventures they experienced while crossing the vast, desolate desert.
Shortly before departing for the Great War, Lusignan has an encounter with a fellow officer: the suave, self-possessed d'Argentuil. He returns from the war a broken man, kept alive by a plan to reconnect with d'Argentuil by shadowing his old flame, Amalia. Helping him is Concorde, another of d'Argentuil’s hookups, and a Capuchin monk who longs for martyrdom.
September, 1979. Jamie Halpert is near the end of his four-year posting in Peking as the correspondent for "The Toronto Observer". He is invited to visit a remote village, where an ancient, and still intact, Sung dynasty tomb has been discovered. But instead of the easy story Halpert expects, he is arrested and beaten up...
Yu Yuan was, as a young Chinese soldier captured by the Americans during the Korean War and forced to become a prison-camp interpreter. He recalls perilous life-and-death power struggles between his fellow POWs' nationalist and communist factions.
In the final volume of his trilogy on Canada's 4th Field Regiment, Blackburn returns to its formation in 1939. He traces its development from a motley crew of volunteers training on old equipment -- when they had equipment at all -- to a highly skilled military unit ready for action in Normandy.
Paul Watson was born a rebel with one hand, who became a journalist specializing in war and guerrilla fighters. When Watson reported on Osama bin Laden's first battlefield victory in Somalia, his Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the desecrated corpse of Staff Sgt. David Cleveland - whose Black Hawk was shot down over the streets of Mogadishu - helped hand bin Laden one of his earliest propaganda coups. With each new beheading announced on the news, Watson wonders whether he helped teach the terrorists one of their most valuable lessons.