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Hit the Road Jack

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by Slethaug, Gordon E.
All travellers know the seductive power of the open road and its suggestions of possibility, escape, renewal, and reinvention. Hit the Road, Jack is an interdisciplinary exploration of the significance of the road as reality and metaphor. Engaging with varied cultural mediums such as literature, reality television, philosophy, and political rhetoric, this collection delves deeply into the symbolic implicati...
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The Illustrated History of Canada

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by Craig Brown
First published in 1987, The Illustrated History of Canada was the first comprehensive, authoritative one-volume history of the country. It featured chapters by seven of Canada's leading historians and hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs. Together, these elements created a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest times to yesterday's news. Now The Illustrated ...
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A Russian Jew Of Bloomsbury

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by Diment Galya
Samuel Koteliansky (1880-1955) fled the pogroms of Russia in 1911 and established himself as a friend of many of Britain's literati and intellectuals, who were fascinated by his homeland's more civilized side: the Ballets Russes, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. Kot, as he was known, soon became an indispensable guide to Russian culture for England's leading writers, artists, and intellectuals, who in turn...
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Terra Nostra 1550-195, The Stories Behind Canada's Maps

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by Jeffrey Murray
Maps have been invaluable throughout Canada's history. They promised fame and fortune to early merchant-adventurers and guided army commanders. They legitimized a politician's dominion and allowed businessmen to stake new claims. And they helped ordinary citizens build communities. Terra Nostra celebrates the mapping of Canada, in part by telling the stories of the exceptional individuals who helped to crea...
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Chasing Empire Across the Sea: Communications and the State in the French Atlantic, 1713-1763

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by Banks, Kenneth
Drawing from official correspondence, merchant's letters, ship's logs, and graphic archival material, Kenneth Banks explores the failure of transatlantic communications in helping to develop and maintain French imperialism during the height of France's first overseas empire in Quebec, New Orleans, and Saint Pierre, Martinique, in the eighteenth century. He provides historical context for the role of communi...
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Civil Wars in Africa

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by Taisier Ali
A collection of case studies of nine African countries, "Civil Wars in Africa" provides a comparative perspective on the causes of civil war and the processes by which internal conflict may be resolved or averted. The book focuses on the wars in Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and Uganda as well as the experiences of Tanzania and Zimbabwe, where civil war was averted, to underline con...
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A Women's way through unknown Labrador

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by Mina Benson Hubbard
In 1905 Mina Benson Hubbard become the first white woman to cross Labrador, documenting her experience in the classic "A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador". This reissue, edited and fully annotated by Sherrill Grace, makes the work available for the first time since the original 1908 publication and features an introduction that situates Hubbard's writing in the context of her life and times. In 1903 Hub...
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