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Memoir of a Black Canadian Activist By Lyle Talbot et al.
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This memoir, as a racial history, details the life experience Lyle Emerson Talbot, a black man born near Dresden, Ontario. His story opens with a report of a racist incident involving his father that... More > demonstrated how racism impacted Talbot even before he was born. Racial issues dotted his life until his retirement from the work world, but Talbot did not let these experiences defeat him. He was a pioneer in activist organizations at both the local and national level including participating in the first sit-ins in North America. On the personal level he took on such giants as the Ford Motor Company, the real estate industry in Windsor, Ontario and even the federal government. Interspersed with these elements are lively anecdotes that provide enlightening reading on the life and times of a black male growing up and working during a major segment of twentieth century southwestern Ontario. The reader can share Talbot's joys, frustrations and sorrows and even laugh at some of the humourous events described.< Less
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Memoirs of World War II: The True Story of a Canadian Fighter Pilot By Laurie E. Philpotts
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An anecdotal account of one man's journey from growing up in New Brunswick to joining the Air Force and becoming a pilot to his time in World War II and accounts of the friends he met and the trouble... More > they got themselves into along the way. The author is a receiver of the Distinguished Flying Cross which was bestowed upon him by King George VI. Laurie flew alongside Douglas Bader in Westhampnett while he was in 610 Squadron and was later an instructor who taught WWII heroes, like George Beurling, to fly.< Less
Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Potluck By CCHSBC
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Chinese Canadian and Aboriginal writers offer stories about family gatherings, home cooking, restaurant outings. In addition to the stories, there are 37 recipes and over 170 images. Other... More > contributors include Imogene Lim, Lisa Moore, Janice Wong, Henry Yu. George McWhirter says of this collection: “I want one of those meals, to be in one of those families...these stories make me a guest of all, complete with recipes for me to try out on my own. These are more than literate tellings of family food rituals and recipes; they are elegantly and pungently related. . .In the process, these pieces become evocative literature and unforgettable history.” Writers include Jacquie Adams, Jennifer Chan, Shirley Chan, Allan Cho, Grace Chow, Lilly Chow, Betty Ho, George Jung, Jackie Lee-Son, Roy Mah, Gordy Mark, Amy Perrault, Dan Seto, Bob Sung, Hayne Wai, Evelyn Wong, Larry Wong, Todd Wong, Harley A. Wylie, May Yan-Mountain, Candace Yip, Gail Yip, and Ken Yip. ISBN: 978-0-9783420-2-9.< Less
Death's Memoirs By Constante P. Firme III
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Look through the eyes of the soul-taker, as one man brings the audience into the psyche of his most cherished and enigmatic friend, Death.
Dim Sum Stories: A Chinatown Childhood By Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC
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Larry Wong has evoked from his research – and from a memory fearless of ghosts and inexplicable incidents – these very moving Chinatown stories of the power of family, whether by blood... More > or through friendship. My friend since childhood – and my writing colleague – has written a narrative gem of a chapbook. Not a word is wasted. Wayson Choy, author This is a totally engaging memoir, filled with childhood memories of life in a Chinese Canadian family whose father came to Vancouver in 1911. But it is more than a personal memoir; it is also a social and cultural history of Vancouver’s Chinatown and its denizens in their homes, shops, restaurants, hotels, schoolrooms and social clubs, told “up close and personal,” by a master storyteller. Larry Wong tickles your funny bone and moves you to tears as he skilfully integrates colourful anecdotes with historical facts in such a way that the reader is at once entertained and educated. Jan Walls, professor emeritus, Simon Fraser University< Less
France Folly (a Memoir) By Phyllis Ketcheson
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Life in rural France in the 1970s and 80s was a unique experience and an adventure for a Canadian couple and their five-year-old son, restoring an 18th Century house in a farming hamlet. The humorous... More > situations and frustration dealing with French bureaucracy build on observations in the last of an era as France emerged into a modern society. Memoir.< Less
Memoirs - The War Years By Gordon Stephenson
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Memoirs of a Canadian WWII Fighter Pilot
Memoirs - The War Years By Gordon Stephenson
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