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Footprints: The True Life Story of Patrick Foody By Ann Diamond
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Explorers are driven to innovate and create new opportunities, new products, new businesses. Fueled by intuition, they test the boundaries and limits of what is known. They reject the status quo in... More > their never-ending quest for something new, always following their own compass to forge a new path. . This story begins in Belfast during the Great Depression and moves west across the wide Atlantic to Canada’s fair shores -- wandering through an extraordinary life and career that led to new techniques for producing biofuels to save the planet. Growing up anywhere presents challenges for a child – but an Irish childhood presents special challenges indeed.< Less
Steps of Passage By Themis Basiliades
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Themis Basiliades is a poet and natural healing practitioner living on the Greek island of Limnos in the northern Aegean. This,his first book, written in 1984, seems to originate from some deep... More > substrate of the landscape's volcanic prehistory. Translation by Ann Diamond.< Less
STEPS OF PASSAGE By Themis Basiliades
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A long poem in the ancient tradition of whispered inspiration. First written down by Themis Basiliades in 1984. Translated from the original Greek by Ann Diamond.
The Man Next Door By Ann Diamond
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In those days, it was easy to join the revolution. You could sign up on any street corner where you could also find like-minded children with similar weird hair and clothes. I had been in the streets... More > a lot that year, marching for this and shouting slogans against that. The future would sort itself out, as simple as breathing. In 1966, when I was fifteen years old, I saw Leonard Cohen sing The Stranger Song on Canadian television. Not long afterwards, I took the subway downtown and bought a book of his poetry. Magic was afoot.< Less
A CERTAIN GIRL By ANN DIAMOND
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After the Second World War, Nazi scientists came to America under the auspices of a secret program, to work on classified projects for the military. Some of their work drew on expertise gained... More > during the war in concentration camps, hospitals, orphanages, using innocent people -- including children – as guinea pigs. in America, these scientists received special clearance to experiment on vulnerable groups such as native people, orphans, mental patients, and certain "gifted" children. Their activities were protected under a cloak of National Security, so officially, none of this ever happened. The secret was kept hidden for four decades. Then, one day, the truth started spilling out.< Less
THE MAN NEXT DOOR By Ann Diamond
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In those days, it was easy to join the revolution. You could sign up on any street corner where you could also find like-minded children with similar weird hair and clothes. I had been in the streets... More > a lot that year, marching for this and shouting slogans against that. The future would sort itself out, as simple as breathing. In 1966, when I was fifteen years old, I saw Leonard Cohen sing The Stranger Song on Canadian television. Not long afterwards, I took the subway downtown and bought a book of his poetry. Magic was afoot.< Less
Static Control By Ann Diamond
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In this post-modern odyssey, a young woman wanders the Mediterranean in search of her famous father and the secret of her mother's death. Even in the age of terror, love can strike anywhere.
My Cold War By Ann Diamond
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"On a day in the spring of 1956, my parents dressed my brother and me in brand new outfits, my mother put on makeup and her best, camel-hair coat, and we all went for a drive in the countryside... More > near Montreal. We took along our puppy, Smokey, wrapped in a blanket in case he peed on the seats of our new car. Not long before, my father had agreed to enrol me in a special program, whose directors were very interested in bright little girls like me." So begins Ann Diamond's terrifying tale of growing up in Canada during the Cold War -- an era when secrecy ran rampant, ruining careers and lives. This is the true story of one family caught in a dangerous web of deception. Ann Diamond is an award-winning Canadian writer.< Less
A Certain Girl By ANN DIAMOND
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If you were a child in 1956, and your father was in the Air Force, and you were chosen, you might have ended up in a secret program called MKULTRA. New, pre-Depression edition. Buy the same book for... More > half the price! "A Certain Girl takes us beyond the official version of sleep and sensory deprivation.... [into] conscious awareness of a covert war" -- David Thompson< Less
MY COLD WAR By ANN DIAMOND
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"On a day in the spring of 1956, my parents dressed my brother and me in brand new outfits, my mother put on makeup and her best, camel-hair coat, and we all went for a drive in the countryside... More > near Montreal. We took along our puppy, Smokey, wrapped in a blanket in case he peed on the seats of our new car. Not long before, my father had agreed to enrol me in a special program, whose directors were very interested in bright little girls like me." So begins Ann Diamond's terrifying tale of growing up in Canada during the Cold War -- an era when secrecy ran rampant, ruining careers and lives. This is the true story of one family caught in a dangerous web of deception. Ann Diamond is an award-winning Canadian writer.< Less