Biography, Memoirs & Letters

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Jewels of the Qila

The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family

UBC Press

This story about a remarkable Sikh family living in British Columbia tells a larger tale about an immigrant community’s triumphs and tribulations and the strong connections that Indo-Canadians continue to forge with their homeland.

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Elusive Destiny

The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner

UBC Press

This definitive biography of a major Canadian political figure provides a new perspective on federal politics from the 1960s through the 1980s and gives John Turner his rightful place in Canadian history.

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Pathfinder

Blazing a New Wilderness Trail in Modern America

Oregon State University Press

Pacific Northwest Trail founder Ron Strickland shares his stories about and from the trail.

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The Many Voyages of Arthur Wellington Clah

A Tsimshian Man on the Pacific Northwest Coast

UBC Press

Drawing on a painstaking transcription of Clah’s diaries, Peggy Brock offers a riveting portrait of a Tsimshian man and his encounters with colonialism.

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A New American Family

The University of Arizona Press

This poignant but ultimately empowering memoir tells the story Peter Likins, his wife, and six children they adopted, despite issues of race, age and health which normally would have made these children "unadoptable" by 1960s standards. A frank, open account of the difficulties that a family can face, An American Family is a wonderful narrative of the genesis of a family and a journey to the deepest parts of a father's heart.

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Champagne and Meatballs

Adventures of a Canadian Communist

By Bert Whyte; Introduction by Larry Hannant; Edited by Larry Hannant
Athabasca University Press

Bert Whyte’s fascinating memoir of life as an underground historical rogue who spent 40 years navigating left-wing politics and communism in Canada.

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Letters from the Lost

A Memoir of Discovery

Athabasca University Press
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Havana and Other Missing Fathers

The University of Arizona Press

Mia Leonin spent the first sixteen years of her life believing her father was dead. All she knew of the man came through stories told by her mother. At times he had been a surgeon, at others a psychiatrist. In truth, he had been a fantasy.

Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Leonin learned from her mother that her father, a Cuban ...

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Negotiating the Numbered Treaties

An Intellectual and Political History of Alexander Morris

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

The story of the prairie treaties and Alexander Morris, a man who embraced a larger concept of nationhood and the role of First Nations in the expansion of Canada.

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The Road to Mount Lemmon

The University of Arizona Press

As you wind your way up the Catalina Highway, it doesn't matter whether you're a first-time visitor or a native Tucsonan; you know you're on the way to someplace special.

The Santa Catalina Mountains first captivated Tony Zimmerman on a 1937 hunting trip. Regard for the alpine beauty must have been in his genes--he was the son of Swiss ...

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