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“Noah Richler is the great synthesizer of Canadian literature. After reading his explanations of the role of story and the meaning it provides our lives, I felt even more connected to this vast and diverse country.

Author: Noah Richler

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551994178

Category: Literary Criticism

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Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006) National Post Best Books (2006) A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and storytellers. Stories are the surest way to know a place, and at a time when the fabric of the country seems daily more uncertain, Noah Richler looks to our authors for evidence of the true nature of Canada. He argues why fiction matters and seeks to discover — in the extra-ordinary diversity of communities these writers represent — what stories, if any, bind us as a nation. Over two years, Richler has criss-crossed the country and interviewed close to one hundred authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, including Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — about the places and ideas that are most meaningful to their work. The result is a journey through the reality of Canada and its imagination at a critical point in the country’s evolution. Within thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of Disappointment” and considers the stories of our native peoples, the rise of the city, and how our history as a colony shapes our society and politics even today. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a vivid portrayal of our society, the work of Canadian authors, and the idea of writing itself. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is based on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of the same name originally broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas program in spring 2005.
2011-05-18 By Noah Richler

War II and during the cold war also provided an institutional shock to the country's budget makers and to the ... but every decision about your military career is subject to what the higher-ups of leadership call “the good of the ...

Author: James Webb

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476741154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"James Webb, author of Fields of Fire, the classic novel of the Vietnam War--former U.S. Senator; Secretary of the Navy; recipient of the Navy Cross, Silver Star and Purple Heart as a combat Marine; and a self-described 'military brat'--has written an extraordinary memoir of his early years, 'a love story--love of family, love of country, love of service,' in his words. Webb's mother grew up in the poverty-stricken cotton fields of eastern Arkansas. His father and life-time hero was the first of many generations of Webbs, whose roots are in Appalachia, to finish high school. He flew bombers in World War II, cargo planes in the Berlin Airlift, graduated from college in middle age, and became an expert in the nation's most advanced weaponry. Webb's account of his childhood is a tremendous American saga as the family endures the constant moves and challenges of the rarely examined Post-World War II military, with his stern but emotionally invested father, loving and resolute mother, a granite-like grandmother who held the family together during his father's frequent deployments, and an assortment of invincible aunts, siblings, and cousins. His account of his four years at Annapolis are painfully honest but in the end triumphant. His description of Vietnam's most brutal battlefields breaks new literary ground. One of the most highly decorated combat Marines of that war, he is a respected expert on the history and conduct of the war. Webb's novelist's eyes and ears invest this work with remarkable power, whether he is describing the resiliency that grew from constant relocations during his childhood, the longing for his absent father, his poignant goodbye to his parents as he leaves for Vietnam, his role as a 23-year-old lieutenant through months of constant combat, or his election to the Senate where he was known for his expertise in national defense, foreign policy, and economic fairness. This is a life that could only happen in America"--
2015-05-19 By James Webb

But what's your country ? -that's the thing I ask ? ... But I enquire for that which was your countryDaug . What was , is deem'd as nothing when ' tis goneYou might as well ask one who has breath'd his last , Who once he was Tox .

Author: Titus Maccius Plautus

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ISBN: UOM:39015066957179

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God willing , for the last twenty - five years , and where is the with your help we will do it . ... I do not come here as the Chief Magcountry ? [ Cheers . ] ... mass of the people should understand what your Constitution of my country ?

Author: Edward McPherson

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ISBN: IND:30000131655239

Category: United States

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God willing , for the last twenty - five years , and where is the with your help we will do it . ( Cries of " We man or woman who can place his ... I do not come here as the Chief Magcountry ? ( Cheers . ) . Who is he ? What language ...

Author: Edward McPherson

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ISBN: UOM:39015061014422

Category: Reconstruction

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Can I believe your own brothers have thus dreadfully mangled you ? brothers who owe their life to your valour ? ... Tell me what is your country , and what your rank : I may , perhaps , be able to give you good advice , when I have been ...

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... and there's not a gentleman in the country he lives in that dare say Boo to his blanket . And now , what's your own name , ' says Ned , “ you flattering little blackguard , you ? ' “ My name's Betty Cunningham , ' says she .

Author: William Carleton

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ISBN: UOM:39015063759420

Category: Ireland

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You , with difficulties innumerable , with dangers not a few , bave done what your ancestors wished , but could not ... and what your posterity may preserve , but will never equal ; you have moulded the jarring elements of your country ...

Author: Charles Duke Yonge

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ISBN: MINN:31951001992071R

Category: English literature

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I have listened with interest to what your commissioners have stated to me , in your name , with regard to your ... all the weight of your influence to the treasonable project of overturning the national government of our country and ...

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ISBN: ONB:+Z218613304

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At the upper level, I see some kind of humanism and internationalism, which would in effect be limitations on national ... Such patriotism is tied to something very fundamental to the history of our country, especially to what the New ...

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