Who Runs This Country Anyway

Who Runs This Country Anyway

Who Runs This Country Anyway

This fun- and fact-filled guide to Canada's government gets an update just in time for the Federal Election! In this easy-to-read, information-packed book, a comical duo (a keener student and her offbeat sidekick) guide readers through Canada's electoral and governing process. Nine chapters take the reader through topics like Confederation, federalism, monarchy, elections and voting, minority and majority governments, a day in the House of Commons -- plus updated items on Senate Reform and new legislation like the Fair Election act. Jam-packed with interesting photos and zany sections (like the ones that tell kids how to stump an adult!), Who Runs This Country, Anyway? takes a unique approach to this curriculum subject. It's perfect for teachers and students, future politicians, and anyone studying for the citizenship test!

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Genre : Canada
Author : Joanne Stanbridge
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2015-08
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 9781443142991


Who Runs This Country Anyway

Who Runs This Country Anyway

Your guides, oe ad Nathan, give you a tour of Parliament Hill and tell you all about how our government works: from casting a vote in an election, to running for Parliament, to passing a bill in the House of Commons.

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Genre : Canada
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Release : 2005
Total Pages : 76 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1151791889


Secrets Of The Temple

Secrets Of The Temple

Reveals how the Federal Reserve under Paul Volcker engineered changes in America's economy

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : William Greider
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1989-01-15
Total Pages : 798 Pages
ISBN : 9780671675561


Famous Dead Canadians 2

Famous Dead Canadians 2

An upbeat approach to who's who in Canadian history... even when they're dead. In the hilarious sequel to the first book in the series, fifteen (yes, dead) Canadians are featured-explorers, inventors, politicians, and more. Readers will get a fresh and funny take on Canada's own spy, William Stephenson; mapmaker David Thompson; artist Emily Carr; and twelve other Canadians. The perfect book for all the readers who loved Famous Dead Canadians (a Silver Birch Honour Book), and First Folks and Vile Voyageurs.

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Genre : Canada
Author : Joanne Stanbridge
Publisher : Scholastic Canada
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 215 Pages
ISBN : 043995729X


Vancouver Island Book Of Everything

Vancouver Island Book Of Everything

From Hudson's Bay outpost to gold rush fever and coal and lumber barons to political scandals Island-style to the mighty Douglas fir and Pacific salmon and profiles of Emily Carr, Cougar Annie and the Dunsmuir clan, no book is more comprehensive than the Vancouver Island Book of Everything. No book is more fun! Well-known Islanders weigh in on their favourite things about Vancouver Island. Robert Bateman shares his five most inspiring island locales; Michael Halleran tells us the five graves you simply must visit at Ross Bay Cemetery; Ian Vantreight tells us his five Island weather complaints; history teacher and Vancouver Island digital archive editor Patrick Dunae gives us his five essential Vancouver Island reads; professor Barbara Helem Whittington gives us her five favorite memories of growing up on the island. From politics to the country's best weather to the origins behind place names, Island slang, serial killers and the First People...it's all here! Whether you are a lifelong resident or visiting for the first time, there's no more complete book about Vancouver Island. If you love Vancouver Island, you'll love the Vancouver Island Book of Everything!

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Genre : Travel
Author : Peter Grant
Publisher : Macintyre & Purcell Pub
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 0978478487


What It Takes

What It Takes

Before Game Change there was What It Takes, a ride along the 1988 campaign trail and “possibly the best [book] ever written about an American election” (NPR). Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes is “a perfect-pitch rendering of the emotions, the intensity, the anguish, and the emptiness of what may have been the last normal two-party campaign in American history” (Time). An up-close, in-depth look at six candidates—George H. W. “Poppy” Bush, Bob Dole, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, and Gary Hart—this account of the 1988 US presidential campaign explores a unique moment in history, with details on everything from Bush at the Astrodome to Hart’s Donna Rice scandal. Cramer also addresses the question we find ourselves pondering every four years: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that allows them to throw their hat in the ring as a candidate for leadership of the free world? Exhaustively researched from thousands of hours of interviews, What It Takes creates powerful portraits of these Republican and Democratic contenders, and the consultants, donors, journalists, handlers, and hangers-on who surround them, as they meet, greet, and strategize their way through primary season chasing the nomination, resulting in “a hipped-up amalgam of Teddy White, Tom Wolfe, and Norman Mailer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). With timeless insight that helps us understand the current state of the nation, this “ultimate insider’s book on presidential politics” explores what helps these people survive, what makes them prosper, what drives them, and ultimately, what drives our government—human beings, in all their flawed glory (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Richard Ben Cramer
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2011-08-02
Total Pages : 1657 Pages
ISBN : 9781453219645


Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1951
Total Pages : 190 Pages
ISBN : 9780743247221


The House In The Cerulean Sea

The House In The Cerulean Sea

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER! A 2021 Alex Award winner! The 2021 RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner! An Indie Next Pick! One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020" One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies” Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy that's "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." (Gail Carriger) Linus Baker is a by-the-book case worker in the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. He's tasked with determining whether six dangerous magical children are likely to bring about the end of the world. Arthur Parnassus is the master of the orphanage. He would do anything to keep the children safe, even if it means the world will burn. And his secrets will come to light. The House in the Cerulean Sea is an enchanting love story, masterfully told, about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realizing that family is yours. "1984 meets The Umbrella Academy with a pinch of Douglas Adams thrown in." —Gail Carriger, New York Times bestselling author of Soulless At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : TJ Klune
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 305 Pages
ISBN : 9781250217325


Unforgivable

Unforgivable

After a traumatic illness robs her of her looks, Rose Davenport has little expectation of making a good marriage—until her feckless father, Miles, unexpectedly brokers a dazzling match for her with the heir to the Earl of Stanhope. Unfortunately, the marriage doesn’t live up to her hopes. Instead of the kindly bridegroom she’s expecting, Rose gets a sullen young husband who can barely stand to look at her. Gil Truman is in love with the beautiful Tilly when his father informs him that he must instead marry plain, sickly Rose. Forced to agree to the marriage to recover the family fortune his father lost to Miles Davenport in a game of cards, Gil is bitter and heartbroken. Their wretched wedding trip ends with him abandoning Rose at his remote Northumbrian estate, intending never to return. After five years of exile, Rose loses patience and travels to London to make a bid at seducing her errant, faithless husband. But their first encounter at a masked ball changes everything. When Rose learns the secret truth of how Gil was blackmailed into their marriage, her appetite for revenge dissolves. It’s too late to turn back, though. Their night of passion has had consequences that force Rose to confront Gil again. Gil’s discovery that the lovely, masked stranger he fell for is none other than his own wife, leaves him feeling sick and betrayed. As for Rose, she has deep wounds of her own from years of Gil’s neglect. With such unpromising beginnings, can Rose and Gil make any kind of life together? Or are some wrongs too painful to ever be forgiven?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Joanna Chambers
Publisher : Joanna Chambers
Release : 2018-01-09
Total Pages : 274 Pages
ISBN : 9781999709167


City Dog Country Frog

City Dog Country Frog

In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. “You’ll do,” Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog’s rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time. Mo Willems’ spare, poignant text and Jon J. Muth’s expressive watercolors team up to tell a story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Mo Willems
Publisher : Hyperion
Release : 2010-06-08
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 1423103009