Friday, April 14, 2023

New Nonfiction

The following books were purchased with money provided by the School Advisory Council (SAC). Your donation to the CEC library is greatly appreciated.

“In graphic-novel format, fully illustrated and in full colour, Canada at War shows the growth of a nation's army, navy and air force through movingly depicted triumphs and tragedies.” -Amazon
“The award-winning author of Eye of the Storm chronicles the lesser-known rivalry between former Nazi-turned-U.S. Cold War scientist Wernher von Braun and Russian rocket designer Sergei Korolev, explaining how their controversial scientific achievements shaped human history.” -WorldCat
“Since the Syrian began in 2011, over 500,000 civilians have been killed and more than 12 million Syrians displaced. Journalist Rania Abouzeid follows two pairs of sisters from opposite sides of the conflict to give readers a firsthand glimpse of the turmoil and devastation this strife has wrought.” -Publisher
“A dramatic account of the origins of democracy, the history of authoritarianism, and the reigns of five of history's deadliest dictators.” -WorldCat
"In this CBC Massey Lecture, former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and international relations specialist Jennifer Welsh delivers a timely, intelligent, and fascinating analysis of twenty-first-century geopolitics." -Amazon
“In this powerful book, Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai introduces the people behind the statistics and news stories about the millions of people displaced worldwide..” -Amazon
Willie: The Game-Changing Story of the NHL’s First Black Player is a memoir that focuses on the life of Willie O’Ree and his inspirational start to his professional career with the Boston Bruins. The year was 1958. The date, January 18. O’Ree made his playing debut against the Montreal Canadiens, making him the league’s first black player. Given the times, things were not easy. He became the target of name-calling, stick swinging and at times the team even had to be escorted to their bus by police. In most recent years, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His legacy continues today with his help in the NHL’s Diversity Program. His story and all the struggles he’s faced to get to where he is today are found in this book.” -Publisher