20th century, c 1900 to c 1999

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La mauvaise mère

Marguerite Andersen a huit ans quand Hitler prend le pouvoir, quinze quand la Seconde Guerre mondiale éclate, vingt au lendemain de l’armistice. Yeux baissés devant l’horreur, toute à sa soif de ...

Une autre vie est possible

L’agitation militante des communistes berce le quotidien du jeune Valéry. Micheline, sa mère, est chef de cellule, et lui rêve de révolution. Les camarades distribuent des tracts, collent des affiches, ...

Brève histoire de la Révolution tranquille

Sortie de la religion et des politiques publiques dans les années 1960, participation citoyenne dans les années 1970, défaite référendaire et crise économique dans les années 1980 : en l'espace ...

Canada 1919

With compelling insight, Canada 1919 examines the concerns of Canadians in the year following the Great War: the treatment of veterans, including nurses and Indigenous soldiers; the rising farm lobby; ...

The Typewriter Century

With quirky charm, Lyons captures the intensity of the relationship between writers and their typewriters from the 1880s, when the machine was first commercialized, to the 1980s, when word-processing ...

Du beurre ou des canons

Ce livre explore l’expérience de la faim et des privations, constitutive de l’histoire allemande au début du XXe siècle, ainsi que le reflet de cette expérience dans la mémoire sociale, comprise ...

Canada at War

By (author) J.L. Granatstein
Categories: Second World War

Canada at War examines the impact of both world wars on Canada and Canadians by examining conscription, foreign policy, and politics, with William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canada’s longest-serving prime ...

The Taste of Longing

By (author) Suzanne Evans
Categories: Second World War

Half a world away from her home on Manitoulin Island, Ethel Mulvany is starving in Singapore’s infamous Changi Prison, along with hundreds of other women jailed there as POWs during the Second World ...

The Spoon Stealer

Emmeline has liberated hundreds of spoons over her lifetime—from the local library, Cary Grant, Winston Churchill. She is a compulsive spoon stealer. When Emmeline unexpectedly inherits the farm she ...

Secret History

By (author) Simon Ball
Categories: European history

A provocative, rigorously researched study that questions what we think we know about British intelligence. Shining an intense light on the history of Britain’s intelligence organizations, Secret History ...