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Imaginary Line

Author : Jacques Poitras
ISBN : 0864926502
Genre : History
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For centuries, friends, lovers, schemers, and smugglers have reached across the line. Now, post 9/11, political paranoia has led to a sharp divide, disrupting the lives of residents caught in the middle of world events. An elderly Canadian couple's driveway touches the border, leading to a Kafkaesque overreaction by Homeland Security. The Tea Party calls for complete border shutdown. Once friendly neighbours have become increasingly isolated from each other.

Northland A 4 000 Mile Journey Along America S Forgotten Border

Author : Porter Fox
ISBN : 9780393248869
Genre : Travel
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A quest to rediscover America’s other border—the fascinating but little-known northern one. America’s northern border is the world’s longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America’s primary border for centuries—much of the early history of the United States took place there—and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region’s history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain’s adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America’s fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine’s northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington’s North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and border security.

Engaging The Line

Author : Brandon R. Dimmel
ISBN : 9780774832779
Genre : History
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For decades, people living in communities along the Canada–US border enjoyed close social and economic relationships with their neighbours across the line. The introduction of new security measures during the First World War threatened this way of life by restricting the movement of people and goods across the border. Many Canadians resented the new regulations introduced by their provincial and federal governments, deriding them as “outside influences” that created friction where none had existed before. Engaging the Line examines responses to wartime regulations in six communities and offers a glimpse at the origins of our modern, highly secured border.

Harrison Mccain

Author : Donald J. Savoie
ISBN : 9780773590243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The only rival to Harrison McCain’s entrepreneurial success was his deep attachment to his Maritime roots. From McCain’s beginnings in Florenceville, New Brunswick, the early mentorship he received from K.C. Irving, to the global success of his corporate empire McCain Foods, Donald Savoie presents a compelling and candid biography of one of the most famous and down-to-earth figures in Canadian business history. Savoie, a longtime friend to McCain, describes a driven, charismatic, and energetic man who had a keen wit and a deep commitment to his business and hometown. Through unprecedented access to McCain’s papers and interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues, Savoie details the decisions that McCain made alongside his brother and business partner, Wallace McCain, from the company’s humble beginnings to its expansion in Europe, Australia, India, and China. McCain saw the potential of globalization before others did. Despite conflict between the brothers and the eventual fracture of their partnership, Savoie presents the McCains’ dedication as so immersed in the development of their company that they had little time left for second-guessing. At a time when New Brunswick struggles to reinvent itself economically, Savoie points to former government policies and programs that helped the company thrive and holds up the example of Harrison McCain with the hope of seeing Canadian success stories like this in the future.

Frog Town

Author : Laurence Armand French
ISBN : 9780761863847
Genre : History
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Frog Town describes in detail a French Canadian parish where both Acadian and Quebecois settlers lived. Laurence Armand French discusses the work, language, and social activities of the working-class French Canadians in a comprehensive depiction of a community where a volatile history accentuated inter-ethnic/sectarian conflicts.

Irving Vs Irving

Author : Jacques Poitras
ISBN : 0143189956
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The inside story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most: their media monopoly They are Canada's third wealthiest family and one of the largest private landowners in the U.S.A. ... And yet they operate almost entirely in secret. They are the Irvings. And they have always placed a premium on discretion and family unity. They built their empire--which includes Canada's largest refinery, soon to be linked by pipeline to Alberta's oil fields--by remaining private. The Irvings also control all of New Brunswick's English daily newspapers, which often allowed the family's business pursuits to escape journalistic scrutiny. In Irving vs. Irving, veteran journalist Jacques Poitras tells the story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most: their media monopoly.

Pipe Dreams

Author : Jacques Poitras
ISBN : 0735233357
Genre : Business & Economics
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A timely, accessible approach to how Canada's oil pipelines become crucibles for debate about our energy future, Indigenous treaty rights, environmental activism, and east-west political tensions. Pipe Dreams is the story of the rise and fall of the Energy East pipeline. The project was to be a monumental undertaking, beginning near Edmonton, AB, and stretching over four thousand kilometres, across two hundred First Nation reserves, through Montreal to the Irving Oil refineries in Saint John, NB. The crude oil flowing across six provinces would have found a much higher price shipped to world markets than south to the United States. Conceived as a back-up plan for two other pipelines stalled by political opposition, the project became the crucible for Canada's debate over its energy future. Told as an account of a cross-country journey, the book explores how western Canada alienation, Quebec separatism, Indigenous activism, and climate action combined to question the role of fossil fuels in Canada's economy. The events took place at a time when the government of Canada, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was expressing its commitment to a carbon-reduced economy. Across the landscape of Pipe Dreams, Poitras talks to oil industry executives, prairie ranchers, First Nations chiefs, small-town mayors, premiers and cabinet ministers, refinery workers, and ordinary Canadians. The book also explores Canada's perplexing relationship with the United States around oil: our oil industry is literally tied to its American counterpart with sinews of steel. The Energy East pipeline represented a new direction: designed to get Alberta oil sands crude to world markets, it was marketed in explicitly nationalist terms. After decades of rhetoric that Canada was destined to surrender to the north-south reality of continentalism and globalization, the country seemed to be reorienting itself along its east-west axis, tying itself together, again, with a great feat of engineering. To listen to the premiers of Alberta and New Brunswick, it was a journey both new and familiar, akin to John A. Macdonald's national dream of a cross-country railway. Their optimism was palpable. But it didn't--perhaps it couldn't--last. By the time the journey ended, the story had become a kind of whodunit: Poitras would witness the slow-motion killing of the fifteen billion dollar project--a series of blows dealt not just to a single pipeline proposal, but to Canada's carbon economy. It was a death that also signaled, perhaps, the birth of something new.


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The Twin Cities Brownsville Texas Matamoros Mexico Of The Border And The Country Of The Lower Rio Grande

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Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9786180306729
Genre : Fiction
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Η αμερικανίδα Μέριλιν Ρόμπινσον, μία από τις σημαντικότερες συγγραφείς της εποχής μας, μας χαρίζει την αξέχαστη ιστορία ενηλικίωσης ενός κοριτσιού που μεγαλώνει στο περιθώριο της κοινωνίας μες στον φόβο και το δέος, τα χρόνια της μεγάλης ύφεσης της αμερικανικής οικονομίας τη δεκαετία του 1920. Η Λάιλα, άστεγη και μόνη, αφού έχει περιπλανηθεί επί χρόνια στην ύπαιθρο, μπαίνει στην εκκλησία μιας μικρής πόλης της Αϊόβα για να βρει καταφύγιο από τη βροχή. Αυτή θα είναι η αφορμή για να γεννηθούν ένας έρωτας και μια αναζήτηση που θα της αλλάξουν τη ζωή. Αφού παντρευτεί τον ιερέα της εκκλησίας και βρεθεί σε ασφαλές και προστατευμένο περιβάλλον, θα ξεκινήσει να αναζητά το νόημα των δύσκολων χρόνων της ύπαρξής της.

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