Biographies





Pierre Elliott Trudeau - 15th Prime Minister
from the series Prime Ministers of Canada
Five Rivers Publishing 2016
ISBN: 9781988274133 $14.99
eISBN: 9781988274120 $4.99
Available as a trade paperback and an e-book
Includes footnotes and references
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Catalog listing:
Before he was elected to office, he hitch-hiked across North Africa, swam the Bosporus Strait on a whim, and ran with the bulls in Pamplona – twice. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada’s 15th Prime Minister, could be called the most colourful of them all.
     Trudeau was confident that his informed opinions were good for all Canadians. Not everyone agreed. Suspending civil liberties with the War Measures Act wasn’t even his most controversial decision, at least, not to those who are still stuttering mad about his National Energy Program or White Paper on Indian Affairs. From his youth as a backwoods canoeist and political activist, to his retirement from politics and the law, Pierre Trudeau lived a life that was, as he put it, “one long curve, full of turning points.”
     That long curve is traced in this new biography, with turning points from Pierre Trudeau’s home life, his political machinations, and the lifelong love he had for wilderness places. Details come together here in a narrative that shows how he became a citizen of the world.

On the book series Prime Ministers of Canada:
To know our Prime Ministers is to take some pride in the eclectic collection of individuals and stories that make up our history. Whatever our politics, whatever one may think of individual PMs and their decisions, one recognizes that they are a mirror to their times, a reflection of who we were and where we come from. Those who do not know our history are doomed to believe it boring; those who do know, gain the bragging rights that come from having great and colourful ancestors. – Dr. Robert Runté 

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King Kwong: Larry Kwong, the China Clipper who broke the NHL colour barrier
Five Rivers Publishing 2015
ISBN: 9781927400753 $11.99
eISBN: 9781927400760 $4.99
Available as a paperback and an e-book
Includes: black & white photographs, Timeline, References.
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Chad Soon, Director of the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives and Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame, says of the biography:
Author Paula Johanson brings justice to Kwong’s extraordinary life.  All the elements of classic fiction are here, and yet this is riveting history. We follow the ultimate long shot as he chases the 'impossible'…and triggers a shift in his society.

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Lady Gaga: A Biography
from the series Greenwood Biographies
ABC-Clio Greenwood Publishing 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4408-0109-9
e-book ISBN: 978-1-4408-0110-5
Available as a Library-bound book and an e-book
Includes: black & white photographs, Timeline, Chapter Notes, Bibliography, Index.
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Catalog listing:
Lady Gaga: A Biography details Lady Gaga's life from birth to 2011. Readers will learn about her personal background—where she was born, who her parents were, what her early school years as a "weird girl" with "rabbit teeth" were like—as well as her pre-fame years where she gained an education in music and "paid her dues" as a small-time professional in small performance venues. The many milestones of her wildly successful career so far are documented in detail, as are Haus of Gaga, the artistic collective that supports her performances; her ongoing activities as a performer; her presentation in couture and accessories; and her stated intentions for the future.
This book will be an engrossing read for fans of Lady Gaga as well as anyone interested in popular culture or the entertainment industry. Its inclusion of chapter endnotes containing quotations and controversial points along with a bibliography of print and electronic resources make it an authoritative research tool for students as well.
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Lance Armstrong: A Biography
from the series Greenwood Biographies
ABC-Clio Greenwood Publishing 2011
ISBN: 978-0-313-38690-9
e-book ISBN: 978-0-313-38691-9
Available as a Library-bound book and an e-book
Includes: black & white photographs, Timeline, List of Races, Chapter Notes, Bibliography, Index.
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Catalog listing:
Lance Armstrong: A Biography provides a detailed treatment of Armstrong's life, from the lasting influences of his boyhood and the early years of his competitive training, to his battle with cancer, his divorce, and the birth of his fifth child during his second comeback to professional cycling. The book portrays him both as a champion athlete and a family man, and gives a candid assessment of his career, including Armstrong's less successful periods.
Written before Armstrong's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs, this book discusses the issue and how his career and life could be affected.

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Will Hobbs
from the series The Library of Author Biographies
Rosen Publishing 2006
ISBN: 9781404204690
Available as a Library-bound book
Includes: Glossary, Index, Bibliography, Timeline, List of Author's Works, Sidebars. 
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Catalog listing:
Will Hobbs is known for his stories of the outdoors, interesting for boys and girls alike. Through his stories, readers share adventures with characters from different backgrounds, discover the beauty of the wilderness, and learn of the important choices to be made in life. Known for his realistic tone and style, his books include Changes in Latitudes, Down the Yukon, Jason's Gold, and Leaving Protection. This insightful biography includes observations on the three themes present in his books: renewal, adoption, and the hero's quest.

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