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Women Overseas

MEMOIRS OF THE CANADIAN RED CROSS CORPS Edited by Frances Martin Day, Phyllis Spence & Barbara Ladouceur

Thirty-one women offer accounts of their lives overseas serving as Red Cross volunteers during WWII and the Korean War — as nurse’s aides, ambulance drivers and welfare officers — often in dangerous conditions. With an introduction to the Canadian Red Cross Corps and many wartime photos of women at work.

“A poignant record of some remarkable Canadian women.”

  • BEN WICKS

978-0-921870-61-6 B e-book 978-1-55380-096-5 B 6 x 9 B 382 pp B $21.95 B WOMEN’S STUDIES

Blackouts to Bright Lights

CANADIAN WAR BRIDE STORIES Edited by Barbara Ladouceur & Phyllis Spence

In this best-seller, thirty-six Canadian war brides recount their early lives, their involvement in wartime duties, the magical/funny moments when they met their Canadian husbands-to-be and their journeys from Britain to Canada. The stories convey courage and humour, qualities that carried the war brides through the difficult war years and that contribute to lively reading today. Over 50 b&w photos.

“Shropshire to Whitehorse, London to Duncan, bombs to babies . . . what flexible and resourceful women!”

  • P.K. PAGE

978-0-921870-33-3 B e-book 978-1-55380-081-1 B 6 x 9 B 300 pp B $21.95 B WOMEN’S STUDIES

Hamatsa

THE ENIGMA OF CANNIBALISM ON THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST

Jim McDowell

The first book-length study of the contentious question of whether cannibalism existed on the coast. McDowell shows how a “cannibal complex” among Westerners coloured many early accounts of “man-eating,” and how this perception obscured the importance of ritual cannibalism in the secret Hamatsa ceremony — a crucial feature of Native spirituality. Second edition.

“One of the 100 most important books on British Columbia.”

  • ALAN TWIGG

978-0-921870-47-0 B e-book 978-1-55380-088-0 B 6 x 9 B 300 pp B $21.95 B HISTORY, FIRST NATIONS

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