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Barbarian Lost by Alexandre Trudeau To this day, China remains an enigma. Ancient, complex and fast moving, it defies easy understanding. The Ottawa Writers Festival welcomes Alexandre Trudeau on September 13th when this new book will release. Visit Perfect Books to pre-order your copy and purchase a ticket for the event.   Ever since he was a boy, Alexandre Trudeau has been fascinated by this great county. Recounting his experiences in the China of recent years, Trudeau visits artists and migrant workers, townspeople and rural farmers.
The Girls by Emma Cline Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon.
Van Gogh's Ear by Bernadette Murphy On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him.
A Hero of France by Alan Furst 1941. The City of Light is dark and silent at night. But in Paris and in the farmhouses, barns, and churches of the French countryside, small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler.
Real Food Fake Food by Larry Olmstead You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t.

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Britain's Empire by Richard Gott

Britains_EmpireSome historians in recent years have promoted the British Empire as a force for good. Richard Gott's new book, Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, criticises the widely held belief that the British Empire was an imaginative and civilizing enterprise.
Gott reveals a history of systemic repression and almost perpetual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and maintained as a military dictatorship. For colonized peoples, the experience was a horrific one, he says, of slavery, famine, battle and extermination. But, he argues, the Empire's oppressed peoples did not go quietly into this good night. Wherever Britain tried to plant its flag, it met with opposition. From Ireland to India, from the American colonies to Australia, Gott traces the rebellions and resistance of subject peoples whose all-but-forgotten stories are excluded from traditional accounts of empire. He argues that the British Empire provided a blueprint for the annihilation of peoples in twentieth-century Europe, and that its leaders must rank alongside the dictators of the twentieth century as authors of crimes against humanity on an infamous scale.

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