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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    John Wilson
  • ISBN:
    1459703456
  • ISBN13:
    978-1459703452
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  • Publisher:
    Dundurn (October 27, 2012)
  • Pages:
    120 pages
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    History & Criticism
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John Wilson was born in 1951 in Edinburgh, Scotland

John Wilson was born in 1951 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He did his early growing up on the Island of Skye and in Paisley, near Glasgow in Geology and never played golf once. He took a position with the Geological Survey of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). In his two years there, he mapped rocks, dodged land mines and watched the country sink ever deeper into civil war.

He has written other Stories of Canada titles, including Righting Wrongs and Discovering the Arctic, both of which were shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for children's non-fiction. He lives in Lantzville, British Columbia. Failed Hope: The Story of the Lost Peace المجلد 14 من Stories of Canada.

After university, where he obtained a degree in Geology, Wilson worked as a geologist in Zimbabwe, before moving to Canada. Failed Hope: The Story of the Lost Peace. Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae. For nine years, he worked for the Alberta Geological Survey in Edmonton. In 1989, Wilson wrote an article that was published by The Globe and Mail. Wilson writes historical fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of over 30 books, 300 articles and essays, and 30 poems. Bitter Ashes: The Story of WWII. Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune. Norman Bethune: A Life of Passionate Conviction. John Franklin: Traveller on Undiscovered Seas.

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Also by John Flanagan: PHILOMEL BOOKS. A division of Penguin Young Readers Group. We’ve found the Lost Stories of Araluen! Death of a hero. Published by The Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014, . Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario M4P 2Y3, Canada. a division of Pearson Penguin Canada In. But as the summer digging season passed, MacFarlane had begun to lose hope. For this year, at least.

2013 Information Book Awards - Long-listed Peace after the First World War inspires hope for a better life that's crushed by the advent of the Second World War. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles and the hope for the birth of a better world, Failed Hope follows the postwar rise of fascism, social unrest, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Adolf Hitler's rise to power, and the wars in Abyssinia, Spain, and China.

Failed Hope: The Story of the Lost Peace. Dancing Elephants and Floating Continents: The Story of Canada Beneath Your Feet-Science in Society Book Award short list; Shiela Egoff Prize (BC Book Prize) Honour Book; Hackmatack Award short list, 2004/5; CCBC Our Choice 2004. Discovering the Arctic: The Story of John Rae-Norma Fleck Award short list, 2004; CCBC Our Choice. Righting Wrongs: The Story of Norman Bethune-Norma Fleck Award short list, 2002.

John Wilson brings this fascinating man and his times to life in an exciting narrative full of survival stories, shipwrecks and scandals. The book is illustrated with sketches, maps and archival photographs. Wilson brings his considerable storytelling talents to Rae's life, relating the details in short, easy-to-read chapters, but losing none of the action and adventure. A fine introduction to the life of a fascinating ma. "Wilson does an admirable job of bringing this exceptional, multi-faceted man sharply into focus.

2013 Information Book Awards — Long-listed Peace after the First World War inspires hope for a better life that’s crushed by the advent of the Second World War. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles and the hope for the birth of a better world, Failed Hope follows the postwar rise of fascism, social unrest, Prohibition, the Great Depression, Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, and the wars in Abyssinia, Spain, and China. The general strike in Winnipeg provides a Canadian perspective to the global labour turmoil of the period. The book ends with the failure of appeasement and the outbreak of the Second World War. The information is presented in easily digestible segments, accompanied by photographs. Informative sidebars provide background information or connect world events to activities in Canada. Failed Hope links with John Wilson’s two previous books, Desperate Glory and Bitter Ashes, covering the history of the 20th century from 1914 to 1945 and the effects of its world wars.