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The True Intrepid: Sir William Stephenson and the Unknown Agents (2001)

The True Intrepid (2001) is listed as a Reference-only book at the Toronto Public Library, but is nonetheless available on loan under the Call Number 940.54864 MACD. This bit of confusion about what one is dealing with is characteristic of … Continue reading

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Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare (2017) provides a good overview of “irregular warfare” in the Second World War

I’ve recently finished reading Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler’s Defeat (2017). I’ve also been reading A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection (2015). I first became interested in irregular warfare … Continue reading

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Not a good day, some days ago: Graeme Decarie, who taught history at Concordia University for many years, shares some thoughts about mass murders

I’m just catching up with posting of a message from Graeme Decarie. Graeme Decarie was a history teacher at Malcolm Campbell High School in Montreal. I didn’t have a history class with him but he was an advisor to the … Continue reading

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Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word – Oct. 26, 2015 Salon article

An Oct. 26, 2015 Salon article is entitled: “Diversity is for white people: The big lie behind a well-intended word: ‘Diversity’ sounds polite and hopeful. It’s how we talk when we can’t talk about race, or when whites get nervous.” The … Continue reading

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In Search of the Third Man (2000) provides a back story for The Third Man (1949)

For several weeks I’ve been reading In Search of The Third Man (2000) by Charles Drazin. I’ve also viewed the DVD entitled The Third Man (1949) – The Criterion Collection. The latter Third Man DVD is available at the Toronto Public … Continue reading

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David Byrne, author of How Music Works (2013): “Real in-depth reporting isn’t just a cache of data”

David Byrne is author of How Music Works (2012). You can access an Oct. 18, 2013 CBC interview with him here. You can access his journal, entitled the David Byrne Journal, here. The opening of his most recent journal entry … Continue reading

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The Technique of Film Editing (1968) is a classic text for film students

The following text is based upon a previous post entitled Drug Wars (2013) updates. It focuses and enlarges upon themes related to editing, contextualization, and management of attention and emotional response in accordance with principles of instrumental reason in a machine … Continue reading

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Eric Walters has published several Second World War novels for young readers

With regard to the Small Arms Doors Open, I was delighted to learn recently that Eric Walters has written several books for young readers dealing with Canada’s role in the Second World War. I’ve known of Eric Walters for some … Continue reading

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Evil Men (2013)

The following blurb at the Toronto Public Library website highlights a study by James Dawes – presented in a fractured structuring of transcripts and commentary – entitled Evil Men: Presented with accounts of genocide and torture, we ask how people could … Continue reading

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August 11, 2013 interview with Jim Tovey, Ward 1 Councillor in Mississauga, regarding Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project

Update (Dec. 9, 2014): There has been discussion in the past for the soil that is being removed from the Hanlan Project to be used for Inspiration Lakeview as part of the process of extending the shoreline southward into Lake … Continue reading

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