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Sue Heffernan talks about one of her favorite books, The Gender of Breadwinners by Joy Parr.
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Book Review: Before there was Bernie Madoff, there was Leo Koretz, a master swindler who, in early twentieth-century Chicago, enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million dollars — and then simply vanished. Dean Jobb traces the thrilling story of deception, following Koretz from Chicago, to New York, to Nova Scotia, and leads us on a journey through the evasive American dream of easy wealth and its inevitable demise.
Book Review: Authors Poelzer and Coates opt for breadth respecting events of the past several decades. As well as providing a useful primer, a principal reason for their broad approach is to enable those of us interested in one or the other aspect of their “road map” to acquire just enough information to be able to search other sources.
Book Review: Unless you are an accountant or a corporate lawyer, a history of Canadian tax policy will not be at the top of your reading list. But here are two books that show how a topic’s importance should rank ahead of its popularity — and it helps that both books are very entertaining.
Book Review: Illustrated with hundreds of photos, It’s Our Game explores three main periods: up to 1945, 1946 to 1983, and 1984 to the present. One hundred brief chapters are presented in chronological order. They cover topics ranging from hockey during the war years, to The Hockey Handbook — which changed how the sport was conceived and taught — to Canada’s women’s team at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.