The Trial of Pope Benedict

The Trial of Pope Benedict: Joseph Ratzinger and the Vatican’s Assault on Reason, Compassion, and Human Dignity   On February 28, 2013, Benedict XVI became the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign. In abandoning a role that nearly every one of his predecessors had seen as a calling from God to be heeded until death, Joseph Ratzinger, the man who became Benedict, also relinquished a controversial religious career in which he was largely…

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The Rice Queen Diaries

The Rice Queen Diaries (A Memoir)   In this moving autobiography, Daniel Gawthrop writes about the politics and pleasures of being a self-identified “rice queen”: a gay man who is attracted to Asians. Navigating through the jungles of western cities like London and Vancouver, the humid streets of Bangkok and Saigon, and the dimly lit recesses of personal memory, Gawthrop explores the multicultural minefields of sexuality and culture as he articulates the manners and contradictions…

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Vanishing Halo

Vanishing Halo: Saving the Boreal Forest Encircling the northern hemisphere like a giant green halo, the boreal forest plays a crucial role in protecting us from global warming. Its peat bogs absorb carbon dioxide and purify the air we breathe. But the forest is disappearing. Veteran journalist and author Daniel Gawthrop reveals the array of wildlife, plants and peoples of the boreal forest. He exposes the logging, mining, oil and gas extraction, and manufacturing that…

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Highwire Act

Highwire Act: Power, Pragmatism and the Harcourt Legacy Mike Harcourt was determined to put his own moderate stamp on the new NDP government that succeeded Bill VanderZalm’s scandal-ridden, confrontational regime. From his first day in office, Harcourt worked hard to strike a balance between his critics on the left, who pushed for an ambitious program of change, and the party’s traditional enemies on the right, for whom anything the NDP did was too much, too…

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Affirmation

Affirmation: The AIDS Odyssey of Dr. Peter “Perhaps you feel there’s enough information about AIDS in the popular press, but we’re going to be approaching this from a different point of view. I’m going to be introducing you to someone with AIDS to help provide a name, a face, and an identity to this disease. The person I’m going to introduce you to is myself. I’m a doctor, but I’m also a patient—a patient with…

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