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Tombs, George

Overview
Works: 28 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 1,455 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Documentary films  Periodicals  Biography‡vDictionaries  Psychological fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: F1034.3.T7, 971.0644092
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Most widely held works about George Tombs
 
Most widely held works by George Tombs
Robber baron : Lord Black of Crossharbour by George Tombs( )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robber Baron is an unauthorized biography of Conrad Black, who built the world's third-largest media empire and is now facing criminal charges in Chicago for alleged fraud, money laundering, and racketeering. Robber Baron is based on rigorous research, hard-hitting interviews, original documents, and exclusive access to Black and his close family and friends, key associates, critics, and staunch enemies. Written by George Tombs, an award-winning journalist and historian, this book gives a fascinating insider's look at a complex, driven man who is never out of the news for long. The book will include key testimony and evidence from Black's Chicago trial, as well as insights into his defence, strategies, hopes . . . and fears. Love him or hate him, Black is a fighter who never says die. Robber Baron tells the story of a modern-day Citizen Kane, helping readers understand why Black does what he does
Justin Trudeau : the natural heir by Huguette Young( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having grown up in the shadow of his famous father, a political giant who dominated Canadian politics for almost sixteen years, Justin Trudeau took many detours before discovering that he was a natural politician, with qualities, such as a charismatic ease with the public, that his father never possessed.?? Yet to most Canadians, Trudeau remains a blank slate. Inexperienced and underestimated, he was able, in his early forties, to catapult the Liberal Party of Canada from third to first place in one giant sweep. It was a historic feat that left a nation amazed and wondering what to expect next.?? In this unauthorized biography, journalist Huguette Young, who has conducted numerous interviews with Trudeaus entourage, gives a look inside his inner circle and shows the path his leadership might take. Meant for supporters and skeptics alike, Youngs is a revealing account of one of Canadas most compelling and enigmatic figures
Young Trudeau : son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944 by Max Nemni( Book )

in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shines a light of devastating clarity on French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s, when young elites were raised to be pro-fascist, and democratic and liberal were terms of criticism. The model leaders to be admired were good Catholic dictators like Mussolini, Salazar in Portugal, Franco in Spain, and especially PEtain, collaborator with the Nazis in Vichy France. There were even demonstrations against Jews who were demonstrating against what the Nazis were doing in Germany. Trudeau, far from being the rebel that other biographers have claimed, embraced this ideology. At his elite school, BrEbeuf, he was a model student, the editor of the school magazine, and admired by the staff and his fellow students. But the fascist ideas and the people he admired ' even when the war was going on, as late as 1944 ' included extremists so terrible that at the war's end they were shot. And then there's his manifesto and his plan to stage a revolution against les Anglais. This is astonishing material ' and it's all demonstrably true ' based on personal papers of Trudeau that the authors were allowed to access after his death. What they have found has astounded and distressed them, but they both agree that the truth must be published. Translated from the forthcoming French edition by William Johnson, this explosive book is sure to hit the headlines. From the Trade Paperback edition
Canada's forgotten slaves : two centuries of bondage by Marcel Trudel( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ground-breaking study of slavery providing a human face to the over 4,000 Aboriginal and Black slaves who were bought, sold and exploited in colonial Canada. Based on unpublished archival records of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries
Lord Black : the biography by George Tombs( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From not-so-humble beginnings, Conrad Black built a media empire that stretched around the globe. The Daily Telegraph of London, the Jerusalem Post, Canada's National Post, the Chicago Sun-Times and scores of others were all Black newspapers. In this book, journalist Tombs tracks the rise and fall of one of Canada's most colorful figures, a brilliant, complex and driven man
A father's revenge by Pan Bouyoucas( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trudeau transformed : the shaping of a statesman, 1944-1965 by Max Nemni( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume two of the intellectual biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who was Canada's Prime Minister from 1968-1979 and again from 1980-1984
Mad Dog : the Maurice Vachon story by Bertrand Hébert( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where does the character end and the man begin? Marice "Mad Dog" Vachon was a gold medalist, a pro-wrestling legend, and a pop culture icon--but he was also a son, husband, and father. Diving into Vachon's own recollections and those who knew him best, Mad Dog explores both Vachon's career and his personal struggles. As a young man, Maurice Vachon could have chosen a dark, criminal path, but wrestling and family changed him. Chronicling his slow but steady rise to prominence in some of pro wrestling's most important territories, this in-depth biography shows how Vachon's life came to be defined by the words of Mark Twain: "It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." Mad Dog is the amazing tale of how a lifelong make-believe heel became a fiercely proud and supremely talented real-life hero."--page [4] of cover
A mess that deserves a big no by Pierre Elliott Trudeau( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trudeau, son of Quebec, father of Canada by Max Nemni( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man the machine : a history of a metaphor from Leonardo da Vinci to H. G. Wells by George Tombs( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Italian Renaissance, artists and anatomists compared man to various mechanical devices, in an attempt to uncover knowledge about the structure and processes of the human body. In so doing, they drew on ancient Greek notions of instrumentality and proportion. During the early Scientific Revolution, the metaphor of Man the machine played a key role in the development of mechanistic philosophy. During the Enlightenment, it served views on materialism and atheism. By the nineteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing, a fundamental change in the relationship of man to machine had come about. Whereas, for Protagoras, man had been the measure of all things, now suddenly the machine was the standard by which the capacities and limits of man were judged. Man the machine was a key feature in the development of the totalitarian ideology of Communism. Moreover, for over a century now, the technocratic viewpoint has guided many technological innovations. Tracing a history of this metaphor, through Leonardo, Vesalius, Harvey, Descartes, Hobbes, Leibniz, La Mettrie, d'Holbach, Marx and Wells, places man's relationship with technology and his gradual loss of identity since the Renaissance in a new context." --
Canada and peacekeeping : three major debates by Albert Legault( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and peacekeeping : three major debates by Albert Legault( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradise, the Apocalypse and science : the myth of an imminent technological Eden by George Tombs( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scientistic authors in the latter half of the 19 th century and the early 20th century, such as Ernest Renan and H. G. Wells, discounted revealed religion. Yet they believed in the secular myth of an imminent technological Eden and they elevated science itself to the dignity of a religion. In so doing, they shaped bold visions of the future, drawing heavily on a millenary store of Western myth and metaphor. In historical terms, the myth of an imminent technological Eden represents a survival and a fusion of the ancient Greek myth of the Golden Age along with three Judeo-Christian myths: Biblical time, Earthly Paradise and the Apocalypse. Since the Enlightenment, the process of secularization has drained the religious content of such myths, although it does not deprive them of any of their deeply emotional force. This explains why the 19th century myth of an imminent technological Eden has considerable staying-power, in spite of the many events since 1945 which seem to discredit it." --
Fascism and the Italians of Montreal : an oral history, 1922-1945 by Filippo Salvatore( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book of interviews is an absorbing autobiography of the Italian community of Montreal, and its encounters with important events in Canada and in Europe from 1922 to 1945: from Mussolini's March on Rome to the Concordat between the Catholic Church and the Italian state; from the war in Ethiopia to the Pact of Steel signed by Mussolini and Hitler; from the Spanish Civil War to the declaration of war between Italy and Canada
The Blinding Sea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The BLINDING SEA explores one intriguing question: who was Norwegian Roald Amundsen and how can his prodigious success exploring the polar regions be explained? This is one-hour documentary shot on location in the Arctic, Antarctic, Mexico and Norway, reveals the close relationship that Amundsen developed with Canadian Inuit and Alaskan Inupiat, and how their traditional knowledge enabled him to navigate the Northwest Passage from 1903 to 1906 and reach the South Pole in 1911. The film also recounts what happened when Amundsen adopted an aboriginal Chukchi girl in Siberia in 1920 (she eventually settled in Canada) and how he later dispappeared without a trace during a failed search and rescue mission in 1928"--Cine Fête website
Des Canadiens à l'épreuve : Histoires d'échecs qui ont mené à la réussite by Alex Benay( )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que signifie "échouer"? Pour certains Canadiens ayant brillamment réussi, il s'agit d'un rite de passage, d'un tremplin vers de plus grandes réalisations, voire une belle source d'inspiration. Le parcours de ces Canadiens qui ont obtenu la médaille d'or olympique, bâti des entreprises florissantes, fait avancer la médecine est jalonné de faux pas, de nombreuses tentatives infructueuses et parfois d'échecs. Des Canadiens à l'épreuve réunit le récit de dix experts issus des secteurs privé, public, à but non lucratif et universitaire qui, tout au long de leur vie, ont vécu des échecs et lutté pour réussir. Dans cet ouvrage, ils font valoir l'argument de poids suivant : la clé de la réussite pour le Canada et les Canadiens réside dans les leçons tirées d'échecs
Canada's Forgotten Slaves : Two Hundred Years of Bondage by Marcel Trudel( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justin Trudeau : the natural heir by Huguette Young( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reluctant heir and a breakthrough leader, an underdog and an historic champion, the bearer of a nations hopes and an unsettlingly blank slate, Justin Trudeau is one of Canadas most compelling and enigmatic figures. Journalist Huguette Young retraces his steps from his early days to the height of power, and gives a rare look at the real Trudeau. Bestseller. 2016
Le baron Black by George Tombs( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Young Trudeau : son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944Lord Black : the biographyA father's revengeTrudeau transformed : the shaping of a statesman, 1944-1965Trudeau, son of Quebec, father of CanadaFascism and the Italians of Montreal : an oral history, 1922-1945