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Tombs, George

Overview
Works: 26 works in 59 publications in 2 languages and 1,259 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Documentary films  Periodicals  Psychological fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: F1034.3.T7, 971.0644092
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Most widely held works about George Tombs
 
Most widely held works by George Tombs
Young Trudeau : son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944 by Max Nemni( Book )

in English and held by 188 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 142 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 Based on unpublished archival records of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries
Justin Trudeau : the natural heir by Huguette Young( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 114 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
Robber baron : Lord Black of Crossharbour by George Tombs( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on rigorous research, hard-hitting interviews, and original documents, this biography stands out as the most complete examination of Conrad Black, builder of the world's third-largest media empire, the Telegraph Group. Author George Tombs not only worked in Black's empire, but maintained steady communication with him over the years as a journalist, giving him exclusive access and insight into Black's opinions, ideas, values, and personality. Including 100 pages of annotated transcripts from Black's most recent fraud trial in Chicago, this up-to-date biography gives an inside view of the mogul's struggles and successes, throughout his past and into the present
A father's revenge by Pan Bouyoucas( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Black : the biography by George Tombs( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 89 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 mess that deserves a big no by Pierre Elliott Trudeau( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking biography continues the story begun in Young Trudeau, taking Canada's legendary Prime Minister from his pro-fascist youth all the way to his entry into federal politics as a crusading Liberal democrat. When he went to Harvard in 1944, Pierre Trudeau was twenty-five, a recent graduate of the University of Montreal Law School; true to his elite Catholic-French education, he had been till recently pro-fascist, and he disliked democracy. Years of graduate study at Harvard, then the Sorbonne, then the London School of Economics exposed him to new ideas, as did his hitchhiking travels around the world. Returned to Quebec as a new man, he engaged in educating workers and other jobs that made him a famous defender of federal democracy. He entered Parliament in 1965, within three years of rocketing, Obama-like, to the very top. From the Hardcover edition
Trudeau, son of Quebec, father of Canada by Max Nemni( Book )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mad Dog : the Maurice Vachon story by Bertrand Hébert( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 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
Man the machine : a history of a metaphor from Leonardo da Vinci to H.G. Wells by George Tombs( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 7 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 )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 6 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 4 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 4 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
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

Le baron Black by George Tombs( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When The Machine Awakes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twenty years ago, Montreal writer George Tombs crossed Europe on foot, walking from Iona, Scotland to Jerusalem in a spiritual quest. In this series, George revisits the pilgrim's way. He meets spiritual people and leading scientists, to find out whether science is a threat to spiritual values, or an ongoing challenge and source of enrichment
 
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Robber baron : Lord Black of CrossharbourA father's revengeLord Black : the biographyTrudeau transformed : the shaping of a statesman, 1944-1965Trudeau, son of Quebec, father of CanadaFascism and the Italians of Montreal : an oral history, 1922-1945