ARP Books Fall 2018/Winter 2019

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    You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me The Lives of Dick Miller Caelum Vatnsdal Canada
    9781927886144 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts Publication Date:October 01, 2018
    $38.00 CAD 6.75 x 9.5 x 1.12 in | 810 gr | 344 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y ARP Books
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      You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me is a biography of beloved American movie actor Dick Miller. Miller's fantastically storied life, the legendary people with whom he has worked and played, the times in which he's lived and the fascinating environments of both Broadway and Hollywood over the past seventy years are all thoroughly and engagingly explored in this first and only biography of the cult legend. The result of both extensive interviews and exhaustive research, You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me is at once story of how an unassuming guy stumbled into acting and became cult royalty, an epic love story of a man and his wife, a parallel story of an actor and his director (Corman), and a secret history of Hollywood. Referred to by Roger Corman as the "best actor in Hollywood" a favourite character actor of Quentin Tarantino, and in the words of Jonathan Demme, "a first-rate actor who makes any scene he's in better," Miller's particular magic continues to work itself on Hollywood elite and movie buffs alike.
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      Caelum Vatnsdal was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and resides there still with his wife and son. He is a filmmaker who has made movies about disaffected youth and Bigfoot, and the author of They Came From Within: A History of Canadian Horror Cinema and Kino Delirium: The Films of Guy Maddin, both published with ARP Books.
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      Well, it's about time! One of the most recognizable faces in movies has never had his full story told the way it is in You Don't Know Me, But You Love Me! It's a well-researched play-by-play of Dick Miller's long and varied career as an actor, writer, husband and friend to fledging directors (like I was when we met). No matter how big a fan you think you are, there's stuff in here you never knew!" - Joe Dante

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    Violence No More The Rise of Indigenous Women Wanda Nanibush Canada
    9781894037853 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies Publication Date:September 01, 2018
    $24.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in | 0.25 lb | 200 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y ARP Books
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      In Violence No More, Wanda Nanibush offers a personal, political and historical account of violence against Indigenous women, children and two-spirited people. Nanibush connects the struggle for a national inquiry to the larger context of colonial violence from the state, from non-Indigenous men and within Indigenous communities where the trauma has turned inward. An informal and lively history of Indigenous women's activism, Violence No More maps the colonial routes and roots of this tragedy while also showing the massive, consistent and persistent resistance to it. Following the path of many Indigenous women before her, Nanibush offers potential solutions to the continued colonization of Indigenous bodies through violence.
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      Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, and community organizer from Beausoleil First Nation. She is currently a guest curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario and touring her exhibition The Fifth World. Nanibush has a master's degree in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto and has taught doctoral courses on Indigenous history and politics at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She has published in many places including the books Women in a Globalizing World and This is an Honour Song, as well as catalogue essays on Jeff Thomas, Adrian Stimson, Rebecca Belmore and more. She has organized round-dances, candle light marches, concerts, teach-ins and more as part of an Idle No More group in Toronto. She continues to work in defense of women, children, land and water.
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    Radical Medicine The International Origins of Socialized Health Care in Canada Esyllt Jones Canada
    9781927886168 Paperback MEDICAL / History Publication Date:April 01, 2019
    $28.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.85 in | 510 gr | 360 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y ARP Books
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      Winner!
      Canadian Historical Association Clio Prize

      Finalist!


      CHA Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize Alexander Kennedy?Isbister?Award for Non-Fiction McNally Robinson Book of the Year

      The origins of medicare have long been told as a simple and satisfying story: a good idea, born in Saskatchewan, was championed by our Greatest Canadian, Tommy Douglas, embraced by Canadians, now stands as a cherished example of our nation?s unique values. Radical Medicine is a visionary and politicized new history of medicare. It traces medicare?s roots around the world?to the New Deal in the US, the October Revolution in Russia and the British Labour movement. From the 1930s to the early 1950s radical health advocates from around the Atlantic world debated how to achieve socialized medicine. Out of these debates there emerged on the medical left a specific model for health equality?the health centre.

      Radical Medicine uses the personal histories of international health advocates, the history of ideas, policy debates, political insights as well as the role of emotion as a central force in social movements. Challenging dominant historical narratives that often depoliticize medicare?s origins by treating it a simple manifestation of primordial prairie politics, Radical Medicine shows that, although medicare was shaped fundamentally by local forces and cultures, we can only understand its history in a world-historical context. As universal public health insurance programs crumble around the world, Radical Medicine is the medicare book we need now.

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    The Red Centre Paul Heather Canada
    9781927886199 Paperback FICTION / Literary
    $20.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 in Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y ARP Books
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      Rapid-flowing and detailed, Heather Paul's debut novel follows Serena, a narrator who at the story's start, is back in the town she couldn't wait to leave. Dumped by her boyfriend and living in her parents' basement, she takes a job at her small town's main employer, an institution for people with developmental disabilities. When one of her residents dies in her arms, she flees the trauma, ultimately embarking on a journey that pushes and pulls her between constraint and freedom, despair and hope. Set in small-town Ontario, Australia, northern British Columbia, and Miami, Safety in Bear Country pulls its narrator through a world of inequity and spirituality, of activism and psychedelics as she labours to make sense of her place in the world.
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      Safety in Bear Country is Heather Paul's first novel. She has a Master of Arts in Literature from Memorial University St. John's NL. Heather has worked as a canoe and kayak trip leader, a yoga instructor, a high school art teacher, at a men's prison, group homes, and at a women's shelter. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, The Nashwaak Review, and The Newfoundland Quarterly. She lives in Barrie, Ontario.
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