Dundurn Winter 2019 Adult

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    Food Junkies Recovery from Food Addiction 2nd edition Vera Tarman Canada
    9781459741973 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition On Sale Date: January 05, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 280 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A fact-filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems by an experienced addictions doctor who draws on many patients’ stories of recovery.

      Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia — Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspective of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? Is it possible to draw a hard line between indulging cravings for “comfort food” and engaging in substance abuse? For people struggling with food addictions, recognizing their condition remains a frustrating battle.

      This revised second edition contains the latest research as well as practical strategies for people facing the complicated challenges of eating disorders and addictions, offering an affirming and manageable path to healthy and sustainable habits.
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      Vera Tarman, MD, MSc, FCFP, ABAM, is a specialist in addiction medicine. She is the medical director of Renascent, an addictions treatment centre. Vera lives in Toronto.
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      Are you one of those people who thinks food addiction isn't real? Then you might be what Dr. Vera Tarman describes in her new book as a food junkie! I was addicted to sugar and other processed carbohydrates over a decade ago and found my way back to health and recovery thanks to some basic lifestyle changes that made me whole again. Dr. Tarman walks you through all the necessary steps to make that happen for you, too. Addiction is real, but it's not inevitable. Grab back control of your health now!
      For all those who have struggled with weight loss and failed, here is a wise book that applies the addiction model to food. Tarman tackles the neurobiology of pleasure and the epidemic of obesity, and makes sense of both. With a no-nonsense approach, Tarman offers a thoughtful, groundbreaking exploration of a subject that plagues the majority of readers.
      This book will help many people with every kind of eating disorder — they all start with the same premise.We who eat too much, too often, and who find ourselves fat, miserable, bulimic, unhealthy, or just wanting to lose 20 pounds before Christmas are in the same boat. Dr. Tarman’s book shows how many ways there are to get help and get healed. My own solution — through the twelve steps of GSA — presents the approach that has saved my life — that we — all of us, just alcoholics — are allergic to sugar, grains, flour, wheat, and corn — yes, all grains! — the same ingredients that are in alcohol. Avoiding these foods and eating three weighed meals a day and nothing in between can lead you to find the last house on the block, which is a mansion!
      Dr. Vera Tarman aptly takes the science of sugar addiction and draws a convincing clinical profile of the sugar/food addiction syndrome. With plenty of clinical scenarios, Dr. Tarman illustrates and explains the various stages of food addiction. She then shows how food addiction recovery is possible and sustainable in the long term. Food Junkies is a must-read for patients, students and clinicians interested in addiction medicine and/or obesity management.
      Dr. Vera Tarman brings together in this book knowledge of physiology and the brain, experience of treatment for addiction and sensitivity to the nature of food addiction. She takes us through the process of understanding, enlightenment, and finally hope.
      As someone who regularly treat patients suffering from food addiction and someone who has recovered from it, Dr. Tarman is the quintessential expert on food addiction. This book is a must-read for anyone struggling with a food addiction.
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    Your Fittest Future Self Making Choices Today for a Happier, Healthier, Fitter Future You Kathleen Trotter Canada
    9781459741287 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise On Sale Date: January 05, 2019
    $19.99 CAD 6.75 x 8.25 x 1 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Redefine “fit” to create your fittest future you.

      With all of diet and exercise regimens available, it is almost impossible to navigate the health world without feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed by indecision. Instead of trying to find the perfect program to follow, Kathleen Trotter shows you how to create one, with your own unique health history, goals, and life realities in mind.

      No one diet, exercise, or mindfulness strategy works for everyone. The key to long-term health success is the ability to sift through all of the diet and workout information available and put together a "health mix” that works for you.

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      Kathleen Trotter is a personal trainer, nutritionist, life coach, and fitness writer. She has made contributions to the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post and makes frequent TV appearances, including monthly segments on Breakfast Television Montreal and Daytime Ottawa. Kathleen owns a personal training studio in Toronto.
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    9781459742239 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: January 12, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      After the collapse of Afghanistan’s Soviet-backed government, a mullah finds himself doing anything to protect his students.

      Chaos reigns in the wake of the collapse of Afghanistan's Soviet-backed government. In the rural, warlord-ruled south, a student is badly beaten at a checkpoint run by bandits. His teacher, who leads a madrassa for orphans left behind by Afghanistan’s civil war, leads his students back to the checkpoint and forces the bandits out. His actions set in motion a chain of events that will change the balance of power in his country and send shock waves through history.

      Amid villagers seeking protection and warlords seeking power, the Mullah's influence grows. Against the backdrop of anarchy dominated by armed factions, he devotes himself to building a house of peace with his students — or, as they are called in Pashto, taliban. Part intrigue, part war narrative, and part historical drama, This Shall Be a House of Peace charts their breathtaking ambition, transformation, and rise to power.
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      Phil Halton has worked around the globe as a soldier and security consultant, including in Afghanistan. He has spent over twenty-five years as an officer in the Canadian Army. Phil publishes the literary journal Blood & Bourbon and lives in Toronto.
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      It's easy to look at the Taliban as a faceless, fanatic menace, but This Shall Be A House Of Peace offers us something different: humanity and understanding. Phil Halton has told a story that feels both mythic and direct.
      This Shall Be a House of Peace won me fully from the first page. I could taste the dust of Afghanistan again, could see the hills and villages and the people in them. If we could go back in time and have the soldiers and generals of the last 18 years of war read this book, perhaps we could have come up with better outcomes for Afghanistan than we have to date
      Halton’s debut is a must-read for all who turn to books for an understanding of worlds other than their own.
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    The Greenhouse Approach Cultivating Intrapreneurship in Companies and Organizations Chitra Anand Canada
    9781459742857 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship On Sale Date: January 12, 2019
    $22.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      To succeed, modern businesses need to foster the creativity of their staff; they need to provide an environment that promotes constant innovation.

      Intrapreneurship, which harnesses the entrepreneurial drive within an existing organization to foster new ideas and creative thinking, gives companies the problem-solving edge to succeed in an ever-changing world. To stay on top, companies need to empower all their employees — their rebels, their trend spotters, their communicators, their researchers — to find and implement new ways of operating.

      The Greenhouse Approach shows how companies and organizations can use creative thinking to reimagine current norms and structures and develop a culture of intrapreneurship, equipping them with the tools to anticipate and adapt to change.
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      Chitra Anand is an award-winning communications and marketing executive with over twenty years' experience in the technology industry. She has spent time as the head of communications for Microsoft Canada, director of marketing at Telus Corporation, and director of operations at OpenText. She lives in Toronto.
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      An insightful guide on the underlying roots of innovation thinking and development. The Greenhouse Approach reveals what’s core and critical to your innovation effectiveness through an intrapreneurial mindset.
      The Greenhouse Approach goes beyond theories of what innovation should look like within organizations. This book questions core ideas that inhibit people and organizations in realizing what innovation can and should be — ideas like the dangers of consensus thinking and applying first principles thinking to how we approach our innovation efforts. An introspective read that is an excellent guide for organizations.
      The Greenhouse Approach takes an enticing look at the concept and importance of Intrapreneurship within organizations. Allowing that dynamic to evolve is a critical contribution of value to the enterprise, and essential to growth and sustainability in today’s rapidly changing environment.
      Chitra Anand addresses the biggest challenge to creativity and innovation: the internal resistance to change and the stubborn or fearful reluctance to consider a new idea or a new process or an entirely new way of doing business. This book should be required reading for all corporate managers.
      The Greenhouse Approach is full of insights, lessons, and stories for businesses seeking to thrive in this world of constant change. Chitra Anand has found new ways to understand innovation—which may well be the most important thing for us all to think about.
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    Blamed and Broken The Mounties and the Death of Robert Dziekanski Curt Petrovich Canada
    9781459742932 Paperback TRUE CRIME / Murder On Sale Date: January 12, 2019
    $20.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 360 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A few fleeting seconds, captured on video, led to a frustrating search for justice tainted by ego, bias, and a desire for vengeance.

      Images of Robert Dziekanski convulsing after being shocked by a Mountie’s Taser went viral in 2007. International outrage and domestic shame followed the release of that painful video. It had taken just twenty-six seconds for four Mounties to surround and stun the Polish would-be immigrant at Vancouver International Airport.

      A decade later, after millions of dollars spent on an inquiry, and bungled prosecutions laden with bias and interference, the tragic impact of those fleeting seconds on the people involved — Dziekanski's mother and the four Mounties — is at last revealed.
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      Curt Petrovich is an investigative journalist with over three decades of experience reporting on national and international stories for the CBC. He has followed the case of Robert Dziekanski since he was was declared dead on October 14, 2007. Curt lives in Vancouver.
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      Everybody thinks they know what happened when Robert Dziekanski died while being arrested by RCMP officers at the Vancouver airport in a Taser incident caught on video that went viral. But Curt Petrovich does the courageous thing that all good journalists do: He doesn't accept the official story, he digs for the uncomfortable truths and he forces us to question our assumptions and our faith in the justice system. You don't have to agree with all his conclusions to marvel at his detective work, his gripping storytelling and his compassion for all those involved. You will come away from the book shaken and enraged.
      Impeccable journalism; vivid narrative; Curt Petrovich takes us behind the scenes in a ten-year legal saga to reveal how the justice system can abandon basic principles of justice when political and bureaucratic interests are on the line.
      With the trained eye of a veteran journalist, Curt Petrovich deconstructs the infamous Taser incident at Vancouver airport in 2007 and discovers surprising facts about how it affected everyone involved. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, you will find it difficult to put this book down.
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    Do You Ever Cry, Dad? A Father's Guide to Surviving Family Breakup I.J. Schecter Canada
    9781459742673 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting On Sale Date: January 19, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The help divorcing dads need to survive marital breakdown while staying close to their kids.

      Divorce and separation are overwhelmingly sad, especially when kids are involved. In Do You Ever Cry, Dad? I.J. Schecter shares his experience, stories from other fathers, and insights from family experts to provide practical and emotional support to dads going through the anguish of a split, and to help them maintain a loving and healthy relationship with those who matter most in their lives: their children.

      Filled with emotional and practical help, concrete research, and a deep understanding of the pain and processing marital breakup involves, Do You Ever Cry, Dad? aims to help dads get themselves and their kids through one of the hardest changes in their lives. Honest, heartfelt, and compassionate, this book is here to instill in any dad hope in place of the despair and hurt he may be keeping to himself.
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      I.J. Schecter has written hundreds of articles on parenting and family topics for publications including Today’s Parent, Men’s Health, and MUM Magazine. His work has also appeared in the National Post and the Globe and Mail. I.J. lives in Toronto.
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    The Wrecking Crew Operation Colossus, 10 February 1941 Colonel Bernd Horn Canada
    9781459743380 Paperback HISTORY / Military On Sale Date: January 19, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The incredible details of the bold, near-disastrous first Allied airborne commando raid.

      Audacious to the extreme, Operation Colossus was a raid in the early, dark days of the Second World War, when Britain stood seemingly alone. After the country's defeats in western Europe in 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill insisted on an aggressive raiding campaign. Conducted on February 10, 1941, Operation Colossus was one such raid, meant to steal back the initiative and create as much chaos for the Axis powers as possible.

      However, bad luck stalked the mission, as one mishap after another seemed to foredoom the operation. In the aftermath, there were recriminations as well as accolades. Few military operations have proven as controversial.
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      Colonel Bernd Horn is a retired Regular Force infantry officer and military educator. Dr. Horn has authored, co-authored, and edited more than forty books, including A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War: The SOE and the Canadian Connection and No Ordinary Men: Special Operations Forces Missions in Afghanistan. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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    The Guinea Pig Club Archibald McIndoe and the RAF in World War II Emily Mayhew, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Harry Duke of Sussex
    9781459743458 Paperback HISTORY / Military On Sale Date: January 19, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A truly inspiring tale about the history of the Guinea Pig Club.

      Plastic surgery was in its infancy before the Second World War — the most rudimentary techniques were known only to a few surgeons worldwide. The Allies were tremendously fortunate in having the maverick surgeon Archibald McIndoe operating at a small hospital in East Grinstead in the south of England. After arguing with his superiors, McIndoe set up a revolutionary new treatment regime and rightly secured his group of patients, dubbed the Guinea Pig Club, and honoured place in society. Based on extensive research into official records and moving first-person recollections, this extraordinary book brings home the heroism and triumphs of this courageous band of men and contains updated material on how their example is inspiring today’s wounded veterans.
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      Emily Mayhew is a military medical historian and was the featured historian on a new documentary on the Guinea Pig Club, which was screened on BBC Four. She was also an adviser on an award-winning Canadian documentary about the club and a consultant on ITV’s award-winning drama Foyle’s War.
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      The first authoritative investigation and analysis of a remarkable wartime phenomenon. . . undoubtedly a significant contribution.
      Our feelings of debt to 'the Few' are redoubled by reading this marvellous story of courage, endurance and hope.
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    Through, Not Around Stories of Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Allison McDonald Ace Canada, Caroline Starr Canada, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais Canada
    9781459742963 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Infertility On Sale Date: January 26, 2019
    $21.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 248 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Everything doesn't (always) happen for a reason.

      Infertility and pregnancy loss can be devastating, yet both are often private sorrows for the one in six people who cope with the experience. This collection offers personal stories about what it's like to go through the emotional and physical facets of infertility, miscarriage, and pregnancy loss: the pain, sadness, and desperation, the hope, humour, and frustration.

      Through, Not Around offers reassurance to those in the midst of their own struggles that they are not alone and that it is possible to find acceptance and strength on the other side of grief. The way forward is by going through the grief, not around it.

      Allison McDonald Ace, Ariel Ng Bourbonnais, and Caroline Starr are co-founders of The 16 Percent, a website dedicated to sharing stories of pregnancy loss and infertility. To read or share your story, visit the16percent.ca.
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      Allison McDonald Ace is a writer and communications manager for GoJava.ca, as well as the community board member on the Maternal Mental Health Committee at Sunnybrook Hospital. After experiencing a late-term miscarriage with her second pregnancy, she became an advocate for sharing stories of child loss to help others know they aren’t alone. Allison lives with her son and husband in Toronto.

      Caroline Starr is a writer, editor, and community advocate. After being diagnosed at twenty-one with PCOS and later suffering a miscarriage, Caroline became committed to building a community surrounding infertility and miscarriage and openly discussing their impact on families. She lives with her son and partner in Toronto.

      Ariel Ng Bourbonnais was diagnosed with premature ovarian aging at the age of thirty-three. She found strength and resolve in knowing that sharing her experience helps others. She works for the University of Toronto and is in the process of completing a memoir based on her personal experience with infertility through U of T's Creative Writing program. She is a proud Torontonian, wife, and (dog) mom.
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      To say this powerful book of essays is a fascinating read would be an understatement. This invaluable book shows the challenges of fertility. Beautifully written, these essays are full of love and hope. It’s like getting on the phone with the best experts and your best friend at the same time. Highly recommended.
      Miscarriage and infertility are such common experiences for women, yet they're also some of the most lonely, as so many grieve in silence. Through, Not Around is breaking the silence and bringing these stories into the mainstream. This collection is heartbreaking, beautiful and important.
      …a collection that opens eyes and hearts.
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    Gridiron Underground Black American Journeys in Canadian Football James R. Wallen Canada
    9781459743212 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional On Sale Date: January 26, 2019
    $23.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Canada couldn’t guarantee them greatness but offered the freedom and opportunity they needed to achieve it.

      In 1951, Bernie Custis, a standout quarterback at Syracuse, had his invitation to the national East-West All-Star game rescinded when the organizers discovered he was black. In 1978, Warren Moon — the only player to be inducted into both the Canadian and American football halls of fame — went unselected as a quarterback in the NFL draft.

      With the NFL insisting that a black player could not lead a team, generations of promising athletes were denied a chance to compete at the highest levels. But with their minds set on getting the recognition they deserved, many of them found that Canadian teams were ready to welcome them aboard.

      Gridiron Underground tells the story of how talented Black American players who were overlooked, ignored, or prevented from playing football in their home country came to Canada, from the 1940s right through to the present day.
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      James R. Wallen is a writer and filmmaker. He has written professionally for television, radio, the stage, and film, including documentary, animated, and feature films. He has also published two novels. His documentary film Gridiron Underground aired on PBS in 2017. James lives in Sarnia, Ontario.
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