Recommended books by Peter Grant

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Product picture for Secession as an International Phenomenon: From Americas Civil War to Contemporary Separatist Movements
Book › Hardcover
About half of today’s nation-states originated as some kind of breakaway state. The end of the Cold War witnessed a resurgence of separatist activity affecting nearly every part of the globe and stimulated a new generation of scholars to consider separatism and secession.

As the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War approaches, this collection of essays allows us to view within a broader international context one of modern history's bloodiest conflicts over secession. The...
Book cover from Rhodesian Light Infantryman 1961–80 (Warrior) by Neil Grant
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The 1st Battalion, The Rhodesian Light Infantry (RLI), was one of the most innovative and successful counter-insurgency units in modern history, developing and perfecting a range of tactics and operational concepts that have since become standard practise in modern military forces. Formed in 1961 and then re-formed in 1964 as a commando battalion after the dissolution of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the RLI was an all-white unit that incorporated foreign soldiers from South Africa,...
Book cover from BAM! Boys Advocacy and Mentoring: A Leader’s Guide to Facilitating Strengths-Based Groups for Boys - Helping Boys Make Better Contact by Making Better ... and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men) by Peter Mortola
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Over the past decade, our understanding of the fundamental differences in child development, behavior, and emotional maturity between boys and girls has increased dramatically, and as a result, many gender-specific interventions and support programs have been developed to meet the needs of parents, teachers, and mental health professionals.  However, these all take the form of responses designed to minimize an already disruptive behavior pattern.  What has been needed is a pro-active...
Book cover from Breaking Through Gridlock: The Power of Conversation in a Polarized World by Jason Jay
Book › Paperback
Think about the last time you tried to talk with someone who didn't already agree with you about issues that matter most. How well did it go?

These conversations are vital, but too often get stuck. They become contentious or we avoid them because we fear they might. What if, in these difficult conversations, we could stay true to ourselves while enriching relationships and creating powerful pathways forward? What if our divergent values provided healthy fuel for dialogue and innovation...
Book cover from Mauser Military Rifles (Weapon) by Neil Grant
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The history of the iconic Mauser family of German bolt-action rifles is told here in extensive detail. Drawing on first-hand accounts of the weapons in combat and fascinating primary sources regarding their mechanical performance, this fully illustrated study charts the Mauser's origins, combat record and lasting influence. It explores the full range of Mauser rifles, beginning with the hugely successful Gew 98, which entered service in the time of the Kaiser, provided the basis for the US...
Book cover from Spider-Man 2099 Classic Volume 3: The Fall of the Hammer by Peter David
Book › Paperback
Return to the world of 2099! Just as Alchemax prepare to power up their new floating city of Valhalla, an all-new Thor appears, determined to claim the city for his fellow Aesir. But is this a Thunder God worthy of the name? Judging by the way he's hitting on Miguel O'Hara's girlfriend, maybe not. It will take the combined efforts of Spider-Man 2099 and his future cohorts Doom, Punisher, Ravage and the X-Men to uncover the truth about these apparent Asgardians, before Thor brings the hammer...
Book cover from Irredeemable: Volume 1 by Mark Waid
Book › Paperback
Legendary comic writer Mark Waid (KINGDOM COME) takes superhero comics to the next level asking the question, “What if the world’s greatest superhero decided to become the world’s greatest super-villain?” 

First volume at special introductory price of $9.99 ala DC’s FABLES and IMAGE’s WALKING DEAD.

A comic book industry event: a new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to...
Book cover from The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Book › Library Binding
The Last Unicorn is a tearful tale of the last existing unicorn's journey out of her familiar forest to save the species.  On the way she encounters evil magic, dark castles, cursed towns, and a particularly interesting sea shore.  The character's in this magical story invite you to learn with them, while Peter S. Beagle poetic prose are something to remember as he tells a story of bravery and courage.  Do love, freedom, and happiness prevail?  Or will we forever live in fear in a world...
Book cover from Vancouver Island Book of Musts 2nd Edition by Peter Grant
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Savouring a sunset on Chesterman Beach, browsing local fare at the Salt Spring Island Market or admiring the Chemainus Murals — it’s all here — the best beach on Hornby Island and the islands’ best place to stay: Vancouver Island Book of Musts is the ultimate guide to our 101 best places. Knowledgeable islanders like oenophile John Schreiner, author Lynne Bowen and naturalist Bruce Whittington weigh in with their top five MUSTS.
Book cover from Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education by Peter Grant
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Winner, CCCC Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection Category, 2018

With the election of our first black president, many Americans began to argue that we had finally ended racism, claiming that we now live in a postracial era. Yet near-daily news reports regularly invoke white as a demographic category and recount instances of racialized violence as well as an increased sensitivity to expressions of racial unrest. Clearly, American society isn’t as color-blind as people...