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Breaking the Silence: Untold Veterans' Stories from the Great War to Afghanistan Hardcover – Oct 10 2009


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers; 1 edition (Oct. 10 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0887624650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0887624650
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 680 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #447,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The seed of this book, like several others Barris has written, is rooted in a deeply personal oral history.

The prolific Ted Barris has etched a name for himself as one of Canada's foremost popular historians. Barris is a natural storyteller. Breaking the Silence is an entertaining and informative read.

[Barris] is arguably Canada's preeminent chronicler of the ordinary and extraordinary experiences of soldiers in wartime and their struggles afterward.

The prolific Ted Barris has etched a name for himself as one of Canada's foremost popular historians. While still giving voice to the veterans who experiences the hell, horror and humanity of war, Barris weaves the story of getting the story into the mix. Barris is a natural storyteller. Whether he is bringing a veteran's exploits to life or detailing his own experiences, Breaking the Silence is an entertaining and informative read.

About the Author

Ted Barris is an award-winning author, journalist, and broadcaster. For more than forty years his writing has appeared in the national press, as well as in history, news, and arts magazines, and he has authored seventeen non-fiction books, including the national bestsellers Victory at Vimy, Juno, and The Great Escape. In 2014, The Great Escape received the national Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award. He teaches journalism at Centennial College in Toronto and lives in Uxbridge, Ontario.


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By Bert on Oct. 7 2013
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A modern day coverage of Canadian Grunts in Afghanistan. Well written and a very historical piece of work.
Well Done
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Watts on May 17 2010
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i was very impressed with this book, my sister in laws father is in this book about the korean war and how he help save some fellow soldiers lost in a mine field and how he risked his own life to go and help them out.
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