Monthly Archives: December 2008

Unlikely Soldiers

There’s a new book out about two University College alumni, Ken Macalister and Frank Pickersgill. It’s called Unlikely Soldiers: How Two Canadians Fought the Secret War against Nazi Occupation, and it’s available at Laidlaw Library.

In the 1930s, Macalister was a UC undergrad, and Pickersgill did his M.A at UC. Macalister’s experiences at UC and U of T are described on pages 39-45. To find out more about the book, see the Harper Collins description.

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World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. Here are a few recent books about AIDS, available from Laidlaw Library:

28 : stories of AIDS in Africa (Stephanie Nolen)

Race against time : searching for hope in AIDS-ravaged Africa (Stephen Lewis)

The wisdom of whores : bureaucrats, brothels and the business of AIDS (Elizabeth Pisani)