Seasons of Hope

Memoirs of Ontario's First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor
Dundurn (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 16. April 2016
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  • 288 Seiten
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978-1-4597-3308-4 (ISBN)
2016 Speaker's Book Award - Shortlisted

A look back over Bartleman's seventy years, from his childhood of poverty to becoming the Queen's representative in Ontario.

James Bartleman, Ontario's first Native lieutenant governor, looks back over seventy years to his childhood and youth to describe how learning to read at any early age led him to dream dreams, empowering him to serve his country as an ambassador. In time, Bartleman's exciting and fulfilling career as a Canadian diplomat took him to a dozen countries around the world, from Bangladesh to Cuba, and from Australia to South Africa.

After a vicious beating in a hotel room robbery in South Africa, however, he was forced to come to terms with a deepening depression. In the end, Bartleman found new meaning in life when he became the Queen's representative in Ontario and mobilized the public to support his initiatives championing books and education for Native children.

Seasons of Hope is the extraordinary story of an extraordinary man, and of his constant journey to hope.
  • Englisch
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
  • 10,04 MB
978-1-4597-3308-4 (9781459733084)
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James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador, an officer of the Order of Canada, and winner of the Aboriginal Achievement Award. He lives in Perth, Ontario.

  • Preface
  • Part One: Muskoka: 1946-1966
  • 1 Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town
  • 2 The Dump Road
  • 3 The Haunted House
  • 4 Rage
  • 5 Peace of Mind
  • 6 Springtime in Muskoka
  • 7 The Hammer
  • 8 Indigenous Roots
  • 9 Six Choir Boys
  • 10 A Story My Mother Told Me
  • 11 Out of Poverty
  • 12 The SS Sagamo
  • 13 My Big Break
  • 14 Freedom
  • Part Two: The Foreign Service Officer: 1966-1981
  • 15 Ottawa: A Time of Optimism
  • 16 Colombia: Cockroaches the Size of Lizards
  • 17 Colombia: The Antiques Road Show
  • 18 Ottawa Under Siege
  • 19 Bangladesh: The Gates of Hell
  • 20 Bangladesh: La Condition Humaine
  • 21 NATO: Dr. Strangelove
  • 22 The First Time I Saw Jerusalem
  • 23 He Then Dismissed Us
  • 24 It Felt Good
  • Part Three: Ambassadorial Postings, 1981-1994
  • 25 Cuba: The Dead Fly
  • 26 Cuba: Poisoning Zaka
  • 27: Israel: A Shot to the Head
  • 28 Israel: Khirbet Khizeh and Obagawanung
  • 29 The Balkans: You Don't Understand
  • 30 The Balkans: Dodging a Bullet
  • 31 Russia: The Hard-Liners Were Taking Over
  • 32 Russia's Slavonic Soul
  • 33 Ukraine: The Late-Autumn Sun
  • Part Four: Foreign-Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, 1994-1998
  • 34 A Testing Time
  • 35 Anti-Personnel Land Mines
  • 36 The Awful State of His Health
  • 37 The Scorching Heat of the Italian Summer
  • 38 The Law of Unintended Consequences
  • 39 Killing the White Whale
  • 40 Running the Gauntlet
  • 41 The Referendum of 1995
  • 42 The Ambassador Goes Back
  • 43 Russia: Tchaikovsky's Funeral March
  • 44 Cuba: My Secret Mission
  • 45 Cuba: Chrétien Versus Castro
  • 46 Mother Teresa
  • Part Five: The Beating, 1998-2002
  • 47 Burying the Past
  • Part Six: The Queen's Representative in Ontario, 2002-2007
  • 48 Giving Back
  • 49 The Plight of First Nation Children
  • Afterword
  • Acknowledgements

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