This book is about Canada’s best war reporting. It is written by a reporter and author, Mark Bourrie. He has written for all of Canada’s major newspapers and magazines.
This book is a collection of the very best war journalism created by or about Canadians at war. The collection spans 1,000 years of history, from the Vikings’ fight with North American Natives, through New France’s struggle for survival against the Iroquois and British, to the American Revolution, The War of 1812, the Rebellions of Lower and Upper Canada, the Fenian Raids, the North-West Rebellion, the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, peacekeeping missions and Afghanistan.
Each piece has an introduction describing the limits placed on the writers, their apparent biases, and, in the many cases, the uses of the article as propaganda. The stories were chosen for their impact on the audience they were written for, their staying power, and most importantly, the quality of their writing.
This is a GREAT book for historians and people who want to know more about the major events in our wonderful and tumultuous world.
I took this book out of the library on blind date night here in Stratford Ontario. It was a GREAT book and a GREAT blind date!
Rating: 5 stars