The Idea of Canada by David Johnston (130)

David Johnston is truly one of the greatest prominent figures in Canada. This book shows the reader a small glimpse into this great and wonderful man and his legacy.

This book is a compilation of letters he wrote to various people every morning. he started is day writing these letters which spanned over five decades. each letter is very different and they cover different topics.

David Johnston believed that the true identity of Canada is that of an idea — unique, complex, profound but delicate and therefore at risk in an age that tends to overlook depth and undervalue subtlety. Canada is an idea long worthy of expression.

This book is a unique and inspiring exploration of the virtues, habits and decisions that made Canada unique. What a great book and a must read for all Canadians.

David Johnston is one of the most respected and beloved governor’s general. He is a graduate of Harvard, Cambridge, and Queen’s Universities. He served as a Dean of Law at Western University. He was the principal of McGill University and the President of the University of Waterloo.

He is the author of 25 books, holds over 20 honorary doctorates from various universities, and is a companion of the Order of Canada. He was born in Sudbury, Ontario. He is married and has five daughters and twelve grandchildren.

This is a great book, and I feel very honored to have read it.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth



About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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