I am going to finish up this year reviewing a few more books. I read and read over the Christmas Holidays. So, now it is time to post a few more before the stroke of midnight!
This is a wonderful book about the history of Canada. I usually hate history books. However, this book is great since it is illustrated and the illustrations pretty well tell a lot of the history of Canada.
It is a biggish book, but it is mighty in its research. The research that went into writing this book must have been huge!
This book was originally published in 1987. In those days, it was the first authoritative one-volume history of the country. It featured chapters by seven of Canada’s leading historians and hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs. Together these elements created a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest times to current events.
This book is even better than the original! It has been fully updated to bring readers into the twenty-first century with new material on topics such as the rise of small government, the recognition of Native land claims, Canada’s role in the post-Cold War peace and the 2011 federal election.
This book contains a full sweep of Canadian history. I wish I had this book when I was in high school. History would have been so much more interesting and comprehensible.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth