This is a great book about 150 years of people and ideas that shaped our country. It is an educational book that can be read and re-read for many years to come.
On Canada’s 150th celebrations comes a richly rewarding book from an acclaimed historian about what it means to be Canadian.
Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured the lives of significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history.
Now, in this book, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of our country.
What do these people have in common? Each has left an indelible mark on Canada. Deliberately avoiding a top-down approach to history, she has chosen Canadians whose ideas have become part of our collective conversation about who we are as a people.
Gray also highlights many Canadians from all walks of life who have added to the ongoing debate about our identity, showing that our country has reinvented itself with every generation since Confederation.
The book is beautifully illustrated with evocative black-and-white historical images and colourful artistic vision. This book is a fresh, thoughtful and inspiring view of our historical journey.
Opening doors into our past, present and future, Gray makes our first 150 years come alive as she challenges us to envision the Canada we want to live in.
Rating: 5 Stars