Category Archives: History

She Dared: True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades by Ed Butts (59)

History has often overlooked women.  Browse through any encyclopedia and it is obvious that the biographical sketches are overwhelmingly the stories of men.  It is as though women, with a few outstanding exceptions, have had relatively little to contribute in … Continue reading

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The Great Canadian Bucket List by Robin Esrock (57)

This book is a treasure throve of ideas of where you should try to visit before you can’t.  Every reader will be able to create their own bucket list right after reading this book.  I surely did! There are so … Continue reading

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Montreal by Alan Hustak and Johanne Norchet (53)

This is a wonderful collector’s book about Montreal! I was born in Montreal, and there is so much that I didn’t know about this wonderful city. I learned so much about the city. But I also learned how Montreal looked … Continue reading

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The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray (43)

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 … Continue reading

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Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles by Christopher Moore (42)

Canada’s journey to confederation kicked off with a bang–or rather, a circus, a  civil war, a small fortune’s worth of champagne, and a lot of making love–in the old-fashioned sense. This book offers a rare look back, through a woman’s … Continue reading

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The Big Book of Canada: Exploring the Provinces and Territories by Christopher Moore (27)

This book is a treasure throve of information.  Through illustrations and information from the author, this book is a must read for all Canadians. I learned so much about our great and vast country from this book. It is quite … Continue reading

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Canada’s First Nations and Cultural Genocide by Robert Z. Cohen (24)

I wanted to read a few books about Indigenous people.  I got interested in this whole topic while attending a few conferences and workshops about the Indigenous people here in my area.  There is so much that I didn’t know. … Continue reading

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