Category Archives: History

Maximum Canada: Why 35 Million Canadians Are Not Enough by Doug Saunders (89)

This is another book that I found on the new book shelf at my local library. And the cover sure jogged my attention, as you will already saw in the cover displayed here. The book raises a question that I … Continue reading

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History’s People: Personalities and the Past by Margaret MacMillan (73)

This is a book by an internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan. She gives her own personal selection of figures of the past, women and men, some famous and some little-known, who stand out for her. Some have changed the course … Continue reading

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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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