The Promise of Canada

The Promise of Canada

150 Years-- People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country

Book - 2016
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On the eve of Canada's sesquicentennial celebrations comes a richly rewarding new book from acclaimed historian Charlotte Gray about what it means to be Canadian. Readers already know Gray as an award-winning biographer, a writer who has brilliantly captured significant individuals and dramatic moments in our history. Now, she weaves together masterful portraits of nine influential Canadians, creating a unique history of the country over the past 150 years. Beautifully illustrated with evocative black and white images and colourful artistic visions of our country.
Publisher: Toronto : Simon & Schuster Canada, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781476784670
Characteristics: xix, 378 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some colour), portraits ;,25 cm.


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ehbooklover May 17, 2017

A thoroughly researched, well written, and ultra-fascinating book that discusses a variety of very different people who helped to shape Canada into the country it is today.

Apr 16, 2017

first of all - that's a book which propagate British understanding what it is Canada
I agree that people from British ancestry have very big influence on shaping that country, but for God's sake - looks like Canada is just British artwork, which not exactly is true

also I've found some of the stories not quite reliable - for example yes, maybe John A. Macdonald was very skillful negotiator, but also his alcoholic habits finally put him down and also he played not very brilliant role in planning CPR -so not necessary the book is putting everything in the black&white colors

I would expect the book on that topic be much more colorful, thoughtful, funny and trustworthy

Of course still there are some details, which I found interesting, however have to verify with other sources to really make sure that it is really true

Apr 13, 2017

An interesting approach to Canadian history, might be a good suggestion for english-speaking newcomers.

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