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Can anyone recommend a good history of Canada? I know next to nothing about the large country which is only about twelve hours' drive from my house, and that just doesn't seem right.

Date: 2010-09-12 02:52 pm (UTC)
trouble: "No, you don't get it!  If you die in Canada, you die in Real Life!" (If you die in Canada)
From: [personal profile] trouble
How are you defining "good"? :)

Date: 2010-09-12 03:07 pm (UTC)
stultiloquentia: Campbells condensed primordial soup (Default)
From: [personal profile] stultiloquentia
Canada: A People's History was an award-winning (and hugely popular) t.v. series produced by CBC, that eventually got turned into a two-volume book set. I haven't read the books, but I gather they follow the episodes pretty closely. Looks like Amazon's got it.

Date: 2010-09-12 03:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jibrailis
Will Ferguson's Canadian History for Dummies is a highly readable starting point. It's not perfect by any means, but it's pretty good. Ferguson writes a lot about Canada and knows lots of interesting facts.

Date: 2010-09-12 07:09 pm (UTC)
forestofglory: E. H. Shepard drawing of Christopher Robin reading a book to Pooh (Default)
From: [personal profile] forestofglory
Not a book, but I can't resist plugging the excellent Hark A Vagrant by Kate Beaton. It's a collection of mostly historical comics and often features Canadian history.


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