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Rise to Greatness: The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present

by Conrad Black

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Good read. A bit too pompous, but that is not surprising. It really could have used a fact checker. ( )
  RobertP | Mar 6, 2015 |
Excellent history of the origins of modern Canada. Hard to put down despite being a little wordy at times. Future editions should correct an unfortunate error on page 1. Francis II was the son of Catherine de Medici not Mary Queen of Scots?
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 077101354X, Hardcover)

Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own.
     From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation.
     Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier, and King, Canada's role in peace and war, to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today.

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