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The Illustrated History of Canada

by Robert Craig Brown (Editor)

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Some of the sections are better than others, but generally well done. The illustrations are also helpful to the writing. Gives a good general outline to those not familiar with Canadian history. ( )
  charlie68 | Oct 14, 2012 |
Popular history, accompanied by 300 illustrations which add a parallel commentary to the text. Canada's history is recounted in six sections, each by a different historian: Arthur Ray, Christopher Moore, Graeme Wynn, Peter Waite, Ramsay Cook, and Desmond Morton. The illustrations make it a nice coffee table book, good for browsing for pleasure as well as a useful reference.

On the cover, the book editor is named as Craig Brown, who is also known as Robert Craig Brown, the author of several books on Canadian history. I have edited his name accordingly, to prevent confusion on the "Craig Brown" author page in LibraryThing. ( )
  tripleblessings | Nov 26, 2005 |
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Brown, Robert CraigEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cook, RamsayContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Morton, DesmondContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ray, ArthurContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Waite, PeterContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wynn, GraemeContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Illustrated History of Canada is a book about Canadians.
WHEN TWO WORLDS MET
 THe land should not be called New Land, being composed of stones and horrible rugged rocks.... I did not see one cartload of earth and yet I landed in many places... there is nothing but moss and short, stunted scrub. I am rather inclined to believe that this is the land God gave to Cain.
These were Jacques Cartier's first images of Canada, and they were the impressions of a bitterly disappointed explorer.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 155263146X, Paperback)

The Illustrated History of Canada is the only comprehensive, authoritative one-volume history of the nation. Seven of Canada's leading historians have contributed insightful essays and with hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs, The Illustrated History of Canada is a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest times to yesterday's news.

The Illustrated History of Canada is a book about Canadians -- the story of how Canadians have lived and worked, how they have seen themselves, how they have thought about each other. Now fully updated to the millennium, this new edition covers the topics of concern to Canadians in varied communities across the country. Now, more than ever, The Illustrated History of Canada is a must reference for all Canadians interested in the history -- and the future of our country.

Reviews of previous editions!
"...probably the best general history of Canada written during the past three or four decades." (Kingston Whig-Standard)
"This splendid new look at Canada's history... deserves a place in the homes of informed Canadians." (Calgary Herald)
"...a page-turning good read and good everyman's reference book." (Vancouver Sun)
"This book reminds us of the things we have forgotten and... the amazement and wonder experienced by those who were the first to discover the new world." (Toronto Star)
"This book presents the sweep of Canadian history, and what a grand sweep it is." (Montreal Gazette)

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Published in 1987, The Illustrated History of Canada was the first comprehensive, authoritative one-volume history of our nation. It featured text by seven of Canada's leading historians and hundreds of engravings, lithographs, cartoons, maps, posters, and photographs. Together, these elements created a sweeping chronicle of Canada from its earliest times to yesterday's news. Fifteen years after its initial release, The Illustrated History of Canada has been fully updated to bring readers into the 21st century. This important new edition -- redesigned and reset for easier reading -- includes contemporary material on such topics as the rise of small government, the recognition of Native land claims, and Canada's role in the post-Cold War "peace." Now more than ever, The Illustrated History of Canada is a must-have reference guide for all Canadians interested in the history -- and the future -- of our country.… (more)

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