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Canada: An Illustrated History [Paperback]

Derek Hayes
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June 2 2008

A visually spectacular saga of the events, people and experiences that shaped a nation and the Canadian psyche.

From the early days of exploration and settlement through the building of a nation to Canada's contribution to the two world wars, this illustrated history of Canada conveys the drama and scope of the nation's past. Through accessible commentary and a wealth of images, readers discover well-known and lesser-known facets of Canadian history, including the story of Canada's first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette; the many railways (besides the Canadian Pacific) that connected people and places; the Canadian bridge that collapsed not once, but twice; and horrific disasters like the Halifax Explosion. Hayes also illuminates the people-the famous, the infamous, and the less well known-from fur traders to politicians, air aces to refugee slaves.

From famous images of the country to unknown views of everyday life, here is a visual experience every Canadian can enjoy. More than 440 illustrations accompany the text, including 200 photographs, 50-plus paintings and drawings (many by Canadian artists) and 35 historic maps, as well as posters, stamps, cartoons, stained glass and tapestries.


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Combining his talents as a geographer, historian, and writer to superb effect, Derek Hayes, author of gorgeous, landmark historical atlases of the North Pacific Ocean and British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, has produced a beautifully illustrated and wonderfully written history of Canada. Canada: An Illustrated History is one of those rare general histories that manages to present critical historical scholarship in vibrant colour. Hayes's narrative traces Canada's development from contact with the First Nations, through the clash of the French and British Empires and the rebellions, to the building of the nation through the political events of the 19th and 20th centuries. The method is traditional, but the opinions offered are critical and based on sound historical research. For example, the successful British general Geoffrey Amherst, a hero in older texts, is here "ruthless but brilliant," and his war crimes are fully exposed. Similarly, Hayes tackles controversial issues with a refreshing no-nonsense approach. The contentious saga of Louis Riel is explained plainly in the terms of hard political realities without reference to emotional rhetoric or cultural agendas. To flesh out his narrative, Hayes employs social and cultural sidebars to explore facets of Canadian history that exist outside of the political framework of the narrative: the origin of the name Canada, biographical profiles, Canadian inventions, and the like all serve to bring the story to life. The illustrations deserve special mention. The well-chosen maps, documents, photographs, paintings, and engravings make this a volume to treasure. This is a book to read on Sunday afternoon sprawled out on the living room carpet, and every Canadian family should have a copy. --William Newbigging --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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"[Canada] manages to be rich in both text and pictures as it conveys the drama of the nation's past." (Vancouver Sun 2008-06-27)

"Canada: An Illustrated History is the sort of history book for people who don't like history books. It is lavishly illustrated, filled with a total history of Canada that we can enjoy as if we are being taught history all over again, except this is more enjoyable than the first time...It offers an eye-opening and revealing part of our history. Reliving our history was never so meaningful, as we review the good and bad that has defined Canada as a unique country, making this book a must-have for your library." (Shelf Life 2008-11-01)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview Aug. 12 2013
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For those who are not well acquainted with the history of Canada, this book makes an attractive and interesting introduction to the subject.
Well presented, sufficiently detailed, it is a very readable work, served by a well selected iconography.
One can regret the absence of a detailed geographical map.
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