Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination, and Suicide Paperback – May 28 2015
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Our country's past is many things, but never has it been boring. And neither is this book. (Tim Cook, Canada's History)
Anastakis breathes new life into Canadian history in this innovative volume. Tragedy, conflict, and death lurk throughout Canada's past in ways that may surprise readers. Through captivating narratives of political assassinations, murders, and suicides, Anastakis finds exciting new ways to think about Canada and its history. This highly readable history will draw students into the dark corners of the past and make connections to primary themes of the development of Canada in the years after Confederation. (Sean Kheraj, York University)
Death in the Peaceable Kingdom is an engaging, entertaining, and enlightening book. Learning Canadian history through murder, suicide, and even mass death is gruesome but fun. This is an excellent book for anyone wanting to learn more about Canada's history. (James Muir, University of Alberta)
Anastakis aptly uses the conceits of violence and death to reveal the dark underside of Canadian history. Readers will learn about the socioeconomic realities of all classes and ethnicities in post-Confederation Canada. Extremely well done! (Caroline-Isabelle Caron, Queen's University)