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The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Hardcover – Sep 18 2017

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: RMB | Rocky Mountain Books; Anniversary edition (Sept. 18 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 177160252X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771602525
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 3.2 x 25.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Georgia Straight is a giant national treasure and should – indeed, must – be honoured … a functioning monument to BC’s past, agitating in the present and making no apologies for the fact that it will continue to argue for a future uncontaminated by the infelicities of the Now.

(Bob Geldof, writer, musician, activist and humanitarian 2017-07-16)

Dan McLeod, the Georgia Straight and its reporters and columnists … a platform for alternative voices who opposed the looming destruction of cherished neighbourhoods. The Straight was raided, sued, charged and harassed. Yet Dan and his gutsy band of journalists took on all comers.

(Mike Harcourt, community activist, lawyer, former mayor of Vancouver and past premier of BC 2017-07-16)

I would venture to say that the Georgia Straight was the anvil upon which was forged the modern environmental movement. The paper didn’t just report the news; it created the news. It didn’t just report on art and culture; it created and inspired art and moulded culture.

(Paul Watson, environmental activist and founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society 2017-07-16)

Now, as social media has taken hold of consumers’ attention and newspapers have endured crushing economic blows, the Georgia Straight still stands tall.

(Bif Naked, activist, author and award–winning recording artist 2017-07-16)

About the Author

Doug Sarti has been a feature and news writer for more than 20 years. During his time at the Georgia Straight, he has specialized in US politics, books, movies and pop culture – although over the years he has written for every section of the paper. A long-time student of history, both Vancouver and worldwide, Sarti is married and has a young son. During the summer, he coaches Little League baseball and is a sometimes successful shade-tree mechanic. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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