Friday, December 12, 2008

Ideas for the Hard-to-buy-for Historian #12

Jean Barman of Vancouver, historian, author most recently of British Columbia: Spirit of the People (Harbour Books, 2008) suggests:
John Ralston Saul's A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada provides an important reminder that Canadian history is far more than the men on top politically and economically who have all too often ruled the past as well. The author's stature ensures his argument that "we are a m├ętis civilization," to quote his first sentence, gets a broad hearing.
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