Saturday, June 06, 2009

Books new and books timely

That's enough politics for a while -- this is a history blog.

New: Irene Howard's Gold Dust on My Shirt, a memoir that is also a powerful history of hard-as-the-land Swedish immigrants in northern British Columbia.

And timely: Ted Barris's Juno book is not new, but I heard him on the radio from the beaches this morning.

And The Historicist -- Kevin Plummer at the all-things-Toronto blog Torontoist -- has a nice piece on the 2oth century photographers the Turofsky brothers, with some great images.

Update: And, surely an historic first, Stephen Michael MacLean is Twitter -ing the 118th anniversary of the death of John A. Macdonald .
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