Wednesday, August 03, 2011

History has a band?

The first volume of David Wilson's life of Thomas D'Arcy McGee was one of the best historical biographies of recent years. This fall the second volume will actually get McGee to Canada and all the good stuff, including that unpleasantness on Sparks Street.

But when Prof. Wilson promotes a book, he doesn't just drone on in bookstores and such.  This fall the McGee Band is hitting the road.  Check the website here -- but be warned: electro-Celtic fiddling may burst out when you least expect it.  That's Wilson on the left, with four tall Irishmen.

Thanks to the McGill-Queen's University Press blog for this and other newsy bits.  (Cannot help noticing the University of Toronto Press blog was last updated ... in March 2010.)
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