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Will Ferguson
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5 Sep 2006 For Dummies
A wild ride through Canadian history, fully revised and updated! This new edition of Canadian History For Dummies takes readers on a thrilling ride through Canadian history, from indigenous native cultures and early French and British settlements through Paul Martin′s shaky minority government. This timely update features all the latest, up–to–the–minute findings in historical and archeological research. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada′s double–gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien′s decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the recent sponsorship scandal.

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  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (5 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470836563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470836569
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 19 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,929 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Canadian History For Dummies, 2nd edition takes readers on a wild ride through Canadian history, from its first nations heritage right through to Paul Martin′s shaky minority government. Previous sections have been revised with up–to–the–minute scholarship, and a new chapter covers the eventful half–decade since the publication of the first edition. In his trademark irreverent style, Will Ferguson celebrates Canada′s double–gold in hockey at the 2002 Olympics, investigates Jean Chrétien′s decision not to participate in the war in Iraq, and dissects the sponsorship scandal.

About the Author

Will Ferguson has lived and worked in every region of Canada, from the Okanagan Valley of BC to the farmlands of rural Quebec, from Saskatoon to southern Ontario, from Manitoba to PEI. He is the author of several bestselling books on Canadian history and culture, including the Leacock Medal for Humour–winning Beauty Tips from Moose Jaw (a travel memoir), and Bastards & Boneheads (a study in Canadian leadership styles). With his brother Ian, he wrote the wildly successful humour book How to Be a Canadian , which sold over 145,000 copies and won the Libris Award for Non–Fiction Book of the Year. Will′s debut novel Happiness (originally published under the title Generica ) won the Leacock Medal for Humour and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. It has been published in 31 countries and 24 languages around the world.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Way up North 27 Dec 2011
By Lamppu
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I thought I knew about Canada but reading Dummies Canadian History reveals that I knew very little and much of what I knew is wrong. I knew that they don't want to be compared with the the country south of the border - begins with a U. The Canadians do their own thing and are totally different from the country that starts with a U. They probably ARE different. They have two big official languages - I knew that. They also have dozens of little ones - how official they are I still have to find out. I mean aboriginal languages. It is interesting that the climate is so extreme, considering that Ottawa for instance is on the same latitude as Bordeaux, France and Florence, Italy. The weather is much milder in those European latitudes. The huge North American continent does that. - This is just the beginning. I have just started to read the book. I'm glad I bought the book. I hope to avoid many embarrassing moments with Canadians after having studied it cover to cover.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and interesting 12 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a great way to read up on our history. I wish they used this back when i took social studies in school. It is simplified and well written with funny comments and interesting facts. If you are looking for a quick overview of the "highlighs" of Canadian history, then this is a good buy. if you expect a deeper background into specifics, then you should perhaps search for a book related to a more narrowed down topic. this is a good all rounder and fun to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 2 Mar 2014
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Excellent intro, would recommend to anyone that needs a simple introduction and basic intro. Serves the purpose, easy to read, and nicely structured.
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5.0 out of 5 stars True North Strong & Free 21 Nov 2013
By Radek
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If you want to find out everything there is to know about the great country of Canada, then this is the book. With more than 500 pages of History, not bad for a country that was discoverd by europeans merely 500 years ago, it really offers more than you would ever dream of knowing. Ideal for anyone with an interest of Canada.
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