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A Short History of Canada - Revised Paperback – 1 Sep 2001

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; Revised edition (1 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771065094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771065095
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,993,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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ians believe that their history is short, boring and irrelevant. They are wrong on all counts.” – Desmond Morton, from the Introduction

Most of us know bits and pieces of our history but would like to be more sure of how it all fits together. The trick is to find a history that is so absorbing you will want to read it from beginning to end. With this completely revised and expanded edition of A Short History of Canada, Desmond Morton, one of Canada’s most noted and highly respected historians, shows how the choices we can make at the dawn of the 21st century have been shaped by history.

Morton is keenly aware of the links connecting our present, our past, and our future, and in one compact and engrossing volume he pulls off the remarkable feat of bringing it all together – from the First Nations before the arrival of the Europeans to the failure of the Charlottetown accord and Jean Chretien’s third term as prime minister. His acute o

About the Author

Desmond Morton is the author of thirty-one books on Canada and is a frequent contributor to the CBC, Radio-Canada, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette, and the Ottawa Citizen. He lives in Montreal.


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