By Mark Reid
Each Canadian is aware a handful of dates that modified our country—July 1, 1867; November eleven, 1918; September 28, 1972—but our nation’s heritage, now greater than 50,000 days lengthy, runs a lot deeper than these iconic moments. From politics and wars to typical failures, innovations and activities, this hugely readable and wonderfully designed album bargains an interesting and insightful portrait of existence in all components of Canada. that includes a gorgeous array of color and black-and-white images, a hundred Days that modified Canada is a chic memento and a necessary addition to each library.
Contributors comprise Michael Bliss, Stevie Cameron, Adrienne Clarkson, Tim prepare dinner, Charlotte grey, Ken McGoogan, Dick Pound, Bob Rae, Peter Mansbridge, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams.
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100 Days that Changed Canada by Mark Reid