100 Days That Changed Canada

100 Days That Changed Canada

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Every Canadian knows a handful of dates that changed our history: July 1, 1867, when Canada came together at Confederation; November 11, 1918, when the guns of the First World War fell silent; and September 28, 1972, when Paul Henderson scored perhaps the most important hockey goal of all time. But our nation's history, now more than 50,000 days long, runs much deeper than those iconic moments.

In 100 Days That Changed Canada, Canada's History Society has selected the 100 days that truly formed this nation. Some of the dates will surprise. Ken Dryden argues that it wasn't September 28, the date of the Henderson goal, but September 2, when the Soviets destroyed the Canadian team 7-3, that truly changed the course of hockey history. Lawrence Hill argues for the importance of October 25, 1962, when Nova Scotia decided to raze Africville in Halifax, as a key moment in Canada's race relations. Longtime CBC commentator Don Newman proposes that Canada experienced a major nation-building moment when, on February 2, 2002, it went to war in Afghanistan.

100 Days That Changed Canada includes contributions from Christopher Moore, Peter Mansbridge, Charlotte Gray, Dick Pound, Tim Cook, Adrienne Clarkson, Bob Rae, J.L. Granatstein, Rona Maynard, Peter C. Newman, Margaret Wente and Brian Williams. In the spirit of the bestselling 100 Photos That Changed Canada, 100 days that changed Canada forever are reflected in words and pictures.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2011.
ISBN: 9781443405645
Characteristics: xxi, 232 p. :,ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reid, Mark Collin

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rb3221 Nov 14, 2017

WOW. READ THIS BOOK...you will not be disappointed. Reading this book will give you an overview of many of the events that changed Canada. The authors are a who's who of great and interesting authors in a wide field that includes Adrienne Clarkson, Ken Dryden, Charlotte Gray, Peter Mansbridge, Peter C Newman. My favorite section is 1867-1929 with topics such as Confederation, the purchase of Rupert's Land, Treaty #7, the senseless bison slaughter, Louis Riel as madman or messiah. The excellent choice of pics makes the stories come alive.
If you were to explore further into an author or a specific event, then this book would be well worth reading.

Churchill_Whitepines Mar 03, 2014

Great book!!! wow such words!

mmexis Dec 02, 2013

This book if visually beautiful and highlights 100 important moments in Canadian history. The variety of authors who write for this book are great too!

andrewheppner123 Nov 06, 2013

It was great to read about Canada's rich history.

lms Mar 29, 2013

This was compiled by Mark Reid - from the online journal Canada's History. It has significant contributors and is absolutely superb reading for information and enjoyment. The photos add to the short pieces.

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