Rise to Greatness

Rise to Greatness

The History of Canada From the Vikings to the Present

Book - 2014
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Controversial newspaper publisher and historian Conrad Black has written a definitive history of Canada. This is a revealing account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning from 874 to 2014, and beginning with Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier and King; from Canada's role in peace and war to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes.
Publisher: Toronto :, McClelland & Stewart,, 2014, ©2014.
ISBN: 9780771013546
Branch Call Number: 971 BLA
Characteristics: xiii, 1106 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits


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Oct 04, 2017

brutal writing style, but liked the gossipy bits

superglu2 Jul 27, 2015

Not exactly unbiased, and written with Black's typical long, convoluted sentences and obscure terms. If you can live with these flaws, it is an interesting and entertaining book. The end flags a bit due to the seemingly endless list of what % of the vote each party got that Black delights in providing.

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