Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada ---a Signed Copy

By: Bowering, George (signed)

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed by Bowering on the title page without inscription, 344 pages, ---"Beginning with our beginnings, George Bowering offers theories about the genesis of life in Canada, bringing to life dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, Kennewick Man and the Clovis people. He describes the coming of the Europeans: a handful of Norsemen at first, then a centuries-long gap before the arrival of explorers such as Cabot, Cartier and Champlain. He takes us from New France to a federal Canada of the 21st century, and shows how the agricultural, religious and economic systems put in place by the first European settlers became the backbone of Canadian society. ---Bowering leavens his history lesson with characteristic humour and irreverence, with cheeky chapter titles such as ?Mackenzie Kink? and ?Get Riel,? an entertaining imagined meeting between Alexander Mackenzie and George Vancouver, and a healthy dose of poetry and baseball box scores along the way. ---But it?s not all fun and games, for Canada?s history has never been?despite our fondest wishes?a peaceful saga of exploration and settlement. From the fur wars to the FLQ to native blockades, violence and revolution are woven into the tapestry of our past, together with the self-serving ambitions of ruthless politicians, businessmen and our not-so-friendly neighbours to the south. --Unauthorized, unvarnished and unflinching in its conclusions and approach, Stone Country is an entertaining, provocative and ultimately enthralling portrait of Canada, written with love, skepticism, verve and humour."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada ---a Signed Copy

Author Name: Bowering, George (signed)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Viking Penguin, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

ISBN Number: 0143013971

ISBN Number 13: 9780143013976

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 147548

Keywords: George Bowering