100 Photos That Changed Canada
Edited by Mark Reid.
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 2010. Hardcover edition published 2009.
|From the Last Spike to
Pierre Trudeau, from Vimy Ridge to Terry Fox, from Bob and Doug McKenzie to Ben
Johnson, from the Winnipeg General Strike to the standoff at Oka, from Sir John
A. Macdonald to Kim Campbellthese subjects come to life in 100 images
that touch us, unsettle us, or make us proud to be Canadian.
Over 30 writers enrich the photos with in-depth commentary, creating a complex tapestry of experience that is nostalgic, entertaining, sometimes shocking, but always memorable. A book full of reminiscences, a book to browse through and share, this beautifully designed gallery of images offers a fascinating, often personal, perspective on great moments from our history.
You can turn the pages of 100 Photos That Changed Canada and enjoy a chronological gallery, or you can simply open the book and enter a single frame of history. Whether the image before you evokes joy, nostalgia, sympathy, or shock, it will speak to you about your country and invite you to imagine your own 100 photos of the Canadian experience.
With introductory comments by Charlotte Gray, Deborah Morrison and Mark Reid, and noted contributors from across Canada, 100 Photos That Changed Canada is a great gift book idea.
Contributors include Christie Blatchford, Michael Bliss, Tim Cook, Peter Desbarats, Will Ferguson, J.L. Granatstein, Rudyard Griffiths, Tina Loo, Peter Mansbridge, Ken McGoogan, Christopher Moore, Desmond Morton, Don Newman, Jacques Poitras, Dick Pound and Winona Wheeler.
"These intriguing, historically important photographs and the essays accompanying them give us a sometimes celebratory, sometimes disturbing, but always enlightening view of the many disparate paths we took to become the complex, fascinating nation that we are." Jane Urquhart
"Still think Canadian history is dull? Not after viewing and reading Mark Reid's panoramic salute that so evocatively illuminates our magnificent past. 100 Photos That Changed Canada touchesand inspiresall our senses. It's a wonderful book." Peter C. NewmanAlso available:
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