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The Remarkable Years - Canadians Remember the Twentieth Century

The Remarkable Years    
Format Hardcover
Catalogue No. 1-55041-605-7
Pages 300
Language English only
Price on sale $25.00 (reduced from $45.00)

Written by Enid Mallory.
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 2001.


Author Enid Mallory spent over twenty years collecting these stories, from family and folks scattered coast-to-coast-to-coast. Each decade reveals an eclectic people, working and wandering, loving and laughing, dealing with disaster and triumph, loneliness and a harsh climate, sometimes pitted against the seas or brought down by dust or snow. The stories which shaped our collective consciousness are told: the First and Second World Wars, the Great Depression, Japanese relocation, the FLQ crisis, the Halifax explosion, the Ice Storm of '98, the Avro Arrow, the de Havilland Beaver, the CBC, the rise of bureaucracy... And so too are those day-to-day happenings which formed the very foundation of the Canadian experience: growing up on the land, hiking and trapping in woods and prairie, paddling a canoe, preserving food for the long winter, homesteading, riding the rails, jigging for cod.

Decade by decade, these voices capture the multiplicity of Canadian life from one region to the next. Together, they form a rich account of a tireless people in constant change.
"Life in our generation is very different from what life is going to be in our great-grandchildren's generation. We think it is important that they know something of the quality of what made us laugh, what made us cry in our days." (Stan and Laura Wells, Ingleside, Ontario)
"It was the Depression, 1931. We had a cow that wouldn't milk. Sold it. All we got was $7. I'll remember that black cow for as long as I live." (Mrs. Buchko, Ledwyn, Manitoba)
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