Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Canadian History for the Holiday?

Reading through the Globe's list of recommended reads for the year, I was struggling to find much Canadian history.

Interpreting history generously, these are, according to the Globe, the best Canadian history titles of the year:

Pinboy: A Memoir by George Bowering

The Complete Journals of L. M. Montgomery: The PEI Years, 1889-1900, ed by Mary Henbely Rubio and Elizabeth Hillman Waterston

The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Celia Franca, by Carol Bishop-Gwyn
Working the Deadbeat: 50 Lives that changed Canada, by Sandra Martin
That's it for Canadian history, and mostly we're talking all about memoirs/biography! Not a history book amongst them. Really? Are those all the good history books published this year? What do you think? Any other suggestions we can give to the Globe?

On a better note, they do give a few great ideas for non-Canadian history including one that is on my wish list: Modris Eksteins, Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age.

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