Canadians: A Portrait of a Country and it's People

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Penguin Group (Canada), May 6, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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Who are we? In Canadians, one of Canada’s most intelligent and beloved writers maps our national psyche in a wonderful and ambitious work. Canadians is an entertaining portrait of this country and its people, through its history, popular culture, literature, sport, landscape, and weather. In his pursuit of the Canadian national identity,MacGregor has travelled far and wide, taking our pulse, telling our stories. A sparkling blend of historical, anecdotal, and reflective writing converges in a narrative that is extraordinarily learned in its perceptions and light in its delivery—all trademarks of this remarkable writer’s work.

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User Review  - op_rocky - LibraryThing

MacGregor's Canadians is a heart-warming voyage through Canada's history, geography, culture and nation-defining issues. If anything, Canadians is the kind of book that should be part of any Canadian ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Roy MacGregor is the best hockey writer in Canada. I'm not as big a fan of his political writing as I am of his hockey writing, but this is a very well-written and interesting survey of the Canadian identity circa early 2000s. This would be a good book for an intro Canadian Studies course. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Roy MacGregor is the acclaimed and bestselling author of Home Team: Fathers, Sons, and Hockey (shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award) and A Life in the Bush (winner of the U.S. Rutstrum Award for Best Wilderness Book and the CAA Award for Biography), as well as two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season, and the popular Screech Owls mystery series for young readers (winner of the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Young Readers Awards). He has twice won the Ottawa-Carleton Book Award. A regular columnist at The Globe and Mail since 2002, MacGregor has written for publications including the National Post (1998–2002) the Ottawa Citizen (1986–1998), Maclean’s magazine, and the Toronto Star. His journalism has garnered four National Magazine Awards and eight National Newspaper Awards nominations.

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