Synopsis If you enjoyed the CBC series, Canada-A People's History, you will love this 8.5 x 11, fully illustrated book on the history of Canada. A must read for all Canadians!In the past books written on the history of North America have assumed that time began with the arrival of the European explorers. The truth is, that civilizations flourished on this continent long before the Vikings first looked west across the Northern Sea in 990 C.E. The first Homo Sapiens to settle in the 'New World' some 27,000 years ago lived, loved and struggled to survive in the wilderness much as our ancestors did 400 years ago.This book attempts to tell, not so much the history, but, the story of Canada. Although the facts are historically correct, the author does not consider himself to be an historian either by formal education or avocation. The author is a story-teller with a passion for the history of his country, a history by the way, that is as exciting as that of any country on this planet.This is Book One in a series and it tells Canada's Story from The Dawn of Time to the destruction of the Hurons in 1649. It is intended to show the contribution of all the peoples who have settled this land from the First Nations to the French explorers, who risked everything that we might have a country today that we proudly call Canada.
Synopsis If you enjoyed the CBC series, Canada-A People's History, you will love this 8.5 x 11, fully illustrated book on the history of Canada. A must read for all Canadians!With the destruction of the Hurons in 1649 the balance of power in Canada shifted dramatically. The Iroquois ranged freely over the St. Lawrence Valley shutting off, for a time, the life's blood of Canada, the Fur Trade. Despite this, Canadians struck out into the unknown to reveal the expanse of a Continent.Canada Story, Book Two reverberates with the fortitude of great explorers such as La Salle and La Verendrye. At home too was the courage of Canadians who defended their homes against overwhelming odds. The names of Adam Dollard, Sieur des Ormeaux and the petite Madeleine de Verchères echo down through the annals of Canadian history. This era in Canadian history also saw the beginnings of the Great Struggle for control of the North American continent. France claimed everything west of the Allegheny mountains and it was Canadians who enforced their sovereignty over the vast territory from Quebec to New Orleans. We will meet the man who, more than anyone since Champlain, helped shape this country, Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac.
Synopsis A History of the 57th Artillery Regiment (2nd/10th Dragoons) RCA
This book deals with the 57th Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery. A regiment whose history so graphically illustrates the amalgamating and restructuring that has plagued the Canadian Army, regular and militia, so much over the years. Hopefully it will explain why so many regiments carry two or more names in the make up of their current titles, or maybe an insight into why a regiment's members are not only comfortable with the knowledge that they may be "gunners", but they also have the confidence to walk with the swagger of a highlander or a cavalry trooper.