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Mutiny at Jackfish Bay

Flipping through the Illustrated War News from April 18, 1885, I came across this interesting image.

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Gabriel Dumont Speaks. Translated by Michael Barnholden. Revised 2nd Edition.

This book is a quick read, and keeping track of the action might take a bit of effort if your not familiar with the events it relates to. There are also problems of representation which undermine the book as a … Continue reading

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Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age: April 9-12, 1917.

So I haven’t read this book.  I bought it a few weeks back on an emotional high coming out of the “Alberta and the Great War” exhibit at the Borealis Gallery.  The exhibit was fantastic, visceral.  My senses were engaged as … Continue reading

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Let the Eastern Bastards Freeze in the Dark, by Mary Janigan.

The book delivers on what it promises, an explanation of the roots of western alienation in Canada. But its a very one-sided story that plays fast and loose with its narrative. Continue reading

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Starship Troopers, by R.A. Heinlein.

I enjoyed this book, it reminded me of why I read sci-fi novels so eagerly as a kid. It’s got it all, neat science and tech, an alien species with whom humanity finds itself locked in a bitter struggle, an outcome that is far from certain and a vision of our future meant to provoke thought.

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