Canadians: A Portrait Of A Country And Its People

Paperback | May 6, 2008

byRoy Macgregor

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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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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 identit...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:May 6, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143053086

ISBN - 13:9780143053088

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book eh! What does Tim Hortons, Canadian Tire,The Stanley Cup & "eh" make you think of? These are all part of the unique elements that makes for a clear national identity, and a country we call Canada. This week's podcast http://www.careerjoy.com/node/419 is with Roy MacGregor, he has spent the past 35 years delving who is Canada. He is one of Canada's most respected authors and a columnist with The Globe & Mail. In our conversation, Roy shares how a clear and unique identity helps both countries and individuals, to succeed in a competitive global economy.
Date published: 2008-07-25