Manitoba Book Of Everything: Everything You Wanted To Know About Manitoba And Were Going To Ask Anyway by Christine HanlonManitoba Book Of Everything: Everything You Wanted To Know About Manitoba And Were Going To Ask Anyway by Christine Hanlon

Manitoba Book Of Everything: Everything You Wanted To Know About Manitoba And Were Going To Ask…

byChristine Hanlon, Barbara Edie

Paperback | August 15, 2008

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From the Hudson’s Bay Company, Louis Riel, and the Winnipeg General Strike to bone-chilling winters, flood waters, The Guess Who and profiles of Cindy Klassen, Peter Nygard, Duff Roblin and the Golden Boy atop Manitoba’s Legislature, no book is more comprehensive than the Manitoba Book of Everything. No book is more fun! Well known Manitobans weigh in on the province. Filmmaker Guy Maddin gives us his favourite lost Winnipeg buildings, former Premier and Canadian Governor General Ed Schreyer details Manitobans that he admires most, Olympic goaltender Sami Jo Small provides us with her favourite outdoor sports memories, broadcaster Peter Warren recounts his most memorable interviews and musician Ray St. Germain lists his top Aboriginal acts. From rivers, lakes, and beaches to the Winnipeg arts scene to famous crooks and hoodlums, Manitoba slang, the Métis and the mighty mosquito ... it’s all here. Whether you are a native Manitoban or visiting for the first time, there simply is no more complete book about Manitoba. If you love Manitoba, you’ll love the Manitoba Book of Everything!
Christine Hanlon is a freelance writer. She lives in Winnipeg.
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Title:Manitoba Book Of Everything: Everything You Wanted To Know About Manitoba And Were Going To Ask…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.4 inShipping dimensions:7 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0978478452

ISBN - 13:9780978478452

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Friendly Manitoba I had purchased this book several years ago.I had read bits and pieces of it, but never the whole book from start to finish. I had this book in my special reading room so I could read it in bits an pieces. I love trivia. I have mentioned that before. But trivia about the province I live in and I am hooked. The bonus being that one of the authors is a personal friend of mine. I enjoyed the book. It covered many things I already knew. It covered several things I did not know. I am always happy to learn something new about the place I live in. I did find one thing that was confusing. On page 39, in the section on Manitoba slang, which we have a lot of, is listed the term "North of 60." This term refers to those parts of Manitoba that are north of the 60° line of latitiude. That is a neat trick as 60° is the northern boundary of Manitoba. I think they many have meant 54 or 55 as being the line seperating the north from the south. I liked the book. I would recommend this book for trivia lovers, people who want to know more about Manitoba and for those that might like some light reading. Not a hard read at all.
Date published: 2013-11-22

Editorial Reviews

"From mosquitoes to perogies to socials, [this] is a vast compilation of what makes our province so special and unique."  —Interlake Spectator