The Beaverton Presents Glorious And/or Free: The True History Of Canada by Luke Gordon FieldThe Beaverton Presents Glorious And/or Free: The True History Of Canada by Luke Gordon Field

The Beaverton Presents Glorious And/or Free: The True History Of Canada

byLuke Gordon Field, Alex Huntley

Paperback | October 31, 2017

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A hilarious tour through Canada's history, from the nation's most trusted news source: The Beaverton.

There is a new media empire in Canada--and unlike others, it is honest about being "fake news." Its satirical headlines have been misinforming Canadians across the country and the world, using parody to shine a light on the nation. What started as an immensely popular online newspaper led to a hit TV show delivering biting commentary on Canadian culture, politics, and the biggest news stories. Now, in its first book, The Beaverton looks back over Canada's past to show how we became the ridiculous nation we are today.

     Through the lens of the venerable Beaverton, one of Canada's oldest and proudest newspaper, the editors share the headlines and articles that defined the times. From the challenging days of colonization ("Angry New France mother calls son by using all of his 329 middle and family names") to the earliest days of nationhood ("Paternity test confirms John A. actual father of Confederation"), from war heritage ("Vimy Ridge: Canada becomes a nation after killing Germans for Britain on French soil") right up to the twenty-first century ("Harper government offers apology to victims of first long-form census")--this is Canada like you've never seen it.

     Part mock-history, part fake scrapbook, and fully illustrated with original art and historical images,* The Beaverton Presents Glorious and/or Free is a hilarious and ruthless stab at our national myths and legends. And, like all great satire, it's funny because it's true.

     *Some "images" adjusted to increase historical "accuracy"
LUKE GORDON FIELD is editor-in-chief of the Beaverton website and co-executive producer of the critically acclaimed Beaverton television series. After attending Upper Canada College, Luke studied Canadian History at Queen’s University, graduating with distinction. He then completed his JD at Osgoode Hall Law School and took the next lo...
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Title:The Beaverton Presents Glorious And/or Free: The True History Of CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6.9 × 0.52 inPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0735233292

ISBN - 13:9780735233294

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from good very interesting, good stuff!
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book saved my life and I found true love Before I pre-ordered this book, my life was in shambles. I was mining rock bottom and dwelling on my dark past. I was in and out of self-help books, and couldn't turn my life around. But then I saw the light of Glorious and/or Free. My perspective on Canadian history through the satirical voice of the Beaverton shifted my life from being down in the dumps to being a successful historian and astronaut. And then, while waiting for my book to arrive, I met Lesley. This book deserves all of the Nobel prizes for the next five years. Thank you, Beaverton, for changing my life.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Stars Danger at every page. Also, the authors are very attractive.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, funny, on point, and dangerous. The unceasing cleverness of the Beaverton will have you rolling on the floor with laughter, unable to breathe and eventually entering a state of paralysis from the authors' sheer wit.
Date published: 2017-08-25