The Unknown Country: Canada and Her People

Paperback | August 3, 2010

byBruce Hutchison, Vaughn Palmer

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From one of Canada's greatest journalists comes this classic study of the country's history, culture, and society. First published in 1942, The Unknown Country won the Governor General's Award for non-fiction and cemented Hutchison's reputation as the nation's pre-eminent politicalcommentator. More than 60 years later, The Unknown Country offers an unforgettable portrait of a country hauntingly familiar yet lost beyond recall. Filled with intriguing anecdotes about people and places once well-known, now all-too-often forgotten; rooted in a deep understanding of Canadians'accomplishments and challenges; written in prose lively and lucid - The Unknown Country remains one of the most evocative portraits of Canada ever committed to print, and its author among the most penetrating interpreters of the national character.The Wynford edition includes a new introduction by Vaughn Palmer, one of the country's foremost political journalists and himself a winner of the Bruce Hutchison Award. Palmer's introduction puts the book and its author in historical context for modern readers.

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From one of Canada's greatest journalists comes this classic study of the country's history, culture, and society. First published in 1942, The Unknown Country won the Governor General's Award for non-fiction and cemented Hutchison's reputation as the nation's pre-eminent politicalcommentator. More than 60 years later, The Unknown Coun...

Bruce Hutchison (1901 - 1992) was one of Canada's foremost journalists. His career spanned most of the 20th century and he was the recipient of many honours, including three Governor General's Awards for his works of non-fiction. Born in Prescott, Ontario, he was taken to British Columbia as an infant and grew up in Victoria. He b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.83 inPublished:August 3, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195438914

ISBN - 13:9780195438918

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Table of Contents

My Country1. Chez GarneauMother of Canada2. The RockCanadian Spring3. The Wood ChoppersLetter from Montreal to Young Lady with Violets4. Ville MarieThe Tower5. Three O'Clock, Ottawa TimeLeaves Falling, Dead Men Calling6. Made in CanadaThe Ready Way to Canada7. The WedgeMrs. Noggins8. General Brock's Bloody HillWinter9. Wood, Wind, WaterThe Names of Canada10. Sailors' TownThe Queer Lady11. The Home TownThe Trees12. Fundy's ChildrenThe Geese13. The FrontiersmanThe Canadian14. The Men in Sheepskin CoatsFather's Plow15. Drought and GlutNever Go Back16. The Promised LandShe's Quiet Tonight17. The Lotus EatersThe Buckskin18. Cariboo RoadIndex

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"Sixty years after its publication, The Unknown Country remains a pivotal book on the Canadian identity. The first broad-stroke examination of what it is to be from the north of the United States of America." --Roy MacGregor