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by George Bowering

eBook Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada download ISBN: 0143013971
Author: George Bowering
Publisher: Penguin Canada; 1st edition (2003)
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A witty gem from Bowering detailing the (most certainly unauthorized) history of Canada.

A witty gem from Bowering detailing the (most certainly unauthorized) history of Canada. Recommended by a friend who said it was his favourite on the subject; having finished, I can easily understand why. Would highly recommend, and especially if one enjoys a mildly irreverent approach to traditional history books. One person found this helpful. As a USAmerican (Bowering's reference to those of us south of Canada), I have now spent my last two vacations in Canada looking for a history of a place that we USAmericans know nothing about.

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Stone Country: A Unauthorized History of Canada. Published by Penguin Books Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada (2003). ISBN 10: 0143013971 ISBN 13: 9780143013976. Bowering leavens his history lesson with characteristic humour and irreverence, with cheeky chapter titles such as Mackenzie Kink and Get Riel, an entertaining imagined meeting between Alexander Mackenzie and George Vancouver, and a healthy dose of poetry and baseball box scores along the way. But it s not all fun and games, for Canada s history has never been despite our fondest wishes a peaceful saga of exploration and settlement.

an unauthorized history of Canada. Published 2003 by Penguin Canada in Toronto, New York.

In Stone country: an unauthorized history of Canada. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2003. In Canada, face of a nation. Scarborough, On. Gage Educational Pu. 2000. 139. Bowering, George. 237 5 "The Right Honourable William Lyon Mackenzie King Biography. In Stone country: an unauthorized history of Canada.

George Harry Bowering, OC OBC (born December 1, 1935) is a prolific Canadian novelist, poet, historian, and biographer. He has served as Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate. He was born in Penticton, British Columbia, and raised in the nearby town of Oliver, where his father was a high-school chemistry teacher. Bowering is author of more than 100 books

Bowering is author of more than 100 books George Bowering - Fred Wah and Friends Poetry Reading; Vancouver, BC Canada (part 7 of 7). Robert Duncan.

George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (born December 1, 1935) is a prolific Canadian novelist, poet, historian, and biographer. Bowering is author of more than 100 books. Bowering is the best-known of a group of young poets including Frank Davey, Fred Wah, Jamie Reid, and David Dawson who studied together at the University of British Columbia in the 1950s. There they founded the journal TISH. 5 Poems by Robin Blaser.

Writings in Canadian History. Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada. New. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1990. What Resides in the Question ‘Is Canada Postcolonial?’ Is Canada Postcolonial?: Unsettling Canadian Literature Bowering, George. Toronto: Coach House, 1976. Toronto: Copp Clark, 1970. -. George, Vancouver: A Discovery Poem. Toronto: Weed/Flower, 1970. A Great Northward Darkness: The Attack on History in Recent Canadian Fiction. Toronto: Penguin, 2003. Wiebe and Bail: Re Making the Story.

Stone Country: An Unauthorized History of Canada. What teachers didn’t tell you in Canadian history class – or maybe did tell you but put you to sleep in the process – makes up the bulk of irreverent British Columbia writer George Bowering’s Stone Country. Bowering has a soft spot for John Diefenbaker, Conservative prime minister from 1957 to 1963, and a problem with John F. Kennedy, the rich crook’s son. If Canada were a Spanish-speaking country, Bowering declares, could just have the PM shot.

Comments: (2)
MrRipper
A witty gem from Bowering detailing the (most certainly unauthorized) history of Canada. Recommended by a friend who said it was his favourite on the subject; having finished, I can easily understand why. Would highly recommend, and especially if one enjoys a mildly irreverent approach to traditional history books.
Malodora
As a USAmerican (Bowering's reference to those of us south of Canada), I have now spent my last two vacations in Canada looking for a history of a place that we USAmericans know nothing about.

This is it. It reads like a Howard Zinn's version of Canada told by someone with a (insert here your favorite political left political comedian -- George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Margaret Cho, etc.) sensibility.

It is, of course, interesting that you can only get used hardbacks in USAmerica. I bought a new paperback in a good independent bookstore in Victoria, BC.

A couple of lines that I like:

Like long poems and war songs and parental advice, history books are generally about myths. . . .

In places where white people used not to live, the white people always want to know about who was there first. (p. 19)

The US has always favord a real or imaginary attack on its ships as an excuse to unleash its war machine. In later years it would call on people to rmember ships that were attacked in Cuba, Tampico, Hawaii, the Gulf of Tonkin, etc. In 1812 it went to way with Britain and tried to invade Canada [actually we didn't try but were defeated] after a series of incidents concerning US frigates. (p. 117)

If you want to read about the history of our neighbor to the north told from a perspective of the neighbor, this is the book. It should remind us all in a post 9/11 environment we USAmericans have been telling others what to do for a very, very long time.