History is such a large subject that it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. I bought a nice Penguin history book that I am currently reading that is a good overview. I also went on a rampage at my local library, ordering all kinds of books to look at.
How Canada Became Canada, From the Atlantic to the Pacific: Canadian Expansion 1867 - 1909 is an 80 page juvenile book which does not talk down to its audience and offers another quick overview of a very important period in Canadian history. I like to think of this as being a good introduction and a jumping off book that can point me to specific areas to explore.
To date, I've only reviewed fiction but I've never been limited to it. Non-fiction requires a different kind of attention, unlike fiction, where the story is not told until the last page.
I got what I wanted from it. Namely the knowledge that I know nothing!
|Dr. David Bercuson|