By Peter Unwin
A joyous romp during the again pages of Canadian quirkiness, Canadian folks offers a clean examine the saints, sinners, oddballs, and outright nutbars who've populated the Canadian landscape.
They have been eternally northbound or south; they have been inveterate walkers, or global classification runners, millionaires in ill-advised Citroen half-tracks. The stressed characters who spanned these miles and who fill the pages of this e-book have been fuelled by means of the pursuits, the doubts, and the certainties in their instances, a sure bet that now turns out unfathomable to us and often maddening. From doomed explorers to celebrated poets of cheese, this assortment presents a desirable examine the eminent and no-so-eminent characters who got here ahead of us and left their vibrant mark on Canada's heritage.
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Boyd, Mont A. Cazier, Robert C. Graves, Ronald L. Huber, Michael Kaulbars, James K. Lawton, Sanford R. Leffler, Robert R. Murray, Norman L. Rumpp, Timothy G. Spanton, William D. Sumlin III, and Donald A. Wilson. Type information was provided by Donald Azuma, Robert Davidson, Terry L. Erwin, Henri Goulet, Lee H. Herman, Gloria N. House, David H. Kavanaugh, Alfred F. Newton, and Walter Wittmer. Several versions of the text were greatly improved as a result of extensive reviews by George E. Ball, Yves Bousquet, who also provided valuable assistance with references of names and authors of higher taxa, Robert C.
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