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Saskatchewan: A New History free pdf " Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-Fiction nominee, 2005

Saskatchewan Book Award for Scholarly Writing nominee, 2005"

In "Saskatchewan: A New History," award-winning author and historian Bill Waiser presents a fresh, entertaining account and interpretation of Saskatchewan_s unique and captivating history. Writing with clarity, candor, and compassion, Waiser describes in detail his province and its people through the stimulating, often tumultuous years since joining Confederation in 1905.

A gift to the province from the University of Saskatchewan, written in commemoration of the province_s centennial celebrations in 2005, "Saskatchewan: A New History" tells, above all, the engaging stories of the people of Saskatchewan. Their wisdom, foresight, bravery, toil, and eternal optimism gave birth to one hundred years of extraordinary history.

Waiser leaves no stone unturned as he records the events and stories of the people who experienced them: from the province_s earliest days, when anything seemed possible- through the years of the Great Depression, when the prospect of greatness seemed all but lost- to the second half of the century, when an intense, at times bitter, debate raged over how best to govern Saskatchewan. Relying on the most up-to-date historical research available, he offers new perspectives on traditional views and tackles previously neglected, often difficult, concepts and events.

Generously illustrated with carefully selected archival images and two sixteen-page colour inserts of commissioned photographs by Saskatoon_s John Perret, "Saskatchewan: A New History" also pays a stunning visual tribute to the historical, urban, and natural splendour ofSaskatchewan and its people.

Includes: two 16-page colour photo inserts by John Perret, 205 Black and White photographs and illustrations, 20 reference tables, 15 maps . . and more.

About Bill Waiser

Bill Waiseris the author, co-author or co-editor of eight books, including "Park Prisoners: The Untold Story of Western Canada's National Parks" and "Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion," a finalist for the Governor General's non-fiction literary award. His book, "All Hell Can't Stop Us: The On-to-Ottawa Trek and Regina Riot," won the 2003 Saskatchewan Book Non-Fiction Award. He has served on the Canadian Historical Association and Canada's National History Society.

Details Book

Author : Bill Waiser
Publisher : Fifth House Publishers
Data Published : 01 May 2005
ISBN : 1894856430
EAN : 9781894856430
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 563 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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