Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Now You Know Canada

Canada celebrates this year the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, a historical moment to realize that, at least in Europe, our knowledge about this country is relatively limited. We might know about multiculturalism, and the languages spoken there and the geographical locations or some interesting travel attractions, but when it comes to history and personalities and even literary achievements, only Google can help.
This book by Doug Lennox shares a lot of trivia information about various aspects of the Canadian life: from the women in politics and science, to facts about the country's participation into the two World Wars, man-made disasters or 'intrepid explorers'. The information is dense and sometimes, in order to remember it, one needs to have specific interests in a certain domain - like natural disasters, for instance - but if you are a curious person you will find, for sure, a lot of things to bring Canada closer to your world. 
It is a book for serious readers, keen to know more about this country - '150 years of fascinating facts' is not an easy job after all. Recommended to history fans and curious people, also to any traveller who plans to visit Canada because it can help to cover more interesting locations than the usual to-do-lists created for this country. 

Rating: 4 stars
Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

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