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The Idea of Canada: Letters to a Nation
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Publication date April 19, 2016
Pages 302
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780771050770
ISBN-10 0771050771
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 6 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Published in Canada
Original list price $32.00
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From our present Governor General, a series of 50 (of several thousand) carefully chosen letters he has written to people he has admired and befriended over his seventy-plus years, that sets out Mr. Johnston's frank, informed, and novel thoughts about Canada.

Touching on a wide range of topics ranging from learning, the law, kindness and courage, to the monarchy, Aboriginal education, justice, bilingualism, mental health and hockey, David Johnston has always used the letter writing form to tackle the passions, challenges, and goals of his incredibly accomplished and varied life. From his earliest years at Harvard, he has written several letters each day, starting with those to his large family, and broadening out to an ever-widening circle of friends that includes ministers and monarchs, educators and entrepreneurs, and many extraordinary Canadians who have deepened his perspective and touched his heart. The letters included in this beautiful volume are all about Canada -- a project to help him understand and share his views on this great country, past, present and future.
     Presented in three parts -- What Shapes Me, What Consumes Me, and What Comforts Me -- His Excellency reaches out to everyone from his grandchildren, Kevin Vickers, Clara Hughes, Chris Hadfield, the Aga Khan, Tina Fontaine, Mike Lazaridis, the teachers of our country, a grade five class in Winnipeg, an Inuit boy he met at the Terry Fox run in Repulse Bay, and many others. The perfect gift for graduates, this unique and lovely book should find its home in every Canadian's library.



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9780771050770 | details & prices | 302 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.04 lbs | List price $32.00
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