The Just A Minute Omnibus

The Just A Minute Omnibus

Glimpses of Our Great Canadian Heritage

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From the discovery of dinosaur bones in Alberta to Jacques Plante's invention of the hockey mask and Marshall McLuhan's radical analysis of the media and the modern world, JUST A MINUTE free-wheels through some of the most interesting and human stories of a nation that was named “Kanata” after the Iroquois word for “village.”Did you know that the McIntosh apple came from one accidental tree? Laura Secord never had a cow. Baseball was being played in Canada a full year before American Abner Doubleday claims to have invented the game. Governor Frontenac came to Quebec City to avoid his French creditors. And did you know that “truth, justice and the American way” was a Canadian invention?This is a highly readable, historically correct, and wildly entertaining volume that will leave readers constantly saying to themselves, “I didn't know that.”
Publisher: Toronto : McArthur, 2000.
ISBN: 9781552781517
1552781518
Branch Call Number: 971/.002/Bou 3588cg 1
Characteristics: xxvi, 579 p.

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BookReviewer2015 Aug 31, 2014

A fantastic Canadian history book, that is almost like a print version of the famous Canadian heritage moments!

You learn some great stuff about Canada's history in this one!

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