Working the Dead Beat

Working the Dead Beat

50 Lives That Changed Canada

eBook - 2012
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"Globe and Mail" columnist Sandra Martin honours the lives of Canada's famous, infamous, and unsung heroes in this unique collection of obituaries of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Here are Canadian icons such as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, social activist June Callwood, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs. Here are builders such as feminist and editor Doris Anderson, and businessman and famed art collector Ken Thomson. Here are our rogues, rascals, and romantics; our service men and women; and here are those private citizens whose lives have had an undeniable public impact. Finally, Martin interweaves these elegant and eloquent biographies with the autobiography of the obit writer, offering an exclusive and intimate view of life on the dead beat.
Beautifully written, compelling, and vivid, "Working the Dead Beat" is a tribute to those individuals who, each on their own and as a collective, tell the story of our country, and to the life of the obit writer who chronicles their extraordinary lives.
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi Press Inc., 2012
ISBN: 9781770890497
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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May 05, 2016

Very well written, highly informative - far better than a Wikipedia.

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