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In case you missed it this morning, Donald J. Savoie joined Piya Chattopadhyay on CBC Radio: The Current to discuss his new book, What Is Government Good At?, the Duffy Trial, and how Canada’s public service has lost its way over the last 35 years.
By Donald … Read More >
50 Books | 50 Covers is the oldest book design competition in the US. According to the Guardian, winning titles of this year’s competition will be featured in a book and even displayed in a touring exhibition to showcase the most innovative book and cover designs of 2015. Which makes one think: of course we judge books by their covers. And why wouldn’t … Read More >
13 August 2015
McGill-Queen’s University Press has undertaken to publish its own edition of the six volumes of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in English and French, after the TRC officially releases the report in mid-December. The final report is expected to be over 2 million words long with more than 6,750 … Read More >
The Travels, 1848 Version, and Associated Texts
Edited by William E. Moreau
David Thompson’s Travels is one of the finest early expressions of the Canadian experience. The work is not only the account of a remarkable life in the fur trade but an extended meditation on the land and … Read More >
ANTHEMS AND MINSTREL SHOWS, Brian C. Thompson’s biography of Calixa Lavallée, the composer of “O Canada,” was reviewed in The Montreal Gazette this past weekend. The following is an excerpt from Ian McGillis’ piece, O really? The little-known origins of O Canada.
One summer, without having planned it, I spent late June … Read More >
Halpern spent years tracking down a story that no one wanted to talk about. Pouring over newspaper accounts of the sensational three day trial, interviewing surviving family members — many reluctant to … Read More >
NEW RELEASE: THE UNBOUNDED LEVEL OF THE MIND
A collection of essays honouring McGill Professor Rod Macdonald, one of Canada’s most brilliant legal minds.
Edited by Richard Janda, Rosalie Jukier, and Daniel Jutras
Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014), internationally renowned for his expertise on access to justice, legal pluralism, and the philosophy of law, was first and foremost a teacher … Read More >
Congratulations to editors Tina Landsman Abbey, Gail Goldfarb Karp, and Dr. Joe Schwarcz, and everyone involved in the production of this beautiful cookbook!
From the McGill Reporter: The Smart Palate cooks up winning recipe
Fresh from the printer this week: two new books from the Studies on the History of Quebec Series that look at how people lived in 19th-century Montreal.
BEYOND BRUTAL PASSIONS: Prostitution in Early Nineteenth-Century Montreal
By Mary Anne Poutanen
A social history exploring the intersections between those accused of prostitution, their neighbours, families, clients, and criminal justice.
During a time of significant … Read More >
Calixa Lavallée, the composer of “O Canada,” was the first Canadian-born musician to achieve an international reputation. While primarily remembered for the national anthem, Lavallée and his work extended well beyond Canada.