Book Reviews


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  • Paddling Her Own Canoe: The Times and Texts of Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake) by Veronica Strong-Boag, Carole Gerson

-Reviewed by Armand Garnet Ruffo (pgs: 115-8)

  • E. Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose by Veronica Strong-Boag, Carole Gerson

-Reviewed by Armand Garnet Ruffo (pgs: 118-21)

  • Invisible Indigenes: The Politics of Non-recognition by Bruce G. Miller

-Reviewed by Alexander Dawson (pgs: 121-2)

  • Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's Letters from Colonial British Columbia, 1858-1863 by Pixie McGeachie, Anne Burnaby McLeod

-Reviewed by Penelope Edmonds (pgs: 122-5)

  • When Coal Was King: Ladysmith in the Coal-Mining Industry on Vancouver Island by John R. Hinde

-Reviewed by John Belshaw (pgs: 125-6)

  • Building the West: Early Architects of British Columbia by Donald Luxton

-Reviewed by Harold Kalman (pgs: 126-8)

  • Building Community in an Instant Town: A Social Geography of Mackenzie and Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia by Greg Halseth, Lana Sullivan

-Reviewed by Trevor J. Barnes (pgs: 128-9)

  • Reserve Memories: The Power of the Past in a Chilcotin Community by David Dinwoodie

-Reviewed by Jo-Anne Fiske (pgs: 129-31)

  • A Voyage to the North West Side of America: The Journals of James Colnett, 1786-89 by Robert M. Galois

-Reviewed by Barry Gough (pgs: 131-3)

  • Hub City: Nanaimo, 1886-1920 by Jan Peterson
  • Black Diamond City: Nanaimo- The Victorian Era by Jan Peterson

-Reviewed by Patrick A. Dunae (pgs: 133-5)

  • Emerging from the Mist: Studies in Northwest Coast Culture History by Quentin Mackie, Gary Coupland, R. G. Matson

-Reviewed by Catherine Carlson (pgs: 136-9)

  • Starbuck Valley Winter by Roderick Haig-Brown

-Reviewed by Arn Keeling (pgs: 139-41)

  • Tong: The Story of Tong Louie, Vancouver's Quiet Titan by E. G. Perrault

-Reviewed by Shelley Chan (pgs: 141-2)

  • Edenbank: The Story of a Canadian Pioneer Farm by Oliver N. Wells

-Reviewed by Morag Maclachlan (pgs: 142-4)

  • McGowan's War: The Birth of Modern British Columbia on the Fraser River Gold Fields by Donald J. Hauka

-Reviewed by Daniel Marshall (pgs: 144-5)

  • Bloody Practice: Doctoring in the Cariboo and around the World by Sterling Haynes
  • Wilderness Dreams by Jack Boudreau
  • Frontier Cultural Complex by Jack Boudreau

-Reviewed by Lorna Townsend (pgs: 146-8)

  • Academic Freedom and the Inclusive University by Sharon E. Kahn, Dennis Pavlich

-Reviewed by Gordon Shrimpton (pgs: 148-9)




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