Book Reviews



  • British Columbia: Spirit of the People by Jean Barman
  • Free Spirit: Stories of You, Me and BC by Gerald Truscott

-Reviewed by Jaime Yard (pgs: 119-121)


  • The Trail of 1858: British Columbia's Gold Rush Past by Greg Dickson, Mark Forsythe

-Reviewed by Daniel Marshall (pgs: 121-122 )


  • Simon Fraser: In Search of Modern British Columbia by Stephen Hume

-Reviewed by Brett McGillivray (pgs: 123-125)

  • The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 by Sarah Carter

-Reviewed by Katie Pickles (pgs: 125-127)

  • The Origin of the Wolf Ritual: The Whaling Indians, West Coast Legends and Stories by Edward Sapir

-Reviewed by Regna Darnell (pgs: 127-128)

  • Extraordinary Anthropology: Transformations in the Field by Jean-Guy Goulet, Bruce G. Miller

-Reviewed by (pgs: 129-131)

  • Being and Place among the Tlingit by Thomas F. Thornton

-Reviewed by Sergi Kan (pgs: 131-133)

  • Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand: Oral Traditions of the Hul'q'umi'num Coast Salish of Kuper Island and Vancouver Island by Beryl Mildred Cryer

-Reviewed by (pgs: 133-134)

  • Exalted Subjects: Studies in the Making of Race and Nation in Canada by Sunera Thobani

-Reviewed by Frances Henry (pgs: 135-137)

  • Heart of the Cariboo-Chilcotin Three by Karla Decker
  • Buckaroos and Mud Pups: The Early Days of Ranching in British Columbia by Ken Mather

-Reviewed by Joanna Reid (pgs: 137-139)

  • Citizen Docker: Making a New Deal on the Vancouver Waterfront 1919-1939 by Andrew Parnaby

-Reviewed by Gordon Hak (pgs: 139-141)

  • The Man Who Saved Vancouver: Major James Skitt Matthews by Daphne Sleigh

-Reviewed by Terry Eastwood (pgs: 142-143)

  • No Laughing Matter: Adventure, Activism and Politics by Margaret Mitchell

-Reviewed by Anne Edwards (pgs: 143-144)

  • Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada by Stephen J. Pyne

-Reviewed by Philip Van Huizen (pgs: 145-146)






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