fadedpage.com

FP now includes 4521 eBooks in its collection.

  main page


Canada: The Foundations of Its Future

Cover Image

This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

Book Details

Title:Canada: The Foundations of Its Future
Author:
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(10 of 59 for author by title)
Canada’s War at Sea: Volume 1: Canada and the Sea
The British Empire: Its Structure, Its Unity, Its Strength
Illustrator:
Royle, Stanley   
Illustrator:
Jefferys, Charles William   
(3 of 17 for author by title)
The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada and the coming of the White Man (Chronicles of Canada #1)
The Acadian Exiles: A Chronicle of the Land of Evangeline (Chronicles of Canada #9)
Illustrator:
Perrigard, Hal Ross   
Illustrator:
Phillips, Walter Joseph   
Illustrator:
Neumann, Ernst   
Published:   1941
Tags:Canada, history, non-fiction
Description:

In Canada: The Foundations of its Future, Leacock wrote an informative and entertaining tale of the history of Canada. He began the account before humans walked the continent and ended at World War II.

This book was published during WWII, partially as propaganda to evoke patriotic pride in our nation. The final chapter contains some wildly wrong predictions such as the need for one superpower to rule the European continent following the war. If you keep the context of its publication in mind, the book is mildly entertaining as well as informative.--Stephen Barkley on February 7, 2011 in Book Reviews. [Suggest a different description.]

Downloads:47
Pages:232 Info

Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

Author Image

Stephen Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.

Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.

Author Bio for Jefferys, Charles William

Author Image

Charles William Jefferys (August 25, 1869—October 8, 1951) was a Canadian painter, illustrator, author, and teacher best known as a historical illustrator.

Born in Rochester, England, Jefferys arrived in Toronto, Ontario (after living in Philadelphia and Hamilton, Ontario) with his family around 1880. After attending school, he apprenticed with the york, Lithography Company from 1885 to 1890. From 1889 to 1892 he worked for the Toronto Globe as an illustrator and artist. From 1893 to 1901, he worked for the New York Herald. Returning to Toronto, he became a magazine and book illustrator. Along with Ivor Lewis and other artists, Jefferys co-founded the Graphic Arts Club (later named the Canadian Society of Graphic Art), which by the 1940s became the primary artists' group in Canada. As well, from 1912 to 1939 he taught painting and drawing in the Department of Architecture at the University of Toronto.--Wikipedia.

Available Formats

UTF-8 text   20180650.txt
HTML20180650.html
Epub20180650.epubIf you cannot open a .mobi file on your mobile device, please use .epub with an appropriate eReader.
Mobi/Kindle20180650.mobiInfoNot all Kindles or Kindle apps open all .mobi files.
PDF (tablet)20180650-a5.pdf
HTML Zip20180650-h.zip

This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it.

Here at FadedPage and our companion site Distributed Proofreaders Canada, we pride ourselves on producing the best ebooks you can find. Please tell us about any errors you have found in this book, or in the information on this page about this book.