Night Over Water by Ken Follett

Some books are just great summer reads and this is one of them. "Night over Water" is part spy thriller, part adventure story and part Agatha Christie style mystery.  It's September, 1939 and war has just been declared in Europe when a huge luxury Clipper airplane leaves England carrying a mixed passenger list of the... Continue Reading →

The Indian Commissioners: Agents of the State and Indian Policy in Canada’s Prairie West, 1873-1932 by Brian Titley (University of Alberta Press, 2009)

The myth of the indolent Injun is not new; in fact, that idea goes back to circa 1800.  In the 1700's, when slavery was still legal, the new world was still new and Indian Residential Schools weren't yet even an experiment.  At that time, Native people often adopted, traded with and fought alongside (and therefore... Continue Reading →

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