Chartwell, 2009 (2009)
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Reviewed by Bob Walch
his collection of photos that highlights the province's history is divided into five broad sections:
Indigenous peoples and discovery (-1700)
A fight for dominance (1700-63)
Life after the Seven Years War (1763-1900)
Economics and legislation (1900-60)
From the twentieth century to the new millennium (1960-)
fter a very short, two page introduction, the author drops the narrative and largely lets the photos do the talking. Each full page photo or two page spread is accompanied by a sentence or two identifying what the viewer is seeing.
lthough there isn't much factual content here, the assembled photos do tell an intriguing story of Ontario's history and development. From Toronto's waterfront, Horseshoe Falls, and North Beach in Pukaskwa National Park to a sweeping view of Ottawa, a ship passing through the Wellington Canal and Fort York on Lake Ontario, this perspective covers a lot of ground in just 160 pages.
alf the size of a standard book,
will fit nicely on a living room table. This might be an ideal way to introduce visitors to the province before you begin a round of sightseeing.
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