The Collected Writings,
Volume 1: The Voyages
edited by Germaine Warkentin
Striking a superb balance between accessible writing and comprehensive scholarship, this new edition of Radisson's Voyages is indispensable, definitive, and reasserts the important roles that Radisson played in seventeenth-century North American rivalries.
Between writing my own book on the Canadian health-care system and serving for two years as juror for the Cundill Prize, I haven’t had much time to read Canadian material. Just now, however, I am puttering through three.
Reviewed by John Ralston Saul
Michael Cross puts on the table the story of one of the most unusual if not peculiar leaders we’ve ever had. Baldwin — as, indeed, did LaFontaine — gave his life to making Canada a democracy, and a democracy built on an ideal of justice.