Alvin Finkel Yuval Noah Harari’s book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind is a publishing miracle. Published initially in Hebrew in 2011, it was translated into English in 2014 and has since been translated into about 50 other languages. By the end of 2018, it reportedly had sold over 11.5 million copies and today in Amazon Canada’s listing for all… Read more »
https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/History-Slam-Episode-92-The-Many-Deaths-of-Tom-Thompson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Conspiracy theories can be undeniably appealing and addictive to read. One of the reasons for this is that they are so hard to disprove. In fact, for the true conspiracy theory devotee, evidence that seemingly disproves the theory is turned around and used as part of the conspiracy. An internal CIA… Read more »
By Andrew Nurse I don’t think anyone is going to claim that Neil Young is a philosopher. If he himself is to be believed, his turn to prose as a medium of expression is the result of dope. Or, more exactly, his decision to quit smoking dope which has, he says, had an effect on his ability to write music…. Read more »
Enjoy reading about the experiences of people who lived in the past? Love learning about the history of places that mean something to you? ActiveHistory.ca is looking for people outside of the academic history community to review history books for us. Are you not an academic and a regular visitor to our site? Great! Consider writing a book review for us. You… Read more »
Teresa Iacobelli presents a thoughtful review of Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout.
Today, our sixth book review by somebody from outside of academia of a book written by a professional historian. Amnesty International volunteer, activist and fieldworker Gord Barnes, from Regina, SK, reviews Ken Leyton-Brown’s The Practice of Execution in Canada.
Today we are publishing our fifth review by someone outside of academia of a book written by a professional historian. Public relations consultant and blogger, Kurt Heinrich, reviews English’s second bibliography of Trudeau. Read the full review HERE. If you would like to review a book for ActiveHistory.ca please send us an email: info (at) activehistory.ca
Paul Bennett, director of Schoolhouse Consulting, reviews McKay and Bates’s ‘In the Province of History: The Making of the Public Past in Twentieth Century Nova Scotia’
We are happy to publish our third book review.