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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Lake, The

An Illustrated History of Manitobans' Cottage Country

by (author) Jake Macdonald

Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
Nov 2001
Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2001
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Combining the beautiful original photography of Tom Thomson and Dave Reede with hundreds of rarely-seen archival photographs,&nbspThe Lake&nbsptakes us on a stunning visual tour of the cottage country of Manitoba.

This illustrated history looks at the roots of our watery obsession and investigates the cultural, social and regional implications of each of the different lake areas in Manitoba's exceedingly diverse geography. A wide range of authors - including Christopher Dafoe, Martha Brooks and Charles Gordon - add poignant vignettes of what's going to the lake has meant to them over the years.

About the author


Jake MacDonaldis the author of Houseboat Chronicles: Notes from a Life in the Shield Country, as well as five works of fiction. He is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Sporting Classics, Saturday Night, Canadian Geographic, Maclean's, and the Winnipeg Free Press. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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Editorial Reviews

"It is a memory book, a chronicle of remembered pleasures and impressions, a history of the long love affair between Manitobans and their lakes." - Winnipeg Free Press

"Elegantly, eruditely edited. . . wonderful memories are captured in its glossy pages." -Brenlee Carrington

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