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Why we act like Canadians

Pierre Berton

Why we act like Canadians

a personal exploration of our national character

by Pierre Berton

  • 276 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Books in Markham, Ont., Canada, New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada,
  • Canada.
    • Subjects:
    • National characteristics, Canadian.,
    • Nationalism -- Canada.,
    • Canada -- Civilization.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPierre Berton.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1021 .B47x 1987
      The Physical Object
      Pagination132 p. ;
      Number of Pages132
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1801983M
      ISBN 100140104429
      LC Control Number89206533
      OCLC/WorldCa16174913

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Why We Act Like Canadians is penned by one of Canada's literary national treasures, better known as Pierre Berton, and he pulls no punches, but does so with graceful diplomacy, sort of. A fine summary of what dispels many of the sadly provincial American stereotypes they have of Cited by: out of 5 stars Why We Act Like Canadians: A Personal Exploration of Our Reviewed in Canada on Aug I read this book for a college course and found it to be refreshing.

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