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"In the best tradition of writers of natural history, the authors have presented their own discoveries of wild life and sea life in a meaningful, readable combination of accurate scientific observations, colorful descriptions, and unsentimental appreciation.”--Horn Book
"It will be most useful to island visitors, and the informal observations on insects, lizards, birds, and other animals of land, shore, and salt marsh provide interesting reading for the armchair adventurer."--Natural History
"This engagingly unpretentious account of the island and what the authors found there is informative—and happily evokes the idyllic atmosphere of the place."--Audubon Magazine
In the best tradition of writers of natural history, the authors have presented their own discoveries of wild life and sea life in a meaningful, readable combination of accurate scientific observations, colorful descriptions, and unsentimental appreciation.
This engagingly unpretentious account of the island and what the authors found there is informativeand happily evokes the idyllic atmosphere of the place.
Two respected historians have purposely broadened their approach to their subject, venturing far beyond a mere history of the foreign relations between the United States and Canada. Woven into the text are the political, economic, social, and cultural forces shaping the various bilateral and multilateral relationships within which both countries operated from 1774 up to the NAFTA trade agreement. Pivotal events that had a strong impact on U.S. and Canadian relations included World Wars I and II, the Cold War, trade and immigration/emigration trends, American cultural hegemony, NATO, and the Vietnam War. Thompson and Randall are facile at injecting humorous anecdotes that should keep the general reader's attention and make for easy reading overall. They are sensitive to Canadian perceptions of being frequently taken for granted and treated more or less like any other country by the United States, but the book avoids any U.S. bashing. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries.-Stephen W. Green, Auraria Lib., Denver
An assessment of the relations between the two neighbors, from the American Revolution to NAFTA. Exploring US-Canadian history both in terms of bilateral developments and America's rise in the 20th century to supremacy in world affairs, the authors find the relationship "intense, close, and cooperative, yet conflictual in both its details and its fundamentals." Paper edition (1619-9), $18.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)