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The Acadians by James Laxer
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Sep 12, 2011

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Great starting point for a history - does a fair job at condensing a swathe of time and events to within 300 pages. The abbreviated length begin to feel a bit lop-sided once the book hits the political upheaval of the last sixty years, feeling more like a recounting of governmental session minutes than big-picture history in brief. The book as a whole also suffers quite a bit from redundant passages and passages which are redundant. But these notes aside, the book is a great place to begin a journey through Acadian history.

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08/11/2011 page 25
7.44% "I hope this helps me out. It's the story of my heritage, a history I feel woefully disconnected from. Perhaps this will be a good means of revitalizing concern for my extended family tree."
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