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Alan Bowker

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Alan Bowker served for thirty-five years in Canada's foreign service, including as High Commissioner to Guyana. He has a PhD in Canadian history from the University of Toronto and has taught at the Royal Military College of Canada.

Book nominated for Ottawa Book Awards

My Book, A Time Such As There Never Was Before, is one of five finalists in the non-fiction category of the Ottawa Book Awards.
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The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe
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The Deluge by Adam Tooze
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It is difficult to do justice to this book in a short review. It is a sprawling, comprehensive, breathtakingly ambitious attempt to synthesize world history between 1916 and 1931 around a few interlocking, subtle, and at times elusive concepts. It mo ...more
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Common Ground by Justin Trudeau
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This is an elegant, refreshing, readable political memoir which is very honest in revealing a truly unusual upbringing. Leaving aside the inevitable political boiler-plate it gives us a three dimensional picture of a remarkable human being who by tem ...more
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Strength of Conviction by Tom Mulcair
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Tom Mulcair’s memoir appears at the beginning of the longest Canadian federal election campaign in recent history. This is both its strength and its weakness. It is in fact two books, one quite good, the other inevitable and ordinary.
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Two Days in June by Andrew Cohen
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Andrew Cohen has written many fine books, usually on Canadian themes but he is also an expert on American politics and history. This is, in my view, the finest book he has written -- gripping, full of detail, and very revealing. Cohen has long been f ...more
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When the Facts Change by Tony Judt
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Ignored but Not Forgotten by Lucille H. Campey
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Lucille H Campney’s Ignored But Not Forgotten is the latest volume in her ongoing quest to document and bring to life the emigrants from the British Isles to Canada and to assess their impact on the development of the Canadian nation. It deals with e ...more
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