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John Boyko

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in Hamilton, Canada
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Kurt Vonnegut, Shelby Foote, Margaret Atwood.

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August 2012


My 7th book, Sir John's Echo: The Voice for a Stronger Canada, will be released by Dundurn Press on April 1, 2017. Watch for give aways on Good Reads as the date approaches.

My sixth book, Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front, was published by Penguin Random House Knopf in Canada and the United States on February 2. It will challenge ideas many people have about Kennedy, the times, and Canada.
My previous books include Last Steps to Freedom: The Evolution of Canadian Racism, Into The Hurricane: Attacking Socialism, and Bennett: The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation.

Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation was published in 2013. It was a national bestseller and chosen as one of the Globe and Mail's
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One Pandemic – Three Ideas

A crisis is a cruel teacher. It offers the test first and then its lessons. Among COVID’s lessons is the potency of three ideas too often misconstrued, dismissed, or ignored.   Marx was right. It’s all about class. Nineteenth century German political philosopher Karl Marx argued that we either own the means through which stuff and … Continue reading One Pandemic – Three Ideas Read more of this blog post »
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“The road to progress is often paved with blood and bullshit.”
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