Robin Philpot, author
Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Robin Philpot is a Montreal writer and translator. He is publisher of Baraka Books.
Jacques Lacoursière, author
Jacques Lacoursière is a household name in Quebec. His five-volume Histoire populaire du Québec has been a bestseller since the first volume appeared in 1995. To date more than 300,000 copies have been sold.
- Jacques Lacoursière, recipient in 1996 of the Pierre Berton Award, is a prolific and renowned French-Canadian author and historian who is to Quebec, what Pierre Berton is to English Canada. - Canada’s National History Society, publisher of The Beaver
- English readers can appreciate Lacoursière’s approach in "A People’s History of Quebec", a new book on which he collaborated with author and publisher Robin Philpot. It is a concise history of Quebec, from the earliest days of colonization to the aftermath of the most recent sovereignty referendum, rendered in an easily read 200 pages. As fascinating as the march of great figures and the mapping of landmark events are the details of how they affected the ordinary life of their times. - Hubert Bauch, The Montreal Gazette
- The best place to start for an understanding of Quebec politics is to go through Quebec’s long history. Since arriving in Montreal, I’ve been reading "A People’s History of Quebec" in order to better understand the history of the city where I now play - Andrew Wenger, From Montreal with love Link to review
Rights Holder: Les éditions du Septentrion
rights sold: Canada (English - World)
rights available: World, excl. French and English
number of pages: 210
publication date: 07/01/2009
Original language of pub: French | Français
Materials Available: finished book