Canadian History for Dummies
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Australian history packs a lot of punch into a short recorded time span. You want the world’s oldest continuous indigenous culture? It’s right here. A nation that starts as a convict dumping ground and morphs quickly into one of the most stable, egalitarian and prosperous democracies in the world? Also here. Wars? Mining booms? Natural catastrophes? Federation? Economic booms and busts? Racial exclusion? Racial inclusion? Australia's got all of them too.

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Will Ferguson is the author of several bestselling books on Canadian history and culture. Ferguson has lived and worked in every region of Canada, from the Okanagan Valley of BC to the farmlands of rural Quebec, from Saskatoon to southern Ontario, from Manitoba to PEI. With his brother Ian, he wrote the successful humor book How to Be a Canadian, which sold over 145,000 copies and won the Libris Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year.

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