MONTREAL, April 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Jackie Robinson said the fact he "played in Montreal had a great deal to do with his success." Henry David Thoreau said Edinburgh and Paris came to mind and felt "a French revolution might break out at any moment." Montrealers and tourists can now learn what has made Montreal great.
From an Iroquoian community of Hochelaga to the bustling hub of French-speaking North America, award-winning history professor Paul-André Linteau outlines Montreal's diverse ethnic and cultural origins, strategic location, and the social, economic, political, and cultural forces that have driven Montreal's development.
The History of Montréal will be launched jointly by the Musée Pointe-à-Callière and Baraka Books on Wednesday, May 15, at 5 p.m.
The History of Montréal, The Story of a Great North American City, 208 p., maps, photos, index, $19.95; all Ebook formats available.
SOURCE: BARAKA BOOKS
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