Despite the resignation of the mayor of Montreal, Paul-André Linteau, author of The History of Montréal, The Story of a Great North American City, will sign the Livre d’or and the Montreal City Hall on Tuesday, June 25 at 2 p.m. He will be received by the substitute mayor, Ms Jane Cowell-Poitras.
The History of Montréal, which just appeared in May, is the first short English-language history of the city to appear since 1969. Ably translated from the French by Peter McCambridge, the book deals with the city’s history from prehistoric times to the present. Professor Linteau has devoted a good part of his life to studying the economic, social, political, and cultural history of Montreal. Who better than he to provide Montrealers and guests from Canada, the United States, and other English-speaking countries with a rigourous but accessible overview of Montreal’s history.
What’s more, with the disturbing revelations about corruption in the city, it is good to put it all in perspective and consider Montreal’s long and fascinating history.
The History of Montréal includes many vintage black and white photos and maps. Baraka Books enjoyed the support of Les archives de la Ville de Montréal and particularly the collaboration of Mario Robert, who heads the department.
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