Notes from John . . .
My 8th book, The Devil's Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War, explores the largely unknown ways in which Canada was involved in the war and changed by it.
Sir John's Echo: The Voice for a Stronger Canada, was released by Dundurn Press in 2017.
Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front, was published by Knopf Penguin Random House in Canada and the US in 2016. It was short-listed for the Dafoe Prize for Non-Fiction.
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 Best Books of the year. It was shortlisted for a Governor General's award for its translation into French.
My other books include Bennett: The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation, Into the Hurricane: Attacking CCF and Socialism in Canada, and Last Steps to Freedom: The Evolution of Canadian Racism.
I enjoy writing my Monday morning blog (johnboyko.com) and I also write op-eds for newspapers across Canada and entries for the Canadian Encyclopedia.
MEMORIES OF WAR:
Also in this special meeting, one of our lifetime members, John Neu, will share some of his wartime memories with us. We look forward to celebrating John's 100th birthday next year!
After the meeting, all members are invited to have lunch (at their own cost) at Barnacle Bills, 47 Grand Ave South. A great way to get to know your fellow members.