Thursday, December 10, 2015

History's People

If you have an interest in history and in people who made history, then Margaret MacMillan's History's People would be a good read for you.

I didn't know the extent of Joseph Stalin's craziness, or why so many refugees from Ukraine and nearby countries came to Canada as settlers. It was that or be enslaved or murdered, apparently. Like many of today's refugees, they were running for their lives. They weren't always welcomed with open arms, either, and there was plenty of prejudice here at that time too, just as there is now.

I didn't realize that Germany is actually four years younger than Canada.

There was a lot more to learn, and MacMillan's book is a pleasurable way to learn it.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the book and its author.