The Promise of

150 Years—People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country

History As You've Never Read It Before
“This book is a masterpiece. It tells us more about ourselves and our country than any comparable work I know of, accomplishing this by style and wit and unconstrained intelligence all made credible by abundant detail. This is an inexhaustibly interesting book about an inexhaustibly interesting country.”
— RICHARD GWYN, Acclaimed author and political columnist

Charlotte Gray celebrates Canada’s 150th birthday with an original and engaging reimagining of our past, present, and future. The Promise of Canada makes history come alive through the achievements of individual Canadians—from rebels to visionaries—who have shaped our idea of Canada as both country and home.