Better late than never: I want people to know I'm delivering an online lecture for McGill Continuing Studies, Friday, January 27, 10:00-noon, on A.Y. Jackson. The talk is based on my recent book Jackson's Wars and will drill down into his formative years in Montreal but cover the full range of the book, including his... Continue Reading →
The Waubuno, lost with everyone aboard on Georgian Bay, November 22, 1879 We're into 2023 now, and I've been busy with a few new things since Jackson's Wars was published in May 2022, while still supporting the book with presentations. I have a truly fascinating biography coming from Barlow Books, Repairing the World, on Montreal's... Continue Reading →
McGill-Queen's University Press is offering a 30 percent discount on titles until December 31. To take advantage of the Winter sale, use the code MQSP. I've linked through here to my recent books Jackson's Wars and Beardmore.
In time for Remembrance Day, I've posted this excerpt from my new book Jackson's Wars, detailing artist A.Y. Jackson's horrendous experiences at Sanctuary Wood in June 1916 on the Ypres salient. Image: A Copse, Evening, A.Y. Jackson, 1918. Canadian War Museum
The Historical Journal of Massachusetts, a peer-reviewed annual publication, has included a review of my book The Place of Stone (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) in its Summer 2022 edition. (The review cites the hardcover, but the book is now available in paperback.) Nick Aieta, a professor of history and chair of the history... Continue Reading →
On July 7 at 6:45 pm, I'll be delivering a 45-minute online talk that's free to all. It's part of "The Group of Seven Come to Amherstburg," a pop-up event hosted July 1-10 by Art Windsor-Essex (formerly the Art Gallery of Windsor) and The River Bookshop in Amherstburg. There will be a live viewing of... Continue Reading →