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 →
30% off “Beardmore” and “Jackson’s Wars” over the holidays
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.
“Jackson’s Wars” on Remembrance Day
On this November 11, my latest book Jackson's Wars is the subject of my conversation with Greg Marchildon on the Champlain Society's popular podcast Witness to Yesterday, "The Artist Soldier," episode 198. You can also read an excerpt detailing Jackson's traumatic experiences at Sanctuary Wood on the Ypres salient in June 1916.
A gold coin dating to 1422-27 has been found in Newfoundland. Now what?
As the Canadian Press reported today (link here to the article in the Globe & Mail), a gold coin minted in London between 1422 and 1427 has been found in an undisclosed location on the south coast of Newfoundland. While experts caution that the coin wasn't necessarily in Newfoundland at that date, it inevitably will... Continue Reading →
“Blinded, deaf and half crazy”: A.Y. Jackson at Sanctuary Wood, June 1916
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