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In Our Opinion : More Than 100 Years of Great Canadian Newspaper Editorials - Don Sellar

In Our Opinion

More Than 100 Years of Great Canadian Newspaper Editorials

By: Don Sellar (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2006
ISBN: 9781550419870
Number Of Pages: 290

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New York Post columnist Murray Kempton described the writers behind them as "the people who come down from the hills after the battle to shoot the wounded".

Newspaper editorials are as sober, passionate, insightful, witty and often as nutty as the writers who pen them, says veteran journalist Don Sellar in his introduction to this entertaining and thought-provoking collection of 175 editorials published in Canadian newspapers since the early 1890s.

Whether railing against taxes and the horrors of war, mourning the death of Queen Victoria, lecturing the government of the day, pondering the future of lacrosse in 1895, or celebrating Brad Richards, "the pride of Murray Harbour," when the star centre of the Tampa Bay Lightning brought the Stanley Cup home to Prince Edward Island in 2004, editorials are the voices and personalities of our newspapers from coast to coast.

Triggering letters of approval or the wrath of readers, the editorials in this engaging collection project the moods in newsrooms from St. John's to Victoria over the last 115 years, occasionally reflecting the bias, ignorance or bigotry of their day. They are, in fact, a guided tour of the passion, anger, and occasionally the downright silly opinions that have found their way onto Canadian editorial pages throughout our history.

"For any aficionado of newspaper editorials, here's the quintessential collection from one of the most esteemed members of the media in Canada. Sellar offers 210 newspaper editorials published during the past 120 years in this country. And just as the former editorial writer promises, he delivers a thought-provoking, entertaining ramble through history." -- The Ottawa Citizen "This compelling collection of more than 200 editorials, published in Canadian newspapers since 1884, captures the sweep and diversity of Canada." -- The Globe & Mail "For any aficionado of newspaper editorials, here's the quintessential collection from one of the most esteemed members of the media in Canada. Sellar offers 210 newspaper editorials published during the past 120 years in this country. And just as the former editorial writer promises, he delivers a thought-provoking, entertaining ramble through history." -- "The Ottawa Citizen" "This compelling collection of more than 200 editorials, published in Canadian newspapers since 1884, captures the sweep and diversity of Canada." -- "The Globe & Mail" "For any aficionado of newspaper editorials, here's the quintessential collection from one of the most esteemed members of the media in Canada. Sellar offers 210 newspaper editorials published during the past 120 years in this country. And just as the former editorial writer promises, he delivers a thought-provoking, entertaining ramble through history." -- "The Ottawa Citizen" "This compelling collection of more than 200 editorials, published in Canadian newspapers since 1884, captures the sweep and diversity of Canada." -- "The Globe & Mail"

ISBN: 9781550419870
ISBN-10: 1550419870
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 1st September 2006
Publisher: FITZHENRY & WHITESIDE
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45