We love the dark, dangerous and foreboding mysteries of the dead. We love to scare ourselves, dress up as spiritual pranksters and to stretch the limits of what we can do, how we are seen and what we can get away with. We revel in the malicious, the evil and the mysterious.
Although you wouldn't know it from the U of S campus, Louis Riel wasn't the hero we think he was. In fact, the famous rebel hindered the MÃ©tis cause more than he helped it.
Nothing is new in this book; in Shirer's account Hitler is still a vile man and his henchmen still do vile things. Why then, you might justifiably wonder, is this colossal book so important?
Yves Engler has laid out a difficult task for himself. Although most Canadians believe Canada's foreign policy is built on peacekeeping and resolving conflicts, Engler is out to disprove such notions.