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The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours
The Beginner's Guide to Canadian Honours (Large Print)
by Christopher McCreery
Publisher Dundurn Press
Published on: 24 July 2017
Categories Junior & Teen Non-Fiction
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Our Price: US$21.99
 

Volume(s): 1
Format Details: 16pt, Verdana
ISBN(s): 9781525255229
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About the Book
Commended for the 2009 Best Books for Kids & Teens For more than 40 years Canadian orders, decorations, and medals have been used to recognize exemplary citizens for their outstanding contributions to our country and to the world. Although Canada is a relatively young country, we are fortunate to have one of the most comprehensive honours systems in the world. With the Order of Canada at its centre, the Canadian honours system includes the Victoria Cross, Star of Courage, Order of St. John, General Campaign Star, Canadian Forces Decoration, and a wide variety of other awards. From the honours of New France to the many British medals awarded to Canadians prior to 1967, the various elements of the modern Canadian honours system are explained. This short book, rich with illustrations and photos, provides an easy-to-understand overview of Canadian honours, who has received them, and how they are bestowed. The book also includes a wearing guide.
About the Author
Christopher McCreery holds a doctorate in Canadian political history from Queen's University and is the author of more than a dozen books. He is private secretary to the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia, and is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. In 2010 he was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen. He lives in Halifax.
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