In an era when many Canadians are celebrating Remembrance Day, we can celebrate the Last Post and the people who put it together.
And it’s a reminder of what happened in a world we can never truly escape.
The Last Report was a short story collection by author and broadcaster George MacKay, written in 1931 and published in a series of two volumes.
MacKay was the first person to write about Canadian history in his lifetime.
He also created the iconic song “The Last One.”
The book was written in a time when Canada was fighting a devastating war with Germany.
It was also at a time of growing disillusionment with the Canadian way of life and of the government’s inability to make sense of it.
In an effort to put together an overview of Canada’s history and its place in the world, MacKay assembled a panel of distinguished Canadians to help him make sense out of his narrative.
Among them was novelist and political commentator Margaret Atwood, whose work on colonialism in the United States has made her a national celebrity.
MacKay also gathered a group of writers to compile his memoir, The Last Report.
Among the contributors was the Canadian novelist J.M. Coetzee, who wrote a series on Canadian history that was widely published in the early 1930s.
MacKay had heard about Coetze’s work and decided to take part.
He wrote a piece on Coetzea’s life that he called The Last One.
It is the first Canadian-American writer to have written about his experiences in the Great War.
MacLeod is the author of two novels, The End of History and The Last Post, as well as a series about his family.
MacLeod is also a master of historical fiction, a genre that he has written about in both The Last War and The First Report.
He is a graduate of the University of Calgary’s School of History.
He has been a columnist for The Canadian Press and the CBC and was a founding editor of the Ottawa Citizen.
He lives in Ottawa.
The Last report has become a staple of Canadian memory.
In 2015, a series called The Best Things that Have Happened In Canada since 1900 was published by HarperCollins Canada, marking the centenary of the publication of MacKay’s book.
It has been translated into nine languages and is available on Amazon.
The author is a long-time friend of MacLeod.
He said he has spoken with MacKay many times since the publication.
“He is a real great writer,” MacLeod said.
“His works are full of emotion and a lot of insight.
He’s really been very insightful and thoughtful about Canada’s past and about the future of Canada.”
The best thing that has happened in Canada since 1910?
The Last Reports.
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