Editor’s pocket book: New guide showcases Historical past By way of Our Eyes characteristic


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Final 12 months, this newspaper printed a day by day look again at 20th century Montreal as a part of a characteristic we referred to as Historical past By way of Our Eyes.

Judging by your suggestions, it was a runaway success. Actually, in my 30 years as a journalist, I’ve by no means seen a newspaper characteristic that evoked such a constructive response.

Now I’m pleased to announce that Historical past By way of Our Eyes is out there in guide kind.

The images and vignettes we printed in 2019 have been collected in a big format guide printed by Véhicule Press. It’s accessible on-line and at your favorite bookstore now.

There’s a bonus if you’re a kind of who noticed the characteristic solely in our print version. We’re together with materials that appeared on-line on Sundays and holidays — 365 glimpses of life in 20th century Montreal.

The devastating Laurier Palace fire, the October Crisis, two Quebec referendums — all of these milestones are a part of the gathering. However so are glimpses of the way in which we lived, from dormitory life in the 1940s to the 1980s Boxing Day lineups at Sam the File Man on Ste-Catherine St.