Magnificent Obsessions — They Wrote About Cape Breton
edited by Ronald Caplan • photos • 176 pages
14 PROVOCATIVE CHAPTERS—by writers who go a little further out, a little deeper, and bring back treasures of insight and imagination, from the romantic to the scholarly. Good bedside reading!
Authors include Sara Gold on the 1925 miners’ strike, David Dow mulling the meteorite that shaped Cape Breton, Charles Burke about Irish convicts abandoned in winter, Mary Willa Littler and The Strangers’ Grave, Yvon LeBlanc on reconstructing the Fortress of Louisbourg. The Mi’kmaw copper pot comes alive as Calvin Martin reveals its several lives as a trade tool that promoted freedom and as a spiritual vessel ... AND MORE!