True North Strong and Free

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New Ways of Looking at Canada on the 150th Birthday of the Country

Brian Arthur Brown

136 PP | 9" x 11"
ISBN: 978-0-99369-423-3

Canadian author Brian Arthur Brown and internationally renowned map maker Ward L. Kaiser, both United Church ministers, team up with Canada’s National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, the Leader of the Green Party, the Bishop of the Arctic, and political visionaries from Niagara to Yukon to put Truth & Reconciliation into the heart of the 2017 sesquicentennial.

True North Strong and Free is a souvenir book that celebrates Canada's dynamic history, its exciting present opportunities, and looks to the country's promising future.

Brian Arthur Brown, Author

During the national unity crisis of the 1970s and 80s, Brian Arthur Brown provided insightful observation in Separatism, with a substantial foreword by Québec Premier René Lévesque, its answer in The New Confederation, with BC Premier W.A.C. Bennett, concluding with The Canadian Challenge, based on 1,000 radio editorials broadcast daily from Vancouver to Hamilton on 16 stations of the Moffat Communications Network.  Always writing collaboratively, in True North, Strong and Free, Brown goes full circle in analysis of Canada’s interesting history, dynamic present and promising future, assuming that Quebec is probably here to stay now, and reaching out to First Nations for a similar resolution of long-standing grievances and lost opportunities.

Brown is the author of over 20 books on the quest for peace and harmony between First Nations and other Canadians, French and English in Canada, Canadians and Americans at war and in peace, and Jews, Christians and Muslims worldwide. His magnum opus is a bestselling two-volume compendium Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran (2012) and Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita (2016), both from the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. This set is of particular interest and some importance since “faith relations” have joined “race relations” as the hot button issues of the twenty first century.

Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in Classics from Dalhousie University in Halifax, a master’s degree in Theology from McGill University in Montréal, a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the University of California, and has done post-doctoral Studies in Executive Leadership at Harvard University. He is currently a member of the Oxford Round Table at Oxford University and in 2015 he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts. Like Ward Kaiser, the curator of maps for this book, Brown is a minister of the United Church of Canada. Married for over fifty years, Brian and Jenny Brown live within earshot of the thunderous Niagara Falls where Brian currently serves as “Scholar-in-Residence” for the historic and progressive First Baptist Church in Niagara Falls, NY.