Publisher: Allen Lane (April 17, 2012)
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for 6 months in 1967, from past due April until eventually the top of October, Canada and its world’s reasonable, Expo sixty seven, turned the point of interest of nationwide and foreign cognizance in a fashion the rustic and its humans had hardly ever skilled. Expo sixty seven crystallized the buoyant temper and newfound experience of self belief many felt in the course of Canada’s centennial. It turns into clearer, although, as its forty-fifth anniversary methods in spring 2012, that Expo was once whatever greater than only a nice world’s reasonable. for plenty of Canadians, it turned a touchstone, a well-liked occasion that penetrated the collective psyche. the easiest position to Be takes a glance at Expo and on the social and political contexts within which it happened. it truly is chiefly a narrative of individuals: the younger women and men who labored at Expo, the viewers, and the cameo appearances from the titled and celebrated, resembling Elizabeth II, President Lyndon Johnson, President Charles de Gaulle (whose stopover at to Expo and Montreal grew to become infamous), U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Grace of Monaco, Princess Margaret, Marshall McLuhan, Sidney Poitier, Laurence Olivier, Cary provide, Twiggy, and Pierre Trudeau.