Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; First Edition edition (October 7, 1999)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.5 MB
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They received their adulthood in an age of enormous and unparalleled swap – from horse-and-buggy, version TFord, and crank phone, to moonwalks, area shuttles, and the web. they're larger informed, extra prosperous, extra full of life, and longer-lived than any new release sooner than them, but obstinately hold to a forthright simplicity no new release is probably going to regain. they're proudly “old shaped” of their outlook, hardworking, and frugal of their methods. they're the final enthusiastic patriots, the final to just accept authority with recognize. they're the final new release to have reached maturity with no tv, charge cards, desktops, or the tablet. Their more youthful critics may well name them “old fogies”; Robert Collins calls them iteration M, for mature.In You needed to be There, Robert Collins offers us the complete background of this impressive and highly influential iteration. via this interesting tale he weaves the voices of Canadians from around the kingdom, who converse with humour, remorse, and keenness concerning the hardships and triumphs in their lives and in regards to the widening hole among themselves and the remainder of Canada.Generation gaps are as previous as humankind, yet hardly ever has there been as a lot false impression and veiled animosity as there's among old and young at the present time. Robert Collins money owed for the prejudices, pokes enjoyable on the rivalries, and, with humour and sympathy, invitations more youthful Canadians to think again their mom and dad’ or grandparents’ lives and think about, might be for the 1st time, the genuine percentage in their legacy.From the Hardcover version.