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John Boyko is the author of 4 previous books, including the critically acclaimed Bennett: The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation and Last Steps to Freedom: The Evolution of Canadian Racism. He is a teacher and administrator at Lakefield College School, and an op-ed contributor to newspapers across Canada. The author lives in Lakefield, ON.

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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
Written by John Boyko


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $21.00

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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
Written by John Boyko


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $35.00

In Blood and Daring, lauded historian John Boyko makes a compelling argument that Canadian Confederation occurred when and as it did largely because of the pressures of the Civil War. Many readers will be shocked by Canada’s deep connection to the war--Canadians fought in every major battle, supplied arms to the... Read more >
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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
Written by John Boyko


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: May 28, 2013
Price: $15.99

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