St. John’s – A Brief History

Author: Joan Rusted
Genre: Non-Fiction
Dimensions: 12 × 8 × 2 in
Weight: 1 kg
Published: March 22, 2011
ISBN: 1-55081-346-3
EAN: 978-1-55081-346-3

St. John’s: A Brief History provides a concise, comprehensive overview of Newfoundland history and modern St. John’s.

The book describes how, through war and the fishery, Newfoundland became settled, a colony, a Dominion of the British Empire and a province of Canada. The book highlights the landmarks and historic sites of old St John’s, architecture and historic buildings, the harbour, places of interest around the harbour and St. John’s, our seafaring heritage, marine life, the fishery, the oil and gas industry and the outlook for the future. The book is well illustrated with many good maps and contains some quirky facts.


“[…] an incisive and focused history of St. John’s.”

– St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe

“Tourists will undoubtedly find the book useful and informative, and most residents will benefit also, but the ideal reader of St. John’s: A Brief History is the new arrival who is thinking of staying on. For this person the book will provide an invaluable crash course.”

– Paul Butler, Atlantic Books Today

“Inside this slim volume is a well-written and encapsulated look at the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, which covers everything from historic sites and architecture to the city’s maritime history, as well as its increasing role as a hub for the oil and gas industry.”

– Sharon Hunt, The Chronicle Herald

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