Book Reviews

Reviews of Canada Lives Here:

“This most recent book by Rowland on the topic of CBC/Radio-Canada succeeds at cutting through the hype of digital media while avoiding excessive romanticizing of the senior service’s past. The stated aim of Canada Lives Here is to make a case for the protection and rejuvenation of Canada’s public broadcaster, and Rowland offers up a passionate and detailed defence of the radio and television service.”


Reviews of Saving the CBC:

“This book should be read by everyone who gives a damn about Canada and the publicly owned broadcaster that unites us in telling our own stories on radio and television. Wade Rowland convincingly documents the slow, politically directed erosion of the CBC and he has the expertise to show us how to save, and expand, this vital component in Canadian life. Will we listen to him? I hope to God we have enough sense to do so.”

    Farley Mowat

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Reviews of Greed, Inc.:

“…a sound, compassionate, persuasive survey of a history and misconceptions that have led…to our present amoral mindlessness.”

    National Post

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Reviews of Spirit of the Web:

“…thoroughly and trenchantly chronicles the vagaries of information technology …a spirited, stimulating and sophisticated network of stories…philosophical and original.”

    Winnipeg Free Press

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Reviews of Galileo’s Mistake:

“Galileo’s Mistake is a lofty and ambitious philosophical exploration, and Rowland’s considerable gifts as a writer make the book pleasurable and captivating. Rowland skilfully weaves history, biography, science writing, and philosophical overviews into the comfortable familiarity of a travel narrative.”
“Galileo’s Mistake has the lazy ease of a multi-course Italian dinner, at once relaxing and enriching”.

    Quill & Quire

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Reviews of Ockham’s Razor:

“Part travelogue, part philosophical treatise, part random musing — perhaps it’s more helpful to call it equal parts Plato, Robert Pirsig and Peter Mayle — it is a book of metaphysical rummaging, of thoughtful meandering.”

    The Globe and Mail

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