Vancouver Was Awesome

Vancouver Was Awesome

A Curious Pictorial History

eBook - 2014
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Produced in conjunction with the website Vancouver Is Awesome, this book collects stories and photos about the people, places, events, and phenomena that collectively have infused Vancouver with a distinct flavor and flair and which laid the foundation for the eclectic city that is consistently named one of the world's top tourist destinations. From vaudeville to beatniks, Rudyard Kipling to Hunter S. Thompson, violent squirrels to train-hopping dogs, Vancouver Was Awesome is an entertaining, informative, and at times jaw-dropping tour of one city's awesome past.
Publisher: [United States] : Arsenal Pulp Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781551525266
1551525267
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Bang_On
Jan 09, 2018

As this impressive history book's title says - "Vancouver 'WAS' Awesome" - Yeah - 'WAS' is so right - 'Cause Vancouver sure ain't awesome no more. Nope. It's being systematically ruined these days by greedy, money-grabbing developers who have no care, or foresight, whatsoever.

Meticulously presented by Lani Russwurm - "Vancouver Was Awesome" is a very enjoyable pictorial history of our once-fair city as it was growing up throughout its formative years.

From 1886-1971 - This well-researched book takes the curios reader back to yesteryear when open space in the downtown core was actually a living/breathing reality.

P.S. - You know - I found it really sad to see the photographs of some truly awesome buildings that once stood in Vancouver that have, long ago, been totally demolished by the mindless, merciless force of the all-mighty developer's wrecking ball.

CoreneBee Aug 08, 2014

Interesting snippets of Vancouver's history and historical figures. Fun read for tourists and locals alike.

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LadyDi52
Apr 08, 2014

Nice work Lani! Like a box of assorted chocolates, a little taste of everything. Some names were familiar, like Malcolm Lowry, some were new and made me want to find out more about them.

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MontMoroc
Dec 28, 2013

Vancouver WAS awesome- now it just sucks.

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