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Jesse Donaldson

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The journalist and historian Jesse Donaldson discusses his career as a writer, Vancouver history, and his new book, This Day in Vancouver (Anvil Press, 2013), with Joseph Planta.

This Day in Vancouver by Jesse Donaldson (Anvil Press, 2013).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: This Day in Vancouver

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Vancouver’s 127 year history is highlighted in the 365 entries of a new book, This Day In Vancouver. It’s a splendid book that features the story of Vancouver, its history, its colourful and notable people, and more, all interesting, and all encompassing; it’s a story a day and it’s hard to put down. You get a sense of what this city is all about through its history, and it’s incredibly encouraging that books like these are out, adding to historical record, and also adding to collection of great books about Vancouver, celebrating its past and understanding its legacy. The author of this new book, Jesse Donaldson joins me now. He is a historian, journalist and author, whose work has appeared on VICE, The Tyee, openfile.ca, and The Dependent Magazine, which he co-founded. He’s also appeared in SubTerrain and Sad Mag, as well has appeared onstage at The Cultch, Presentation House, and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. This is his first book. It’s published by Anvil Press. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in studio as it were, Jesse Donaldson; Mr. Donaldson, good morning.