Vancouver in the Seventies Photos from a Decade That Changed the City

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/11/2016
  • Publisher: Greystone Books

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Fresh out of the freewheeling sixties, the seventies was a decade of immense change for Vancouver—a time of protest, political upheaval, economic boom, and cultural evolution. Through it all, the Vancouver Sun's award-winning photographers chronicled the city’s metamorphosis. Shooting more than 4,500 photo assignments each year, they covered news, politics, business and industry, sports, entertainment, food, and fashion, without missing a beat. These images capture pivotal moments in this dynamic city’s history, including the Gastown Riot, the founding of Greenpeace, the wide-eyed innocence of five-year-old Justin Trudeau, and the amazing film career of Chief Dan George.

Vancouver in the Seventies presents 149 exclusive photos from the Vancouver Sun’s extensive collection along with fascinating essays by long-time Sun news research librarian Kate Bird and former Sun journalist Shelley Fralic, coupled with a foreword from renowned Vancouver author Douglas Coupland. Together, these words and images form an unforgettable celebration of the decade in which Vancouver came into its own.

Author Biography

For twenty-five years, Kate Bird worked amidst the vast photograph collection at The Vancouver Sun and The Province. She has been the researcher for numerous books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

Shelley Fralic joined The Vancouver Sun as a reporter in 1979 and has worked in a number of editorial positions at the newspaper over the years, including special projects editor and executive editor. She became a full-time columnist in 2003 and writes on a variety of subjects, including social issues, pop culture and modern-day life. SHe is the author of Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

Douglas Coupland was born in Germany and raised in Vancouver, BC. He is the author of City of Glass, and numerous bestselling novels, including Generation X, Miss Wyoming, Microserfs and Life After God.

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