Ancestral Roofs: A Blog Post by Lindi Pierce My friend and fellow history buff (as well as a terrific writer and blogger) has written a blog post about 38 Hours To Montreal that blew me away! It looks at the trip from the point of view of built heritage with picture and links. Take the trip! See blog post No 1 at Ancestral Roofs. See blog post No 2 at Ancestral Roofs.
Foreword Clarion Review: 38 Hours to Montreal, with its many photos and its amazing ambiance of bleak Canadian winters, reminds us of what great history books used to be like. This is top-of-the-line storytelling with engaging characters, fascinating anecdotes, and a worthwhile purpose. Buchanan deserves high praise for bringing one of the most important moments in Canadian history to such vivid life. See full review here Foreword Clarion Review of 38 Hours To Montreal
Beth Bruder, former Vice-President of Dundurn Press: 38 Hours to Montreal is a wonderful read about a unique time in the history and development of Canada with lots of excitement and intriguing characters. See full review here.
David G. Anderson, Bethune-Thompson House, Williamstown, Ontario: Dan Buchanan’s vivid re-creation of an express stagecoach trip from Toronto to Montreal for the governor general is a true historical page turner. I will never be able to travel that old #2 Highway route again without my curiosity being awakened by the precise details of this true story.
David Raymont, Past President, York Pioneer & Historical Society: From the moment William Weller cracks his whip over the head of the two bay horses pulling a sled from Toronto, 38 Hours to Montreal takes readers on a whirl-wind tour of 1840s Canada. See full review here.
Peter W. Johnson, UE, President of the United Empire Loyalist Association, Bay of Quinte Branch: This is a book that agitates to be picked up and not put down. Once you immerse yourself in the world of 1840, you’ll be reluctant to set it aside unfinished. See the full review here.
Ron Waddling, Director International Agent Relations: The book is a keeper. From personal experience I enjoy seeing/hearing Dan Buchanan tell his stories on history. The dates in the book are important records but the fun part is the storytelling. See full review here.