Five Question for John Boileau Author of 6•12•17: The Halifax Explosion
1. You have written extensively on historical events. What is your fascination with history?
As a teenager I used to wish that our Canadian history was as exciting as American history. As I grew older, my fascination with our history started when I began to realize that our stories were just as exciting as any other country's—we just had not been telling them very well. My goal in writing about history is to tell some of those many stories in a way that makes Canadians want to read about them—and more.