Chronicle of a plucky town from settlement to 20th-century life

A Short History of Moncton
by Dan Soucoup
$15.95, paperback, 144 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, April 2013

Short History of MonctonAs Dan Soucoup makes plain in his slim yet compelling chronicle of New Brunswick’s “Hub City,” inevitability has played a leading role in Moncton’s stubborn durability over the centuries.

“Moncton’s vital position at the bend of the Petitcodiac River was the reason it became the hub of the Maritimes,” he writes.

The reason why it remains a civic nexus of the region is somewhat more complicated. But Soucoup, a veteran expositor of all things Maritime (he authored, among other works, the best-selling Maritime Firsts), is up to the task of deftly explaining the city’s continuing relevance and success. (Hint: It has to do with attitude and adaptability).

From early settlement and the French expulsion to bridge-building, shipyards, the railway, and the great “Moncton-Monckton what’s-in-a-name” controversy, this volume provides a marvelous introduction to a plucky, continuously resurging Maritime city.

A Short History of Moncton
by Dan Soucoup
$15.95, paperback, 144 pp.
Nimbus Publishing, April 2013

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Alec Bruce is an award-winning journalist, author, broadcaster, critic, gardener, grandfather, husband, reader, air-guitarist, blogger and cocktail aficionado. He lives in Moncton, NB.

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