A recent (January 24, 2015) review in the Charlottetown Guardian says Vince MacLean’s These Were My People, Washabuck: An Anecdotal History is “a fun book to read if you take it slowly [for] the amount of information is astounding.”
Reviewer Elizabeth Cran says she appreciates MacLean’s anecdotal approach to the book, for “History is a narrative, usually with commentary, and this is rare and more valuable.”
You can read the full review at: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/2015-01-24/article-4018562/A-commentary-on-a-Cape-Breton-community%3A-These-Were-My-People/1
Vince was the guest speaker at the Old Sydney Society’s monthly meeting January 22, 2015. There was a great turnout considering inclement weather in the area that day.