Four book coversThe Campus Bookstore carries great gift books, like these four tomes by local authors.

Campus Bookstore offers gift book recommendations

Looking for a holiday gift? The Campus Bookstore has something for every taste, says marketing coordinator Martin Deck.

“I am always happy to recommend works by local authors,” he says. “We carry a great selection that should please any reader.”

Deck has pulled four books from the shelves that offer a view of the past:

Patrick Brode’s The River & the Land: A History of Windsor to 1900 is the first volume of a comprehensive history of Windsor—the first to be published since Neil Morrison’s 1954 Garden Gateway to Canada. Brode, a lawyer, historian and UWindsor alum (BA 1972, LLB 1975), has already written several books of local history, making him the perfect choice to write such a book, says Deck: “It’s not just a collection of dates, names and facts, but a real history that tells a story and offers analysis and perspective.”

Remembrance: A Story is the last published work by late UWindsor professor Alistair MacLeod. It tells the story of David MacDonald, a WWII veteran, who recollects his experiences in Italy and Holland during the war one Remembrance Day morning. It was originally published as a limited edition chapbook by the Vancouver Writers Fest in 2011, then again as an e-book only in 2013, and now for the first time in a beautiful little hardcover volume.

David Newman’s Postcards from Essex County, a new book from the collector and author of Postcards from Windsor, is a companion book: 300 pages full of old postcards with brief descriptions that shed new light on the history of this county—everywhere except the city of Windsor!

Craig Pearson (MA 1995) and Daniel Wells scoured the archives of the Windsor Star to produce From the Vault: A Photo History of Windsor. Pearson and Wells arrange the photos thematically, and provide introductions and captions that explain the significance, and in many cases the locations, of the picture. The book starts with a collection of pictures of Assumption College, predecessor of the University of Windsor.