From one of Canada's greatest journalists comes this classic study of the country's history, culture, and society. First published in 1942, The Unknown Country won the Governor General's Award for non-fiction and cemented Hutchison's reputation as the nation's pre-eminent political commentator. More than 60 years later, The Unknown Country offers an unforgettable portrait of a country hauntingly familiar yet lost beyond recall. Filled with intriguing anecdotes about people and places once well-known, now all-too-often forgotten; rooted in a deep understanding of Canadians' accomplishments and challenges; written in prose lively and lucid-The Unknown Country remains one of the most evocative portraits of Canada ever committed to print, and its author among the most penetrating interpreters of the national character. The Wynford edition includes a new introduction by Vaughn Palmer, one of the country's foremost political journalists and himself a winner of the Bruce Hutchison Award. Palmer's introduction puts the book and its author in historical context for modern readers.