HISTORY PROFESSOR VIVIANE BOUCHARD
HER LATEST STORY FROM JUNE 2007
Bouchard publishes second book

The desert – mysterious, threatening, rich in natural resources, site of spiritual inspiration and source of deadly confrontations – is the subject Viviane Bouchard explores in her latest book, Les Déserts, témoins de l’histoire du monde.

“The desert is about emptiness and death, misery and distress, survival and ingenious adaptation”, she says. The history professor at Vanier College adds that “it’s also about folklore, sand dunes, camel races, adventure and challenges.”

With this book, which is chock full of illustrations, photographs, maps, texts and comments in the book margins, Viviane Bouchard has created an easy-to-read work that can appeal to all types of readers and that goes beyond run-of-the-mill notions about the desert. Put together as a series of questions and answers, Les Déserts, témoins de l’histoire du monde piques the reader’s curiosity. What happened to the nose and the beard of the Sphinx? When was oil first discovered in the desert? Viviane Bouchard finds answers to these intriguing questions.

Les Déserts, témoins de l’histoire du monde is Viviane Bouchard’s second book. See also the page on this book from the publisher's website.

In her first publication, Che Guevara, un héros en question, Viviane combined two of her other interests: history and Latin America. For more on this book, please continue reading below.


PREVIOUS STORIES

As the author of "Che Guevara, un héros en question", (available in the Vanier College Library) and a noted expert on the life of Che Guevara, Viviane Bouchard was interviewed by Télé-Québec for the show "Les Francs-Tireurs". The episode was entitled "La face cachée du Che".

Filming occurred on October 2004 and the show date was January 19, 2005. You can view her portion of the story or the entire clip from this page.

Ms. Bouchard had also previously co-written the book "LaSalle, Then and Now" with Denis Gravel.


- More information on the Che Guevara book from her publisher's website.

- Read Ms. Bouchard's bio from the same website.

- Link to Vanier College Library OPAC listings of Viviane's books.



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