James Roots

LRC Contributor

James Roots, although currently living in Kanata, Ontario, is a born and bred Torontonian. He learned photography from his father, one of Toronto’s most popular wedding and portrait photographers for half a century.

Articles by James Roots

  • Negative Exposure (June 2016)
    A review of Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City by Sarah Bassnett.
  • Breaking the Cast (June 2015)
    A review of The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times: A Memoir, by Peter Kavanagh
  • Cottage Romance (July–August 2014)
    A review of A Timeless Place: The Ontario Cottage, by Julia Harrison
  • Faking Your Way Through Life (October 2013)
    A review of The Deaf House, by Joanne Weber
  • The Man Who Invented Comedy (March 2012)
    A review of Mack Sennett’s Fun Factory, by Brent E. Walker
  • Walking Across Canada (November 2011)
    A review of The Amazing Foot Race of 1921: Halifax to Vancouver in 134 Days, by Shirley Jean Roll Tucker
  • Northern Treasure (January–February 2011)
    A review of Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike, by Charlotte Gray
  • Lest We Forget (November 2009)
    A review of Canadians Fighting the Great War 1914–18, Volume 1: At the Sharp End and Volume 2: Shock Troops, by Tim Cook
  • Green-Tinged Hypocrisy (May 2009)
    A review of Ecoholic: Your Guide to the Most Environmentally Friendly Information, Products and Services in Canada, by Adria Vasil; David Suzuki’s Green Guide, by David Suzuki and David R. Boyd; Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My SUV, Alienated the In-Laws and Changed My Life Forever, by James Glave; The Daily Planet Book of Cool Ideas: Global Warming and What People Are Doing About It, by Jay Ingram; Mom, Will This Chicken Give Me Man Boobs? My Confused, Guilt-Ridden and Stressful Attempt to Raise a Green Family, by Robyn Harding; and Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff, by Fred Pearce