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Nation Maker Sir John A. MacDonald - His Life, Our Times

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ISBN-10: 0307356442

ISBN-13: 9780307356444

Edition: 2007

Authors: Richard J. Gwyn

List price: $37.00
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An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winning John A: The Man Who Made Us, by well-known journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn. John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most important prime minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who built this country over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is today. From Confederation Day in 1867, where this volume picks up, Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationist sentiment in the United States. But it wasn't easy.…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Random House of Canada
Publication date: 9/27/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 682
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

RICHARD GWYN is an award-winning author and political columnist. He is widely known as a commentator for the Toronto Star on national and international affairs and as a frequent contributor to television and radio programs. His books include two highly praised biographies, Smallwood: The Unlikely Revolutionary on Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood, and The Northern Magus on Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His book, Nationalism Without Walls: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Canadian, was selected by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books published in Canada. The first volume of Gwyn's biography of Macdonald was published in 2007, became a national bestseller and won…    

Prologue
Present at the Creation
Agnes of God
Modest Country; Ambitious Leader
A Triumph; A Tragedy
Who Speaks for Canada?
Good Times and Hard Times
Manifest Destiny versus Manifest Destiny
Champions of Two Nations
Building the Future; Ruining the Present
Rage and Recovery
First the North-West; Then the West
Bragging Rights
Railway First; Election Next
Gristle into Bone
The Blunder
Decline
Fall
A Second Act
Bismarck's Twin
The People Change Their Minds
A Considerable Man; A Considerable Empire
Build It and They Will Come
The Best of Times
A Dream Baulked
The Worst of Times
God's Messenger
The One White Than Whom There Is No Higher
A Defiant, Doomed Gesture
Wickedly, Maliciously and Traitorously
Knocking Off the Queen's Bonnet
You'll Never Die
The Wheels of His Mind
The Second Bell
Loyalty versus the Dollar
A Last Bow from the Stage
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Picture Credits
Index