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  • John A Macdonald The Young Politician The Old Chieftain RICH Reprints in Canadian History
  • Donald Grant Creighton
  • English
  • 04 February 2017
  • 9780802071644

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review Ô John A Macdonald The Young Politician The Old Chieftain RICH Reprints in Canadian History Ald's often tumultuous subseuent career in the context of a growing and often recalcitrant nation He was Prime Minister from 1867 to 1873 and then again from 1878 until his death in June 1891 The spectacular and evocative epilogues with which Creighton concludes each volume are widely recognized as having a place among the great passages of literary proseP B Waite's introduction to this new one volume republication provides an illuminating account of the impact that Creighton and his biography of Macdonald had on a whole generation of historians and reade.

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review Ô John A Macdonald The Young Politician The Old Chieftain RICH Reprints in Canadian History S flamboyant personality dominated Canadian public life from the years preceding Confederation to the end of the nineteenth century and the political structures and national policies which developed under his leadership continue to shape public issues today Creighton's first volume takes Macdonald from his childhood and early years as a young lawyer in Kingston Ontario through his swift rise in political life to positions of influence to the great achievement of uniting the colonies of British North America in Confederation The second volume traces Macdon.

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review Ô John A Macdonald The Young Politician The Old Chieftain RICH Reprints in Canadian History The Dictionary of Canadian Biography calls this work 'probably the greatest Canadian biography yet published in English' Donald Creighton's two volume account of Canada's first Prime Minister was originally published in the 1950s as 'John A Macdonald The Young Lion' 1952 and 'John A Macdonald The Old Chieftain' 1955 Each of the volumes won a Governor General's Literary Award Creighton's rare combination of rigorous scholarship magnificent literary style and romantic and heroic vision gives this work extraordinary power and wide appealSir John A Macdonald'.