John A. Macdonald

John A. Macdonald

Canada's First Prime Minister

Book - 2013
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A biography of John A. Macdonald - Canada's first prime minister.
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781459706514
145970651X
Branch Call Number: 923.271 MACD MAR
Characteristics: 215 pages :,illustrations --.

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Me_Tarzan
Sep 29, 2018

Not only was John A. Macdonald Canada's very first Prime Minister - But, to this very day - He still ranks right up there as being one of the highest rated political leaders in all of Canadian history.

A dominant figure in Canadian Confederation - Macdonald's parliamentary career spanned for 50 years.

Written by Irish history professor, Ged Martin - This particular biography is a "warts-and-all" retelling of Macdonald's life and career.

*Note* - In 1891 - John A. Macdonald (76 at the time) died following a stroke.

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Maoisdead
Sep 22, 2017

While the book makes attempts to portray MacDonald as a flawed human being, it also strains to demonstrate his role as the great unifier of a segregated Canada.

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