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Sir John A. : An Anecdotal Life J. A. Macdonald - Cynthia M. Smith

Sir John A.

An Anecdotal Life J. A. Macdonald

By: Cynthia M. Smith (Editor), Jack McLeod (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1989
ISBN: 9780195406818
Number Of Pages: 210

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Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-91) had a forty-seven year career in Parliament that permanently shaped the course of Canadian political life. Sir John A.; An Anecdotal Life of John A. Macdonald gives us the man behind the legend. Lively and revealing anecdotes about Sir John A.'s political and parliamentary life are set against stories of his private joys and sorrows-the death of his brother at the hands of a drunken servant; his rebellious youth; the illness of his beautiful first wife, and her addiction to opium; his courtship and second marriage; the tragedy of his only daughter, born with hydrocephalus; his womanizing; and his life-long battle with alcohol. Stories of patronage, of political campaigns, of loyal supporters and bitter opponents take readers through many of the major events of the nineteenth-century Canada, from the building of the CPR to the Riel Rebellions, to name only a few.

ISBN: 9780195406818
ISBN-10: 0195406818
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st January 1989
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48