John A. MacDonald: The Young Politician. The Old Chieftain

John A. MacDonald: The Young Politician. The Old Chieftain 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 s as John A Macdonald The Young Lionand John A Macdonald The Old ChieftainEach 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 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 Macdonald s often tumultuous subsequent career in the context of a growing and often recalcitrant nation He was Prime Minister fromtoand then again fromuntil his death in June,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 readers ✫ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas Books ✭ Author Paul W. Zitzewitz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk magnificent literary style [BOOKS] ✬ The Beautiful Disruption By G.G. Renee Hill – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and romantic and heroic vision gives this work extraordinary power and wide appealSir John A Macdonald s flamboyant personality dominated Canadian public life from the years preceding Confederation to the end of the nineteenth century ➸ [Read] ➳ Games Rednecks Play By Jeff Foxworthy ➽ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk 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 [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Magic Cottage By James Herbert – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Ontario [PDF] ✪ Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby: An Agile Primer (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series) 1, Sandi Metz, eBook - Amazon.com Par Sandi Metz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk through his swift rise in political life to positions of influence ☁ [PDF / Epub] ☀ Eski Yunanca - Türkçe Sözlük By Güler Çelgin ✎ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk to the great achievement of uniting the colonies of British North America in Confederation The second volume traces Macdonald s often tumultuous subsequent career in the context of a growing and often recalcitrant nation He was Prime Minister fromtoand then again fromuntil his death in June,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 readers


About the Author: Donald Grant Creighton

Donald Grant Creighton studied at Victoria College, University of Toronto and Balliol College, Oxford In 1927 he was hired as a lecturer in U of T s Department of History, becoming professor in 1945, chairman 1954 59 and professor emeritus in 1971 The first of his many books, THE COMMERCIAL EMPIRE OF THE ST LAWRENCE 1937 , established him as the foremost English Canadian historian of his generation.Under the influence of Harold INNIS, Creighton adopted as a first principle the idea of the St Lawrence as the basis of a transcontinental economic and political system the LAURENTIAN THESIS He was also committed to history as a literary art, and his 2 volume biography of John A MACDONALD won the Governor General s Award 1952, 1955 As a nationalist with a centralist bias, Creighton in later years spoke out against the threats of continentalism and regionalism.


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