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Rise to greatness : the history of Canada from the Vikings to the present

Author: Conrad Black
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own. From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Black, Conrad.
Rise to greatness.
(CaOONL)20149046456
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Black
ISBN: 9780771013546 077101354X
OCLC Number: 885072483
Description: xiii, 1106 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portaits ; 24 cm
Contents: Champlain, the French Monarchy, New France, and the Maritime Colonies, 1603-1754 --
Carleton, American Wars, and the Birth of Canada and the United States. The British Defeat the French, the Americans and French Defeat the British, and the British and Canadians Draw with the Americans, 1754-1830 --
Baldwin, LaFontaine, and the Difficult Quest for Autonomy from Britain While Retaining British Protection from the United States, 1830-1867 --
Macdonald and the World's First Transcontinental, Bicultural, Parliamentary Confederation. The Pacific Railway, the National Policy, and the Riel Rebellion, 1867-1896 --
Laurier, the Dawn of "Canada's Century," and the Great War, 1896-1919 --
King and the Art of Cunning Caution Between the Wars, 1919-1940 --
King and the Art of Cunning Caution in War and Cold War, 1940-1949. From "Premier Dominion of the Crown," to Indispensable Anglo-American Ally --
St. Laurent and Duplessis, Canada as a Middle Power, and Quebec in Pursuit of Autonomy, 1949-1966 --
Trudeau, Levesque, and the Quebec Crisis, 1966-2000 --
A Force in the World at Last, 2000-2014.
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Masterful, ambitious, and groundbreaking, this is a major new history of our country by one of our most respected thinkers and historians -- a book every Canadian should own. From the acclaimed biographer and historian Conrad Black comes the definitive history of Canada -- a revealing, groundbreaking account of the people and events that shaped a nation. Spanning 874 to 2014, and beginning from Canada's first inhabitants and the early explorers, this masterful history challenges our perception of our history and Canada's role in the world. From Champlain to Carleton, Baldwin and Lafontaine, to MacDonald, Laurier, and King, Canada's role in peace and war, to Quebec's quest for autonomy, Black takes on sweeping themes and vividly recounts the story of Canada's development from colony to dominion to country. Black persuasively reveals that while many would argue that Canada was perhaps never predestined for greatness, the opposite is in fact true: the emergence of a magnificent country, against all odds, was a remarkable achievement. Brilliantly conceived, this major new reexamination of our country's history is a riveting tour de force by one of the best writers writing today.

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