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Unbuttoned : a history of Mackenzie King's secret life

Author: Chris Dummitt
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a history of the afterlife of Mackenzie King in print and in Canadian culture. When King died in 1950 little was known publicly about his eccentric private life; King's final will declared that his voluminous diary should be destroyed and its contents were carefully guarded during the research and writing of his official biography. Yet twenty five years later, his diaries were publicly available and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Dummitt, Christopher, 1973-
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Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017] ©2017
(CaOONL)20169081621
(OCoLC)968345159
Named Person: William Lyon Mackenzie King; William Lyon Mackenzie King; William Lyon Mackenzie King; William Lyon Mackenzie King; William Lyon Mackenzie King
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Dummitt
ISBN: 9780773549388 0773549382 9780773549395 0773549390
OCLC Number: 968345082
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part 1: King, then and later --
Changing tastes --
Death of a statesman --
Part 2: Keeping secrets (or trying to) --
Psychic newsflash --
The official story --
Striking an unhappy medium --
Part 3: No one could fool the people so long --
Statesman or politician? --
Blame Freud --
Ferns and Ostry --
Official secrets --
Part 4: On the precipice --
End of an era --
Close-up --
Ravenous for the remaining courses --
Final spasm of hypocrisy --
To open or not to open --
Part 5: The people unfooled --
Weird Willie --
Victorianitis --
The cover-up is the story --
The greatest prime minister?
Responsibility: Christopher Dummitt.
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