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John A. Macdonald : Canada's first prime minister

Author: Ged Martin
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Dundurn Press, ©2013.
Series: Quest biography.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances to avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge of building Confederation harnessed his skills, and in 1867 he became the country's first prime minister.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: John A Macdonald; John A Macdonald
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ged Martin
ISBN: 145970651X 9781459706514 9781299608108 1299608108 9781459706521 1459706528 9781459706538 1459706536
OCLC Number: 851427807
Description: 1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Only Make a Beginning --
1 1815-1839: I Had No Boyhood --
2 1839-1854: Idleness Is No Pleasure --
3 1854-1864: The Dreary Waste of Colonial Politics --
4 1864-1867: Confederation, Under a Female Sovereign --
5 1867-1872: Gristle into Bone --
6 1872-1877: John A. Beats the Devil --
7 1878-1886: The Realization of All My Dreams --
8 1886-1891: You'll Never Die, John A.! --
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Series Title: Quest biography.
Responsibility: Ged Martin.
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Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances to avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The  Read more...

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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. * Resource Links * Martin's balanced Read more...

 
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