John A

John A

The Man Who Made Us

Book - 2007-
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Publisher: [Toronto] : Random House Canada, c2007-
ISBN: 9780679314752
Branch Call Number: 971.054092 Macdo-G 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 501 p. :,ill., map

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ingebelle
Nov 24, 2015

I learned some interesting facts about Canada that I didn't in social studies class; like the specific harassment of the US on our sovereignty, or, how the Maritimes wanted to join the US rather than upper Canada, why the Senate was created and more. Quite comprehensive on Sir John's life. Makes me proud to be Canadian and appreciate the bonds that created our country.

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blossom21
Jun 09, 2012

Excellent biography of John A, father of confederation. Gwyn doesn't spare details sometimes too many. Overall this is an axcellent historical read.

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JasonGrenia
Oct 08, 2011

I found this book to be a spectacular exploration of the first half of John A.'s life. Like another commenter said, it is not comprehensive, but I view this as a positive. The book is an excellent read that highlights the important parts, and importance, of the country's first Prime Minister.

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johnsankey
Oct 01, 2011

Definitive, this book is not - it's a small work compared to Creighton's The Young Politician. The few tidbits of original work would have been better presented in a couple of papers in a historical journal than as a full length book. Gwyn realizes this, describing Creighton's work as "the two greatest achievements in Canadian historiography". So why, other than personal glorification, did he write it?

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