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1949

The Twilight Before the Dawn

by (author) Jack Fitzgerald

Publisher
Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Oct 2012
Category
Social History, General, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897174982
    Publish Date
    Oct 2012
    List Price
    $19.95

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1949 is an historic, non-fictional account of the role one man played in breaking the shackles that kept Britain's oldest colony in a state of permanent poverty and who led its people to a knock-down, drag 'em out battle into Confederation and the 20th century---Joseph R. Smallwood.

About the author

Jack Fitzgerald was born and educated in St. John's, Newfoundland. During his career he has been a journalist, a feature writer and political columnist with the St. John's Daily News; a reporter and public affairs writer with CJON and VOCM News Services; editor of the Newfoundland Herald and the Newfoundland Chronicle. During the last years of the Smallwood administration he was assistant director of Public Relations with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also worked as Assistance Officer with the Department of Social Services. Jack Fitzgerald also hosted a regular radio program featuring off-beat Newfoundland stories on radio station VOFM.

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