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Savoir Faire, Savoir Vivre

The Rideau Club 1865–2015

by Christopher McCreery, translated by Rachel Martinez

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published: Dec 2014
ISBN:9781459717589
publisher: Dundurn Press
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Commemorating the Rideau Club’s 150th anniversary, this richly illustrated book celebrates the history of Ottawa’s premier private club since its founding in 1865.
Co-founded by Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir George-Étienne Cartier, the history of Ottawa’s premier private club — the Rideau Club — is intertwined in so many ways with the development of Canada over the past 150 years. Commissioned for the Club’s sesquicentennial, this work by Canadian historian Christopher McCreery weaves together the story of the club’s evolution since 1865 with vignettes of how certain members made and continue to make it a very special place.
     Richly illustrated, this bilingual book provides a highly accessible account of the Club’s enduring place in the nation’s capital. From the early days of Ottawa as a rough lumber town to its present status as a centre of technological innovation, the pioneering spirit of the Club’s membership is exemplified by the prominent role its members have played in Canada’s national and international policy making, and in the arts, science, business, and commerce.

About the Authors
Christopher McCreery is the author of fourteen books on Canadian history and the honours system. A fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, he is currently private secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and executive director of Government House Halifax.
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Depuis une vingtaine d’années, Rachel Martinez a publié plus de quatre-vingts traductions dans des domaines variés pour des éditeurs francophones réputés : roman, arts visuels, récit, biographie, essai et littérature jeunesse. Elle a fait partie du conseil consultatif du Centre international de traduction littéraire de Banff de 2017 jusqu’à sa dissolution en 2019, et a siégé plusieurs années au conseil d’administration de l’Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada. Une mention sur la Liste d’honneur 2014 de l’International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) et le Prix des libraires du Québec 2017 (catégorie 12-17 ans, hors Québec) figurent parmi les marques de reconnaissance qu’elle a reçues. Elle a remporté en 2005 le prix du Gouverneur général du Canada en traduction française pour Glenn Gould, une vie de Kevin Bazzana et a été finaliste en 2013 et 2015.

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Contributor Notes

Christopher McCreery is the author of a dozen books, including The Canadian Honours System and Canadian Symbols of Authority. He has held various positions in the Senate of Canada and Privy Council Office and is the Private Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Since 2012 McCreery has also served as a trustee of the Canadian Museum of History. He lives in Halifax.

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