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Sir John A. Macdonald

The Man and the Politician

by (author) Donald Swainson

Quarry Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2005
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2005
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This first popular biography of Kingston's most famous son and Canada's first prime minister provides an intimate view of the man as a young lawyer, husband, and father as well as a canny prime minister who presided over Confederation, the construction of the CPR, and the suppression of the North West Rebellion.

About the author

Donald Swainson was Professor of History at Queen's University and a prominent citizen in the Kingston community, with homes in the city and on Garden Island.

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Editorial Reviews

"Macdonald was not above utilizing corruption, but this fact pales beside his achievement as nation-builder and consolidator dedicated to a free and tolerant Canada."—Donald Swainson

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