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Tommy's Team

The People Behind the Douglas Years

by (author) Bill Waiser & C.S. Houston

Fifth House Books
Initial publish date
May 2010
Political, Medical
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2010
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In 2004, Tommy Douglas easily topped a CBC television poll as "The Greatest Canadian" because of his preeminent role in the introduction of medicare in the 1960s. But Tommy Douglas did not accomplish all that he did on his own. Regrettably, the people who helped make his accomplishments possible have been largely overlooked, forgotten, or simply ignored. Tommy's Team offers an unprecedented look at the people who played a significant, and often influential role in his path to become one of the most successful political leaders of his era. Tommy Douglas and his achievement have long been recognized. It is time to turn the spotlight on the people behind the stage and in the wings. This book is their curtain call.

About the authors

Bill Waiser has been a member of the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan since 1984. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of nine books, including Loyal Till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion, which was a 1997 finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction, and Saskatchewan: A New History, which was named the best book in prairie history in 2005 and awarded the Clio Prize by the Canadian Historical Association.

Bill Waiser's profile page

C. S. Houston received his MD from the University of Manitoba in 1951, specialized in radiology, and taught at the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, from 1955 to 1996, where he was the head of the department of medical imaging from 1982 to 1987. Houston edited the Journal of the Canadian Association of Radiology for five years.

C.S. Houston's profile page

Other titles by Bill Waiser