About the Author

Deborah Cowley

Georges Vanier, who served as Governor General of Canada from 1959 to 1967, was 26 when he was one of the first men to join the newly established Royal 22nd Regiment - known as the "Van Doos." He was in his second year in the Montreal firm of Dessaules and Garneau, and very much the son of a Montreal upper-class family. His service in the First World War shaped his character, and he often described the four years spent on the battlefields of Europe as the most rewarding of his life. Vanier, described byMaclean's as "Canada's moral compass," remains one of the most respected and deeply loved figures in Canadian public life.

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Canadian Scholars Bundle

Canadian Scholars Bundle

Lucille Teasdale / Robertson Davies / George Grant / Marshall McLuhan
edition:eBook
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Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 11–15

Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 11–15

William Lyon Mackenzie King / René Lévesque / Samuel de Champlain / John Grierson / Lucille Teasdale
edition:eBook
tagged : historical
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Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 11–20

Quest Biographies Bundle — Books 11–20

William Lyon Mackenzie King / René Lévesque / Samuel de Champlain / John Grierson / Lucille Teasdale / Maurice Duplessis / David Thompson / Mazo de la Roche / Susanna Moodie / Gabrielle Roy
edition:eBook
tagged : historical
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The Library Tree

The Library Tree

How a Canadian Woman Brought the Joy of Reading to a Generation of African Children
edition:Paperback
tagged : women
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Georges Vanier: Soldier

Georges Vanier: Soldier

The Wartime Letters and Diaries, 1915-1919
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : canada
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