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"Here we have Allan Levine, one of the aces of Canadian historical chronicles, channelling Mackenzie King. And what a story they have to tell: our longest-serving prime minister, getting advice from his dog and having two-way conversations with his long-dead mother. If Canadian history was ever dull, it isn't now. Get this book." (Peter C. Newman 2011-06-27)
"Allan Levine had no shortage of peculiar personal details to make use of in his biography of Canada's longest serving P.M." (Quill & Quire 2011-09-01)
"If the world needed evidence to disprove the notion we need to know as much as possible about our political leaders, it's between the covers of Allan Levine's new biography of William Lyon Mackenzie King...William Lyon Mackenzie King: A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny must therefore be treated as a skillful introduction to one of the most important and perplexing personalities to hold the highest political post in Canada." (Kelly McParland National Post 2011-09-30)
"Allan Levine gave himself the mission of turning this dull but eccentric Canadian into a subject worthy of contemporary discussion. He succeeds, bringing to life the inner thoughts of his subject as best anyone can." (Donald Benham Winnipeg Free Press 2011-10-01)
"In this endeavour, Levine has succeeded masterfully...By examining King's personality and politics as two sides of the same coin, Levine has produced a wonderfully comprehensive portrait of this intensely disagreeable -- yet critically important -- Canadian."(Quill & Quire 2011-12-01)
"...until now no one has ever done as magisterial a job as Levine in fusing King's many parts into a complex but comprehensible whole..."(Maclean's Magazine 2011-11-28)
"If anyone doubted that King spent a lot of time in la-la land, they need only read Mr. Levine's intriguing account, one that fleshes out new material from his voluminous diaries."(Globe & Mail 2011-11-07)
Allan Levine is an award-winning author and historian who has written ten books. He is a historical consultant on the documentary Jewish Partisans currently under production by Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Julia Mintz. A diverse author who moves easily between popular non-fiction and fiction, he has written four historical mysteries. His first mystery, The Blood Libel, won the Margaret McWilliams Medal for Best Historical Fiction and was nominated for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Arthur Ellis First Mystery Novel Award. He lives in Winnipeg.