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  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada; Reprint edition (Aug. 21 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307356450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307356451
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 721 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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WINNER 2012 – Writers’ Trust of Canada Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
WINNER 2012 – Dafoe Book Prize
FINALIST 2011 – Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction
FINALIST 2011 – BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction
FINALIST 2011 – Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction
FINALIST 2011 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction
A Globe and Mail Best Book

"Gwyn...has given us a first prime minister for the 21st century.... The book is a towering achievement, a glittering career-capper, and it may prove impossible to beat." The Globe and Mail

"Writing with his usual elegance and insight, Richard Gwyn has done full justice to the man whose own story is inextricably interwoven with that of Canada." Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919

About the Author

RICHARD GWYN is an award-winning author and political columnist. He is widely known as a commentator for the Toronto Star on national and international affairs and as a frequent contributor to television and radio programs. His books include two highly praised biographies, Smallwood: The Unlikely Revolutionary on Newfoundland premier Joey Smallwood, and The Northern Magus on Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His book, Nationalism Without Walls: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Canadian, was selected by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books published in Canada.The first volume of Gwyn's biography of Macdonald was published in 2007, became a national bestseller and won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. The author lives in Toronto, ON.

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By Thomas Neal on Dec 29 2013
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An excellent bio of a conniving and ambitious Canadian politician who was nonetheless a great statesman -- even if he did kill Louis Riel ..

You need to read the two volumes together.

For aficionados of Canadian history only, interested in more detail than you probably wanted.
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This is a must read for anyone wanting to understand the history of present day Canada. This guy is a real hero and Richard Gwyn is an entertaining read!
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