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Tommy Douglas (Extraordinary Canadians) Hardcover – Mar 8 2011

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Viking (March 8 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670068519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670068517
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.1 x 20.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #146,801 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"These books are…opportunities to deepen the relationship between Canadians of the past and Canadians of the present. May this dialogue continue, so that today’s biographers themselves will be the subject of the next wave of writers.” - The Globe and Mail

“[the series is] entertaining, literary and informative." - The National Post

“The books would be a lovely addition to any library…they’re accessible and ready to be read by all.” - The Sunday Herald

About the Author

John Ralston Saul is Canada’s leading public intellectual. Declared a “prophet” by Time magazine, Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, an organization dedicated to freedom of expression. He has published fourteen works, which have been translated into twenty-five languages in thirty-six countries, the most recent of which is The Comeback, an examination of the remarkable return to power of Aboriginal people in Canada. Saul lives in Toronto.


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By Ian Gordon Malcomson HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 9 2011
Format: Hardcover
My connection with the Douglas legacy goes away back to 1955 when I attended the opening ceremonies for the Lloydminster High School where my dad taught. It just so happened that Premier Tommy Douglas was in attendance that night as the guest of the keynote speaker and guest of honor. Though never a committed socialist, I have grown up with great respect for the man's political views and his consuming passion for defending the underdog in society. Vincent Lam's biography, "Tommy Douglas", serves as a fitting tribute to a politician who had a conscience when it came to taking a stand on the tough issues. Fairness, objectivity, courage, resolve, and vision could all be apt words to describe the various crusades Douglas led over his extended political career in defense of freedom, human dignity, and equality. While Lam's book effectively covers all the well-known biographical highlights of Douglas's life from the time he arrived in North Winnipeg from Scotland as a young boy to his time as pastor of a Baptist church in Saskatchewan during the Great Depression to his time in Ottawa as one of the early CCF members in parliament to his public service as a provincial premier and the founder of Medicare, he offers some very special insights into the man's character. Douglas was a very skilled orator who learned his trade under the auspices of some very qualified public figures. He also had a photographic memory which assisted him in dealing with public issues at the local, regional and national levels. He also was a very willing and quick learner when it came to becoming a very dedicated legislator. As a protege of the Social Gospel movement of the 1920s, Douglas saw his calling in life to help improve the lot of the downtrodden here on earth in readiness for Christ's future millennial kingdom.Read more ›
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A well researched and thoughtful literary review of the life and achievements of Tommy Douglas, yet set in the style of an absorbing novel, which I could not put down after starting to read it. From this book, I discover that this great Canadian is much more than the 'father' of universal health care in Canada. He is a humanist, great orator and capable administrator. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in an important part of the Canadian history.
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The information in this book really makes you think about the similarities with political issues in Canada at present. I would highly recommend this book for all Canadians to read.
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I enjoyed reading this biography of Tommy Douglas. The book was well researched and the story of Douglas' life is quite interesting. I am pleased to have learned more about one of the greatest Canadians and how and why he left his mark on Canada.
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HASH(0xa79d0108) out of 5 stars Tommy Douglas Health Care Pioneer Sept. 22 2011
By Roger W. Winship - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent presentation describing a great Canadian leader whose influence is felt until today. Tells of his early struggles with his own health and development of his concept of a government health plan.
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HASH(0xa7588ab0) out of 5 stars Socialist money grab Feb. 9 2013
By jkbandera - Published on Amazon.com
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$18.99 for 148 page book? Isn't socialism great? I suppose the price of the book is in direct relation to the "free" healthcare Canadians enjoy while they're waiting a minimum of 90 days for a doctor's appointment. I wanted to see where the United States was headed and got curious as to how North America's first socialist was educated and how his beliefs we formed. He believed in eugenics and that people should be screened for mental health and morality issues before being allowed to marry. Anyone not meeting the government standards were to be sterilized. I suppose anyone opposing his New Democratic Party would have been considered mentally and morally deficient. This probably would have gotten traction if Hitler's Nazis didn't give Douglas' eugenics a bad name. So, these are the reasons I giving this a one star.


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