John A. Macdonald: Canada's First Prime Minister

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A biography of Canada's first prime minister, a legendary political strategist who helped found a new nation in 1867. Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances and avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge of building Confederation harnessed his skills, and in 1867 he became the country's first prime minister. As "Sir John A.," he drove the Dominion's westward expansion, rapidly incorporating the Prairies ...

John A. Macdonald: Canada's First Prime Minister 2013, Dundurn Group Ltd, Toronto

ISBN-13: 9781459706514

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