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JOHN A. MACDONALD: the young politician [with] JOHN A. MACDONALD: the old chieftan (2 volume set)

Toronto: Macmillan. Two volume set, the complete work. Volume I: Second printing, 1956. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp (xii), (526) + plates; index. Bookplate to half-title leaf has caused rippling; light foxing to page edges; VG unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has light rubbing and foxing to the spine, VG otherwise. Volume II: 1955, first printing. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp [2], (xii), 630 + plates; index. Bookplate to half-title leaf has caused rippling; light foxing to page edges; VG unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket spine has small tears and rubbing to ends, rubbing to spine and flap folds; small chips to outer corners; corner crease to rear flap; good +. PRONOUNCED LEAN to both volumes. Selected by the Literary Review of Canada as one of Canada's 100 most important books - "No selection of important Canadian books is complete without Creighton’s authoritative biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, which should top any list. It illuminates the political environment in Canada at the time of Confederation as well as the personalities of contemporary players. Hard though it is to believe, it is the first definitive story of Sir John A. It meets high academic standards but is not impeccable: it treats Sir John A.’s inevitable flaws as peccadilloes, and a contemporary writer would no doubt be more critical and possibly even more analytical. It is, however, an important story of Canada, told vividly and accurately, and reminds us that without leaders of vision, however vain and wily, nations do not get built." 2 kg parcel; Octavo

Book ID: 54818
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