John A. Macdonald
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography calls this work 'probably the greatest Canadian biography yet published in English.' Donald Creighton's two-volume account of Canada's first Prime Minister was originally published in the 1950s as 'John A. Macdonald: The Young Lion' (1952) and 'John A. Macdonald: The Old Chieftain' (1955). Each of the volumes won a Governor General's Literary Award. Creighton's rare combination of rigorous scholarship, magnificent literary style, and romantic and heroic vision gives this work extraordinary power and wide appeal.
Sir John A. Macdonald's flamboyant personality dominated Canadian public life from the years preceding Confederation to the end of the nineteenth century, and the political structures and national policies which developed under his leadership continue to shape public issues today. Creighton's first volume takes Macdonald from his childhood and early years as a young lawyer in Kingston, Ontario, through his swift rise in political life to positions of influence, to the great achievement of uniting the colonies of British North America in Confederation. The second volume traces Macdonald's often tumultuous subsequent career in the context of a growing and often recalcitrant nation. He was Prime Minister from 1867 to 1873 and then again from 1878 until his death in June, 1891. The spectacular and evocative epilogues with which Creighton concludes each volume are widely recognized as having a place among the great passages of literary prose.
P. B. Waite's introduction to this new one-volume republication provides an illuminating account of the impact that Creighton and his biography of Macdonald had on a whole generation of historians and readers.
What people are saying - Write a review
Private Demons: The Tragic Personal Life of John A. Macdonald
No preview available - 2007
The Immigrant Macdonalds 18151830 I
The Lawyers Apprentice 18301837
First Public Appearances 18371839
The New Conservative Candidate 18391844
Minister of the Crown 18441847
The Twilight of the Tory Party 18471849
Years of Recovery 18491851
The Humiliation of George Brown 18581861
British North America in Conference JuneDecember 1864
Checkmate January 1865April 1866
Triumph April 1866March 1867
EpilogueThe First of July 1867
A Note on Authorities
John A. Macdonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Includes political history, titles, honours, references and photograph
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ John_A._Macdonald
The Prime Ministers – John A. Macdonald First Prime Minister of ...
This lesson is based on viewing the John A. Macdonald biography from The Prime ... Students will study John A. Macdonald’s life story, term/s as prime ...
www.cpac.ca/ pdfs/ pm_Macdonald.pdf
Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
Created Sir John A. Macdonald, Knight Commander of the Bath, he was chosen to take office as first prime minister of Canada on 1 July 1867. ...
Hist103: Sir John A. Macdonald: Father of Confederation
Sir John A. Macdonald (b.1815, d.1891) was the first prime minister of Canada . This biographical lecture will explore his background, his political ...
www.lackenbauer.ca/ Hist103/ 1-2_Macdonald.htm
John A. Macdonald Bibliography -
(1883) Life and times of the Right Honourable Sir John A. Macdonald: ... Johnson, jk (1969) Affectionately Yours: The Letters of Sir John A. Macdonald and ...
www.canadachannel.ca/ pm/ index.php/ John_A._Macdonald_Bibliography
Horton Journal of Canadian History
Essay by Pamela Atwell on the life and career of Canada's founding Prime Minister
www.angelfire.com/ ns/ hjch/ atwell.htm
Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) : Library of Congress Citations
Title: Affectionately yours; the letters of Sir John A. Macdonald and his family. Edited and with an introd. by jk Johnson. Published: Toronto, Macmillan of ...
www.mala.bc.ca/ ~mcneil/ cit/ citlcmacjohn1.htm
Sir John A. Macdonald: Biography and Much More from Answers.com
Sir John A. Macdonald , Political Leader Born: 11 January 1815 Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland Died: 6 June 1891 Best Known As: Prime Minister of Canada.
www.answers.com/ topic/ macdonald-sir-john-alexander
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/John A. Macdonald
Reference.com free online encyclopedia article for John A. Macdonald, powered by Wikipedia.
www.reference.com/ browse/ wiki/ John_A._Macdonald
Sir John A. macdonald - Prime Ministers of Canada
Cover of the book John A. Macdonald by Peter B. Waite. © John Mardon Source: Waite, Peter B. John A. Macdonald. Markham, Ont.: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, ...