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Canada Transformed: The Speeches of Sir John A. Macdonald, a Bicentennial Celebration
By Arthur Milnes (editor) and Sarah Katherine Gibson (editor)
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Publisher McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Publication date December 9, 2014
Pages 486
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780771057199
ISBN-10 0771057199
Dimensions 1.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.88 lbs.
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: To coincide with the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth, this is the first-ever selected collection of his most important and defining speeches. Published in collaboration with The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission, and endorsed by all of our living Prime Ministers, this is a beautifully produced book that deserves to be in all Canadian homes, schools, and libraries.
   The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission set out several years ago to collect, annotate, and footnote all of our first Prime Minister's speeches. Rather shockingly, this had not been done before; the speeches of even the most minor of US presidents are available in print and e-book form. Obviously, such a collection is a must for libraries and educational institutions across the country as a matter of historical record, but the speeches also make for great reading. His words have a Churchillian feel to them -- direct, decisive, visionary, and very often funny. Sir John A. is marvellously quotable, and through these speeches you understand how our country was formed, what its challenges were and often continue to be, and why our first PM was perhaps the best we'll ever have.

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