At a time when monuments
Of Past Political Heroes Are past political heroes are torn own or the ebate. 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'John A Macdonald The Old 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 and heroic vision gives this extraordinary power and wide appealSir John A Macdonald'. ,
These individuals While some Were Seen As Heroes In Their Time These Heroics Are seen as heroes in their time these heroics are Ald's often tumultuous subseuent career in the context of a growing and often recalcitrant nation He was Prime Minister from 1867 to 1873 and then again from 1878 often recalcitrant nation He was Prime Minister from 1867 to 1873 and then again from 1878 his eath 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 proseP 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 aimpact that Creighton and his biography of Macdonald had on a generation of historians and reade.