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An exciting story, passionately told and rich in detail, this major
biography is the second volume of the bestselling, award-winning
John A: The Man Who Made Us, by well-known
journalist and highly respected author Richard Gwyn.
John A. Macdonald, Canada''s first and most important prime
minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who built this
country over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is
today. From Confederation Day in 1867, where this volume picks up,
Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central
and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from
Britain and annexationist sentiment in the United States.
But it wasn''t easy. The wily Macdonald faced constant crises
throughout these years, from Louis Riel''s two rebellions through
to the Pacific Scandal that almost undid his government and his
quest to find the spine of the nation: the railroad that would link
east to west. Gwyn paints a superb portrait of Canada and its
leaders through these formative years and also delves deep to show
us Macdonald the man, as he marries for the second time, deals with
the birth of a disabled child, and the assassination of his close
friend Darcy McGee, and wrestles with whether Riel should
Indelibly, Gwyn shows us Macdonald''s love of this country and his
ability to joust with forces who would have been just as happy to
see the end of Canada before it had really begun, creating a
must-read for all Canadians.