Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson by Andrew Cohen

Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson

byAndrew Cohen, Saul John Ralston

Kobo ebook | December 2, 2008

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In his 2 terms as prime minister, from 1963–1968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada through the introduction of Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Auto Pact, and the new Maple Leaf flag. Pearson came to power after an impressive career as a diplomat, where he played a vital role in the creation of NATO and the United Nations, later serving as president of its General Assembly. He put Canada on the world stage when he won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his handling of the Suez Crisis, during which he brokered the formation of a UN peacekeeping force. Author Andrew Cohen, whose books have focused on Canada’s place in the world, is the perfect author to assess Pearson’s legacy.

Title:Extraordinary Canadians Lester B PearsonFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 2, 2008Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143172697

ISBN - 13:9780143172697

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Really good biography on the man who won the Nobel peace prize and later became prime minister
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great book about a great man Lester Pearson's time in government brought in many of the programs that define modern-day Canada. This biography is an easy and interesting read that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in Canadian history.#plumrewards
Date published: 2017-06-02