Extraordinary Canadians:stephen Leacock

March 31, 2009|
Extraordinary Canadians:stephen Leacock by Margaret Macmillan
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Canada''s foremost historian examines the life of a great humorist.

Stephen Leacock''s satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever"mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan—whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy—has great affection for Leacock''s gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock''s life as a poor but ambitious student who rose to become an economist, celebrated academic, and, most importantly, the beloved humorist who taught Canadians to laugh at themselves.

MARGARET MacMILLAN is the renowned author of Women of the Raj, Stephen Leacock (Extraordinary Canadians series), and the international bestsellers Nixon in China and Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, which won the 2003 Governor General’s Award and the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize. She is also the author of The Uses a...
Title:Extraordinary Canadians:stephen Leacock
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:March 31, 2009
Publisher:Penguin Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780670066810

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