Riel Re-Issue: A Life of Revolution by Maggie SigginsRiel Re-Issue: A Life of Revolution by Maggie Siggins

Riel Re-Issue: A Life of Revolution

byMaggie Siggins

Paperback | November 3, 2003

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Published to widespread critical acclaim, Riel: A Life of Revolution proved that an intimate and revealing portrait of one of our most enduring —and most misunderstood—legends could be an almost instant national bestseller. -Who is Louis Riel?’ Maggie Siggins asks, and comes up with some fascinating answers. Seen by many as an unrepentant traitor, a messianic prophet and a pathetic tyrant, Siggins uncovers the real Louis Riel—a complex man full of contradiction and angst, a charismatic visionary and poet, a humanitarian who gave up prestige and wealth to fight for the Métis people.

Infused with atmosphere and detail, this fascinating portrait is illuminating in its accounts of the people and events that moulded the enigmatic rebel. Revealing a man passionate about forging an equitable and just relationship between native and white people, Riel: A Life of Revolution is more relevant today than ever before.

Maggie Siggins is the author ofRevenge ofthe Land, which won the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction in 1992. She is also the author ofA Canadian Tragedy, The Colin Thatcher Story, which became a highly-rated television mini-series,Love and Hate, in Canada and around the world. A native of Toronto, Maggie Siggins now lives in Regi...
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Title:Riel Re-Issue: A Life of RevolutionFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 3, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006394736

ISBN - 13:9780006394730

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic, exciting read! Fans of history will love the first person, story telling delivery of this examination of the life and events surrounding the legend that is Reil. This book gives voice to the Metis perspective, exploding many popular misconceptions about events in the Rebellion, the actions of other major players, and gives us a window into a dramatic, dangerous time in Canadian History, A must read!
Date published: 2015-02-01