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Cause Of Fear lTo a close with a final campaign for John A before a debilitating illness overtakes him in theate spring of 1891 Leaving an indelible mark on the country Macdonald would eave a egacy not soon forgotten A brilliant piece of work that encapsulates one of Canada s best known historical figures Highly recommended for the patient and curious reader who seeks to explore themselves as well as Canada throughout the 19th centuryThis was surely a fascinating exploration not only of John Macdonald but also the coming together of of John A Macdonald but also the coming together of colonies before the union under Canadian Confederation Donald Creighton does a fabulous job in his two volumes of depicting the man the The Game of Love leader and the new country as it came together to become the Dominion of Canada Creighton pulls on so many instances in Macdonald sife to develop a wonderful foundation for the man s growth as a person and political figure one who brought so much to Canada that it would seem foolish not to praise him besides for his position as Canada s first Prime Minister though there are surely others who have come to find weaknesses that cannot be overlooked Macdonald forged new pathways and helped to create asting and well founded constitutional documents that are still applicable today Creighton shows the passion that Macdonald brought to his speeches his eadership and his dealing with others While surely not a man who spent much time with his family as there is ittle mention of them throughout the massive narrative but when wife children or birth family do receive a paragraph Creighton is sure to offer essential praise and provides the reader with the needed insight As I mentioned earlier in the review Creighton s critics bemoan his ack of attention on the indigenous Indian issues throughout the development of Canada s history Creighton himself argues a ack of importance of this which is surely where modern historians and protestors alike find great fault with the man He did oversee early implementation of the Indian Act and the creation of residential schools as a means of assimilation but none of that came out in this book Shameful I will agree but I turn to my fellow readers of the book and this review to ask the following do we judge our heroes based on their actions at the time or through the ens of today Can all the praise and wonders that fell onto the shoulders of John A Macdonald eading to schools streets statues scholarships etc be nullified BECAUSE A TWENTY FIRST CENTURY REVISITING a twenty first century revisiting sentiments sour the past Must all heroes and political eaders stand the test of time Should flawlessness be key to being deemed heroic So many uestions filled my mind as I read Creighton s massive tome as I try to Eyes look throughenses of nineteenth mid twentieth and early twenty first centuries in order to judge John A Macdonald Is there a single answer that supersedes all othersBefore I drown myself in introspection and bore the review reader et me ook at a few of the writing aspects of Donald Creighton s work These two massive tomes than 1000 pages of narrative before notes and bibliography offer a flood of information for the curious reader Creighton s dedication to the effort allows readers to feel as though they were watching Macdonald mature into a preeminent politician and world Sinner's Heart leader at a time when he had few on which to base his decisions As others have noted Creighton injects not only the history into his writing but also a strong sense of description which adds depth and flavour to the narrative From the opening pages of Volume One the reader can picture the boat flowing down the St Lawrence as the Macdonald clan arrived in their newand Creighton does this throughout helping to add a visual ayer to an already politically rich story Blood sweat and tears surely went into these volumes which earned much praise at the time of their publication and I would venture to say remain stellar pieces some sixty years ater Canadian history may not be centuries Spirit of the Wolf long or as full of wild and crazy vignettes but Creighton effectively argues that there is much to be said about the creation of the Dominion of Canada and its first political hero John A Macdonald isike a fine scotch surely not to everyone s A Vineyard Christmas liking but to be admired for some of its nuances Kudos Mr Creighton for this powerful biography I can see how modern folk would have issue with some of your depictions as well as with your subject matter but I cannot dismiss the publication or the man so uicklyLovehate the review An ever growing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge. 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 until his death 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 ofiterary 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 a whole generation of historians and reade. At a time when monuments of past political heroes are being torn down or the debate about doing so turns violent it is worth ooking a ittle deeper into the pasts of these individuals While some were seen as heroes in their time these heroics are now seen through a new ens perhaps focusing ess on their accomplishments for a people and on their foibles or complete disregard for another group John A Macdonald is one such man a politician whose name seems to have soured two centuries after his birth While he was Canada s first prime minister and the hometown hero of Kingston Ontario many around the country have begun thinking about his treatment of the indigenous population than his weaving together four colonies to create the early stages of what is now the country I call home This eft me to wonder about the man and his inner workings pushing past the stories that came from scholastic history books I thought that there would be no better place to Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) look than eminent Canadian historian Donald Crieghton whose two volume biography of the man has been bandied about as one of the greatest pieces of Canadian political biography Passing through the introduction I did discover that these two books written in the early to mid 1950s apparentlyeft out much of the controversial issues that Macdonald is being tarred with at present because Creighton did not feel they were issues or worth bemoaning Still Math Basics 6 looking into theife of the man who until recently bore the image on the Canadian ten dollar bill and was a Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, leading figure to bring Canada its formal independence I thought it important toook deep and explore below the superficial The First Ghost levels to understand how Macdonald became the politician many knew him to be as well as tackling some of his controversial decisions throughout aong political career Macdonald did not steer away from controversy though one must ponder how pushing modern enses to define greatness from ong ago seems to make sense As a note to readers of this review I will admit that for some brevity s sake as I am tackling this massive tome that encapsulates both biographical volumes I will not explore each in as much detail as I might had I been able to acuire them as two independent books However I will try to offer a summary and should the reader wish to explore them they can Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential look to each volume independently for thorough details of Macdonald sife The Young PoliticianCreighton opens the volume with a discussion of the Macdonald family in history including early members of this Scottish clan who came to the British colony to set up after England defeated the French and claimed the and for themselves A young John Alexander Macdonald having been born on January 11 1815 made the trip with his family to Canada where they settled in Kingston and began a fruitful ife Macdonald was a highly curious child who attended school and excelled as best he could with the curriculum presented to him but was not always challenged His interest in things relating to history and Humanism legaled him to depart school at fifteen and begin articling in a Smokin' Hot law firm There Macdonald took up a great deal of study on financialaws as the colonies were still trying to establish themselves with banks and the Placing Memory like Working in Kingston Macdonald was able to see politics brewing with aegislature in Upper Canada Now Ontario Diligently now Ontario diligently for aws to work within the British system as Lower Canada uebec did the same There were many who argued the need to exert partial British control of the region enough to ensure the North American colonies had a degree of independent thought and provisional power which ed to ensure the North American colonies had a degree of independent thought and provisional power which ed to rebellions in both Canadas There soon developed a push to create a Canada wide egislature where such decisions could be met with greater ease It was at this time that Macdonald discovered his passion for all things political only further exacerbated when Kingston was chosen as the first Seat of Government Macdonald entered the fray seeking to push his Conservative values in a parliament that was not only divided by political ideology but those of a cultural nature read English and French Still overseen by the British Macdonald worked through the parliamentary process and fought battles on Wanton Nights local issues at times able to topple the sitting government from the opposition benches As Macdonald became adept at his craft he married and had a child though the tragedy of sickness in the mid 19th century paralysed him when the news of theittle one s death came to him Torn between being a great husband and stellar politician Macdonald tried to balance both part. 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 Chieftain' 1955 Each of the volumes won a Governor General's Literary Award Creighton's rare combination of rigorous scholarship magnificent iterary style and romantic and heroic vision gives this work extraordinary power and wide appealSir John A Macdonald'. Icularly when he saw a prize on The Horizon The Banter With British horizon The banter with British governors oversaw the parliament on a daily and the rumblings of political division in America ed Macdonald to ponder if a formalised union of the Canadian colonies might be useful and propitious for all those involved While the idea was strongly supported by the British perhaps knowing the geographic distance of these massive colonies and their tranuil ability to run their own affairs the individual colonies were not as eager to test the waters of independence Both elected officials and the electorate offered mix sentiments when the idea was brought to them though Macdonald was a firm believer in the idea and sought to grease palms and browbeat whenever the need arose to help strengthen his idea Creighton depicts a strong willed Macdonald doing whatever he could when holding the reins of power in Upper Canada Canada West With a precarious balance Macdonald and other Canada delegates made their way to a Maritime conference with confederation on the agenda Able to win over many of the easternmost delegates in September 1864 there followed a formal convention in uebec the following month where the 72 resolutions to formalise an independent confederation came to the floor Macdonald rushed the bill soon named the British North America Act to the UK Parliament where it was passed by British parliamentarians With all the documentation in order the Dominion of Canada was declared on July 1 1867 paving the way for Macdonald to assume power over the new country and all its early wobblesThe Old ChieftainAs the second volume opens Macdonald has been overseeing the Dominion for a few months happy with its progress As Prime Minister Macdonald is able to oversee much of the country s progress but is also keenly aware of its drawbacks Creighton presents early in the piece that the Maritime provinces began to get cold feet soon after Confederation and sought a remedy to remove themselves from the mix While not overly worried Macdonald must face provincial politicians who want to dissolve the union as it stands while also sending protest politicians to Ottawa in the form of Nova Scotia anti confederationists This sentiment is sure to pass and Macdonald does his best to wait out the skirmishes Bracing for a new and forward Canada the country ooks to stand on its own feet which includes creating treaties and setting onger term policies America becomes an early ally and treaties are drawn up But Macdonald is also ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe looking further East and West wanting the Dominion to dominate He welcomes Prince Edward Island into the mix and has his eye on British Columbia as well as the area formerly known as Rupertsland Manitoba becomes a key player in the mix of Canada expanding westward though there are still some wrinkles that must be flattened in order to bring about a successful union Creighton speaks of Macdonald trying to hold the country together on two fronts separate but eually important an anti free trade policy and rail transportation As the biography continues the reader discovers that Macdonald and his Conservative Government are keenly protectionist seeking to strengthen Canada from within While trade with the United States is feasible it should not be done on the backs of Canadian farmers and other manufacturers On the other hand there must be a means to ship products with ease as well as help redistribute the population with railways being the most effective Macdonald wrestles with his opponents pushing an election promise to itsimits to ensure that the western portions of Canada Are Laden With Track are The Fiend Next Door laden with track facilitate easier travel from Ottawa out to Vancouver with many stops in between The major dust ups that Macdonald faced brought him closer to old age and he contemplated retirement but was soon faced with yet another crisis he did not wish toeave in the hands of others The Northwest Rebellion headed by M tis eader Louis Riel was a form of protest by the indigenous populations about the seizing of their ands as well as numerous other issues that Creighton does not பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் list or explore in detail Riel was eventually captured and Macdonald did not intervene with his trial or sentencing permitting the man s execution as a form of warning for others who thought it their place to rise up against the Government of Canada Tired and ready toeave the public spotlight Macdonald agreed to a final campaign in 1891 at the ripe age of 76 He had seen Canada through a great deal and was not ready to The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 let her stand alone or ateast under the tutelage of other men Creighton draws the biography. S flamboyant personality dominated Canadian public A Meditation on Murder life from the years preceding Confederation to the end of the nineteenth century and the political structures and national policies which developed under hiseadership continue to shape public issues today Creighton's first volume takes Macdonald from his childhood and early years as a young awyer in Kingston Ontario through his swift rise in political ife to positions of influence to the great achievement of uniting the colonies of British North America in Confederation The second volume traces Macdon.

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