Paul Heidebrecht's Reviews > Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times

Nation Maker by Richard Gwyn
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Apr 26, 2012

it was amazing
Read in April, 2012

Historical biography at its very best! And what a person to write about--few human beings can claim to have envisioned and created a nation but John A. Macdonald did. You can't understand Canada if you don't know anything about this man. He managed to finesse both Britain and the United States and patch together an almost incompatible collection of peoples stretched across half the top half of a continent using a railroad to do it. No one did politics better than this man but few were more loved or respected in Canada's history. I can't recommend Gwyn's two-volume set on John A. enough.
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