William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King

Aided by meticulous knowledge of the former Prime Minister's diary, and with characteristic conciseness and clarity, H. Blair Neatby has written the impressive and long-awaited third volume of the official biography of Mackenzie King.

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Obediah Simpson presents a profile of Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950). King served three terms as prime minister for the Liberal Party. Simpson offers a quotation from King and details about King's private life and political career.
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Unbuttoned

Unbuttoned

A History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life Christopher Dummitt. and Canada. ... The Perilous Trade: Book Publishing in Canada, 1946–2006. ... The Prism of Unity, William Lyon Mackenzie King, Volume III, 19321939.

Author: Christopher Dummitt

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773549395

Category: History

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When Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King died in 1950, the public knew little about his eccentric private life. In his final will King ordered the destruction of his private diaries, seemingly securing his privacy for good. Yet twenty-five years after King's death, the public was bombarded with stories about "Weird Willie," the prime minister who communed with ghosts and cavorted with prostitutes. Unbuttoned traces the transformation of the public’s knowledge and opinion of King's character, offering a compelling look at the changing way Canadians saw themselves and measured the importance of their leaders’ personal lives. Christopher Dummitt relates the strange posthumous tale of King's diary and details the specific decisions of King's literary executors. Along the way we learn about a thief in the public archives, stolen copies of King's diaries being sold on the black market, and an RCMP hunt for a missing diary linked to the search for Russian spies at the highest levels of the Canadian government. Analyzing writing and reporting about King, Dummitt concludes that the increasingly irreverent views of King can be explained by a fundamental historical transformation that occurred in the era in which King's diaries were released, when the rights revolution, Freud, 1960s activism, and investigative journalism were making self-revelation a cultural preoccupation. Presenting extensive archival research in a captivating narrative, Unbuttoned traces the rise of a political culture that privileged the individual as the ultimate source of truth, and made Canadians rethink what they wanted to know about politicians.
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The Commonwealth Experience

The Commonwealth Experience

CHAPTER 3 1 Quoted A. B. Keith, Speeches and Documents on the British Dominions 1918–1931, Oxford, 1932, p. 275. 2 Ibid. ... 234. 13 H. B. Neatby, William Lyon Mackenzie King, 19321939, vol.III, Toronto, 1976, , 174. 14 ...

Author: Nicholas Mansergh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349169528

Category: History

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Being German Canadian

Being German Canadian

(Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1970), 469; Henry Reginald Hardy, Mackenzie King of Canada: A Biography (Toronto: Greenwood Press, 1970), 165–66; H. Blair Neatby, William Lyon Mackenzie King Volume III, 19321939: Prism of ...

Author: Alexander Freund

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 9780887555954

Category: Social Science

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Being German Canadian explores how multi-generational families and groups have interacted and shaped each other’s integration and adaptation in Canadian society, focusing on the experiences, histories, and memories of German immigrants and their descendants. As one of Canada’s largest ethnic groups, German Canadians allow for a variety of longitudinal and multi-generational studies that explore how different generations have negotiated and transmitted diverse individual experiences, collective memories, and national narratives. Drawing on recent research in memory and migration studies, this volume studies how twentieth-century violence shaped the integration of immigrants and their descendants. More broadly, the collection seeks to document the state of the field in German-Canadian history. Being German Canadian brings together senior and junior scholars from History and related disciplines to investigate the relationship between, and significance of, the concepts of generation and memory for the study of immigration and ethnic history. It aims to move immigration historiography towards exploring the often fraught relationship among different immigrant generations—whether generation is defined according to age cohort or era of arrival.
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Ten Decisions

Ten Decisions

Blair Neatby, William Lyon Mackenzie King, vol. 3, The Prism of Unity: 19321939 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976), 294. 20. William Lyon Mackenzie King, The Diaries of William Lyon Mackenzie King, November 14, 1938, MG26J13, ...

Author: Larry D. Rose

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459738300

Category: History

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In the chaos of the Second World War, Canada faced cruel choices, both on the battlefield and in the world of politics. Of all these life-and-death choices, ten stand above the others in their importance, their agonizing stakes, and the impact they have on the country to this day.
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J L Ilsley A Political Biography

J L  Ilsley  A Political Biography

H. Blair Neatby, William Lyon Mackenzie King Volume Three, 19321939: The Prism of Unity (Toronto, 1976), p. 323. 173. The reference is to the Defence of Canada Regulations [DOCR], enacted on 3 September 1939 by Order in Council ...

Author: Barry Cahill

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459506879

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A farmer’s son from rural Nova Scotia, J. L. Ilsley (1894–1967) is an almost forgotten figure who played a key role in government during the Second World War, even though he was despised by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. Ilsley was spectacularly successful in cajoling and compelling Canadians to pay for the war. He became a highly regarded national figure. He gradually established his claim to succeed William Lyon Mackenzie King as Prime Minister when the time came. Ultimately, in his devious way, King thwarted Ilsley’s ambition. Ilsley abandoned politics to take up the post of chief justice in Nova Scotia for 17 years. His place in Canadian political history has been undermined by family members who destroyed his personal papers. Historian and biographer Barry Cahill has pieced together the story of Ilsley’s career for the first time. He used the personal papers of other Ottawa figures of the times, previously secret cabinet records, and glimpses of the man as seen by others in his circle – including, of course, Mackenzie King in his voluminous diaries.
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Canadas of the Mind

Canadas of the Mind

H. Blair Neatby, William Lyon Mackenzie King, vol. 2, 1924–1932: The Lonely Heights (Toronto: University of ... William Lyon Mackenzie King, vol. 3, 19321939: The Prism of Unity (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976), 121–2.

Author: Norman Hillmer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773532724

Category: Political Science

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Not since Peter Russell's indispensable but now many decades old Nationalism in Canada has a collection provided such a comprehensive exploration of the mythologies and paradoxes of the Canadian experience. Canadas of the Mind explores how the country's abundant nationalisms have made and unmade traditional understandings of Canada. From the vantage point of a new century, the volume reconstructs and re-evaluates dimensions of twentieth-century Canadian nationalisms - their meanings, their uses, their contradictions, and the forces that push them toward and away from one another. A diverse group of experts analyse these nationalisms from a range of cultural, economic, intellectual, technological, political, international, and military perspectives. By probing deeply into Canada's multiple allegiances and identities, Canadas of the Mind offers visions of the nation that will define the country and its constituent parts in the early twenty-first century and beyond.
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O D Skelton

O D  Skelton

Neatby, H.B. William Lyon Mackenzie King, vol. 2, 1924–1932, The Lonely Heights. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1963. – William Lyon Mackenzie King, vol. 3, 19321939, The Prism of Unity. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1976.

Author: Norman Hillmer

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773590021

Category: History

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O.D. Skelton: The Work of the World, 1923-1941 is a lively and compelling trip through the letters, diary entries, and official memoranda of O.D. Skelton, one of the most important and influential civil servants in twentieth-century Canada. Skelton was a towering foreign policy advisor to Canada's prime ministers and a lonely advocate for the country's independence from Great Britain. His accounts detail his work as he co-operated and clashed with William Lyon Mackenzie King and R.B. Bennett over Canada's participation in the international arena. Norman Hillmer's selection and assessment of Skelton's writings offer a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the federal government as Skelton systematically built up the Department of External Affairs and the Canadian diplomatic service as instruments of the national interest, confronted the Manchurian, Ethiopian, and Czech crises of the 1930s, aligned himself with senior francophone politicians such as Ernest Lapointe and Raoul Dandurand, and watched in despair as Europe and Asia descended into war. Providing avenues into a time when Canada was struggling to define itself, this collection shows the ways in which O.D. Skelton pushed the country onto the global stage.
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Legends In Their Time

Legends In Their Time

For more information on Prime Minister Mackenzie King's relationship with Adolf Hitler, see H. Blair Neatby, William Lyon Mackenzie King: A Political Biography, Volume III: 1932-1939: The Prism of Unity (Toronto: University of Toronto ...

Author: George Sherwood

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459714946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A remarkable cast of past and present young Canadians stride across the pages of Legends In Their Time, each having a significant role to play in Canadian history. Beginning in the 1500s and moving on into the 20th century, each chapter contributes insights into the evolution of Canada as a nation. Author George Sherwood’s thorough research and his scene setting bring to life the heroic accomplishments and tragic exploits that make Canada’s story a fascinating and entertaining account. Included are explorer Etienne Brule; Osborne Anderson, survivor of Harper’s Ferry; inventor Armand Bombardier; human rights activist Toy Jin "Jean" Wong; and the heroic Terry Fox, to name but a few of the extraordinary lives that are chronicled. Complementing the text are historic photographs and original artwork by award-winning artist Stewart Sherwood. "For those who think Canada lacks heroes or Canada does not honour its heroes, Legends In Their Time is the book for you. Extensively researched and written in an engaging style, it recognizes that heroes and heroines come in many forms, as shown in the richness of our history.” - John Myers, Teacher Educator, OISE/UT
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Historical Dictionary of Canada

Historical Dictionary of Canada

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1973. ———. William Lyon Mackenzie King. Vol. 2: 1924–1932: The Lonely Heights. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1963. ———. William Lyon Mackenzie King. Vol. 3: 19321939: The Prism of Unity.

Author: Stephen Azzi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538120347

Category: History

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Canada has become a leader among the modern nations of the world. It has emerged as a modern industrial nation, and as a key player in the resource, commodities, and financial institutions that make up today’s world. This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Canada contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. It includes over 700 cross-referenced entries on a wide range of topics, covering the broad sweep of Canadian history from long before European contact until present day. Topics include Indigenous peoples, women, religion, regions, politics, international affairs, arts and culture, the environment, the economy, language, and war. This is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Canada. It introduces readers to the successes and failures, the conflicts and accommodations, the events and trends that have shaped Canadian history.
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