Biography and Canadian Political History
People, Politics, and Purpose investigates the roles and reputations of a wide array of political actors, offering insight into Canada’s place in the world and stimulating fresh thinking about political biography.
- Publication year: 2022
The Times and Life of Mary Ellen Spear Smith
This authoritative biography of Mary Ellen Smith (1863–1933) – British Columbia’s first female MLA, the British Empire’s first female cabinet minister, and a BC suffragist – recovers from obscurity an audacious but imperfect champion in the struggle for greater democracy in early twentieth-century Canada.
- Publication year: 2021
A Political Memoir
In this fiercely intelligent memoir, Bill Graham – Canada’s minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 – takes us on a personal journey through a period of upheaval in global and domestic politics, arguing that global institutions based on international law offer the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.
- Publication year: 2016
The Life and Politics of Paul Martin Sr.
Grit examines the remarkable life and political career of Paul Martin Sr., a liberal reformer and cabinet minister from 1945 to 1968, who championed health care and pension rights, new meanings for Canadian citizenship, and internationalism in world affairs.
- Publication year: 2015
The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner
This definitive biography of a major Canadian political figure provides a new perspective on federal politics from the 1960s through the 1980s and gives John Turner his rightful place in Canadian history.
- Publication year: 2011
This is the story of a man and an institution. A world-renowned psychiatrist and first director-general of the World Health Organization, Brock Chisholm was one of the most influential Canadians of the twentieth century, yet is little-known today.
- Publication year: 2008
The Life and Work of Catherine Bauer, 1905-64
Catherine Bauer changed forever the concept of social housing and inspired a generation of urban activists to integrate public housing into the emerging welfare state of the mid-20th century. She was one of a small group of idealists who called themselves “Housers” because of their commitment to raising the quality of urban life through improving shelter for low-income families.
- Publication year: 1999
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