Political Biography

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Houser

The Life and Work of Catherine Bauer, 1905-64

UBC Press

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.

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Brock Chisholm, the World Health Organization, and the Cold War

UBC Press

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.

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Canada's Voice

The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes

UBC Press

Canada’s Voice is the first comprehensive biography of a diplomat and scholar who shaped foreign policy during Canada’s golden age as a middle power.

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Roy & Me

A Memoir and Then Some

Athabasca University Press

Roy & Me is the exploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran – soldier, politician, author, mentor – and his conflict with Farran’s anti-Semitic past.

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Elusive Destiny

The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner

UBC Press

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.

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Boundless Optimism

Richard McBride's British Columbia

UBC Press

Boundless Optimism is the definitive biography of Premier Richard McBride and a revealing portrait of British Columbia during a time of great volatility and great expectations.

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