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Published in [n.p .
Written in English


  • Mackenzie, William Lyon, -- 1795-1861

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Pagination553 p.
Number of Pages553
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Open LibraryOL15440649M

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This book provides a lot of insight regarding these long-held questions. Yes, MacKenzie King was an odd cat in many ways, but he was also thoroughly Canadian. Yes, he had an inflated opinion of his own worth and talents, yet he led Canadian through many a rough patch including keeping the country together during a world war and kept Quebec /5(8). William Lyon Mackenzie was born on Ma , at Springfield, Dundee. Education William Lyon Mackenzie completed formal education at the parish school. Career Mackenzie entered business, becoming in managing clerk of a canal company in Wiltshire. In Mackenzie emigrated to British North America. William Lyon Mackenzie, (born Ma , Springfield, Angus, Scot.—died Aug. 28, , Toronto), Scottish-born journalist and political agitator who led an unsuccessful revolt against the Canadian government in Mackenzie emigrated from Scotland to Canada in and became a general merchant. Responding to the discontent in Upper Canada (now part of Ontario), he became involved.   If you are picking up this book to read the salacious details of the private life of William Lyon Mackenzie King, set it back on the shelf. There are precious few details about our 10th Prime Ministers dabbling in spiritualism or his probable visits to prostitutes/5.

  Allan Levine is an award-winning author and historian who has written ten books. A diverse author who moves easily between popular non-fiction and fiction, he has written four historical mysteries. His first mystery, The Blood Libel, won the Margaret McWilliams Medal for Best Historical Fiction and was nominated for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Arthur Ellis /5(8). The Selected Writings of William Lyon Mackenzie, (), offers an excellent selection of his work. The best book on Mackenzie's life is William Kilbourn, The Firebrand (), although Charles Lindsey's earlier biography, The Life and Times of Wm. Lyon Mackenzie (2 vols., ), is still useful. William Lyon Mackenzie King was arguably Canada’s greatest prime minister; he was also probably the least likeable. In King, author and historian Allan Levine proves you don’t have to be adored by your countrymen to earn their respect and, more importantly, their votes.. King begins with the story of Mackenzie King’s diaries, which document the innermost thoughts of an insecure, lonely.   Allan Levine is the author of King: William Lyon Mackenzie King – A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny. His next book, Seeking the Fabled City: The Canadian Jewish Experience, .

William Lyon Mackenzie King OM, CMG, PC (Decem – J ), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the s through the served as the tenth prime minister of Canada in –, – and – He is best known for his leadership of Canada throughout the Second World War (–) when he Governor General: The Earl of Bessborough, The .   The story of the diaries —and the secrets, melodrama and backroom dealings associated with them — is revealed in Christopher Dummit's new book, called Unbuttoned, A . William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG (Decem – J ), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from the s through the s.. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from Decem to J ; from Septem to August 7, ; and from Octo to Novem Born: Decem , Berlin, Ontario, Canada. Mackenzie King, as he is usually called, was the son of John King and Isabel Grace Mackenzie, daughter of William Lyon Mackenzie, a leader of the Rebellion of aimed at establishing independent self-government in Upper Canada. Isabel, born while Mackenzie was in exile after the Rebellion, taught her son from childhood that it was his.