We recommend using a modern web browser such as Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge with their default settings.
WORDSWORTH AT ALA!
At the yearly gathering of booklovers held in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center June 22 – 27, Wordsworth the Better World Bookmobile is...
Hello, I'm an eBook!
ATTENTION: This item is an eBook. It can be read on iOS, Android, MAC and PC's with a supported eReader. It is not a physical book. eBooks are available via download immediately after you've checked out.
Used Very Good
Converts one physical book into a digital version.
eDelivery converts your used book order into a digital version readable on most devices.
Ships directly from Better World Books
The volume effectively brings to a close the nineteenth century in Canada. Increasingly, twentieth-century realities pervade the biographies: the development of the west, the growth of business and finance, labour organization, mass immigration and big cities, progress in education, literature and the arts, and the cataclysm of world war.
The search for a Canadian identity is a dominant theme of the era chronicled here. In a key biography, Sir Wilfrid Laurier is superbly and critically portrayed as a builder of modern Canada. James P. Whitney's innovative legislation shaped modern Ontario. In international affairs George Gibbons negotiated a fundamental treaty in Canadian-American relations; in the far north mounted policeman Francis Fitzgerald asserted Canadian sovereignty, only to perish in the Lost Patrol. As minister of defence, Sir F.W. Borden aimed for more autonomy within the imperial defence system.
The volume responds with fairness and insight to the enormous challenge of selection presented by the deaths of thousands of Canadians in the Great War. Divisional commander Louis Lipsett died in the field, as did Rankin Wheary, a black private from New Brunswick. John McCrae's famous poem made the poppy a cherished symbol. At the same time,there were objectors, internees, and outspoken figures in the clash of nationalist currents over Canada's role within the empire.
Canadian identity emerges no less in the arts. Louis Hemon's writings made Quebec known throughout the French-speaking world. The work of Mohawk poet Emily Johnson was infused with both idealism and nationalism. Tom Thomson's northern painting inspired the Group of Seven, and Haida artists continue to be influenced by the carvings of Charles Edenshaw.
Our best deal on used books 3 for $10 and just $3 each additional book. Shop and Save
We match every book you purchase with a book donation. Learn more »
Gift Certificate = Happy Friend + Books donated to families in need. Make Someone Happy »
Come save on used books in the Clearance Aisle. Learn more »
All used inventory that ships from Better World Books may come from separate Better World Books distribution centers.
Sign up now to get news, sales and special promotions!
© Better World Books (BetterWorldBooks.com)