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Private Demons : The Tragic Personal Life Of John A. MacDonald

Phenix, Patricia

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ISBN 10: 0771070446 / ISBN 13: 9780771070440
Editorial: McClelland & Stewart Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2006
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The book is inscribed, signed and dated by the author on the full title page. The book is near fine with very slight edge wear in a near fine dust jacket with very slight edge wear. N° de ref. de la librería 012255

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Título: Private Demons : The Tragic Personal Life Of...

Editorial: McClelland & Stewart Limited, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition, First Printing

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Book by Phenix Patricia

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The first book to expose the turbulent personal life of this fascinating Father of Confederation.

Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald once remarked, “I had no boyhood,” an understatement if there ever was one. Indeed, John A.’s Dickensian childhood, filled with poverty, alcoholism, and the beating death of his five-year-old brother at the hands of a drunken babysitter (a friend of his father, Hugh’s), set the stage for a political power grab that has seen no equal in Canadian history.

In Private Demons, bestselling author Patricia Phenix explores through Macdonald’s family journals, diaries, and never-before-seen letters the troubled man behind Canada’s most successful politician. Phenix describes a man of myriad contradictions: patient, yet prone to settle fights with his fists; ethical, yet capable of pilfering corporate profits to pay private debts; shy, yet wildly flirtatious; sociable, yet so desirous of solitude he built escape hatches into the walls of his homes. She also examines reports that Macdonald’s depression became so deep that he once attempted suicide. Ultimately, in an obsessive need to escape his childhood demons, he sacrificed friends, family members, and financial security to achieve his single greatest ambition ― to design and control the destiny of Canada.

Private Demons paints a vivid portrait of nineteenth-century society while exploring the amazingly tumultuous domestic life of our most famous prime minister.

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