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The John A. Macdonald Retrospective 2-Book Bundle: Macdonald at 200 / John A. Macdonald

by Ged Martin, Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 29, 2014)

This 2-book bundle presents both an insightful biography of Canada's first prime minister and series of essays examining his legacy and ideas from a modern perspective.


James FitzGibbon: Defender of Upper Canada

by Ruth McKenzie Dundurn (August 09, 1996)

James FitzGibbon, Defender of Upper Canada, is the often poignant story of a poor man's rise to authority in the Upper Canada of the 1800s.


The Darling Diaries: Memoirs of a Political Career

by Beth Slaney & Stan Darling Dundurn (August 09, 1996)

A stalwart Tory, Stan Darling was a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years. In The Darling Diaries, he looks back on his career in politics, the places he has been, and some of the people he has met.


Henry John Cody: An Outstanding Life

by Donald Campbell Masters Dundurn (January 06, 1995)

A biography of Henry John Cody.


Eleven Out of Ten: The Life and Work of David Pecaut

by Helen Burstyn Dundurn (October 01, 2012)

David Pecaut effected great change on his adopted city of Toronto. This tireless social and cultural activist and bridge builder had a measureless positive influence on his home. When it became clear that cancer...


Seasons of Hope: Memoirs of Ontario's First Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor

by James Bartleman Dundurn (April 16, 2016)

James Bartleman looks back over a life that has brought him from an impoverished Native childhood to serving as an ambassador, and as lieutenant governor of Ontario. From a global career, through bottomless...


Joey Smallwood: Schemer and Dreamer

by Ray Argyle Dundurn (August 06, 2012)

Joey Smallwood, often dubbed the "only living Father of Confederation," won six provincial elections and was premier of Newfoundland for 23 years. A crafty, canny, controversial politician, he devoted himself...


The Battlefield of Ontario Politics: An Autobiography

by Greg Sorbara Dundurn (October 10, 2014)

Greg Sorbara has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any Ontario politician. He was appointed minister of finance by Premier Dalton McGuinty in 2003, and served as campaign chair for the Liberals'...


Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies

by Patrice Dutil & Roger Hall Dundurn (October 10, 2014)

Here are fifteen fresh interpretations of Canada's founding Prime Minister, published for the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth in 1815. Well researched and crisply written by recognized scholars and...


James Douglas: Father of British Columbia

by Julie H. Ferguson Dundurn (October 05, 2009)

James Douglas tells the story of the son of a Scottish plantation owner and a mixed-race woman who would become governor of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Before Vancouver existed as...


Fulfilment: Memoirs of a Criminal Court Judge

by David Vanek Dundurn (October 01, 1999)

Soldier, university professor, lawyer, political candidate, and judge: David Vaneks compelling life story is played out in these memoirs.


First Person: A Biography of Cairine Wilson Canada's First Woman Senator

by Valerie Knowles Dundurn (January 11, 1987)

First Person is an engaging account of a colourful and powerful politician; a fighter whose efforts were recognized by the highest officials in the land, and whose sculpted image adorns the foyer of the Canadian...


John A. Macdonald: Canada's First Prime Minister

by Ged Martin Dundurn (May 13, 2013)

Shocked by Canada's 1837 rebellions, John A. Macdonald sought to build alliances to avoid future conflicts. Thanks to financial worries and an alcohol problem, he almost quit politics in 1864. The challenge...


Not Bad for a Sergeant: The Memoirs of Barney Danson

by Barney Danson & Curtis Fahey Dundurn (October 01, 2002)

Barney Danson, former Minister of National Defence, tells his story of living through the Depression and the reality of war.


Dalton McGuinty: Making a Difference

by Dalton McGuinty Dundurn (November 28, 2015)

Dalton McGuinty reveals the inside story on his decade as premier of Canada's largest province. The reader goes behind the scenes on the elections and the decisions - on gas plants, all-day kindergarten, HST,...


Canadian Political Bundle: Nellie McClung / William Lyon Mackenzie King / John Diefenbaker/ René Lévesque / Maurice Duplessis / James Douglas / John A

by Ray Argyle, Julie H. Ferguson, lian goodall & Arthur Slade et al. Dundurn (December 16, 2013)

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped Canada's political identity, including John Diefenbaker, John A. Macdonald, William Lyon...


Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown

by Nathan Tidridge & J.J. Grant Dundurn (May 04, 2013)

Twenty-four-year-old Prince Edward Augustus, the future father of Queen Victoria, arrived in Quebec City in 1791 and found himself immersed in a society struggling for an identity. His life became woven into...


The Power of the Pen: The Politics, Nationalism, and Influence of Sir John Willison

by Richard Clippingdale & Joe Clark Dundurn (July 30, 2012)

Sir John Willison (1856-1927) lived and worked after the development of fast trains and the telegraph, mostly before the widespread use of the telephone, and almost entirely before radio mattered in news. As...


The Firebrand: William Lyon Mackenzie and the Rebellion in Upper Canada

by William Kilbourn & Ronald Stagg Dundurn (June 30, 2008)

Kilbourn vividly brings to life the rebel Canadian hero William Lyon Mackenzie: able political editor, first mayor of Toronto, and the gadfly of the House of Assembly.


John Buchan: Model Governor General

by J. William Galbraith, Deborah Stewartby & David Johnston Governor General of Canada Dundurn (July 22, 2013)

An accomplished Scottish thriller writer, journalist, soldier, spy, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, was Canada's governor general from 1935 to 1940 and helped draw Canada, Britain,...


Strength of Conviction

by Tom Mulcair Dundurn (August 01, 2015)

The inside story of Thomas Mulcair's rise from modest beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines, who he is, how he thinks, and the struggles he faced - from fighting sexual...


Dr. Oronhyatekha

by Keith Jamieson & Michelle A. Hamilton Dundurn (November 05, 2016)

A man of two cultures in an era where his only choices were to be a trailblazer or get left by the wayside

Dr. Oronhyatekha (“Burning Sky”), born in the Mohawk nation on the Six Nations of the Grand River...


The Happy Warrior

by Donald MacDonald Dundurn (September 01, 1998)

Originally published in 1988, this revised and expanded edition of Donald C. MacDonald’s acclaimed memoirs provides an inside look at provincial politics in Ontario through the eyes of a party leader. Dubbed...


Justin Trudeau: The Natural Heir

by Huguette Young & George Tombs Dundurn (July 23, 2016)

A reluctant heir and a breakthrough leader, an underdog and a historic champion, the bearer of a nation's hopes and an unsettlingly blank slate, Justin Trudeau is one of Canada's most compelling and enigmatic...