St.LAURENT, Louis.) THOMSON, Dale C.
Title: Louis St.Laurent : Canadian. in dustjacket
Publisher:  Macmillan, Toronto, 1967,
Seller ID: 6948
(St.LAURENT, Louis.) THOMSON, Dale C. Louis St. Laurent : Canadian. Torontio : Macmillan of Canada, 1967. Pp (6),[vii]-x,(2),1-564, frontispiece + 12 pages of photos. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Dale Cairns Thomson, DFC (b. June 17, 1923 ,Westlock, Alberta - d. 27 April 27, 1999). Seeindex for many Newfoundland references. "When Prime Minister Mackenzie Kin g persuaded Louis St. Laurent to accept the post oŁ Minister of Justice in December 1941, the distinguished Quebec lawyer was nearly sixty and a complete novice in politics. St. Laurent regarded himself as a war-time conscript and planned to stay in Ottawa only for a year. But it was to be sixteen years before he returned to his law practice. In his able Quebec lieutenant,Mackenzie King realized that he had found his ideal successor. He had also found a leader with a high sense of duty towards Canada and a passionate d evotion to Canadian unity. As Secretary of State for External Affairs immediately following World rar II, St. Laurent, with his under-secretary LesterBowles Pearson, reshaped Canadian foreign policy and won for his country a n enviable reputation as a middle power. gained the confidence of both French-speaking and Eglish-speakng Canadians and united the country as never before. Dale Thomson has re-created those memorable and eventful years with vivid, clarity. Here you will read about the conscription crises, the shock of the Gouzenko revelations, the creation of the United Nations and NATO, the Pipeline Debate, 'Black Friday', the Suez Crisis, and the dramatic election upset of 1957. This is an outstanding biography that will long remain the standard work on Louis St. Laurent." - from the dj. Contents : Preface. 1. Call to Duty. 2. Eastern Townships Boy. 3. Up the Ladder. 4. In Public View. 5. Conscript. 6. Conscription. 7. The Brave Post-War World. 8. Re-Conscripted. 9. "Uncle Louis." 10. Positive Nationalism. 11. Extended Mandate. 12. World Statesman. 13. Vulnerable. 14. The Trans-Canada Pipeline. 15. TheSuez Crisis. 16. The Last Campaign. Appendix I. The Cabinet December 10, 1 941, to June 21, 1957. Appendix II. Provincial Administrations December 10,1941, to June 21, 1957. References and Index. Name, else very good in nick ed, price-clipped dustjacket. 35.00