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(BENNETT, Richard Bedford). WAITE, P.B. The Loner : Three Sketches of the Personal Life and Ideas of R.B. Bennett 1870-1947. The 1991 Joanne Goodman Lectures. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1992). First Paperback Printing. Pp. (8),[ix]-xiv,(8) of plates, -110,(4). Illustrated in black andwhite. 8vo, green trade paperback. "Canada's bachelor prime minsters have always provided extraordinary material for biographers. Richard Bedford Bennett is no exception. In this volume P.B. Waite offers three entertainin essays on the personal life of Canada's Depression prime minister. The first essay is set in New Brunswick, where Bennett grew up. It focuses on Bennett's youth and the early influences on his character: school, church, and family. The second, covering his years as a Calgary businessman and an Ottawa MP, explores the development of Bennett's political ideas, his views on theBritish Empire and Canada's place within it. The third essay covers his ye ars as Conservative leader and prime minister; it deals with the women in Bennett's life, particularly his close relationship with his sister and his romance with Hazel Kemp Colville." - from the introductory blurb. Very good. 15.00
Title: Loner : Three Sketches of the Personal Life and Ideas of R.B. Bennett 1870-1947. The 1991 Joanne Goodman Lectures. pbk.
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1992, ISBN:0802074014:
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