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(BENNETT, R.B.). BOYKO, John. Bennett : The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation. Foreword by John English. (Toronto): Key Porter Books, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-501,(3), + 8 p. of black and white plates. Illustrated. 8vo, navy blue cloth with grey lettering to spine.
"In the late 1920s, Canada's economy was sliding into depression. Life savings were evaporating, unemployment was rising, and exports were falling. On the strength of a promise to 'blast' Canada's way into world markets -- and thus stop the economy's downward spiral -- Richard Bedford Bennett defeated Mackenzie King at the polls on July 28, 1930, and assumed the leadership of the country. Over the next five years, however, Bennett's name became synonymous with the worst of the Depression -- from Bennett buggies, to Bennett coffee, to Bennett boroughs. Today, he is widely viewed as a difficult man, an ineffectual leader, and an opportunistic politician who betrayed his conservative beliefs in an attempt to curry popularity.
In Bennett: The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation, John Boyko offers not only the first major biography of the man, but a fresh perspective on the old scholarship. Boyko looks at the prime minister's sometimes controversial and often misunderstood policies through a wider lens, one that shows not a politician angling for votes, but rather a man following through on a life-long dedication to a greater role for government in society and the economy." - from the dustjacket.
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Title: Bennett : The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation. First Edition industjacket.
Publisher: Key Porter Books, Toronto, 2010, ISBN:9781554702480: 2010
ISBN Number: 1554702488
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