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Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock

Extraordinary Canadians: Stephen Leacock

by Margaret MacMillan
Hardback
Publication Date: 31/03/2009
 
Canada's foremost historian examines the life of a great humorist. Stephen Leacock's satiric masterpiece Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town captures "the Empire forever"mentality that marked Anglo-Canadian life in the early decades of the twentieth century. Historian Margaret Macmillan whose books Women of the Raj and Paris 1919 cast fresh light on the colonial legacy has great affection for Leacock's gentle wit and sharp-eyed insight. The renowned historian examines Leacock's life as a poor but ambitious student who rose to become an economist, celebrated academic, and, most importantly, the beloved humorist who taught Canadians to laugh at themselves.

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ISBN:
9780670066810
9780670066810
Category:
Biography: general
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-03-2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Canada
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
192
Dimensions (mm):
200x135x19mm
Weight:
0.29kg
Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan is Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Oxford and Professor of History, University of Toronto.

She is the author of Women and the Raj and the international bestsellers Nixon in China and Peacemakers, which won the 2002 Samuel Johnson Prize, and The War that Ended Peace, The Uses and Abuses of History and History's People, all published by Profile.

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