In the 1860s, western alienation began at Yonge Street, and George Brown was the Preston Manning of the day. So begins Christopher Moore s fascinating 1990s look at the messy, dramatic, crisis-ridden process that brought Canada into being and at the politicians, no more lovable or united than our own, who, against all odds, managed to forge a deal that worked. From the first chapter, he turns a fresh, perceptive, and lucid eye on the people, the issues, and the political theories of Confederation from John A. Macdonald s canny handling of leadership to the invention of federalism and the Senate, from the Quebec question to the influence of political philosophers Edmund Burke and Walter Bagehot. This is a book for all Canadians who love their country and fear for it after the failure of the constitution-making of the 1990s. Here is a clear, entertaining reintroduction to the ideas and processes that forged the nation. From the Hardcover edition. "
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Author Biography - Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore may be Canada s most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits, won a Governor General s Award and continues to delight readers, and his Loyalists: Revolution, Exile, Settlement won the Secretary of State s Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies. He co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada, and his history of Canada for young people, The Story of Canada (co-authored with Janet Lunn), was a bestseller and won the Mister Christie Award for Children s Books. He has also written The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario s Lawyers, Canada: Our Country (co-authored with Mark Kingwell), and 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal. He has made many radio documentaries for CBC-Radio s Ideas and writes a column for The Beaver. Christopher Moore lives in Toronto."