TITLE

A CANDID PORTRAIT

AUTHOR(S)
Buchan, Alastalr
PUB. DATE
March 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;3/16/53, Vol. 128 Issue 11, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article evaluates the book "The Incredible Canadian," by Bruce Hutchison. One point about this book is beyond dispute-the accuracy of its title, William Lyon Mackenzie King, who was for twenty-one years the Prime Minister of Canada (between 1921 and 1948) and who unquestionably laid the foundations of Canada's present economic power and international standing, was a figure, wholly unbelievable to those who did not know him. In a brilliant first chapter, which raises unfulfilled hopes about the rest of the book, Hutchison unfolds the paradoxes which his personality and career presented. Totally devoid of personal attraction or color, King managed to unite and in many ways to epitomize, the aspirations of a young nation built around the two most romanticist nations, the Scots and the French.
ACCESSION #
14555238

 

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