Thursday, 26 May 2011

J. W. Dafoe, "Laurier: A Study in Politics" (1922, rep. 1963)

Dafoe is one of Canada's great Liberal authors, and likely the most renowned journalist/editor the country has produced.

The text of this book, originally written for the Manitoba Free Press as a series of four essays, is available for free online at Project Gutenberg. Essentially, Dafoe was responding to what he saw as the interesting, but deeply flawed two volume biography of Laurier written by O. D. Skelton. As an acquaintance and admirer of Laurier, Dafoe took it upon himself to correct the record.

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