1867 by Christopher Moore
How the Fathers Made a Deal

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“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.


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Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novel Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: "Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiendss: "Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melanc, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, Yoholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool", and "Bite Me". He lives in San Francisco, Calu Suck, Fool", and "Bite Me". He lives in San Francisco, California. ifornia.
 
Published July 27, 2011 by McClelland & Stewart. 298 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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