Place Published: Lantzville
Publisher: Oolichan Books
Date Published: 1979
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition signed by Author and by Editor.
Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clear Brodart Green leather-look boards; stamped gilt lettering; toning of page edges. Inscription on front endpaper: "From one Scottish Printer's De'il [devil] to Another - With my Best Wishes - Tommy Douglas" and "My good wishes, too - Dale [Lovick]" Illustrated dust jacket; light edgewear; creasing to corners. Very clean, sound copy. 288 pages including: suggestions for Further Reading; Chronology of Main Events in Douglas' Political Life; illustrated with a number of black and white reproductions of photographs from Douglas' political career.
"Teacher, preacher, moralist, raconteur, politician, humorist - not different faces but different expressions on one face ... This book brings together selections from speeches that cover a period of more than forty years (as a politician)." (jacket flap) .
Tommy Douglas made an invaluable contribution to political life,” says Xavier Gélinas, Curator of Canadian Political History at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. “In total, he provided the impetus for about a hundred pieces of legislation, several of which can be said to have shaped the Canadian identity.”
In recognition of this immense contribution, in 1980 he was named a Companion of the Order of Canada
Very Good. Item #3276