Place Published: Toronto
Publisher: Thomas Allen
Date Published: 
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First Edition. 7-3/8 x 4-7/8 inches. pp. , 7-182pp
Some light spotting on green covers and front and back end papers, otherwise, very good condition.
Bookplate of Francis Mathweuson on front endpaper.
Inscribed by author, JW Defoe to "Sir James Aikins with Season's Greetings Christmas 1922" on other front end paper.
Sir James Albert Manning Aikins, K.C., was a lawyer, politician (Member of Parliament for Brandon 1911-1915) in Manitoba, Canada. He was the leader of the Manitoba Conservative Party in the provincial election of 1915, and later served as the province's ninth Lieutenant Governor.
From preface on book: The four articles which make up this volume were originally published in successive issues of the Monthly Book Review of the Manitoba Free Press and are herewith assembled in book form in response to what appears to be a somewhat general request that they be made available in a more permanent form. J. W. D.
I. LAURIER: A STUDY IN CANADIAN POLITICS
II. LAURIER AND EMPIRE RELATIONSHIPS
III. FIFTEEN YEARS OF PREMIERSHIP
IV. LAURIER: DEFEAT AND ANTI-CLIMAX
Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's seventh and first French-Canadian Prime Minister and second "elected" Prime Minister (after Sir John A. Macdonald), holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919 . His nearly 45 years (1874-1919) of service in Federal politics in the House of Commons stands as a record in Canadian politics.
In a 2010 poll of 1,000 Canadians, weekly news magazine Maclean’s asked who Canada’s greatest Prime-Minister was. More than 80% of respondents replied “Wilfrid Laurier”.
Very Good. Item #5073