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Bennett : the rebel who challenged and changed a nation

Boyko, John 1957- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780864926692
  • ISBN: 0864926693
  • Physical Description: print
    502 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Fredericton, New Brunswick : Goose Lane Editions, 2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 484-488) and index.
Summary, etc.: "In the late 1920s, Canada's economy was showing all the signs of a full-fledged depression. Life savings were evaporating, unemployment was up, and exports were dramatically down. Riding on the popularity of his promise to "blast" Canada's way into world markets — and thus stop the economy's downward spiral — Richard Bedford Bennett defeated William Lyon Mackenzie King at the polls on July 28, 1930, and assumed the leadership of the country. Over the next five years, however, Bennett's name became synonymous with the worst of the Depression — from Bennett buggies, to Bennett tea, to Bennett-burghs. Eighty years later, he is widely viewed as a difficult man, an ineffectual leader, and a politician who "flip-flopped" on his conservative beliefs in exchange for popularity. John Boyko offers not only the first major biography of the man, but a fresh perspective on the old scholarship. Boyko looks at the Prime Minister's sometimes controversial and often misunderstood policies through a longer lens, one that shows not a politician angling for votes, but rather a man following through on a life-long dedication to a greater role for government in society and the economy."--
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Subject: Bennett, R. B. (Richard Bedford) -- 1870-1947
Bennett, R. B. (Richard Bedford) -- 1870-1947
Prime ministers -- Canada -- Biography
Legislators -- Alberta -- Biography
Canada -- Politics and government -- 1930-1935

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