Publisher:Dundurn Press, 2013Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
- Author: Konieczny, Vladimir; Dunton, Darcy; Labrèche-Larouche, Michelle; Rigelhof, T.F.; Slade, Arthur; Plante, Raymond; Braid, Kate; Fitzgerald, Judith; Wilson, John; Bridge, Kathryn; Stewart, Roderick; Macpherson, MargaretDate:Created2013Summary:
Presenting ten titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. The important Canadian lives detailed here are: Emma Albani, a nineteenth century opera singer from Quebec who became a diva of the musical world; Emily Carr, the artist famous for capturing the essence in her paintings of the Native cultures of the coast of British Columbia; George Grant, a prescient political philosopher and author of Lament for a Nation; star NHL goalie Jacques Plante, the first netminder to don a protective mask; influential Prime Ministers John Diefenbaker and Sir Wilfrid Laurier; John Franklin, while not a Canadian, an explorer whose demise in the Arctic is an important part of Canada's historical identity; Marshall McLuhan, the academic who predicted so much of the modern media world we live in today; mountaineer and explorer Phyllis Munday; and early feminist icon Nellie McClung. IncludesEmma AlbaniEmily CarrGeorge GrantJacques PlanteJohn DiefenbakerJohn FranklinMarshall McLuhanPhyllis MundayWilfrid LaurierNellie McClungSubject(s): Albani, Emma, Dame | Carr, Emily, 1871-1945 | Grant, George Parkin, 1918-1988 | Plante, Jacques, 1929-1986 | Diefenbaker, John G., 1895-1979 | McLuhan, Marshall, 1911-1980 | Munday, Phyllis | Laurier, Wilfrid, Sir, 1841-1919 | McClung, Nellie L., 1873-1951Original Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn PressLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781459724365