Riel: A Life of Revolution (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins Canada, Oct 25, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 528 pages
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Published to widespread critical acclaim, Riel: A Life of Revolution proved that an intimate and revealing portrait of one of our most enduring—and most isunderstood—legends could be an almost instant national bestseller. ‘Who is Louis Riel?’ Maggie Siggins asks, and comes up with some fascinating answers. Seen by many as an unrepentant traitor, a messianic prophet and a pathetic tyrant, Siggins uncovers the real Louis Riel—a complex man full of contradiction and angst, a charismatic visionary and poet, a humanitarian who gave up prestige and wealth to fight for the Métis people. Infused with atmosphere and detail, this fascinating portrait is illuminating in its accounts of the people and events that moulded the enigmatic rebel. Revealing a man passionate about forging an equitable and just relationship between native and white people, Riel: A Life of Revolution is more relevant today than ever before.

  

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User Review  - Tim Weakley - Goodreads

Overall this was a fairly balanced telling of the facts of his life and the two conflicts that define it. The period of exile in the US was interesting to me as it was the least known aspect of the ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
PART IEMERGENCE
1
2
3
PART IITRIUMPH
4
5
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EPILOGUE
ADDENDUM ONE

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PART IIIEXILE
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PART IVTRAGEDY
ADDENDUM TWO
ADDENDUM THREE
NOTES
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
About the Author
Copyright
About the Publisher
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Maggie Siggins is the author of Revenge of the Land, which won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction in 1992. She is also the author of A Canadian Tragedy: The Colin Thatcher Story, which became a highly-rated television mini-series, Love and Hate, in Canada and around the world. A native of Toronto, Maggie Siggins now lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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