John Diefenbaker

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Dundurn, Jan 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 182 pages

At the age of nine, John Diefenbaker announced, "I’m going to be prime minister when I grow up." He never lost sight of his goal. Diefenbaker was prime minister of Canada from 1957-1963. He believed in social justice, opening up the North, and making things better for western farmers. Canadians responded to his campaign call to "Follow John." This compelling book recreates the tensions of the Diefenbaker era - the time of the Cold War, spy scandals, and the Cuban Missile Crisis - when the world seemed on the brink of nuclear war.

 

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Contents

I m going to be prime minister
1
Lawyer for the Defence
11
Running for Election
27
Member of Parliament
43
Leader of the Opposition
63
Prime Minister of Canada
79
Follow John
87
Collision Course
99
Everybodys against me but the people
115
Washed Up
135
The Final Whistle Stop Campaign
145
Chronology of John George Diefenbaker 18951979
151
Acknowledgmentsand Recommended Further Reading
173
Index
176
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About the author (2001)

Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full-time. He is the author of the Canadian Chills series of books, Dust (which won the Governor General's award), Tribes, and Monsterology. He currently lives in Saskatoon.

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