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A Knight in Politics free pdf Sir Frederick Borden (1847-1917), physician and entrepreneur, was Canada's longest-serving minister of defence. His untidy private life, however, often captured more attention than his public service. "A Knight in Politics" explores the history of the controversial public figure who led Canada's armed forces through the South African War, expanded and modernised the country's military from 1896-1911, and prepared them for service in the First World War. Derided as a buffoon and an ignorant civilian by military critics, Borden became the public's lightning rod and Prime Minster Wilfrid Laurier's point man for negotiating Canada's sensitive military agenda during an era of high imperialism. Carman Miller presents a balanced assessment that seamlessly blends history and social and cultural analysis to highlight Borden's relationships within the contemporary web of nepotism, patronage, business and family. A detailed account of the leading role Borden played in the development of modern Canada, "A Knight in Politics" showcases the transition to corporate capitalism and changes in public morality and social and political relationships during the "Age of Camelot."

About Carman Miller

Carman Miller is a professor of history at McGill University and author of several books, including Painting the Map Red: Canada and the South African War, 1899-1902.

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Author : Carman Miller
Publisher : McGill-Queen's University Press
Data Published : 25 July 2010
ISBN : 0773537309
EAN : 9780773537309
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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