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Sir John A.'s Crusade and Seward's Magnificent Folly free pdf In late 1866, John A. Macdonald and other Fathers of Confederation arrived in London to begin discussions with Britain to create Canada. Macdonald and two of his colleagues stayed briefly at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, the stately home of the Fourth Earl of Carnarvon, Britain's colonial secretary. Those are the facts.Today Highclere Castle is widely known as the real-life location for the popular television series Downton Abbey. In Richard Rohmer's novel, Macdonald talks with Carnarvon at Highclere about legislation to give Canada autonomy, the danger of Irish Fenian assassination plots, and the proposed American purchase of Alaska from Russia. Later, back in London, a fire partially destroys Macdonald's hotel room, and the future prime minister, trying to curb his fondness for alcohol, woos and marries his second wife, Agnes. In the end, Macdonald wins the passage of the British North America Act but fails in his bid for Alaska when U.S. Secretary of State William Seward buys that strategic territory.Secret deals, romance, and international intrigue all figure in this rousing tale of historical speculation set on the eve of the birth of a nation.

About Richard Rohmer

Richard Rohmer is the bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including "Ultimatum," "Separation," and "Ultimatum 2." He has also published many non-fiction books, including "Generally Speaking: The Memoirs of Major-General Richard Rohmer." Rohmer lives in Collingwood, Ontario, and practises law in Toronto.

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Author : Richard Rohmer
Publisher : Dundurn Group Ltd
Data Published : 05 January 2013
ISBN : 1459709853
EAN : 9781459709850
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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