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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HORWOOD, HAROLD Title: Joey. The Life and Political Times of Joey Smallwood.
Description: Toronto, Stoddart. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0773722939) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. Very Good+/Very Good.
Keywords: Joseph R. Smallwood, Newfoundland, Premiers, Politics, Government, Fathers of Confederation, 20th Century, Politicians, Bell Island, Bonavista, Bowater, Gordon F. Bradley, British Newfoundland Corporation, Thomas W. Burgess, Cabinet, Canada House, Canadia
Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 28522
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