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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GWYN, SANDRA. Title: Tapestry of War: A Private View of Canadians in the Great War.
Description: Toronto, HarperCollins. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 000215787X) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good.
Keywords: World War I, First World War, Great War, Canada, Canadians, Biography, Agar Adamson, Correspondence, Anthony Adamson, Sir William Maxwell Aitken, Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Edwin Alderson, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, Belgian Canal Boat Fund,
Price: US$ 20.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 28819
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