Presenting ten titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. The important Canadian lives detailed here are: influential politicians Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and Premiers René Lévesque and Maurice Duplessis; intrepid explorers Samuel de Champlain and David Thompson; National Film Board founder John Grierson; medical humanitarian Lucille Teasdale; and renowned writers Mazo de la Roche, Susanna Moodie, and Gabrielle Roy.Includes
- Willam Lyon Mackenzie King
- René Lévesque
- Maurice Duplessis
- Samuel de Champlain
- David Thompson
- John Grierson
- Lucille Teasdale
- Susanna Moodie
- Gabrielle Roy
- Mazo de la Roche
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About the Author
lian goodall began reviewing Canadian children's books in the 1980s and currently has a regular column in the Guelph Mercury and St. Catharines Standard. Her first published book was Diego Maradona. Her second was William Lyon Mackenzie King. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
Marguerite Paulin teaches at McGill University and also produces and hosts a radio program. She is also the author of René Lévesque (XYZ Publishing, 2004).
A researcher and freelance writer, Francine Legaré lives in Quebec.
Gary Evans, author of The National Interest: A Chronicle of the National Film Board of Canada from 1949 to 1989 (1991), has published extensively on the history of media and communications. A former student of John Grierson, Evans completed his degree in history at McGill and currently teaches at the University of Ottawa. Since 1975 he has also worked as a consultant and writer for the NFB.
Deborah Cowley, an Ottawa-based writer and broadcaster, is also the author of Cairo, A Practical Guide and co-author of One Woman's Journey: A Portrait of Pauline Vanier.
Tom Shardlow's diverse writing ranges from poetry and prizewinning short fiction published in literary magazines to book reviews. His freelance work, which includes creative drawings and photographs, often appears as feature articles in magazines and in newspapers. He lives with his family on Vancouver Island.
Heather Kirk writes books for young people and adults. Heather has also written newspaper articles, radio scripts, and scholarly criticism. She has won several awards for her work. Her website is at www.heatherkirk.ca.
Anne Cimon is a writer and poet, living near Montreal, Quebec. She has published four books of poetry. Cimon has also worked as a freelance writer for many years and her book reviews and literary articles have been published in many Canadian and U.S. magazines and newspapers.
André Vanasse obtained a Ph.D. in literature from the Université de Paris-Vincennes. He is vice-chairman and editorial director of XYZ éditeur. He is directs the Romanichels and the Étoile variables collections, and is editor of the literary magazine Lettres Québécoises. André also writes novels and essays.