JOHN BUCHAN: Model Governor General -by J William Galbraith ( Lord Tweedsmuir )( Canada / Canadian History / Politics )


----------hardcover, a Fine example, in a Fine dustjacket, 533 pages, b&w photos, ---"Soldier, spy, politician, bestselling thriller writer, and governor general of Canada — John Buchan was a man of many seasons and talents. --An accomplished Scottish journalist, soldier, head of intelligence, and Member of Parliament, John Buchan (1875-1940) is best known for penning thrillers such as The Thirty-Nine Steps. However, as Canada’s 15th governor general (1935-40), Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, played a significant leadership role as a statesman and diplomat. --Buchan was the first governor general appointed after the 1931 Statute of Westminster, which gave Canada constitutional equality with Britain. He worked tirelessly for Canadian unity and promoted the sovereignty, and loyalty to the sovereign, of Canada. In 1937 he founded the Governor General’s Awards, still Canada’s premier prizes for literary achievement. --Lord Tweedsmuir helped draw Canada, Britain, and the United States closer together to strengthen the democracies threatened by Nazism and Fascism. He was an inspiration to several of his successors and still inspires us today."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: JOHN BUCHAN: Model Governor General -by J William Galbraith ( Lord Tweedsmuir )( Canada / Canadian History / Politics )

Author Name: Galbraith, J William; Forewords By Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada and Lady Deborah Stewarthy ( John Buchan related / Lord Tweedsmuir )

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2013, 1st edition, First Printing: 2013

ISBN Number: 1459709373

ISBN Number 13: 9781459709379

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 162912

Keywords: JOHN BUCHAN: Model Governor General -by J William Galbraith ( Lord Tweedsmuir ), Biography , Scottish Statesman, Thirty-Nine Steps