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Extraordinary Canadians Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont free pdf Louis Riel is regarded by some as a hero and visionary, by others as a madman and misguided religious zealot. The Metis leader who fought for the rights of his people against an encroaching tide of white settlers helped establish the province of Manitoba before escaping to the United States. Gabriel Dumont was a successful hunter and Metis chief, a man tested by warfare, a pragmatist who differed from the devout Riel. Giller Prize winning novelist Joseph Boyden argues that Dumont, part of a delegation that had sought out Riel in exile, may not have foreseen the impact on the Metis cause of bringing Riel home. While making rational demands of Sir John A. Macdonald's government, Riel seemed increasingly overtaken by a messianic mission. His execution in 1885 by the Canadian government still reverberates today. Boyden provides fresh, controversial insight into these two seminal Canadian figures and how they shaped the country."

About Joseph Boyden

Joseph Boyden 's first novel, Three Day Road, was selected for the "Today Show" Book Club, won the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize, the CBA Libris Fiction Book of the Year Award, the Amazon.ca/ Books in Canada First Novel Award, and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General s Award for Fiction. His second novel, "Through Black Spruce," was awarded the Scotiabank Giller Prize and named the Canadian Booksellers Association Fiction Book of the Year- it also earned him the CBA s Author of the Year Award. His most recent novel, "The Orenda," won Canada Reads and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General s Award for Fiction. Boyden divides his time between Northern Ontario and Louisiana."

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Author : Joseph Boyden
Publisher : Penguin Books Canada
Data Published : 05 October 2010
ISBN : 0670066710
EAN : 9780670066711
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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