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Author Galbraith, J. William, author.

Title John Buchan : model governor general / J. William Galbraith ; foreword by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada ; foreword by Lady Deborah Stewartby
Published Toronto : Dundurn Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (533 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgements -- Forword / His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada -- Foreword / Lady Deborah Stewartby -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I.A refreshing change : the model takes shape -- A noble soul -- Untitled but uncommon -- Double arrival -- Part II. Making the Statute of Westminster a reality : statesman in Canada -- Counsellor : desired, trusted, and suspected -- Stirrings in foreign and defence policy : controversy and helpful observations -- A Canadian's first loyalty -- The royal tour : sovereignty and loyalty -- Part III. "The best bridge" : statesman beyond Canada -- Bridging Britain and America -- Appeasement and remembering Joseph -- The war : a little help in connection with the U.S.A. -- The war : interpreter of Canada and Britain ; post-war order -- Part IV. "Never be off the road" : reaching out to Canadians -- First journeys -- Desperate prairies, gateway to the Pacific, and the Scotland of Canada -- "Lure of the far north" -- A mari usque ad mare-iterum -- Part V. Encouraging excellence -- Literary Governor General -- Patron and intellectual promoter -- "Touched nothing which he did not adorn" -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary 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. -- Publisher website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-525) and index
SUBJECT Buchan, John, 1875-1940.
Buchan, John, 1875-1940. fast (OCoLC)fst00034405
Buchan, John 1875-1940 gnd
Subject Governors general -- Canada -- Biography
Authors, Scottish -- Biography
Statesmen -- Great Britain -- Biography
Authors, Scottish.
Governors general.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2013464500
ISBN 9781459709393