Unbuttoned

A History of Mackenzie King's Secret Life

Auteur/ Illustrateur / Sous la direction de : Christopher Dummitt

When Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King died in 1950, the public knew little about his eccentric private life. In his final will, King ordered the destruction of his private diaries, seemingly securing his privacy for good. Yet twenty-five years after King’s death, the public was bombarded with stories about “Weird Willie,” the Prime Minister who communed with ghosts and cavorted with prostitutes. Unbuttoned traces the transformation of the public’s knowledge and opinion of King’s character, offering a compelling look at the changing way Canadians saw themselves and measured the importance of their leaders’ personal lives. 

Éditeur
McGill-Queen’s University Press
DateISBNCode BISACThémaDroits disponibles
20179780773548763HIS006000, POL010000
LangueFormatDimensionsPrixNombre de pages
AnglaisBroché / souple6 x 9 in34.95 $ CA352