Top 10 Books about Prime Ministers of Canada

 

Canada is a North American country, covering areas from U. S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. The country Canada has a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system within the monarchy. Many study the history of Canada for reasons like – educational purposes, interest in history and etc.

 

Canada’s Prime Ministers, Governors General and Fathers of Confederation

This masterpiece from the author will give you an insight of Canada’s history, and it’s heritage. The book features 83 biographies of the prime ministers, which will enhance your knowledge in no time.

Read it For:
Reading this book will enhance your knowledge about Canadian Prime Ministers in a very concise manner, which is why this book one of the best books on Canadian Prime Ministers.
Don't Read it For:
The book is really engaging, but some readers may find it a bit inclined towards the academic side. Don’t let that stop you from indulging in this amazing portrait of Canadian history.
What makes this book stand out?:
The way everything is presented in the book is exceptional; not all authors are able to engage a reader and enhance knowledge at the same time.

John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies

The book contains well researched and crisp content about the Founding Prime Minister of Canada, John A. Macdonald. The works of Sir John for Canada has been interpreted by the authors in a different way in this book.

Read it For:
If you are looking for a modern way to look at the classic history of Canada then, this is the book you should read.
Don't Read it For:
The interpretations done by the author are worth reading, but at the same time it can be a point of disagreement for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book was published on the occasion of 200th birthday of John A. Macdonald, the first point which makes it stand out. The second point is the recognition this book has attained from the scholars in this field; not all books can achieve this.

Eighteen Men: The Prime Ministers of Canada

This book features the insight of personal and public life of the men selected by people to maintain the country. As the title suggests, this book features the life of Canadian Prime Ministers starting from Sir John A. Macdonald to Jean Chretien.

Read it For:
Read this one the most popular books on Canadian Prime Ministers to enhance your knowledge about the lives, these leaders lived.
Don't Read it For:
Those who have studied these men won’t find anything new when it comes to public life. However, personal life of these men will be something new for the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book has been presented in a very entertaining manner; this makes the book stand out and very engaging for the readers. History at its best, literally.

Right Honourable Men: The Descent of Canadian Politics from Macdonald to Mulroney

As the title suggests the book will examine the Canadian politics from the age of first Prime Minister Sir. John A. Macdonald to Mulroney. The writer has presented a time-based study relating to every prime minister. The writer’s examination is based on the demands and needs of the public, and the actions of the chosen leaders.

Read it For:
This book will definitely improve your knowledge about the politics in Canada – the way it started with a visionary leader and how it progressed under different leaders.
Don't Read it For:
The points mentioned by the author are based on his evaluation can be a point of disagreement for some readers. Reading this book with an open mind is suggested
What makes this book stand out?:
The author has presented a perfect blend of politics and history, for all the readers to enjoy.
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Egotists and Autocrats: The Prime Minister of Canada

This book features a collection of biographies of Canadian prime ministers. The author had mentioned their lives before these leaders reached the parliament and the impact they made during their reign.

Read it For:
Reading this book will enhance your knowledge about how the leaders of a nation became what they are known for today.
Don't Read it For:
Some readers may not find anything new in this book, depending on the knowledge about the subject.
What makes this book stand out?:
The detail author has put in his work is the real difference maker, a must-read book for anyone who wants to learn about Canadian political history.

Bastards and Boneheads: Canada’s Glorious Leaders, Past and Present

This masterpiece from the author Ferguson has examined all the important aspects when it comes to Canada. The book also has an amazing definition for BASTARDS and BONEHEADS. From the politics of wars, Ferguson has covered it all.

Read it For:
This book will give the readers a ground for comparing all the events, leaders and other important aspects relating to the past, present or future of the country.
Don't Read it For:
The content of the book is opinionated, some readers may find this a turn off; still one should read to decide based on their opinions.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because the content will provoke the readers to think, evaluate and then come to a result.

Prime Ministers: Ranking Canada’s Leaders

You will come across the rankings of Canada’s prime ministers, from Mackenzie King to Kim Campbell. Apart from that, the book will provide you insights of Canadian politics.

Read it For:
Read it to enhance your knowledge about politics in Canada and about the leaders as well.
Don't Read it For:
The rankings done by the authors can be seen as right or wrong, based on readers point of view.
What makes this book stand out?:
Granatstein and Hillmer have done complete justice at presenting the characteristics of Canadian leaders.

Staking Claims to a Continent

During the early 1860s three Protestants - Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and John A. Macdonald started a major project of reshaping the North American continent. With three different approaches, success or failure of this project had a lot at stake, globally.

Read it For:
This book will enlighten the readers about the history of Canada, and it’s present existence.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a hard-core history lover, still a great educational piece for all the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book stands out because it offers a broader view of Canada’s past and how it was formed.

John A: The Man Who Made Us

This book by the author is considered as the first complete biography of Canada’s first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald. The details in the book start from John A.’s birth to first Canada Day in 1867.

Read it For:
The book will not only educate you about Canada’s history but also about the life of its most important prime minister.
Don't Read it For:
The content can get a bit opinionated at times. The book overall is a good read.
What makes this book stand out?:
Life of Sir John A. has been presented in a very colorful and intense manner, keeping all the emotions intact.

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