Interview with Ged Martin, author of new John A. Macdonald biography

Interesting new biography; click here to access the interview with Ged Martin.

Here’s an excerpt:

Question: What was Sir John A. Macdonald like? We have some great photos of him.

Answer:

In an age where you had to sit and stare at the camera for a long exposure, most people look stern and pop-eyed.

But Macdonald had an actor’s ability to hold a genial pose.

He was tall, around 180 cms (5 feet, 11 inches). Most people in those days were shorter than now.

But he used his height in an inclusive way, with a trick of bending forward in a gesture of welcome.

[End of excerpt]

 

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