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In Search of R.B. Bennett by P.B. Waite

By P.B. Waite

Writing a lifetime of Bennett, who reportedly destroyed his correspondence each seven years, provides demanding situations for the biographer. but, as P.B. Waite exhibits, Bennett's lasting contributions to Canada are past doubt. He describes Bennett's daring tasks, together with his try to introduce unemployment assurance and a minimal salary, in addition to his founding of the financial institution of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting company - accomplished within the the teeth of competition from banking and media magnates. Waite additionally contemplates Bennett's friendships, his relationships, and his lifelong bachelorhood, laying off new mild on his existence and character.

With heat, wit, and a deep wisdom of its topic, looking for R.B. Bennett brings Bennett the fellow - his penchants, prejudices, weaknesses, and strengths - sooner than the reader.

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