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Richard Gwyn on Sir John A. Macdonald, nation maker

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Author Richard Gwyn joins Michael Enright to talk about his new book Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times. The book completes the two-volume biography of the first Canadian prime minister, and covers the years 1867 to 1891.  Gwyn can be heard here in an interview about volume one, which covered the years from Macdonald's birth in 1815, to 1867.

Medium: Radio
Program: The Sunday Edition
Broadcast Date: Sept. 25, 2011
Interviewer: Michael Enright
Guest: Richard Gwyn
Duration: 22:00

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