Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 2013

416 Pages | 10 illus.

8.9 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199003938

Bookseller Code (06)

Canada and the End of the Imperial Dream: Beverley Baxter's Reports from London through War and Peace, 1936-1960

Neville Thompson

  • Compelling history. Covers some of the most profound events of the twentieth century, from the Second World War to the Cold War and Suez crisis.
  • Revealing biography. In part the story of Beverly Baxter, the most important person conveying information about Britain to Canada for a quarter of a century.
  • Cultural icon. A historical glimpse into Maclean's magazine, the only national general interest magazine in English Canada in the mid-twentieth century.
  • Success story. A Canadian living in Britain, Baxter was a well-respected journalist and newspaper editor in London, as well as British Member of Parliament.
  • Stylish prose. Written for a wide audience in a style that is variously witty, ironic, and compelling.
  • Influential "characters." Includes a cast of characters who largely shaped the twentieth century-including Churchill, Lord Beaverbrook, Mackenzie King, Stalin, and Hitler.
  • Opinionated. Baxter was a firm supporter of the British imperial connection, ever keen to persuade his audience back home to preserve the British links.
  • Archival images. Includes reproductions from Maclean's archives, among other sources.

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