This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||Our Heritage of Liberty: Its Origin, Its Achievement, Its Crisis. A Book for Wartime|
|Publisher:||The Bodley Head|
|Tags:||Canadiana, essay, history, non-fiction|
Stephen Leacock's 1942 wartime treatise, "Our Heritage, Liberty, Its Crisis". This fascinating and thought-provoking text will appeal to those with an interest in the war-inspired literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to the collections of related works. The chapters of this volume include: "Britain and America," "The Good and the Bad Old Times," "The March of Progress," "Liberty in the Ancient World," "The Shadow of the Dark and Middle Ages." States "," The Growth of Popular Rights ", and more. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
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