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War Scenes Across the Canadian Border

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

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Title:War Scenes Across the Canadian Border
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(57 of 61 for author by title)
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Published:   1915
Publisher:Vanity Fair
Tags:Canadiana, essay, non-fiction, war, World War I

In War Scenes Across the Canadian Border, an essay Stephen Leacock wrote for the American readers of Vanity Fair in 1915, he portrayed a determined nation thronged with men in khaki uniforms, its streets decorated with broad white streamers to mark the recruiting offices. [Suggest a different description.]


Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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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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