Robert Bond: The Greatest Newfoundland - Ted Rowe

Part Number:62772
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The foremost figure from the years of responsible government in Newfoundland, Robert Bond led a spectacularly successful but often tortured life. Cultured and well-to-do, he tried to play the game of politics like a gentleman, and over a period of 30 years never suffered a defeat at the polls. This carefully researched and engaging biography delves into Bond’s life and times, following him from his school days in St. John’s and England to his rapid rise in the 1880s and ’90s and his time as prime minister in the first decade of the twentieth century.  Along the way it reveals his relationship with his contemporaries, the unforgettable characters from this rough and tumble time in Newfoundland politics.


Available April 2017