Bookseller: , Washington, United States Toronto: HarperCollins, 1994. It was astonishing to see how close the Metis, led by Riel, came to actually realizing their dream of forming a government. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. Rich in texture and detail, this book is the story of a revolutionary in the making, centering on the people and events that molded him. .
In this intimate biography Maggie Siggins uncovers the real Louis Riel — a complex man full of contradiction and angst, a charismatic visionary and poet, a humanitarian who gave up prestige and wealth to fight for the Metis people. Yet astonishingly they have survived and grown in our memories, and it is for reminding us so thoroughly and with such empathy of the man Riel that we must be grateful to Maggie Siggins. My mother shares the same family name as Marie-Anne which was the initial reason for reading about Marie-Anne and then about Louis Riel as she was Louis' grandmother. And then, they should go to John Ralston Saul's book, A Fair Country, as I have returned to it. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Revealing a man passionate about forging an equitable and just relationship between native and white people, Riel: A Life of Revolution is more relevant today than ever before.
Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Rich in texture and detail, illuminating in its revelations of the people and events who molded the charismatic rebel, Riel: A?. Infused with atmosphere and detail, this fascinating portrait is illuminating in its accounts of the people and events that moulded the enigmatic rebel. Pages and cover are clean and intact. What I didn't love though, and what I felt detracted from her otherwise very authoritative work, was the way she dismissed people who made disparaging remarks about Riel's mental state. Rich in texture and detail, illuminating in its revelations of the people and events who molded the charismatic rebel, Riel: A Life of Revolution is a truly remarkable picture of a man and his time.
Large Trade Paperback Which Will Probably Require Extra Postage. The spine may show signs of wear. The spine may show signs of wear. Tight, square, thick book with some light age tanning to inside covers and top of pages that are not brittle. Highly acclaimed for its fresh, intimate portrait of one of Canada's most enduring -- and most misunderstood -- legends, Maggie Siggins' Riel: A Life of Revolution has become the reading choice of Canadians everywhere. About this Item: Harpercollins Canada, Toronto, 1994.
Contains glossy section of black and white illustrations from photographs. Published to widespread critical acclaim, Riel: A Life of Revolution proved that an intimate and revealing portrait of one of our most enduringand most isunderstoodlegends could be an almost instant national bestseller. Riel had an incredibly interesting and pained life which is mirrored in my appreciation for this book. He is a man to look up to for the sacrifice of his own good for what he considered the common, and the measurable good he did for those he represented. Excerpt from Riel: A Life of Revolution: The very essence of Louis Riel is contradiction. Book is in Used-Good condition.
These inconsistencies seemed out of step with the painstaking research that obviously went into other aspects of the story. He was a handsome, smartly dressed, highly-educated prude who enthralled his adoring constituency, the illiterate, risk-taking, pleasure-loving Métis buffalo hunters. The book includes an excellent overview of life in the early days of new Canadian settlers on the prairies and parts of the American mid-west. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Her portrait, proudly parties pris, will stand as rounded, necessary and a challenge to accepted history. Most important: only one branch of the Riel family shows Indian heritage — his paternal grandmother was a mixed-blood, all his other ancestors were French Canadian — and yet he symbolizes to this day the courage, pride and accomplishments of what is now seen as the Métis golden age.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Let me start by saying I was really excited to read this. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. This was both his strength and weakness as he could never develop broad enough coali Riel had an incredibly interesting and pained life which is mirrored in my appreciation for this book. This was a fascinating read and might have even gotten 5 stars.
That being said, I really enjoyed the book, and agree with other reviewers that it is well worth the read. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. About this Item: Harpercollins Canada, 1995. Overall this was a fairly balanced telling of the facts of his life and the two conflicts that define it. Revealing a man passionate about forging an equitable and just relationship between native and white people, Riel: A Life of Revolution is more relevant today than ever before. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Siggins, Michael - Maps illustrator.