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Book Title: Into the Hurricane: Attacking Socialism and the CCF|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.61 MB
v The author of the book: John Boyko
Edition: J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing
Date of issue: September 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9781897289099
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Read full description of the books Into the Hurricane: Attacking Socialism and the CCF:Born in the prairies, from the ravages of the Depression, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation was a new political party that offered a socialist vision and idealistic belief that Canada could rebuild itself to become better and more fair than ever before. The CCF grew to the point that, by 1943, a national poll found that it was Canada's most popular party. But it's success bred fear among those on the political right, including Big Business, the progressive Conservative Party, and religious leaders who all created an anti-Socialist, anti-CCF campaign that ruthlessly sought to destroy the idea and the party. That campaign was joined and exploited by the Communist and Liberal Parties that attacked from the left. The attacks created a hurricane, which, by 1949, had damaged Canadian socialism and the CCF to the point where prospects for electoral success waned and seemed to die. "Into the Hurricane" invites Canadians to consider how their political opinions and options are manipulated now by considering how they were manipulated then. As Canadians fight for the future of health care, public education, and social programs that have become woven into the fabric of our political culture, when CCF leader Tommy Douglas is lauded as the Greatest Canadian, the book asks Canadians to consider the hurricane that destroyed the party that was attempting to bring forward ideas so many now consider our birthright.
Read information about the authorMy 7th book, Sir John's Echo: The Voice for a Stronger Canada, will be released by Dundurn Press on April 1, 2017. Watch for give aways on Good Reads as the date approaches.
My sixth book, Cold Fire: Kennedy's Northern Front, was published by Penguin Random House Knopf in Canada and the United States on February 2. It will challenge ideas many people have about Kennedy, the times, and Canada.
My previous books include Last Steps to Freedom: The Evolution of Canadian Racism, Into The Hurricane: Attacking Socialism, and Bennett: The Rebel Who Challenged and Changed a Nation.
Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation was published in 2013. It was a national bestseller and chosen as one of the Globe and Mail's Best Books of the year. It received positive reviews in Canada, the United States and Britain. In 2014 Blood and Daring was released in paperback and the next year shortlisted for a Governor General's award for its translation into French.
I enjoy speaking with groups and doing radio, TV and print interviews and have done so across Canada. The travel is sometimes tiring but I like meeting people who share an interest in books, ideas and history.
I enjoy writing my Monday morning blog which I post on johnboyko.com.
My op. ed. columns are writing exercises but also, like this site, meant to present ideas that might cause a reader to reflect or hopefully be stirred to debate. The Globe and Mail, Calgary Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa's Hill Times, Fredericton Telegraph-Journal, Montreal Gazette and more have published my columns.
I have earned degrees from Trent, Queen's and McMaster Universities. I’m the former Dean of History and now an administrator at Lakefield College School. I’ve served on many boards including, currently, the Lakefield Literary Festival. I have also been elected to municipal office. The guitar has offered me great solace and pleasure over the years. I am now the lead guitarist and singer in a pop-rock band that plays a once a month gig at the local pub.
Home is the small Village of Lakefield, Ontario where I live in a 130 year old house with my dear wife Sue.
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