Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson

Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson
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199,- 199,-
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Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
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Utgivelsesår 2008
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9780143172697
Sider 232
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Om Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson

In his 2 terms as prime minister, from 19631968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada through the introduction of Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Auto Pact, and the new Maple Leaf flag. Pearson came to power after an impressive career as a diplomat, where he played a vital role in the creation of NATO and the United Nations, later serving as president of its General Assembly. He put Canada on the world stage when he won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his handling of the Suez Crisis, during which he brokered the formation of a UN peacekeeping force. Author Andrew Cohen, whose books have focused on Canadas place in the world, is the perfect author to assess Pearsons legacy.


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