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A Knight in Politics: A Biography of Sir Frederick Borden

Sir Frederick Borden (1847-1917), physician and entrepreneur, was Canada’s longest-serving minister of defence. His untidy private life, however, often captured more attention than his public service. A Knight in Politics explores the history of the controversial public figure who led Canada’s armed forces through the South African War, expanded and modernized the country’s military from 1896 to 1911, and prepared them for service in the First World War.

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