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Louis 'David' Riel: Prophet of the New World

Louis 'David' Riel: Prophet of the New World

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Louis Riel is one of the great tragic heroes in Canadian history, and one of its most misunderstood. Was he a prophet or a madman? The debate rages still...

Thomas Flanagan searches Louis Riel's personal life, compassionately and with understanding, for the truth in the century-long deba

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Thomas Flanagan (November 5, 1923 – March 21, 2002) was an American professor of English literature who specialized in Irish literature. He was also a successful novelist. Flanagan, who was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, graduated from Amherst College in 1945. He was a tenured full - Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley until his retirement. Flanagan died in 2002, at the age of 78, in Berkeley.

He won the National Book Critics Circle Award i