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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Riel a Life of Revolution AUTHOR Maggie Siggins I found this biography on the discard sale table at our local library and loved it so much I went back to the library to tell them they'd made a mistake and should keep it they had another copy on the shelf This is a deeply compelling and utterly heartbreaking story like watching a terrible accident in slow moti

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    free read Riel a Life of Revolution read & download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Maggie Siggins Maggie Siggins á 0 free download Riel had an incredibly interesting and pained life which is mirrored in my appreciation for this book The first

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Riel a Life of Revolution AUTHOR Maggie Siggins Let me start by saying I was really excited to read this My previous knowledge of Riel was pretty limited It ess

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    [EBOOK / KINDLE] Riel a Life of Revolution AUTHOR Maggie Siggins free read Riel a Life of Revolution Overall this was a fairly balanced telling of the facts of his life and the two conflicts that define it The period of exi

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  • Riel a Life of Revolution
  • Maggie Siggins
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  • 21 August 2020
  • 9780006394730

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free read Riel a Life of Revolution review Riel a Life of Revolution ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Highly acclaimed for its fresh intimate portrait of one of Canada's most enduring and most misunderstood legends Maggie Siggins' Riel. I found this biography on the discard sale table at our local library and loved it so much I went back to the library to tell them they d made a mistake and should keep it they had another copy on the shelf This is a deeply compelling and utterly heartbreaking story like watching a terrible accident in slow motion and being unable to stop it and unable to look away OK some of the centre section about Riel s long and depressing exile is well depressing and a bit too detailed but knowing where it was headed kept me going This is often the nature of biography Siggins presents a nuanced portrait of Riel and a detailed examination of a pivotal period in Canadian history about which I was almost entirely ignorant and woefully misinformed It was astonishing to see how close the Metis led by Riel came to actually realizing their dream of forming a government It was depressing to see how a movement of Orangemen warped and influenced events so massively with a virulent wave of imperialist racist hyper Britishness To my surprise I found this book had a strongly contemporary resonance At the risk of sounding preachy everyone in Canada with any interest in the future of First Nations people or in our collective future should read this important book And then they should go to John Ralston Saul s book A Fair Country as I have returned to it He describes the suppression of the Metis and the execution of Riel as the lowest point in our history one that we are still recovering from Until we understand and reach back to our uniue history he argues our uniue destiny has remained obscured and unreachable

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free read Riel a Life of Revolution review Riel a Life of Revolution ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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 tim. Let me start by saying I was really excited to read this My previous knowledge of Riel was pretty limited It essentially consisted of elementary school social studies class and John Coulter s The Trial of Louis Riel play So I was basically starting out under the assumption that the guy was a probably mentally unstable rebellion leader I love the depth that Siggins gave both Riel and the political social landscape This was a fascinating read and might have even gotten 5 stars 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 True that such remarks written 20 years after his hanging might have been marred by memory the trial public opinion but she presented positive remarks written long after the fact as unuestionably legitimate It also bothered me that she made such a blatant mistake as referring to the Mormons as protestants These inconsistencies seemed out of step with the painstaking research that obviously went into other aspects of the storyThat being said I really enjoyed the book and agree with other reviewers that it is well worth the read I d recommend it to any all Canadians

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free read Riel a Life of Revolution review Riel a Life of Revolution ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A Life of Revolution has become the reading choice of Canadians everywhere Rich in texture and detail illuminating in its revelations. Riel had an incredibly interesting and pained life which is mirrored in my appreciation for this book The first chapters up to about 1870 are the most important for Canadian history after which Riel had a pretty rough time of it as he chose to represent and work with the down and out from Montana to Saskatchewan He was part French part Native and born on the edge of what was civilization at the time This was both his strength and weakness as he could never develop broad enough coalition to have any hope That he developed hope from such despair reuired a religious road that may appear incomprehensible to the modern reader but he dealt with many religious arguments from hundreds of years previousThe book gets really boring when the author starts uoting Riel s poetry To be clear Riel was not a poet Siggins is such an irrational apologist for Riel that at one point she suggests he merely acted insane when he went to an asylum but later says he would never just act insane in explaining why he didn t go along with his defense in his traitor trial There is no uestion that Riel was treated poorly by a nation that could not stop to even consider the validity of his arguments He rarely had a chance but through his action in the Red River rebellion he did secure some space and recognition of the Metis heritage that may otherwise have been lost to history 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