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Inhaltsangabe: Montreal in the 1940s and '50s was Canada's largest, richest, most vibrant and colourful city. It was, at the end of those prosperous decades, "bursting at the seams," still growing, still far ahead of Toronto. No one then could foresee the rise of Quebec separatism, which would cripple the city, and send it into its long decline.
In City Unique, William Weintraub introduces the reader to many of the extraordinary characters who gave Montreal its singular flavour. They include Camillien Houde, the mayor who was interned during the war for advocating treason; Lili St. Cyr, the ultimate striptease artiste, who mesmerized men and boys; Maurice Duplessis, the dictatorial premier who could evict individuals from their homes if he suspected they were communist; Harry Ship, the czar of illegal gambling dens; and Anna Beauchamp, the flamboyant madam who operated a string of at least a dozen brothels.
Montreal was a "wide-open town," the vice capital of Canada, where the amply bribed police and politicians connived to resist all attempts at reform. But two crusaders, Pacifique Plante and Jean Drapeau, were determined to clean up the city and Weintraub gives a lively account of their battle with the vice lords.
During the era, far-reaching changes took place within the communities that comprised Montreal's three solitudes - the English, the French, and the Jewish - and the author examines their effects. He also describes the city's passionate ideologues, both communist and fascist, their struggles and changing fortunes in the aftermath of the Second World War. He examines, too, the emergence of a generation of novelists, playwrights and poets, including Hugh MacLennan, Gabrielle Roy, Irving Layton and others who set a new standard for Canadian literature.
The 1940s and '50s were a unique period, different from everything that came before - the Great Depression, the lingering stuffiness of the Edwardian era - and different from the period that followed - signaled by Quebec's Quiet Revolution. It was a pivotal, momentous time. William Weintraub, writing with indignation and affection, brings the Montreal of his youth vividly, entertainingly and wittily to life in this extraordinary book.
Über den Autor: William Weintraub was a reporter for the Gazette and a writer for Weekend magazine. Later, as writer, director, and producer with the National Film Board, he was involved in the making of some 150 films. He is the author of Why Rock the Boat?, The Underdogs, and City Unique.
Titel: City Unique: Montreal Days and Nights in the...
Verlag: McClelland & Stewart
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung M&S, 1996. Buchzustand: VG/VG. Hardcover with excellent dust jacket/Montreal days and nights in the 1940s and '50s. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 22181
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0771089910I5N01
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Black , hardcover, very good, Never Read, Spanish language,Previous owner's name Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos upon request. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU0252563
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 332 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 128496
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0771089910
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Toronto, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Second Printing. A beautiful copy. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE-PAGE. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 016123
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1997. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: VG. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: VG. First Edition. 332pp. with b/w illustrations, review clipped from the Montreal Gazette enclosed. Previous owners bookplate on the front free endpaper and light soil to outer edges. DJ has edge/rub wear, a small tear/chip at the bottom of the spine and light creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. 16 x 23.6 x 3.1 cm, wt850g Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 021779
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97807710899163.0
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1996. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. Hardcover with dust jacket, second printing, 332 pages, plus black-and-white illustrations. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 033888
Buchbeschreibung McClelland & Stewart, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Sticker residue on back cover of DJ ; 9 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 344 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 120088