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Ignorance is not Bliss

One of Canada's best-known biographers turns to the raw material of his own life in Writing History.  Michael Bliss has been a prolific scholar for a long time. Now he has drawn on personal diaries to describe his own life, one which has taken him from small-town Ontario in the 1950s to international recognition. His memoir encompasses social history, family tragedy, an insider's view of university life and Canadian national politics, plus, above all, the craftsmanship that goes into the writing of history.  Whether talking about pigs and millionaires, the discovery of insulin, sleazy Canadian politics, or the founders of modern medicine, Michael Bliss is noted for the clarity of his prose and the honesty of his opinions.

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