Mr. Davin, M. P.: A Biography Of Nicholas Flood Davin C.B. Koester

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Mr. Davin, M. P.: A Biography Of Nicholas Flood Davin by C.B. Koester
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Nicholas Flood Davin of Regina, N.W.T.--writer, thinker, member of Parliament--was an aspirant to greatness. An ambitious man by family heritage, he set aside his successive attainments as tradesman, journalist and barrister and strove instead towardMoreNicholas Flood Davin of Regina, N.W.T.--writer, thinker, member of Parliament--was an aspirant to greatness. An ambitious man by family heritage, he set aside his successive attainments as tradesman, journalist and barrister and strove instead toward the front benches of power. That he never achieve this goal need not lessen our appreciation of his worth.

For well over a decade, from 1886 to 1900, he served as the Canadian West from his seat in the House of Commons and did so with an intelligence and seriousness of purpose that still merit respect.Pioneer Regina was not blind to Davins abilities, but nor could it overlook his obvious shortcomings. He had a weakness for the bottle that the little community found difficult to excuse. His troubled love affair with the strong-minded Mrs.

Simpson Hayes was an open secret. Over the years, apparent inconsistencies in his political program alienated voters as well. Hungry for renown, Davin was sensitive to rebuff, and he died conscious of failure. Yet, for all the pathos of his last days, the real tragedy of his life, as it unfold in this sensitive and painstaking biography, lies not in his nature but in the times, his and our own--that there have been so few Canadians to equal him.



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