Good Steward: The Ernest C. Manning Story

4.5 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781897252161: Good Steward: The Ernest C. Manning Story

The first book-length biography of Ernest Manning, the longest-serving premier of Alberta, who directed the transformation of the province from Depression-era poverty to modern, oil-based affluence.

Brian Brennan traces the story of a poor farm boy from Saskatchewan with little formal education who rose to become one of the most successful politicians in Western Canadian history while simultaneously attaining long-lasting success as the director of Canada's National Back to the Bible Hour radio program.

Drawing extensively from a series of oral-history interviews Manning did for the University of Alberta archives after he left provincial politics; from an unpublished memoir written by his wife Muriel; from interviews with family members, former colleagues and others; and from the various books and articles written about the rise and fall of the Social Credit in Alberta, Brennan tells how Manning:

    1.) Left the farm as a teenager after hearing William Aberhart preaching the Bible on the radio and moved to Calgary with the intention of becoming a minister of the gospel.
    2.)Became Aberhart's full-time assistant, helping run the Prophetic Bible Institute and participating in his radio broadcasts.
    3.) Helped Aberhart organize study groups around the province to make Albertans aware of the social-credit monetary reform theories of an English economist named Major Clifford Douglas.
    4.) Coordinated the initiative to turn Social Credit from an educational into a political movement when the ruling United Farmers of Alberta refused to adopt its economic policies.
    5.) Stage-managed the successful 1935 provincial election campaign that saw Social Credit swept to power with fifty-six of sixty-three seats and, at age twenty-six, became the youngest cabinet minister in the British Empire.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Brian Brennan is an award-winning and best-selling author who specializes in books about the colorful personalities and the social history of Western Canada. His recent titles include How The West Was Written: The Life and Times of James H. Gray, Romancing the Rockies: Mountaineers, Missionaries, Marilyn & More, a finalist in the 2005 Banff Mountain Book Competition, and Scoundrels and Scallywags Characters from Alberta's Past, a finalist for the 2003 Grant MacEwan Author's Award.

Review:

"Brennan's brilliance as a storyteller shines through, making Ernest C. Manning, premier of Alberta for 25 years and subsequently a member of Canadian Senate for 13, more than just words in a history book. Alberta's prosperity is built on the hard work and personal commitment of men like Manning. The Good Steward reminds us of that debt."
-- The Calgary Herald

"The Good Steward is a fascinating chronicle. . . The book deserves a place in every school library, as well as on the shelves of anyone interested in what, besides oil and gas, has made Alberta so different from the nine other provinces."
-- Fast Forward Weekly

"Finally a biography of Ernest Manning. Brian Brennan delivers a probing but respectful biography of one of Alberta's most forceful and influential personalities that brings to light how Manning and his government's policies transformed Alberta from a have-not province into an economic powerhouse. I've always admired Ernest Manning; my government adopted many of the policies he instituted as premier, and subsequent governments have built on those. Alberta's oil and gas industry infrastructure, for example, began with Ernest Manning and still bears his imprint. Anyone wanting to understand how Alberta became what it is today should begin by reading Brennan's biography of the Saskatchewan farmer's son who became this province's longest serving premier."
-- The Honourable Peter Lougheed

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Brennan, Brian
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Brian Brennan
Published by Fifth House Publishers, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first book-length biography of Ernest Manning, the longest-serving premier of Alberta, who directed the transformation of the province from Depression-era poverty to modern, oil-based affluence. Brian Brennan traces the story of a poor farm boy from Saskatchewan with little formal education who rose to become one of the most successful politicians in Western Canadian history while simultaneously attaining long-lasting success as the director of Canada s National Back to the Bible Hour radio program. Drawing extensively from a series of oral-history interviews Manning did for the University of Alberta archives after he left provincial politics; from an unpublished memoir written by his wife Muriel; from interviews with family members, former colleagues and others; and from the various books and articles written about the rise and fall of the Social Credit in Alberta, Brennan tells how Manning: 1.) Left the farm as a teenager after hearing William Aberhart preaching the Bible on the radio and moved to Calgary with the intention of becoming a minister of the gospel. 2.)Became Aberhart s full-time assistant, helping run the Prophetic Bible Institute and participating in his radio broadcasts. 3.) Helped Aberhart organize study groups around the province to make Albertans aware of the social-credit monetary reform theories of an English economist named Major Clifford Douglas. 4.) Coordinated the initiative to turn Social Credit from an educational into a political movement when the ruling United Farmers of Alberta refused to adopt its economic policies. 5.) Stage-managed the successful 1935 provincial election campaign that saw Social Credit swept to power with fifty-six of sixty-three seats and, at age twenty-six, became the youngest cabinet minister in the British Empire. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Brian Brennan
Published by Fifth House Publishers, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers, United States, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The first book-length biography of Ernest Manning, the longest-serving premier of Alberta, who directed the transformation of the province from Depression-era poverty to modern, oil-based affluence. Brian Brennan traces the story of a poor farm boy from Saskatchewan with little formal education who rose to become one of the most successful politicians in Western Canadian history while simultaneously attaining long-lasting success as the director of Canada s National Back to the Bible Hour radio program. Drawing extensively from a series of oral-history interviews Manning did for the University of Alberta archives after he left provincial politics; from an unpublished memoir written by his wife Muriel; from interviews with family members, former colleagues and others; and from the various books and articles written about the rise and fall of the Social Credit in Alberta, Brennan tells how Manning: 1.) Left the farm as a teenager after hearing William Aberhart preaching the Bible on the radio and moved to Calgary with the intention of becoming a minister of the gospel. 2.)Became Aberhart s full-time assistant, helping run the Prophetic Bible Institute and participating in his radio broadcasts. 3.) Helped Aberhart organize study groups around the province to make Albertans aware of the social-credit monetary reform theories of an English economist named Major Clifford Douglas. 4.) Coordinated the initiative to turn Social Credit from an educational into a political movement when the ruling United Farmers of Alberta refused to adopt its economic policies. 5.) Stage-managed the successful 1935 provincial election campaign that saw Social Credit swept to power with fifty-six of sixty-three seats and, at age twenty-six, became the youngest cabinet minister in the British Empire. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Brennan, Brian
Published by Fifth House Publishers (2008)
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Brennan, Brian
Published by Fifth House Publishers
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1897252161. Bookseller Inventory # Z1897252161ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Brian Brennan
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. "The first book-length biography of Ernest Manning, the longest-serving premier of Alberta, who directed the transformation of the province from Depression-era poverty to modern, oil-.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 240 pages. 0.386. Bookseller Inventory # 9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Brennan, Brian
Published by FITZHENRY and WHITESIDE (2008)
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FITZHENRY and WHITESIDE, 2008. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Brian Brennan
Published by Fifth House Publishers
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Brennan, Brian
Published by Fifth House Publishers
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1897252161 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Brian Brennan
Published by Fifth House Publishers (2008)
ISBN 10: 1897252161 ISBN 13: 9781897252161
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fifth House Publishers, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1897252161

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book