J.M.S. Careless, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, was for many years Chairman of the Department of History. His historical research and writing have brought him many awards. In 1953, he won the Governor General's Award for Canada: A Story of Challenge, and in 1963 the same award for his two volume biography of George Brown, Brown of the Globe (reprinted by Dundurn Press in 1989). Deceased on April 6, 2009.
Brown of the Globe
The Voice of Upper Canada 1818-1859 (volume 1) deals with the founding of the Globe, with Brownâ€™s entry into Parilament, his attmepts to reconstitute the Liberal Party, his feud with macdonald and his election triumphs and disasters ending in 1859.
"... one of the best of Canadian political biographies, an indispensable tool for understanding the age of Confederation, and far from the hagiography that Canadian scholars so often produce."
"This biography has served Canadians superbly for a generation and nothing has superseded it. Dundurn Press deserves credit for making Brown of the Globe available again."
"The writing is rich and vivid, the chewy sentences an utter delight; the book is as solid as Brown himself."