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Waite, Peter B.

Overview
Works: 106 works in 318 publications in 3 languages and 7,279 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Juvenile works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, win, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: F1032, 971.04
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Most widely held works about Peter B Waite
 
Most widely held works by Peter B Waite
In search of R.B. Bennett by Peter B Waite( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing a life of Bennett, who reportedly destroyed his correspondence every seven years, presents challenges for the biographer. Yet, as P.B. Waite shows, Bennett's lasting contributions to Canada are beyond doubt. He describes Bennett's bold initiatives, including his attempt to introduce unemployment insurance and a minimum wage, as well as his founding of the Bank of Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - achieved in the teeth of opposition from banking and media magnates. Waite also contemplates Bennett's friendships, his relationships, and his lifelong bachelorhood, shedding new light on his life and personality."--Pub. desc
The lives of Dalhousie University by Peter B Waite( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an engaging, often elegant style, this first volume of a two-volume narrative history of Dalhousie University chronicles the years from the founding of the university in 1818 by the ninth Earl of Dalhousie to the movement for university federation in 1921-25
The life and times of confederation, 1864-1867 by Peter B Waite( Book )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and French and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lives of Dalhousie University : Volume II. 1925-1980: The Old College Transformed by Peter B Waite( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The digital exhibit is designed to complement "The lives of Dalhousie University, Volume Two, 1925-1980: the old college transformed" by Peter B. Waite (Montreal & Kingston : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998). The exhibit contains the complete text of Waite's monograph (from the Dalhousie Libraries Digital Editions Gitbook page), as well as supporting essays containing additional background material on topics that are important to Dalhousie's twentieth century rise to prominence. The exhibit is supplemented by dozens of digitized reproductions of relevant photographs, sketches, articles, and ephemera contained in the Dalhousie University Archives and the Dalhousie University Photographic Collection, and available via the Archives finding aid or Dalspace
The Confederation debates in the Province of Canada, 1865 : a selection by Canada( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord of Point Grey : Larry MacKenzie of U.B.C. by Peter B Waite( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few university presidents could be considered 'to the manner born.' Larry MacKenzie was the exception. He discovered this talent when president of the University of New Brunswick from 1940 to 1944. He became president of the University of British Columbia in 1944 and served for eighteen years. Although UBC's present eminence owes much to many people, as biographer P.B. Waite points out, 'it is basically Larry MacKenzie's creation.'His importance to UBC is inestimable. No doubt demography alone enjoined UBC's considerable expansion, but Larry gave it force and focus. He established the Faculty of Graduate Studies and introduced professional faculties such as law and medicine. He was a marvellous doer; but more important, he could recognize talent in others, like his 'chief expediter, ' Gordon Shrum, UBC's redoubtable head of physics and dean of graduate studies. Larry's big archive at UBC has enabled Waite to essay the life of a marvellously adept and humane president who loved his work and his students, a vital and great-hearted Canadian who had lived and worked, as one could say, a mari usque ad mare
Canada 1874-1896 : arduous destiny by Peter B Waite( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the general reader, as well as scholar
Pre-Confederation by Peter B Waite( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man from Halifax : Sir John Thompson, prime minister by Peter B Waite( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia slave-trade statistics, 1698-1775 by Walter E Minchinton( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macdonald : his life and world by Peter B Waite( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loner : three sketches of the personal life and ideas of R.B. Bennett, 1870-1947 by Peter B Waite( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John A. Macdonald by Peter B Waite( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1999 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macdonald was a great leader and, like all great leaders his triumphs were sometimes overshadowed by troubles, The Pacific Scandal, The Saskatchewan rebellion, his first born dies at thirteen months, his wife followed soon after, and his only daughter was born with serious disabilities. Macdonald, though did not wallow in self-pity and continued to be on of Canada's greatest leaders
The Confederation debates in the Province of Canada, 1865 : a selection by Canada( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederation, 1854-1867 by Peter B Waite( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Dalhousie University by Peter B Waite( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian history by Peter B Waite( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document provides a list of essential works on Canadian history. It also identifies resource guides, finding aids, scholarly journals, microforms, audio-visual, and computer-based sources of relevance
The life and times of confederation, 1864-1867 : politics, newspapers, and the union British North America by Peter B Waite( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years of struggle, 1867-1896 by Peter B Waite( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Lives of Dalhousie University : Volume II. 1925-1980: The Old College Transformed The lives of Dalhousie University
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Alternative Names
Busby Waite, Peter 1922-

Peter Busby Waite Canadees historicus

Peter Busby Waite Canadian historian

Peter Busby Waite historiador canadiense

Waite, P. B.

Waite, P. B. 1922-

Waite, P. B. (Peter Busby)

Waite, Peter 1922-

Waite, Peter B

Waite, Peter B. 1922-

Waite, Peter B. (Peter Busby), 1922-

Waite, Peter Busby 1922-

Languages
English (173)

French (3)

Italian (1)