A Very Double Life
The Private World of Mackenzie King
by C. P. Stacey
Stacey's book was the first to examine in detail the convoluted, often bizarre private life of one of Canada's most influential Prime Ministers.
To the outside world, Mackenzie King was the shrewd politician who was Canada's prime minister for 21 years. But in his private world, King was a man of strange and obsessive drives. In his diaries, he confessed his uncontrollable passions, his "strollings" at night, and the anguish and guilt that followed. He described his relationship with his women friends and with his deceased mother, and his communications with the spirit world.
In this book, prominent Canadian historian C. P. Stacey reveals -- for the first time -- the incredible story of the private life of Mackenzie King.