Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Ernest Manning and Preston Manning

Book - 1997
Rate this:
Ernest C. Manning, premier of Alberta for twenty-five years, died on February 19, 1996, at age 87. Some say, though, that his spirit lives on, not only in the hereafter in which he so strongly believed, but in his son, Preston Manning, the new kid on the federal political block. In Like Father, Like Son, Lloyd Mackey traces the footsteps of these two Canadian political figures, focusing on their similarities and differences. Both Ernest and Preston Manning were shaped by -- and shaped -- Alberta's "Bible belts." Mackey, aware that one out of every eight Canadians is directly connected with Christian evangelicalism and another six draw some spiritual sustenance from its sway, provides a vivid word picture of the movement. The book begins with the story of how William (Bible Bill) Aberthart found in Ernest Manning the son he never had. Thinking that, under Aberhart's monitoring, he would become a fundamentalist minister, Manning found himself, at age twenty-five, an Alberta cabinet minister. When Aberhart died eight years later, Manning began twenty-five years as the Alberta premier -- and the widely known preacher of the National Bible Hour. As a lad, Preston Manning gets to meet with and learn from many of his father's political and religious colleagues. At the University of Alberta, he switches from physics to political economics; and his Christianity grows from an inherited faith to one he can call his own. After University, Preston Manning and his father increasingly influence each other. They work together on a variety of projects in the fields of business, religion, and politics and community development. Now in his fifties, Preston Manning may be about to succeed at what his father never tried. But there are many a slip between cup and lip, and Like Father, Like Son tries to identify some of them.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : ECW Press, c1997.
ISBN: 9781550222999
1550222996
Characteristics: 230 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top