John Buchan

Buchan, John, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (bŭk´ən, twēdz´myōōr), 1875–1940, Scottish author and statesman. Included among his works are a history (4 vol., 1921–22) of World War I; biographies of Julius Caesar (1932), Scott (1932), and Cromwell (1934); short stories, essays, and poetry; and adventure novels, including The Thirty-nine Steps (1915), The Path of the King (1921), and Mountain Meadow (1941). Elected to Parliament in 1927, he was appointed governor-general of Canada in 1935 and was raised to the peerage. His tenure in Canada was popular; he promoted good relations with the United States.

See his autobiography, Pilgrim's Way (1940); biographies by J. Smith (1965) and A. Lownie (2004).

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John Buchan: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! The 39 Steps By John Buchan Popular Library, 1919
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A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Prester John By John Buchan Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1910
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A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
The Path of the King By John Buchan Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, 1920
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Mr. Standfast By John Buchan Oxford University Press, 1928
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Witch Wood By John Buchan Thomas Nelson, 1950
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FREE! A History of the Great War By John Buchan Houghton Mifflin, vol.1, 1922
Librarian's tip: The other three volumes are in the Questia library.
The Self-Made Scot By Keegan, John New Criterion, Vol. 23, No. 2, October 2004
The Governor General's Three Solitudes: The Canadian Geneses of John Buchan's "Sick Heart River" By Coates, Corey Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring 2003
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Stealing Victory?: The Strange Case of Conrad and Buchan By Kerr, Douglas Conradiana, Vol. 40, No. 2, Summer 2008
Witchcraft and Non-Conformity in Sylvia Townsend Warner's Lolly Willowes (1926) and John Buchan's Witch Wood (1927) By Macdonald, Kate Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 2012
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John Buchan, the Presbyterian Cavalier By Kernohan, R. D Contemporary Review, Vol. 262, No. 1525, February 1993
Retracing the Thirty-Nine Steps By Cook, William The Spectator, October 10, 2015
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