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Tragedy & Triumph: Ruby & Thomas B. McQuesten

Tragedy & Triumph: Ruby & Thomas B. McQuesten
by Mary J. Anderson

Publisher: Tierceron Press
Genre: history
Format: hardcover; black and white photographs; colour plates; 336 pages
Price: $25.00

Includes: bibliography and index

In this intriguing and very readable historical account, the author explores the fortunes, failure and ultimate success of the McQuesten family during the 19th and 20th centuries in Hamilton, Ontario. Thomas B. McQuesten became an influential cabinet minister in the provincial parliament. Through letters, photographs and well-researched discussion, Mary J. Anderson guides the reader to an understanding of the sacrifices made by his sister Ruby, of the determination and will of their stern but loving mother, and of the passions Tom exhibited to make the world a better place.