He didn’t want to be prime minister. Belleville’s Mackenzie Bowell had his life mapped out. History has often given him bad press, but there was so much more to the man. Betsy Dewar Boyce believed that the time had come to give Mackenzie Bowell a chance to speak for himself, to set the record straight. Set in the turbulent times of a Canada caught in the throes of growing pains in becoming a nation, The Accidental Prime Minister: the Biography of Sir Mackenzie Bowell chronicles the beliefs and events that shaped the man who would become Canada’s fifth prime minister. This telling will challenge what you thought you knew. Read and learn!