From Sword to Pen: The Life and Works of the Honourable Cyrus J. MacMillan

PEI author Kathleen MacMillan recently released a familial biography of Cyrus John MacMillan (1878-1953).

“Born and raised on PEI and holding degrees from McGill University and Harvard, Cyrus MacMillan returned to McGill as a Professor of English and played a major role in establishing McGill’s theatre program from 1910 until his retirement in 1947,” said Peter F. McNally, Professor Emeritus, McGill University. 

“Kathleen MacMillan’s well-researched and insightful study of her distant relative’s remarkable career retrieves the memory of a man who was largely forgotten. In outlining his life as an academic administrator, lecturer, researcher, soldier, public servant, and politician, she reveals that he was a complex and multi-faceted man deserving further study. One suspects that this biography will inspire more investigation,” McNally continued.

Kathleen MacMillan resides in Kilmuir, PEI. 

Published by Penumbra Press, From Sword to Pen: The Life and Works of the Honourable Cyrus J. MacMillan is available now at penumbrapress.net