Trudeau and Our Times Volume 1

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Author: McCall, Christina

Edition: 1st Edition

EAN: 9780771054143

Release Date: 01-10-1990

Languages: English

Item Condition: UsedGood

Binding: Hardcover

Details: Product Description Volume 1: The Magnificent Obsession Winner of the Governor General’s Award This volume examines the formative influences on Pierre Trudeau’s childhood, his knight-errant youth and early manhood, his charismatic ascent to the Liberal Party leadership, and his dramatic first decade as prime minister. It concludes with his bittersweet triumphs in fighting off the separatists in the 1980 referendum campaign and his battle with provincial premiers to patriate the Canadian constitution. From the Inside Flap e Magnificent Obsession Winner of the Governor General's Award This volume examines the formative influences on Pierre Trudeau's childhood, his knight-errant youth and early manhood, his charismatic ascent to the Liberal Party leadership, and his dramatic first decade as prime minister. It concludes with his bittersweet triumphs in fighting off the separatists in the 1980 referendum campaign and his battle with provincial premiers to patriate the Canadian constitution. About the Author Stephen Clarkson is a professor of political economy at the University of Toronto. A frequent commentator on Canadian affairs in both French and English media, he is the author of several books on national and international politics including the prize-winning Canada and the Reagan Challenge. Christina McCall is a writer of literary non-fiction who has worked as a socio-political analyst for Maclean’s, Saturday Night, and the Globe and Mail. Grits, her portrait of the Liberal Party, was acclaimed as “one of the most important Canadian books of the 1980’s” and her work has won major awards. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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