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Danny Williams:

A Profile

by Russell Wangersky & Paul Daly

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Danny Williams: A Profile examines the seven-year political career of former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams. With photos by renowned photojournalist Paul Daly and evocative text by long-time political columnist Russell Wangersky, the book captures the nature and style of one of the country’s most popular political figures. His career included everything from battles of words with other premiers and with prime ministers to conversations with constituents who felt they could call him “Danny." Consistently carrying the support of more than 70 per cent of his province’s decided voters, Premier Danny Williams retired suddenly in 2010 at the top of his game. Sometimes irascible, and other times self-deprecating and charming, the charismatic Williams left a huge mark, especially for a premier of a small-population province. Occasionally seeming like an ardent Newfoundland and Labrador nationalist, other times professing a great love for the nation of Canada, he battled his way to major successes and left office when he said he felt there were no significant fights left to wage. With photographs that skillfully capture a more personal side of the man than is usually revealed, the book seeks to be a small window on Danny Williams, particularly for people who wonder both what he has done for the province and what he is truly like.

About the Authors

Russell Wangersky's most recent book,The Glass Harmonica, won the 2010 BMO Winterset Award and was longlisted for the Relit Awards. His previous book, Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself won Canada's largest non-fiction prize, the British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. Wangersky lives and works in St. John's, where he is an editor and columnist with the St. John's Telegram.

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Paul Daly was an award winning photojournalist in Ireland prior to moving to Newfoundland and Labrador. He garnered a local following as “that photographer from The Independent." His images have been featured in newspapers and magazines nationally and internationally.
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Editorial Reviews

"I couldn’t put it down. It is an outstanding work. The pictures are absolutely phenomenal."

— Randy Simms, VOCM Open Line

"Photographer Paul Daly has earned a deserved reputation for his exceptional eye for environmental portraiture. [...] Wangersky's journalistic summary strikes just the right tone. The narrative doesn't fawn over its subject and nor does it involve serious analysis. It offers a good synopsis of the public life of Williams during the decade that he was a party leader."

— - Alex Marland, the Newfoundland Quarterly

"As a book, Danny Williams: A Profile has a definite purpose, and a statement and contribution to make."

— Darrell Squires, the Wester Star

"Danny Williams: A Profile is a visually compelling read [...] I'd recommend flipping through it to anyone interested in NL politics, regardless of their feelings about the man in question."

— Jenny Higgins, the Independent

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