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Biography & Autobiography Presidents & Heads Of State

Extraordinary Canadians Lester B Pearson

A Penguin Lives Biography

by (author) Andrew Cohen

Publisher
Penguin Group Canada
Initial publish date
Aug 2011
Category
Presidents & Heads of State, Political, Historical
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780143055976
    Publish Date
    Aug 2011
    List Price
    $18.00
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780670067381
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $26

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In his 2 terms as prime minister, from 1963–1968, Lester B. Pearson oversaw the revamping of Canada through the introduction of Medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, the Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, the Auto Pact, and the new Maple Leaf flag. Pearson came to power after an impressive career as a diplomat, where he played a vital role in the creation of NATO and the United Nations, later serving as president of its General Assembly. He put Canada on the world stage when he won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his handling of the Suez Crisis, during which he brokered the formation of a UN peacekeeping force. Author Andrew Cohen, whose books have focused on Canada’s place in the world, is the perfect author to assess Pearson’s legacy.

About the author

Andrew Cohen est journaliste et professeur de journalisme et d’affaires internationales à l’université Carleton. Il a notamment publié les best-sellers While Canada Slept, finaliste au Prix littéraire du Gouverneur général, et The Unfinished Canadian. Il est l’auteur d’une chronique publiée dans les journaux de Postmedia et apparaît régulièrement à titre de commentateur à la télévision. Il vit à Ottawa.

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