Frank takes readers on a journey into the political backrooms and corporate boardrooms that make up Frank McKennas world, and offers a compelling glimpse of the private life and hidden agendas of a consummate insider. The book examines McKennas unique brand of entrepreneurial politics and his staunch determination to transform New Brunswick into a vibrant, self-reliant partner in Canada. In Frank, Lee uncovers the private man behind the public dealmaker, revealing an ambitious, calculating, passionate and highly intelligent individual. By providing an intimate look at McKennas childhood on a subsistence farm, his marriage and family life, and his early fame as the lawyer who successfully defended boxing legend Yvon Durelle against a murder charge, Lee lays out the foundation that enabled McKenna to become one of the most successful and scrutinized politicians in Canadian history. In his bestselling biography, Lee casts new light on McKennas leadership during the Liberals historic clean-sweep election victory in 1987, and the ten-year whirlwind of innovative social and economic policy that followed. McKennas driven, no-holds-barred approach to governing frequently attracted controversy in his home province, and his forays onto the national stage made him one of the most fascinating politicians in the country. Whether he was voicing strong opposition to the Meech Lake Accord or convincing large companies to create jobs in New Brunswick at the expense of more prosperous provinces, McKenna always attracted the rabid interest of friend and foe alike. After a six-year absence from politics, Frank McKenna appears to be poised to enter politics once again as part of Paul Martins dream team. Will he or wont he? And, if he does, what brand of politics will be wield and with how much influence?