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Trudeau's Shadow

The Life and Legacy of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

by (author) Andrew Cohen & J.L. Granatstein

Random House of Canada
Initial publish date
Sep 1999
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    Sep 1999
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Published on the 30th anniversary of Trudeau's coming to power, this fascinating collection of twenty-three original, eclectic essays offers a fresh perspective on the life and legacy of our country's fifteenth prime minister. The contributors, all Canadian - historians, journalists, philosophers, playwrights, novelists, and former politicians - survey Trudeau as part of the Canadian political tradition, but also as lover, outdoorsman,    communicator, and cultural icon.

About the authors

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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J. L. GRANATSTEIN is the author of over 60 books, including the bestsellersWho Killed The Canadian Military? and Whose War Is It?, along withYankee Go Home?, Victory 1945 and The Generals, which won the J. W. Dafoe Prize and the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography. A distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University, he was a member of the RMC Board of Governors and is chair of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. He lives in Toronto. Visit Granatstein

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Editorial Reviews

National Bestseller

"Compelling." -- The Globe and Mail

"Acelebration of a man and his  aura.... The diversity of the  contributors reflects Trudeau's many faces."  - Winnipeg Free Press

"Poignant portraits and biting commentary on the philosopher king who often played court jester.... An apt reminder of the Trickster-like guises of the most interesting Canadian public figure in the last half-century.  Memorable."        - The Vancouver Sun

"A smorgasbord of impressions and assessments--. It's a delightful situation. And chances are the reader is going to come away with some new slants and insights."     - London Free Press

"Contains a few nuggets which hadn't been exposed before.... Explores some new aspects of the Trudeau myth and draws fresh insight."                 - The Calgary Herald

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