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Trudeaumania

The Rise to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

by Robert Wright

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publisher: HarperCollins
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Bestselling, award-winning author Robert Wright sets the record straight nearly twenty years after the death of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

The Globe and Mail praises Trudeaumania as “[f]ascinating. More than any other, this aspect of Trudeau’s story requires a historical passport, and Wright provides one.” Trudeaumania is about Pierre Trudeau’s rise to power in 1968. This is a story we thought we knew—the epic saga of the hip Montrealer who drove up to Ottawa in his Mercedes in 1965, wowed the country with his dictum that “the state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation,” rocked the new medium of television like no one since JFK, and in scant months rode the crest of Canadians’ Centennial-era euphoria into power. This is Canada’s own Camelot myth. It embodies the quirkiness, the passion and the youthful exuberance we ascribe to the 1960s even now. Many of us cherish it. Unfortunately, it is almost entirely wrong. In 1968 Trudeau put forward his vision for Canada’s second century, without guile, without dissembling and without a hard sell. Take it or leave it, he told Canadians. If you do not like my ideas, vote for someone else. We took it.

Trudeaumania illuminates this important part of our history and shines a light on our future.

About the Author

Robert Wright, PhD, is professor of history at Trent University Durham in Oshawa, Ontario. He is the author of the national bestsellers Three Nights in Havana and The Night Canada Stood Still, both of which won the Canadian Authors Association’s Lela Common Award for Canadian History, and Our Man in Tehran, which was made into an award-winning documentary film. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

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“An absolutely incredible book--Wright’s best by a wide margin. It’s gripping as hell, with a ton of energy and momentum. Like all great history books, this book teaches us as much about the present, and how we got here, as it does about the past.”

— Andrew Potter, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada and co-author of <em>The Rebel Sell</em>

“Fascinating. More than any other, this aspect of Trudeau’s story requires a historical passport, and Wright provides one.”

— <em>The Globe and Mail</em>

“Well-written, engaging.”

— <em>Canada’s History</em>

Trudeaumania is a rare type of accessible intellectual history. Wright has struck an excellent balance between his own analysis, quotes from contemporary journalists, and letting Trudeau’s words (and the man is endlessly quotable) speak for themselves.”

— <em>Quill & Quire</em>

“[An] insightful view of a turning point in Canada’s history . . . does sterling service to Trudeau’s memory.”

— <em>Kingston Whig-Standard</em>

“Robert Wright is a historian, one of a very few who can draw the drama out of past events without sacrificing authenticity and integrity.”

— Barbara McDougall, former Canadian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

“A fascinating and well-constructed narrative.”

— <em>Maclean's</em>

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