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#1 national bestsellerWhen Pierre Elliott Trudeau died in 2000, the outpouring of emotion was extraordinary. Thousands of people across Canada — and all over the world — mourned the loss of one of our greatest prime ministers, a man who touched the hearts and challenged the minds of a nation. In this book, Trudeau’s close friend Nancy Southam has gathered more than 140 rem#1 national bestsellerWhen Pierre Elliott Trudeau died in 2000, the outpouring of emotion was extraordinary. Thousands of people across Canada — and all over the world — mourned the loss of one of our greatest prime ministers, a man who touched the hearts and challenged the minds of a nation. In this book, Trudeau’s close friend Nancy Southam has gathered more than 140 reminiscences and anecdotal narratives from journalists, former world leaders, politicians who battled and debated him, his sons’ friends, RCMP bodyguards, girlfriends, canoeing buddies, and household staff. Among the contributors are luminaries as diverse as Conrad Black, Jean Chrétien, Leonard Cohen, John Kenneth Galbraith, Ivan Head, Jacques Hébert, Karen Kain, Margot Kidder, Harrison McCain, Toni Onley, Gordon Pinsent, Christopher Plummer, Roy Romanow, Ed Schreyer, and Barbra Streisand. With the blessing of his sons, Justin and Sacha, Southam has put together a remarkably transparent account of a deeply private person that is funny, honest, affectionate, and illuminating....

Title : Pierre: Colleagues and Friends Talk about the Trudeau They Knew
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ISBN : 9780771081682
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 408 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Pierre: Colleagues and Friends Talk about the Trudeau They Knew Reviews

  • Catherine Claridge
    2019-04-18 10:19

    I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this fascinating political figure better through the varied accounts of his friends, colleagues and political connections. I've been enthralled by PET since finding out as a child that we had the same birthday. As a fellow Libra I deeply admire his strong desire for a just society, and I'm extremely proud of how he forever changed our county for the better with his Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He was a passionate father, outdoorsman, and as an intellectual he dearly loved a good debate!

  • Rocklee
    2019-04-13 14:09

    I don't read 'serious' books very often anymore, but I loved this. Nancy Southam is easy to read.

  • Daniel Kukwa
    2019-04-24 11:09

    It's not the most substantial book, especially as some of the memories and anecdotes are so well known, they verge on cliche. But it's still suffused with a golden glow of nostalgia, and there are a number of gems that will make you laugh and sigh with equal measure.

  • Sami
    2019-04-09 12:54

    A behind the scenes of a very private and down-to-earth man who really loved Canada.

  • Rosemarie
    2019-04-03 07:58

    Amazing biography based on anecdotes of people who knew or interacted with Canada's most colorful prime minister to date. Expanded my horizons of non-US politicians.