Paul Martin: A Political Biography

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James Lorimer Limited, Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
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Published in 1998, Paul Martin examines the business and political record of one of Canada's preeminent public figures.

This book is an attempt to provide some insight into Paul Martin's background and record, his values and beliefs. Veteran journalists Robert Chodos, Rae Murphy, and Eric Hamovitch explore Martin's roots and his relation to the political legacy of his father, who was himself a contender for the Liberal leadership on two occasions. They describe Martin's rise to the top of Montreal's business world, his entry into politics, his record, his policies, and his ideas about business-government relations.

Anyone interested in the political scene in Canada today will want to read this fascinating portrait of one of the nation's most complex and powerful public figures.

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About the author (1998)

ROBERT CHODOS is an experienced author and translator who has published widely in the fields of Canadian business, politics, and transportation and of Quebec history. Among his most recent books are The Unmaking of Canada (1991), Lost in Cyberspace? (1997), and Paul Martin: A Political Biography (1998), all co-written with Rae Murphy and Eric Hamovitch, and all published by Lorimer.

RAE MURPHY is a retired professor of Canadian studies at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario.

ERIC HAMOVITCH is a freelance writer based in Montreal.

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