Extraordinary Canadians Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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Penguin Canada, Mar 31, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
Love him or hate him, Pierre Trudeau has marked us all. The man whose motto was "reason over passion" managed to arouse in Canadians the fiercest of passions of every hue, ones that even today cloud our view of him and of his place in history. Acclaimed novelist Nino Ricci takes as his starting point the crucial role Trudeau played in the formation of his own sense of identity to look at how Trudeau expanded us as a people, not in spite of his contradictions but because of them.

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"Pierre Elliott Trudeau" by Nino Ricci is another volume in the excellent Extraordinary Canadians series edited by John Ralston Saul. The purpose of this series, as Saul says in his Introduction, is ... Read full review


CONTENTS Introduction by John Ralston Saul
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
and All That
Against the Current
Cité libre
Just Watch
In the Bedrooms of the Nation
He Haunts Us Still

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About the author (2009)

Nino Ricci’s novel Lives of the Saints garnered international acclaim and won a host of awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. It started the trilogy that was completed by In a Glass House and the Giller-nominated Where She Has Gone; it was also adapted as a miniseries starring Sophia Loren. Ricci’s novel Testament was the winner of the Trillium Award. His most recent novel is The Origin of Species, which won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction in 2008. He lives with his family in Toronto.

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