Colleagues, Neighbours and Friends Talk About the Trudeau They Knew

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Random House, Inc.
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When 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.

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Canadian journalist Southam, a personal friend of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (1919-2000), has gathered some 150 anecdotes in which Trudeau's colleagues, friends, family, and others encountered during his career reminisce about their experiences of him, frequently discussing the personal side of the man. Among the contributors are former American President Jimmy Carter, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, media mogul Conrad Black, actor Christopher Plummer, former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former Canadian Cabinet Member (and later Prime Minister in his own right) Jean Chrétien, and actress Margot Kidder. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Toronto : M&S, 2005
ISBN: 9780771081651
Characteristics: xvi, 388 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Southam, Nancy
Alternative Title: Pierre


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