Published on the 30th anniversary of Trudeau's coming to power, this fascinating collection of twenty-three original, eclectic essays offers a fresh perspective on the life and legacy of our country's fifteenth prime minister. The contributors, all Canadian - historians, journalists, philosophers, playwrights, novelists, and former politicians - survey Trudeau as part of the Canadian political tradition, but also as lover, outdoorsman, communicator, and cultural icon.
"Compelling." -- The Globe and Mail
"Acelebration of a man and his aura.... The diversity of the contributors reflects Trudeau's many faces." - Winnipeg Free Press
"Poignant portraits and biting commentary on the philosopher king who often played court jester.... An apt reminder of the Trickster-like guises of the most interesting Canadian public figure in the last half-century. Memorable." - The Vancouver Sun
"A smorgasbord of impressions and assessments--. It's a delightful situation. And chances are the reader is going to come away with some new slants and insights." - London Free Press
"Contains a few nuggets which hadn't been exposed before.... Explores some new aspects of the Trudeau myth and draws fresh insight." - The Calgary Herald
Trudeau's Shadow by Edited by Andrew Cohen and J.L. Granatstein