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.
About Andrew Cohen
Andrew Cohen has written widely on international affairs over his career of twenty-five years. His previous books include A Deal Undone: The Making and Breaking of the Meech Lake Accord, Trudeau’s Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Pierre Elliott Trudeau (co-edited with J.L. Granatstein), and While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and a Globe and Mail Notable Book. Cohen writes a weekly column for several newspapers and was a 2006 finalist for a National Newspaper Award. He is a commentator on radio and television and lives in Ottawa.
"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