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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada; Reprint edition (Aug. 28 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0676975224
  • ISBN-13: 978-0676975222
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 703 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #44,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“A sensitive, thoughtful and beautifully written biography of one of Canada’s most intriguing figures by a leading Canadian historian. This first instalment shows that if anyone can unpick the puzzle of Pierre Trudeau and help us to understand both his many-faceted personality and his impact on his times, it is surely John English.”
–Dr. Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919

Citizen of the World is more than just another volume on an already overcrowded shelf. It offers
the most intimate look at the most dominant of Canadian political figures in modern times.”
The Gazette (Montreal)

“The most illuminating Trudeau portrait yet written. . . . John English was given full access to the gold mine–all of Mr. Trudeau’s diaries, letters and papers. It is from that kind of entrée that truths emerge. The Trudeau story is more wondrous than imagined.”
The Globe and Mail

“English’s work is very readable, balanced in judgment and of course deeply informed. . . . Trudeau’s energy, passion, ambition, wit and intellectuality leap off the page, leaving this reader once again with a sense of the extraordinary nature of his life and character.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“[A] magisterial biography drawing on many previously unpublished letters and diaries.”
National Post

Praise for The Worldly Years: The Life of Lester Pearson:

“A magnificent biography.”
The Globe and Mail

“John English captures all Pearson’s accomplishments in wonderful, readable detail. . . . Pure pleasure and pure insight.”
Calgary Herald

“Outstanding.”
Ottawa Citizen

“A multi-dimensional portrait that rings true from beginning to end. A pleasure to read.”
The Gazette (Montreal)

About the Author

John English, a professor of history at the University of Waterloo and former MP, is the author of the acclaimed two-volume biography of Lester Pearson, The Worldly Years: The Life of Lester Pearson, Vol. 1:1949—1972, and Shadow of Heaven: The Life of Lester B. Pearson Vol. 2, along with several other books on Canadian politics.


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Metraux on Nov. 23 2007
Format: Paperback
John English has written a detailed and fascinating biography of Pierre Elliot Trudeau, the most remarkable Canadian of the 20th century. English was granted access to Trudeau's huge personal archives and is thus able to produce a rich and detailed study of this fascinating man. English's account of Trudeau's evolution from a conservative Quebec nationalist to a
very liberal Canadian federalist is the most important contribution of this impressive book. As an American who admires Trudeau, this book is a god-send!
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By MH on Nov. 30 2009
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This book is an excellent review of Trudeau's life before entering politics. John English's access to Trudeau's private archives gives a full picture of the man, looking both at his private and public life, his impressive studies, world trips as well as his ultimate ascension into the realm of politics. A great book for any Canadian interested in this great political figure.

MH
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By Dr. Mo on March 22 2013
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Complementing “Just Watch Me” this Biography is an excellent work. Things that Trudeau did for Canada should not be forgotten.
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By Janice Darlington on Sept. 12 2014
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A most interesting read on the evolving of Pierre Trudeau's philosophy from separatist to Prime Minister of Canada..
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