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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart; Trade pbk. ed edition (April 15 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771085877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771085871
  • Product Dimensions: 23.3 x 16.3 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 798 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #516,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 18 2005
Format: Hardcover
I used to really like Trudeau when I was a student, and I eagerly waited for this book to arrive on the shelves. I was sorely disappointed, even for a former fan. Its all self-congratulatory chapters, and very little on details or anaylysis. We never really get an idea of what Trudeau thought - just the standard lines one would read in any newspaper. So save your money and watch the CBC television documentary for the propaganda. The CBC is good at this stuff and Trudeau is their hero.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bourrie on Aug. 17 2011
Format: Hardcover
Obviously ghost-written, the book treats the reader like a simpleton. It is an awful failure of a book. It's too bad Trudeau was too lazy to write a proper autobiography.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Sept. 27 2004
Format: Hardcover
No doubt a real memoir from Pierre Trudeau would have been greatly interesting. All he left was a sloppy collection of miscellaneous writings. Richard Gwyn's biography, "The Prince", provides a better portrait.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Nixon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 21 2002
Format: Paperback
This is as fine a memoir as one could expect from a man who kept his secret self so distant from others that one suspects he sometimes found the line difficult to cross himself. Trudeau was not only the most intelligent prime minister Canada ever had, but probably the most brilliant statesman any nation ever had. However, his mind went to places that were not always to do with the ebb & flow of politics. It is unfortunate that this memoire does not tell us more about the man's secret self. I don't mean just gossip column things, I refer to his thoughts on life, literature, & art: topics on which anyone who knew him recognized his mastery. The book is brilliant too, but I suggest that it requires some reading between the lines to catch at what Monsieur Trudeau only hints. It's his truth from the inside, after all, so he shouldn't be expected to see himself "objectively" & account for the way he was seen by others. This can be uncomfortable sometimes. For example, when he was nearly defeated in the first election after "Trudeaumania" in 1972 because he attempted to be straight, true, & honest with the Canadian public, he roared back playing the "promise'em the world" consumate politician in 1974 to a majority government. I would have wished for more third person objectivity here. Still Trudeau was a giant mind & giant will amongst mental idiots & usual politicoes during his tenure. I believe he has the right to do just what he did in this magnificent memoire: Speak from the heights & tell it as he alone saw it. Bravo! We'll not see his like again.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrizia on Oct. 22 2010
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to be very interesting. It gave me great insight to the life of Trudeau. You will understand just what this great man brought to our great country. "What a wonderful man". It is a must read. Hope it will be enjoyed as much as I enjoyed it.
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