NATIONAL BESTSELLER. SUB-TITLE: The Politics of Patronage. COVER DESIGN BY: Scott Richardson. CONTENTS: Foreword; Introduction; PART I: THE ORIGINS OF PATRONAGE 1 Mulroney 1984 - Dividing the Spoils 2 Responsible Government - The British Legacy 3 Sir John A. Macdonald - The Great Bestower 4 Sir Wilfrid Laurier - Grits on High 5 Patronage in Transition - Borden, King and St. Laurent; PART II: PROVINCIAL PATRONAGE 6 Newfoundland 7 Prince Edward Island 8 Nova Scotia 9 New Brunswick 10 Quebec 11 Ontario 12 Manitoba 13 Saskatchewan 14 Alberta 15 British Columbia; PART III: VELVET ROBES 16 Judges, Lawyers and Lieutenant Governors 17 The Senate; PART IV: THE NEW FACE OF PATRONAGE 18 Trudeau - Return to Grit Heaven 19 Mulroney 1988 - Power Despoiled; Notes; Appendix; Index. SYNOPSIS: The inside story of today's hottest political issue by Canada's foremost political writer, Jeffrey Simpson. Patronage is naked political power, a vice for many, a necessity for others. But who really benefits and who are its victims? In Spoils of Power, you'll see patronage for the first time from the viewpoint of those who use and abuse it, those who have profited from and have been destroyed by the patronage game. What it reveals about our government and our country will astonish you.