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The Truth About Trudeau Hardcover – May 20 2013
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DAVID FRUM: “Finally. No more apologetics, no more myth-making. Here's the real Trudeau and the real record, carefully researched and masterfully told. It's a story that Canada must never forget and never excuse.” LAWRENCE MARTIN: “Plamondon has gone boldly where no Trudeau biographer has gone before. This is not a quickie hatchet job, but a well-reasoned critique.” DEREK BURNEY: “Dissecting reality from mythology, Plamondon provides a compelling assessment of Canada's 15th Prime Minister, one that contrasts sharply with the hagiographies on record.”
About the Author
Bob Plamondon is one of Canada’s leading political commentators and public policy experts. He is the author of three critically acclaimed bestsellers: Blue Thunder: The Truth about Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper; Full Circle: Death and Resurrection in Canadian Conservative Politics; and Hay West: A Story of Canadians Helping Canadians.
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I therefore would recommend readers peruse other material out there about Trudeau alongside Plamondon's book given it's overt dislike of PET and just about all he stood for, and this comes from someone like myself who is no fan of the man either.
Other than that the book is concise and the topics clearly delineated but there is repetition of many points and the writing style is tortured, hence the reason I can't give it more than 3 stars. There are times I can't help but feel that it's akin to a senior university term paper badly in need of some editing but it's purpose is served and perhaps that's all that really matters.
Regardless of Plamondon's bias he has done Canadians a service by attempting to strip away much of the myth about this man and his legacy, none of which can necessarily be considered unifying or strengthening to Canada as a country.Read more ›
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A few clerical and typographical errors held it back in my first-run print copy. I trust they have been solved in this ectronic edition.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent read!! Finally the truth our generation discovered many years ago. Should be required reading throughout all education systems in Canada.Published 2 months ago by Colyne Gibbons
Good to read a more recent work pointing out the darker side of the time that Pierre Elliot Trudeau was Prime Minister of Canada. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alexander Greer
Fricking rubbish. Plamondon hates PET and is incapable of writing with any kind of detachment.Published 11 months ago by JVW
...a fair survey but St. Pierre is sometimes given too easy a ride, as on the subject of wage controls.Published 13 months ago by Richard Wieselprecht