Just Watch Me

Paperback $23.95

Vintage Canada | Sep 07, 2010 | 832 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780676975246

  • Paperback$23.95

    Vintage Canada | Sep 07, 2010 | 832 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780676975246

  • Ebook$18.99

    Knopf Canada | Oct 27, 2009 | ISBN 9780307372987

Awards

Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing WINNER 2009

Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award – Non-fiction Book of the Year FINALIST 2010

Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction FINALIST 2010

Dafoe Book Prize FINALIST 2010

Governor General’s Literary Award – Nonfiction FINALIST 2010

Praise

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“This book now becomes the standard biography of Trudeau for the sheer scope and thoroughness of the research on all major aspects of Trudeau’s life. English is even-handed, rarely praising, blaming or psychologizing, but he explains and invokes all the different views on the events recounted. And it’s a good read.”
— The Globe and Mail

“English’s biography of Trudeau . . . will surely stand for some time as the definitive account of the oft-told tale. . . . Other books may yet be written about Pierre Elliott Trudeau, but it’s hard to imagine another that would beat English’s version for insight and overview of the man and his time.”
The Gazette

“John English’s terrific new biography of the former prime minister, Just Watch Me, is about as complete an account of Mr. Trudeau’s love life as we are likely to get.”
Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail

“[Trudeau] was a comet across our heavens, and English does him good justice.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“Shows Trudeau’s private and public sides intersecting poignantly. . . . A prime example of an intensely self-aware man’s quest for fulfillment in every compartment of his complex life.”
Maclean’s

“However many Trudeau books there may be, English reminds us that the man endures and eludes.”
The Daily News (Nanaimo)

“Every life is a whole, and English treats Trudeau’s prime ministerial career as a whole to an extent none of his predecessors did.”
Paul Wells, Literary Review of Canada


From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

The New Regime: 1968–72
1 Taking Power
2 New Wine in New Bottles
3 The October Crisis
4 Reason and Passion
5 Victoria’s Failure
6 The Party Is Over
7 The Land Is Not Strong
 
Renaissance: 1972–74
8 The Strange Rebirth of Pierre Trudeau
9 Mid- term Promise
10 Wrong Turns
 
Things Fall Apart: 1974–79
11 Beyond Reason
12 Off the Track
13 The Fall of Pierre Trudeau
 
Legacy: 1980–84
14 Trudeau Redux
15 Closing the Deal
16 Hard Times
17 Peace at Last
18 His Way
 
Notes
Acknowledgments
Photo Credits/Permissions
Index


From the Hardcover edition.

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