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The Longer I'm Prime Minister by Paul Wells

The Longer I’m Prime Minister

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The Longer I'm Prime Minister by Paul Wells
Oct 14, 2014 | 480 Pages
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    Oct 14, 2014 | 480 Pages

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    Oct 22, 2013 | 400 Pages

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FINALIST 2014 – Ottawa Book Awards—Non-Fiction
WINNER 2014 – Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
WINNER 2014 – John W. Dafoe Book Prize

“Veteran political columnist Paul Wells has crafted a fast-paced, romping great read about a Prime Minister who is frequently described by the Parliamentary Press Gallery as dull, plodding, and inscrutable. Though viscerally funny and often biting, this book is never partisan or unfair. Impeccably researched, gorgeously written, and deeply insightful, The Longer I’m Prime Minister is an essential read for all political junkies.”
—Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing Jury citation

 “Thoroughly absorbing and intensely readable.”
 —Robert Collison, Toronto Star
“A lively new book about the secrets of Harper’s survival and success.”
 —CNN Opinion
“Throughout, Wells gets the politicking and electioneering down perfectly. His signature casual prose style, interspersed with more than a few genuine laughs, makes reading more than 400 pages of bumpy Canadian politics a breeze.”
 —Quill & Quire
“One of the most readable and thorough accounts of a man on a mission to change Canada forever…. [The Longer I’m Prime Minister is] a political book that should be read by every Canadian with a shred of political awareness…. Wells goes well beyond the dime-a-dozen political theories that line the nation’s bookshelves and offers rare glimpses of the man behind the myths to the point of (gasp) humanizing him.”
 —James Baxter, Policy Magazine
“A fascinating, must-read book…. With detailed accounts from his trove of sources, Well describes a period of politics in a style that is at times hilarious, often biting and always informative…. Wells does an important service…. The book is also an excellent play-by-play chronicle of the last 7 years in Canadian politics.”
 —Policy Options 

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