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Citizen of the World

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Citizen of the World by John English
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Aug 28, 2007 | ISBN 9780676975222

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“A sensitive, thoughtful and beautifully written biography of one of Canada’s most intriguing figures by a leading Canadian historian. This first instalment shows that if anyone can unpick the puzzle of Pierre Trudeau and help us to understand both his many-faceted personality and his impact on his times, it is surely John English.”
–Dr. Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919

Citizen of the World is more than just another volume on an already overcrowded shelf. It offers
the most intimate look at the most dominant of Canadian political figures in modern times.”
The Gazette (Montreal)

“The most illuminating Trudeau portrait yet written. . . . John English was given full access to the gold mine–all of Mr. Trudeau’s diaries, letters and papers. It is from that kind of entrée that truths emerge. The Trudeau story is more wondrous than imagined.”
The Globe and Mail

“English’s work is very readable, balanced in judgment and of course deeply informed. . . . Trudeau’s energy, passion, ambition, wit and intellectuality leap off the page, leaving this reader once again with a sense of the extraordinary nature of his life and character.”
Winnipeg Free Press

“[A] magisterial biography drawing on many previously unpublished letters and diaries.”
National Post

Praise for The Worldly Years: The Life of Lester Pearson:

“A magnificent biography.”
The Globe and Mail

“John English captures all Pearson’s accomplishments in wonderful, readable detail. . . . Pure pleasure and pure insight.”
Calgary Herald

Ottawa Citizen

“A multi-dimensional portrait that rings true from beginning to end. A pleasure to read.”
The Gazette (Montreal)


Dafoe Book Prize WINNER 2006

Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction FINALIST 2007

Governor General’s Literary Award – Nonfiction FINALIST 2007

Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing FINALIST 2006

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