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- DescriptionGoing my way? asked John Turner's campaign brochure in 1962, my way is the Liberal way. It was, that is, until Pierre Trudeau came to power. Turner was his party's star apprentice in the Liberal art of managing a heterogeneous nation through brokerage politics, but in the 1968 election Canadians opted instead for a newly minted celebrity leader for a re-imagined nation. A political biography extraordinaire, Elusive Destiny reveals the inner workings of the Liberal Party in its heyday as charted through the meteoric rise and fall of John Napier Turner. It highlights Turner's vision for the country and tallies the political price he paid when he deviated from the Trudeau legacy on matters such as language rights, social spending, and Quebec. It also provides a new perspective on federal politics from the 1960s through the 1980s while giving John Turner his rightful place in Canadian history.
- Author BiographyPaul Litt is a historian at Carleton University in Ottawa. His account of John Turner's political career is based on extensive research in the Turner papers and other archival collections, contemporary journalism, and scores of interviews with Turner's friends, family, and colleagues. He also spent considerable time with Turner himself.
- Author(s)Paul Litt
- PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Date of Publication21/10/2011
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationVancouver
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of British Columbia Press
- Content Note41 b&w photos
- Weight953 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine38 mm
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