|By (author):||Chretien, Jean|
|Translated By:||Fischman, Sheila|
|Translated By:||Winkler, Donald|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political|
|HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)|
|NON-FICTION / Canadian|
|POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian|
|Publisher:||Knopf Random Vintage Canada|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||Following on the heels of his bestselling collection of political reminiscences, former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien still has a few more stories to tell. With anecdotes and reflections both serious and light-hearted, My Stories, My Times, Volume 2 is a unique window on our country from one of its greatest statesmen and patriots.|
With a career that spanned decades and an active retirement after that, it should come as no surprise that Jean Chrétien's illuminating, perceptive and often humorous stories could not be contained in just one book.
This collection of essays features his trademark candour and ever-sharp political acumen, with plenty of wit to accompany the wisdom. With a delightful randomness, he remembers events and personalities that shaped our nation in a multitude of ways, and offers his views on international current events, including Canada-China relations, Brexit, and interprovincial dealings. Jean Chrétien's stories serve to remind us that there is more to unite than divide us as a country, and that we have institutions we can take enormous pride in and values we must strive to maintain and keep building upon. Above all, these stories illustrate Jean Chrétien's firm belief that we must never cease searching for common ground despite our differences.
|Biographical Note||The Rt. Hon. JEAN CHRÉTIEN was first elected to Parliament in 1963, at the age of twenty-nine. Four years later he was given his first Cabinet post and, over the next thirty years, he headed nine key ministries. From 1993 to 2003, he served as Canada's twentieth prime minister, winning three consecutive Liberal majority governments. He is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and is a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 2008, he became co-president of the InterAction Council, and in 2009 he was awarded the Order of Merit by Her Majesty Elizabeth II.In 2014, he joined the law firm Dentons as counsel, working primarily in Ottawa.SHEILA FISCHMAN is the award-winning translator of some 200 contemporary novels from Quebec. In 2008, she was awarded the Molson Prize in the Arts. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and a chevalier of the Ordre national du Québec. She lives in Montreal.DONALD WINKLER is a translator of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. He is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English translation, and has been a finalist on three other occasions. He lives in Montreal.|