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Being Prime Minister

Category: Book
By (author): Stewart, J.D.M.
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Canadian
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Dewey Divas and the Dudes Spring 2018 Pick (2018) Commended
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: June 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Behind the politics, discover the lives of Canada's leaders. "What a life it is to be prime minister!" - John Diefenbaker Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, all with views and policies that have differed as widely as the ages in which they lived. But what were they like as people? Being Prime Minister takes you behind the scenes to tell the story of Canada's leaders and the job they do as it has never been told before. From John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau, readers get a glimpse of the prime ministers as they travelled, dealt with invasions of privacy, met with celebrities, and managed the stress of the nation's top job. Humorous and hard working, vain and vulnerable, Canada leaders are revealed as they truly were.
From The Publisher*Being Prime Minister sheds light on the lives of prime ministers as ordinary people, examining them through a variety of experiences most Canadians share.
Review Quote*With lively anecdotes and thoughtful insights, Stewart reminds us that there are human beings behind the headlines. This absorbing and original book explores aspects of political life that are too often ignored.
Review Quote*Bursts with details and anecdotes on the daily lives of the very human men and woman who have led us. A trove of trivia treasures.
Review Quote*A fun and fascinating book that reminds us that prime ministers are human; each with unique strengths, quirks, and foibles. Well researched, crisply written, and refreshingly non-partisan, it is immensely enjoyable, gossipy, heartwarming.
Review Quote*Each of the remarkable people who have occupied Canada's highest office are brought vividly to life on the pages of this immensely readable book. A super fun and worthwhile read.
Review Quote*A valuable and insightful look at the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the people who have held the highest office in the land. A must read for anyone who wants a better understanding of what it takes to lead our country.
Biographical NoteJ.D.M. Stewart is a Canadian history teacher. His writing has appeared in newspapers across Canada for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Toronto.