The Hand-over: A Can-Lit How Dunnit

Category: Book
By (author): Dewar, Elaine
Series: Canlit Howdunit
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Mergers & Acquisitions
  HISTORY / Canada / General
  HISTORY / General
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
Publisher: Biblioasis
Published: March 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25in x 5.25in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

In her controversial new book, Elaine Dewar, named among "Canada?s best muckrakers," reveals how our premiere national publisher, McClelland and Stewart, was eventually sold to Random House, a division of German media giant Bertelsmann, for a dollar.

Drawing on interviews done with those who engineered the deal, and on documents never before revealed, Dewar tells the story of how a savvy businessman, an accountant, a University President, and three major law firms "danced through the raindrops" to evade a thirty-year-old public policy created to defend Canadian national sovereignty.

Part investigation, part memoir by a journalist whose career was shaped by the Investment Canada Act-the federal rules that protect Canada?s $40 billion cultural industry-Dewar explores both how the Act was enacted and how it was taken down, piece by piece, deal by deal.

Review Quote*

Praise for Elaine Dewar

"Dewar is a keen observer of place and personality."-PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Biographical Note

Elaine Dewar-author, journalist, television story editor-has been honoured by nine National Magazine awards, including the prestigious President?s Medal, and the White Award. Her first book, Cloak of Green, delved into the dark side of environmental politics and became an underground classic. Bones: Discovering the First Americans, an investigation of the science and politics regarding the peopling of the Americas, was a national bestseller and earned a special commendation from the Canadian Archaeological Association. The Second Tree: of Clones, Chimeras, and Quests for Immortality, won Canada's premier literary non-fiction prize from the Writers' Trust. Called "Canada?s Rachel Carson," Dewar aspires to be a happy warrior for the public good.