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Pearson : the unlikely gladiator

Author: Norman Hillmer
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume Robert Bothwell introduces Pearson the man and Denis Stairs presents his political ideas. Governor General award-winning author and journalist Christina McCall and J.L. Granatstein compare Pearson and his nemesis, John Diefenbaker. Stephen Azzi and Greg Donaghy write respectively about Pearson's relations with Walter Gordon and Paul Martin, Sr. Tom Kent and Penny Bryden discuss the Pearson welfare  Read more...
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Named Person: Lester B Pearson; Lester Pearson; Lester B Pearson; Lester B Pearson; Lester B Pearson; Lester B Pearson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Hillmer
ISBN: 0773517685 9780773517684
OCLC Number: 42722125
Description: x, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jean Chretien --
Introduction: Pearson and the Sense of Paradox / Norman Hillmer --
Canada's Moment: Lester Pearson, Canada, and the World / Robert Bothwell --
Lester B. Pearson and the Meaning of Politics / Denis Stairs --
Pearson and Diefenbaker: Similar Men? / J.L. Granatstein --
The Unlikely Gladiators: Pearson and Diefenbaker Remembered / Christina McCall --
Lester B. Pearson and the Conundrum of National Unity, 1963-1968 / Michael D. Behiels --
Lester B. Pearson and Canadian Unity / Claude Ryan --
Prescience, Prudence and Procrastination: National Social Policies in the Pearson Era / P.E. Bryden --
"It Was Walter's View": Lester Pearson, the Liberal Party and Economic Nationalism / Stephen Azzi --
"A Good Man for the Middle Innings": Lester Pearson and the Media, 1963-1968 / Patrick H. Brennan --
Minding the Minister: Pearson, Martin and American Policy in Asia, 1963-1967 / Greg Donaghy --
Pearsonianism / Andrew Cohen --
Pragmatism / Ross Campbell --
Continuity / Monique Begin --
Reformism / Tom Kent --
Consistency / A.W. Johnson --
Duality / H. Blair Neatby --
Unity / Gordon Robertson.
Responsibility: edited by Norman Hillmer.

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This text provides a critical examination of Lester B. Pearson's legacy as Prime Minister of Canada. His years were full of action and originality, yet the book also delves into the corruption and  Read more...

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"Mike Pearson led us to a more tolerant, civilized, healthy, and prosperous country. This warm, generous, 'very ordinary' great man knew that great countries care for those who have little, nurture Read more...

 
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