Elusive destiny : the political vocation of John Napier Turner (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Elusive destiny : the political vocation of John Napier Turner

Elusive destiny : the political vocation of John Napier Turner

Author: Paul Litt
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

This definitive biography of a major Canadian political figure provides a new perspective on federal politics from the 1960s through the 1980s and gives John Turner his rightful place in Canadian  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John N Turner
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Litt
ISBN: 9780774822640 0774822643
OCLC Number: 1131670318
Description: xi, 494 pages, [24] pages de planches : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Foreword by John EnglishIntroduction: The Right Man at the Wrong TimePART 1: LIBERAL APPRENTICE, 1929-681 The Making of an Extrovert2 Circling Home3 Getting Ahead in Canadian Politics4 Shoals of Candidacy5 Close to PowerPART 2: MASTER POLITICIAN, 1968-796 Driving the Omnibus7 Implementing the Just Society8 Apprehended Insurrection9 Intranational Diplomacy10 Shokku1 1 The Price of Gas12 Stalking Stagflation13 Citizen TurnerPART 3: LEADERSHIP, 1979-8814 A Myth and a Muddle15 Oiling the Tinman16 Prime Minister for a Day17 Things Fall Apart18 The Road Back19 Participatory Democracy20 Creature from the Black Lagoon21 Image, Substance, and Subversion22 Mad Dog and BusinessmenConclusion: Legacies and Might-Have-BeensNotesSelected BibliographyIndex
Responsibility: Paul Litt.


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"Finally, at 82, Turner's life and career in politics receive appropriate recognition in Elusive Destiny, a biography by Carleton University historian Paul Litt that is one of the best Canadian Read more...

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