Trudeaumania (Hardback)
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Trudeaumania (Hardback)

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Hardback 424 Pages / Published: 15/10/2016
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In 1968, Canadians dared to take a chance on a new kind of politician. Pierre Trudeau became the leader of the Liberal Party in April and two months later won the federal election. His meteoric rise to power was driven by Trudeaumania, an explosive mix of passion and fear fueled by media hype and nationalist ambition. This book traces what happened when the fabled spirit of the sixties met the excitement of the Centennial and Expo 67. Canadians wanted to modernize their nation, differentiate it from the US, and defuse Quebec separatism. Far from being a sixties crazy moment, Trudeaumania was a passionate quest for a new Canada that would define the values of Canadians for decades to come.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774834049
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This well-written and well-researched book is the best on the Trudeau phenomenon. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries.

-- J.L. Granatstein, York University * CHOICE, April 2017 *
...it is Paul Litt's book, simply titled Trudeaumania, that fully embraces the idea of Trudeau as the saviour Canadians had been hankering for in the wake of upheavals catalyzed by separatism and the'60s. Unquestionably, he arrived on the scene at a propitious time. -- Robert Collison * The Toronto Star, November 20, 2016 *
Litt's Trudeaumania is about sex, sizzle and popular culture. Sex, he writes, had become the central obsession of a pop culture, which "exploited its power to titillate and sensationalize. Trudeaumania derived much of its sizzle from the sex-obsessiveness and sexism of the time." It was the time of sexual liberation, Beatlemania and Andy Warhol ... both Trudeaumania books are well researched and well written. If you're more interested in the cultural phenomenon that was Trudeaumania, that's what Litt offers. -- Sheilla Jones * Winnipeg Free Press, November 1, 2016 *
By showing that Trudeau's first election was not the overwhelming mandate that those still under the Trudeaumania spell might recall, Litt provides a solid antidote to rose-colored views of Canada's '60s and one of its most iconic leaders. * Publishers Weekly, October 1, 2016 *

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