Just Watch Me by John English
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau: 1968-2000

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This magnificent second volume, written with exclusive access to Trudeau’s private papers and letters, completes what the Globe and Mail called “the most illuminating Trudeau portrait yet written” — sweeping us from sixties’ Trudeaumania to his final days when he debated his faith.

His life is one of Canada’s most engrossing stories. John English reveals how for Trudeau style was as important as substance, and how the controversial public figure intertwined with the charismatic private man and committed father. He traces Trudeau’s deep friendships (with women especially, many of them talented artists, like Barbra Streisand) and bitter enmities; his marriage and family tragedy. He illuminates his strengths and weaknesses — from Trudeaumania to political disenchantment, from his electrifying response to the kidnappings during the October Crisis, to his all-important patriation of the Canadian Constitution, and his evolution to influential elder statesman.


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About John English

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John English is a cabinetmaker, a teacher, and the author of How to Choose and Use Bench Planes and Scrapers, The Woodworker's Guide to Sharpening, and many articles published in Woodshop News and Woodworker's Business News. He is the former editor of Today's Woodworker and Woodworker's Journal. Currently he designs and builds magazine projects for American Woodworker magazine and runs the Black Hills School of Woodworking. He lives in Spearfish, South Dakota.
 
Published October 27, 2009 by Knopf Canada. 832 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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John English's rich biography Just Watch Me will more than satisfy the casual reader wondering why Ottawa was so important in the Trudeau years and what he was like, as well as the student looking for a comprehensive account of his remarkable years as prime minister.

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John English's rich biography Just Watch Me will more than satisfy the casual reader wondering why Ottawa was so important in the Trudeau years and what he was like, as well as the student looking for a comprehensive account of his remarkable years as prime minister.

Nov 22 2009 | Read Full Review of Just Watch Me: The Life of Pi...

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