Trudeau Transformed by Max Nemni
The Shaping of a Statesman 1944-1965

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

Since this is a political biography, those looking for intimate details of Trudeau’s life are bound to disappointment.
-National Post arts

Synopsis

This groundbreaking biography, now in paperback, continues the story begun in Young Trudeau, taking Canada's legendary Prime Minister from his pro-fascist youth all the way to his entry into federal politics as a crusading Liberal democrat.

When he went to Harvard in 1944, Pierre Trudeau was twenty-five, a recent graduate of the University of Montreal Law School; true to his elite Catholic-French education, he had been till recently pro-fascist, and he disliked democracy. Years of graduate study at Harvard, then the Sorbonne, then the London School of Economics exposed him to new ideas, as did his hitchhiking travels around the world. Returned to Quebec as a new man, he engaged in educating workers and other jobs that made him a famous defender of federal democracy. He entered Parliament in 1965, within three years of rocketing, Obama-like, to the very top.
 

About Max Nemni

See more books from this Author
MAX and MONIQUE NEMNI are former university professors who in the 1990s acted as editors of the famous magazine Cité Libre that was founded by intellectuals including Trudeau. When they asked their friend if they could write an "intellectual biography" of him, he agreed, throwing open all of his voluminous papers (he kept notes on everything he read). This second volume of their biography has taken five years to research and write. Although the husband and wife team are bilingual and live in Toronto, they write in French. The translation is provided by GEORGE TOMBS, a well-regarded translator based in Montreal.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published October 17, 2011 by McClelland & Stewart. 546 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Trudeau Transformed
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

National Post arts

Below average
Reviewed by Paul Nurse on Jan 13 2012

Since this is a political biography, those looking for intimate details of Trudeau’s life are bound to disappointment.

Read Full Review of Trudeau Transformed: The Shap... | See more reviews from National Post arts

Rate this book!

Add Review
×