Extraordinary Canadians Rene Levesque

Extraordinary Canadians Rene Levesque

by Daniel Poliquin

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Overview

When René Lévesque left politics in the fall of 1985, he handed his landlady the keys to the Quebec City flat he had rented during his nine years as premier. She asked him whether he had left anything behind. "No, no," he said, "I've" got everything right in here." And he showed her the Provigo grocery bag he was holding on to.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670069194
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction John Ralston Saul vii

1 Money Matters 1

2 Heart Matters 7

3 Gaspé 15

4 Quebec City 21

5 The War 25

6 Some Lessons Learned and More Tall Tales 29

7 The Good Years … Under Duplessis 37

8 Stardom 45

9 The Epiphany: Variations on a Theme 51

10 The Honest Wrestler 57

11 "Oui, Monsieur le Ministre" 65

12 Him Again 73

13 Fun, Fun, Fun 77

14 The Dimming Star 85

15 The Wilderness 95

16 MSA 103

17 PQ 111

18 Turbulent Years 117

19 The (Very) Long Road to Power 129

20 The Do-Gooders 141

21 Failure 153

22 The Beautiful Loser 163

23 The Constitutional Drama 169

24 Trouble 179

25 More Trouble 185

26 The Debacle 193

27 An Abundance of Ironies 197

28 Two Statues 205

Sources 209

Acknowledgments 211

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LynnB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a short book about the political life of Rene Levesque, nationalist premier of Quebec and first leader of the Parti Quebecois. It is highly readable and well written, with the occasional tongue-in-cheek turn of phrase that broings the subject to life. While the Extraordinary Canadians series is not an in-depth study of its subjects, this author has packed a lot of analysis and insight into these 200 pages.