Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself in the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has selected his most evocative writing about those Canadians who run against the grain on the grandest scale, including Conrad Black, Garth Drabinsky, the Eaton boys, Louis Riel, Robert Campeau and Peter Nygard. In the world of politics, he takes on Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, René Lévesque, Bill Vander Zalm and Lucien Bouchard. He also includes a vignette about John Diefenbaker from his book Renegade in Power, which Robert Fulford at Saturday Night said “transformed political books and to some extent political writing in this country.”
Mavericks, together with its companion volume, Heroes, makes up the ultimate Newman, capturing his best and most provocative words during a career that spans more than fifty years.
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About the Author
PETER C. NEWMAN has been writing about Canadian politicsand business for nearly half a century. The author of twenty-fourbooks that have together sold more than two million copies,Newman has won some of the country's most illustrious literaryawards, both as an author and a journalist. A former editor-inchiefof the Toronto Star and Maclean's, Newman has beenrecognized with seven honorary doctorates, a National NewspaperAward and election to the News Hall of Fame. He hasbeen called twice to the Order of Canada and has earned histitle as Canada's 'most cussed and discussed' commentator.