Right Honourable Men: The Descent of Canadian Politics from MacDonald to Mulroney

Right Honourable Men The Descent of Canadian Politics from MacDonald to Mulroney A Maclean s bestseller and a unique blending of history and politics through ten provocative portraits of our country s leaders Right Honourable Men is a timely exploration of politics and personal

  • Title: Right Honourable Men: The Descent of Canadian Politics from MacDonald to Mulroney
  • Author: Michael Bliss
  • ISBN: 9780006380627
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Maclean s 1 bestseller and a unique blending of history and politics through ten provocative portraits of our country s leaders, Right Honourable Men is a timely exploration of politics and personality, the powerful bonds of the past and the current demands of a nation tinder stress From the visionary Macdonald, the reckless Laurier and the misunderstood King, to theA Maclean s 1 bestseller and a unique blending of history and politics through ten provocative portraits of our country s leaders, Right Honourable Men is a timely exploration of politics and personality, the powerful bonds of the past and the current demands of a nation tinder stress From the visionary Macdonald, the reckless Laurier and the misunderstood King, to the flamboyant Trudeau and the vainglorious Mulroney, Right Honourable Men both defines and defies the essence of political leadership in Canada.Written with insight, wit and brilliance, Right Honourable Men is a compelling read for every Canadian this new trade paper edition will hold special appeal for politics and history students a joy to read lively and entertaining, with penetrating insights The Globe and Mail rarely does one find a book that is both a one sitting read and important work to which one knows one will return again and again Peter Foster, Canadian Business Right Honourable Men is everything good history should be readable, opinionated, maddening, surprising, audacious, well researched The Edmonton Journal

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    1. Michael Bliss provides brief-but-bounteous biographies of every Canadian Prime Minister from Sir John to Lyin' Brian, penned from a conservative point-of-view towards this predominantly liberal-governed country. Bliss, one of Canada's trove of underrated writers—his Northern Enterprise, an in-depth history of five centuries worth of business, industry, and entrepreneurialism in the Great White North, is a marvel that inexplicably made little impact when published—tackles each of our parliame [...]

    2. I read this year's ago, but hearing of Professor Bliss's passing spurred me to look it up. If you're interested in a concise look at any of Canada's earlier prime ministers​ this is a great resource.

    3. I was supposed to read this book for a college class five or so years ago. I didn't, but I held onto it telling myself I would read it eventually. I just got around to it this summer, and I'm glad I did.It was an enjoyable read. Most of the content was a great surprise, as I didn't remember much from the college class I had taken, and if I ever read it again, it will probably surprise me a second time, since my head is like a sieve when it comes to the details of political history. However, even [...]

    4. Bliss presents a selective history of the men he regards as the most noteworthy Canadian Prime Ministers. His commentaries primarily reflect on these men's time as political leaders, exploring their campaigns, the decisions they made, and evaluating their successes and failures. There are few surprises in the book if you already have a decent grasp of Canada's political history. If not, Bliss writes an eminently readable piece. It is more substantive than the average 'curiosity' reader probably [...]

    5. Interesting and readable. One of Canada's eminent historians evaluates and ranks Canada's Prime Ministers and finds most of them wanting. An intelligent discussion of what the role of a prime minister might be and is.

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