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Trudeaumania: The Rise to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Robert Wright


SCREAMING GIRLS, flashing lights, and a dazzling smile. These are the images that come to mind when reminiscing about Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s rise to power, popularly known as Trudeaumania. This, however, is the antithesis of Trudeau’s methodical approach to politics as chronicled in historian Robert Wright’s new book. Yes, Pierre Trudeau danced with attractive women and wore sandals in the House of Commons, but he was also a strong intellectual who formulated his beliefs after years of careful study and never wavered in his commitment to them.

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