Mavericks: Canadian Rebels, Renegades and Anti-Heroes

By Peter C. Newman

Peter C. Newman’s poison pen has lodged itself within the viscera of the Canadian elite. In Mavericks, he has chosen his so much evocative writing approximately these Canadians who run opposed to the grain at the grandest scale, together with Conrad Black, Garth Drabinsky, the Eaton boys, Louis Riel, Robert Campeau and Peter Nygard. on the planet of politics, he's taking on Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, René Lévesque, invoice Vander Zalm and Lucien Bouchard. He additionally features a vignette approximately John Diefenbaker from his ebook Renegade in Power, which Robert Fulford at Saturday Night stated “transformed political books and to a point political writing during this country.”

Mavericks, including its spouse quantity, Heroes, makes up the final word Newman, shooting his top and so much provocative phrases in the course of a profession that spans greater than fifty years.

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