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 such a lot 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 is taking on Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, René Lévesque, invoice Vander Zalm and Lucien Bouchard. He additionally features a vignette approximately John Diefenbaker from his publication Renegade in strength, which Robert Fulford at Saturday evening stated “transformed political books and to some degree political writing during this country.”
Mavericks, including its significant other quantity, Heroes, makes up the last word Newman, taking pictures his most sensible and such a lot provocative phrases in the course of a profession that spans greater than fifty years.
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