The Teeth of Time

The Teeth of Time

Remembering Pierre Elliott Trudeau

eBook - 2006
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McGill Queens Univ Pr
Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Ramsay Cook were friends for nearly four decades. A passion for the intellectual life drew them together but their friendship focused more on politics once Trudeau became prime minister. In The Teeth of Time Cook reflects on his relationship with Trudeau and the tensions created when one friend achieves political power and the other struggles to find the balance among his roles as detached scholar and teacher, involved citizen, and personal friend.
Trudeau, the most intellectual of Canadian prime ministers, turned to Cook, an illustrious historian and a speech-writer during the 1968 election campaign, for his trusted views. Cook's revealing memoir also traces how public affairs and the central political themes of Trudeau's reign – nationalism, federalism, and constitutional reform – continued to drive their relationship after Trudeau's resignation in 1984.

Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780773576964
Characteristics: xii, 224 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)


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