Canadian Champions, Dark Horses and Icons

Book - 2010
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In Heroes, Peter C. Newman incisively analyzes dozens of Canadians, past and present, who have defined this country, drawing on fifty years of writing. From the world of popular culture, he writes about Terry Fox, Margaret Atwood and June Callwood. From politics, Pierre Trudeau, Christina McCall and Lester B. Pearson, among others. And from the world of business, Newman includes some of the most active entrepreneurs on the planet, including Jimmy Pattison, Heather Reisman and Paul Desmarais. The grandmaster at the top of his game, Newman shares the inside stories of these pivotal characters whose lives and times set examples for all of us.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2010.
ISBN: 9781554684229
Branch Call Number: 971.0099 New
Characteristics: 423 pages


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Dec 23, 2016

I was looking for a biography. I saw this title and my eyes lit up. Skimming through the table of contents, my enthusiasm cooled. But then, I saw the names Terry Fox--one of my heroes--Robertson Davies--as a kid I delivered newspapers to his house--and Lester Pearson--my dad always lionized the man. I took the book home. I was disappointed.
The few pages about Terry Fox were about the movie not the man. The sections on Davies and Pearson were insightful even if anecdotal. His cast of characters might be Newman's heroes; they might even prove to be yours, but, they're not mine; especial the business tycoons. For the most part the author engages in a name dropping exercise telling us about his swell luncheon schedule with some of Canada's high and mighty.

debwalker Jan 02, 2011

Profiles of the heroes Newman has been chronicling for decades.

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