Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper

Author: Bob Plamondon

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456620523

Category: History

Page: 504

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An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership. A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder draws upon a wealth of public and private material that Plamondon has enriched with fresh insights. Make no mistake. Blue Thunder is no hagiography. This is a warts-and-all portrait that examines in compelling and revealing detail the lows as well as the highs. Along the way myths are exposed, blame is assessed, and heroes are chosen. More analytically, Plamondon boldly sifts from the record what today's Conservatives need to learn from the past to be successful in the future. A captivating, entertaining and definitive look at the accomplishments and failures of Canadian Conservative leadership, Blue Thunder is a must read for anyone who follows Canadian politics today and an invaluable reference source for decades.
Blue Thunder: The Truth About Conservatives from Macdonald to Harper
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Bob Plamondon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-25 - Publisher: eBookIt.com

An unparalleled portrait of the Conservative Party and each of its nineteen leaders, Blue Thunder rollicks through 141 years of Canadian Conservative leadership. A sprawling, page-turning exposé, Blue Thunder draws upon a wealth of public and private material that Plamondon has enriched with fresh insights. Make no mistake. Blue Thunder
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Pages: 404
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