J.L. Granatstein È 5 charactersAn explanation is given that the are based on a polling of many Canadian history scholars But then the rankings aren t mentioned again ntil the afterword The vignettes of each prime minister are written by the two authors which we are told in the introduction but there is no reference in any of the vignettes to the rankings No disc. Ountry's leaders where Willie's perceived personal flaws didn't spoil his number one ranking in the Great grouping Brian's opportunism helped to hold him to eighth in the Average category and Joe's nfortunate timing in taking Over From Pierre In from Pierre in contributed to his fifteenth place standing in the Low Average rankingTwenty portraits listed in chronological order describe the common issues that tested the politicians' mettle and give a succinct biogra. A good introductory overview to Canada s Prime Ministers Each prime minister s time in office is described in a short chapter that highlights their successes Each prime minister s time in office is described in a short chapter that highlights their successes failures Whets your appetite for detailed study of each The only issue I have with this book is its premise of ranking prime ministers The rankings are given in the introduction and. William Lyon Mackenzie King is Canada's greatest prime minister Kim Campbell is our worst That's the judgement of 25 noted Canadian historians and political scientists the arbiters of a Maclean's magazine study now the basis for an entertaining new book that ranked our prime ministers on criteria such as electoral success national nity party politics election strategies foreign policy and leadership skillsThe result is a fascinating report card on our .
Ussion of them no defense of them no argument against them This doesn t diminish the value of the book but it was a little distracting that 90% of the book is not what the title claims it is But considering most Canadian high school graduates can only name 4 or 5 prime ministers if that a book like this
*would be great *be great grade 10 reading. Phy of their lives and times Co authored by two historians adept great reuired grade 10 reading. Phy of their lives and times Co authored by two historians adept turning history into thought provoking dialogue Prime Ministers is bound to have pundits and political animals of all kinds lining p to compare their own prime picks and cellar dwellers Accompanied by cartoons photographs and an index of political issues Prime Ministers crackles with energy
a superb book for history and political junkiessuperb book for history and political junkies a well researched seful guide in the classro.