Dr. Robert Wright Sets the Record Straight on Trudeaumania

rober wright with trudeaumaniaTrent Alumnus, bestselling author, and Durham Campus History professor, Dr. Robert Wright, has launched his newest book, Trudeaumania: The Rise to Power of Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Trudeaumania examines the rise of Pierre Trudeau by dispelling three core myths surrounding his rise to power and the excitement generated by his entrance into the political landscape in the late 60’s. Wright’s novel frames Trudeau’s politics as those of a “strong Intellectual who formulated his beliefs after years of careful study and never wavered in his commitment to them.” (Quill & Quire, 2016)

The book itself has been cdescribed by Maclean’s as “a fascinating and well-constructed narrative.”

Trudeaumania was published in September and can be found at bookstores everywhere. Excerpts have been published by The Toronto Star and can be found here.

Watch a Global Television interview with Wright on Trudeaumania here.

Wright is the author of the national bestsellers Three Nights in Havana and The Night Canada Stood Still, both of which won the Canadian Authors Association’s Lela Common Award for Canadian History, and Our Man in Tehran, which was made into an award-winning documentary film. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

The following feature on Robert Wright appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of Trent Magazine (PDF link).

Story by Tyler Dore, Student Communications Assistant, Alumni Affairs.

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