Douglas & McIntyre
Frank McKenna

Book details:

November 2009
ISBN 978-1-55365-490-2
6" x 9"
272 pages
16 b&w photographs
Biography & Autobiography / Biography
$34.95 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Frank McKenna

Beyond Politics

An insightful and unprecedented portrayal of one of Canada’s most intriguing and highly respected politicians and business leaders

“Harvey Sawler ably recounts Frank McKenna’s remarkable career . . . It is a portrait of an extremely able, intelligent, dedicated public servant and private citizen. Frank McKenna is an old-fashioned man with modern ideas.”—Bill Clinton

Written with unfettered access to Frank McKenna and with insights from premiers, diplomats, business leaders, media figures and former prime ministers and presidents, Frank McKenna is a must-read about the first man to have the prime minister’s office within his grasp only to turn it away.

McKenna—criminal lawyer turned political campaigner, premier of New Brunswick, Canadian ambassador to the U.S. and Bay Street star—has resisted the return to the mousetrap of public life “for the cheese,” as he puts it.

Journalist and author Harvey Sawler reveals McKenna as a most remarkable politician. In addition to Frank and Julie McKenna, the list of interviewees includes:

  • Former prime ministers Paul Martin, Jean Chrétien and Brian Mulroney
  • Manitoba Premier Gary Doer
  • Steve MacKinnon, national campaign director for Michael Ignatieff
  • Former U.S. ambassador James Blanchard
  • Senator Mike Duffy, former CTV journalist
  • Wallace McCain, Canadian businessman

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