Published: November 1, 2010
Non-Fiction / Biography & Memoir
ePub: 9780864925657 $19.95
Years after stepping down as Premier of New Brunswick, Frank McKenna is still on the minds of political watchers across Canada. The question today, however, is will he or won't he get back into the political ring. While the guessing game continues, Philip Lee's new book Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna provides fresh insights into the man and his politics.
A journalist, lecturer, and bestselling writer, Philip Lee began his career as an investigative reporter on Canada’s east coast. Restigouche emerged from his long-standing interest in rivers and the people who love them. His first book, Home Pool: The Fight to Save the Atlantic Salmon, grew out of his award-winning reporting on the decline of the Atlantic salmon. Lee is also the author of Frank: The Life and Politics of Frank McKenna, a national bestseller, and Bittersweet: Confessions of a Twice-Married Man, which was long-listed for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.
A professor at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, Lee developed the Dalton Camp lecture series, broadcast annually by CBC Radio’s Ideas and edited The Next Big Thing (a published collection from the lectures). When he is not writing and teaching, Lee spends as much time as he can following the currents of rivers.
"A biography for everyone interested in the future of Canadian politics. Philip Lee gives us a psychic road map of a man who could be Canada's next prime minister, from his dirt poor beginnings through his career as lawyer, politician, premier, and rainmaker. Absolutely first rate." — Michael Harris
"Captures McKenna's potential to be more than a small-town Horatio Alger boy who makes good, with tantalizing hints of other careers to come. It's a damn good read, with fascinating insider detail on political organization and major national events." — Hugh Winsor
"A marvellously readable book about a nearly perfect politician in the nouveau world of entrepreneurial politics." — Dalton Camp