"From Bourassa to Bourassa" Book Review by Master Researcher

"From Bourassa to Bourassa"
A review of "From Bourassa to Bourassa" by L. Ian MacDonald on Robert Bourassa's premiership of Canada.
# 35740 | 900 words | 1 source | MLA | 2002 | US


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The paper outlines the book "From Bourassa to Bourassa", where L. Ian MacDonald analyzes the period between the two elections, the career of Bourassa in more general terms, and the results first of his loss of the premiership in 1976 and then of his election to the post a second time in 1983. The paper shows how the story as a whole is a story of persistence and also failure.

From the Paper:

"Robert Bourassa was premier of Canada twice, and in his book From Bourassa to Bourassa, L. Ian MacDonald analyzes the period between the two elections in particular, the career of Bourassa in more general terms, and the results first of his loss of the premiership in 1976 and then of his election to the post a second time in 1983. As the author says in the Preface to the Second Edition, "Bourassa is not the center of the story but a leading actor in a composite narrative of a period in the modern history of Quebec and Canada" (xi). The author finds that the election of 1976, which was called for by Bourassa in what he would later admit was a mistake, was "the catalyst that launched Quebec and Canada into the referendum era" (xi). The author says that the central era of Ryan and Trudeau was an uneasy one, and this unease contributed to the return of Bourassa and to his second election."

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"From Bourassa to Bourassa" (2003, October 20) Retrieved September 27, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/from-bourassa-to-bourassa-35740/

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""From Bourassa to Bourassa"" 20 October 2003. Web. 27 September. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/from-bourassa-to-bourassa-35740/>

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