Ranking Canada's LeadersBook - 1999
The result is a fascinating report card on our country'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 unfortunate timing in taking over from Pierre in 1979 contributed to his fifteenth place standing in the "Low-Average" ranking.
Twenty portraits -- listed in chronological order -- describe the common issues that tested the politicians' mettle, and give a succinct biography of their lives and times. Co-authored by two historians adept at turning history into thought-provoking dialogue, Prime Ministers is bound to have pundits and political animals of all kinds lining up 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 junkies and a well-researched, useful guide in the classroom.