Oliver's Twist: The Life And Times Of An Unapologetic Newshound by Craig OliverOliver's Twist: The Life And Times Of An Unapologetic Newshound by Craig Oliver

Oliver's Twist: The Life And Times Of An Unapologetic Newshound

byCraig Oliver

Paperback | October 2, 2012

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As chief parliamentary correspondent for CTV News, Craig Oliver is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected journalists, a newsman who has reported on the major political figures and news stories of our times with passion, insight, and bracing candour.

He brings those same qualities to this many-layered memoir of an extraordinary professional and personal life. Oliver has witnessed up close the follies, foibles, and occasional brilliance of the men and women who shaped our history over four decades.

At the same time, Oliver pursued a personal passion for Canada’s wilderness rivers. For thirty years, he and a close company of companions—from Tim Kotcheff and John Macfarlane to Eddie Goldenberg and Pierre Trudeau—paddled some of the most remote waters in western and northern Canada. Most surprising is the revelation that this accomplished television reporter has been legally blind for more than a decade.

Entertaining, zesty, and shrewd, Oliver’s Twist will leave readers begging for more.

  CRAIG OLIVER is currently Chief Parliamentary Correspondent for CTV and co-host of its weekly political affairs program Question Period. He has received the highest awards granted by his profession: the prestigious Charles Lynch Award; the Canadian Association of Broadcasters 2001 Gold Ribbon for Broadcast Excellence; the Pre...
Title:Oliver's Twist: The Life And Times Of An Unapologetic NewshoundFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.24 × 5.23 × 0.99 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143177842

ISBN - 13:9780143177845


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oliver's Twist I purchased this for a Christmas gift for my husband. I have read this book through. It is a spell-binding novel, full of truth and consequences. Craig Oliver had an amazing life and did not leave out any details. Bravo Craig!!
Date published: 2014-01-13

Editorial Reviews

“Full of wit, an astute insider’s insights, and candour.” - Toronto Star“An exhilarating inside look ride through decades of Canadian politics and history…. His anecdotes are amazing…. Oliver’s Twist is superb stuff, proving again that a word is worth 1,000 TV clips.” - Winnipeg Free Press“A storehouse of insights, anecdotes, and eye-popping close-ups that makes for a strappingly good book.” - Lawrence Martin, author of Harperland“Having covered and worked closely with Canadian leaders over the past half-century, [Oliver] is able to give a candid and insightful assessment of leading political figures…. This book details the Craig Oliver we all know; someone not afraid to take on tough issues, but who does so in the most genuinely respectful fashion—a true gentleman and a great Canadian. Oliver’s Twist is an enjoyable read, one I highly recommend.” - John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs), The Globe and Mail“A book at once human and sharp…. It is Ottawa that stars here, and Oliver brims with insight into its’ great figures…. [Oliver] injects emotion into his taut, lively prose. He also generates laughs.” - Maclean’s“Every young reporter should be inspired by Craig Oliver's book, Oliver’s Twist.” - Jim Munson (Liberal senator), The Montreal Gazette“A fascinating chronicle of a life that moved from the hard streets of 1940s Prince Rupert to a place near the top of the CTV News totem pole. Oliver … pulls few punches.” - Canadian Press