Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics by Graeme Truelove

Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics

byGraeme Truelove

Kobo ebook | January 8, 2014

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Few politicians have enraged opponents, frustrated colleagues and polarized Canadians like Svend Robinson — but few embraced the causes he did. Over his twenty–five years as a New Democrat MP, Robinson was imprisoned for blocking loggers from clear–cutting in Clayoquot Sound, assaulted by police while protesting at the 2001 Summit of the Americas, expelled from foreign countries for defending human rights, and harassed after coming out as Canada's first openly gay MP. Robinson always took his ideals to the front lines, helping to define the Canadian left.

Though his brash tactics dominated headlines, Robinson's full story has not yet been told. In this in–depth biography, Graeme Truelove explores an accomplished life and career, including Robinson's difficult childhood, his growing realization of his own sexuality, and the bipolar diagnosis which followed his baffling, career–ending theft of a diamond ring. A portrait emerges of a complex figure — driven, gifted, visionary and flawed — who challenged his country and continues to make his indelible mark on the world.

Title:Svend Robinson: A Life in PoliticsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 8, 2014Publisher:NEW STAR BOOKSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554200849

ISBN - 13:9781554200849

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A pleasure to read I got to read an advance copy. Not only is this an amazing personal story, it is a wonderful chronicle of the progressive movement in Canada.
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Svend Robinson- a fabulous read! This new biography is extremely well written and gives us new insights into Svend Robinson the man, what drove him, his incredible accomplishments, his courage and tenacity and just how much ahead of the curve he was and still is. Well worth the read !!!!
Date published: 2013-11-03