The Teeth of Time

Remembering Pierre Elliott Trudeau

By (author) Ramsay Cook
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Series: Footprints Series
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Hardcover : 9780773531499, 240 pages, August 2006


Ramsay Cook was awarded the 2005 Canada Council Molson Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities. He is the author of Watching Quebec and general editor of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada. He is adjunct professor


"This is a smart book about the way we remember the past, the allure of power and celebrity, the potential depths of intellectual companionship, and ultimately about one man’s view of that most enigmatic of Canadian politicians. In breaking the teeth of t

"The Teeth of Time serves two parallel purposes, providing personal insights into Pierre Trudeau, while also giving us greater insight into the intellectual and political development of Cook himself, as he developed his understanding of Quebec, the Canadian constitution, and English-French relations. As a contribution to Canadian political and intellectual history, and as a commentary on public engagement by intellectuals, The Teeth of Time is a valuable, and often entertaining, addition to the literature. " Left History