A Rose Is a Rose: A Tribute to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in Cartoons and Quotes

Description

160 pages
Contains Illustrations, Bibliography, Index
$14.95
ISBN 0-385-19788-8

Publisher

Year

1984

Contributor

Edited by Thad McIlroy
Reviewed by P.J. Kemp

P.J. Kemp was a journalist living in Brigham, Quebec.

Review

Exactly as the title indicates, this is a collection of political cartoons and quotes spanning the 16 “Trudeau years.” The book follows the same format as editor McIlroy’s Diefenbaker: Remembering the Chief the only exception being that the subject here is still alive. The subject is also still actively vocal, to the extent that Canadians are hardly in a mood to feel nostalgic about him just yet. McIlroy didn’t even pick the funniest cartoons, and the quotes are mostly forgettable.

A Trudeau addict will have to shell out $10 to have A Rose Is a Rose grace the coffeetable or serve as conversation starter (as in “What the heck did you waste $10 on this for?”).

Citation

“A Rose Is a Rose: A Tribute to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in Cartoons and Quotes,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed May 30, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/37029.