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Bastards & Boneheads: Canada's Glorious Leaders, Past and Present

by Will Ferguson

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This is an excellent book that I highly recommend to anybody curious about the Prime Ministers. Hilarious, blunt, yet accurate and shrewd, this is a book well worth reading. ( )
  cconroy00 | Nov 22, 2012 |
A look at Canadian history with a humourous and cynical twist, fun to dip into and debate. Arguing that every one of Canada's prime ministers was either a bastard or a bonehead, it sounds like a debate that started in a bar and grew into a book. Ferguson claims that every Prime Minister was terrible, either because they were maliciously Machiavellian schemers (bastards) or bumbling incompetent idiots (boneheads). In arguing the case for each Prime Minister, Ferguson does convey a lot of details of Canadian history and politics, so it's an interesting read but leaves a rather bitter taste in the mouth. ( )
  tripleblessings | Jan 18, 2010 |
I'm not usually a big fan of Ferguson's work, but this book was hilarious, and provided a good, general overview to Canadian history at the same time. ( )
  orangemonkey | Mar 15, 2008 |
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