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In Heroes, Peter C. Newman offers us incisive research of dozens of Canadians, earlier and current, who've outlined this nation, drawing on fifty years of writing. He writes approximately iconic Canadians comparable to Terry Fox, Margaret Atwood and June Callwood. From the political ring, he discusses the legacies of Pierre Trudeau, Christina McCall and Lester B. Pearson, between others. And from the area of industrial, Newman contains the most energetic marketers in the world, together with Jimmy Pattison and Paul Desmarais. The grand literary grasp on the most sensible of his online game stocks the interior tales of those pivotal characters whose lives and occasions set examples for all of us.

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