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Beaverbrook

A Shattered Legacy

«A journalistic tour-de-force.»

BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

Winner, Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award and Best Atlantic Published Book AwardShortlisted, British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and National Business Book AwardWere the Gallery's treasures gifts or loans? Was Lord Beaverbrook careless or devious? Jacques Poitras sifts through the personal correspondence, takes stock of the witnesses and testimony at the 2006 arbitration hearings, and interviews the combatants of a bitter legal battle that rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Les mer

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Winner, Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award and Best Atlantic Published Book AwardShortlisted, British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and National Business Book AwardWere the Gallery's treasures gifts or loans? Was Lord Beaverbrook careless or devious? Jacques Poitras sifts through the personal correspondence, takes stock of the witnesses and testimony at the 2006 arbitration hearings, and interviews the combatants of a bitter legal battle that rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Deftly connecting the pieces of this historic jigsaw puzzle, he tells a fascinating tale peopled with an arresting cast of characters -- from the self-proclaimed "master propagandist" to the present-day heirs of the Beaverbrook legacy.

Detaljer

Forlag
Goose Lane Editions
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780864925220
Utgave
2. utg.
Utgivelsesår
2008
Format
23 x 15 cm
Priser
Winner of Atlantic Independent Booksellers Choice Award 2008 Canada and Best Atlantic Published Book Award 2008 Canada. Short-listed for BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction 2008 Canada and National Business Book Award 2008 Canada.

Om forfatteren

Jacques Poitras has been CBC Radio's provincial affairs reporter in New Brunswick since 2000. He has written numerous award-winning feature documentaries and has appeared on Radio-Canada, National Public Radio, and the BBC. His first book was the critically acclaimed The Right Fight: Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma. He lives near Fredericton.

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«A journalistic tour-de-force.»

BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

«Jacques Poitras has written a delicious story about the battle for Lord Beaverbrook's paintings. He has used a brilliant cast of characters — a mix of canny homegrown New Brunswickers and powerful British aristocrats — to pull together an important work of social and political history. Yes, this is a big, important book, but it's also a helluva lot of fun to read.»

Stevie Cameron

«Riveting.»

<i>Manchester Guardian</i>

«Take a cantankerous patriarch, throw in some very famous paintings and a family at war — and you have the ingredients of a gripping thriller. In Jacques Poitras's skillful hands they become something more: a wise meditation on a friendship that went very wrong.»

Elizabeth Renzetti, <i>The Globe and Mail</i>

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