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Johnson, William 1931-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 1,011 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD38.7, 658.472
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Most widely held works by William Johnson
Who's stealing your business? : how to identify and prevent business espionage by William Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Canadian myth : Quebec, between Canada and the illusion of utopia by William Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un journaliste politique fait une analyse de la situation socio-politique du Québec, de la Révolution tranquille au référendum de 1995 sur l'avenir politique du Québec
Young Trudeau : son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944 by Max Nemni( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Harper and the future of Canada by William Johnson( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has never been a book about Stephen Harper, yet on June 28 he came close to being our prime minister. If Paul Martin miscalculates, Stephen Harper could be our next prime minister in months, not years. Who is this man' Everyone knows that he became leader of the Alliance Party and, against all odds, gathered in the old Conservative Party to create a force designed to win power, coming very close in 2004. Yet what are his core beliefs' To what extent does he agree with his party's social conservatives, who scared away voters in the last election' Where will he take us if he gets power' William Johnson has researched the Harper family background and the historical context that shaped his political career. He paints a fascinating picture of a man who, like Pierre Trudeau, trained mentally for political power like an athlete training for the Olympics, yet is not a natural politician and never really wanted the political leader's life. By studying Harper's approach to the main issues in Canadian politics, he shows that Harper is a sophisticated political operative, far more complex and intellectual than the right-wing Republican image that has been created for him. This is a serious, objective political biography, short on gossip but long on clear discussion of Harper's political views ' and how he got them. Johnson's message' Don't underestimate this man. From the Hardcover edition
Anglophobie made in Québec by William Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Trudeau : son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944 by Max Nemni( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shines a light of devastating clarity on French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s, when young elites were raised to be pro-fascist, and democratic and liberal were terms of criticism. The model leaders to be admired were good Catholic dictators like Mussolini, Salazar in Portugal, Franco in Spain, and especially PEtain, collaborator with the Nazis in Vichy France. There were even demonstrations against Jews who were demonstrating against what the Nazis were doing in Germany. Trudeau, far from being the rebel that other biographers have claimed, embraced this ideology. At his elite school, BrEbeuf, he was a model student, the editor of the school magazine, and admired by the staff and his fellow students. But the fascist ideas and the people he admired ' even when the war was going on, as late as 1944 ' included extremists so terrible that at the war's end they were shot. And then there's his manifesto and his plan to stage a revolution against les Anglais. This is astonishing material ' and it's all demonstrably true ' based on personal papers of Trudeau that the authors were allowed to access after his death.What they have found has astounded and distressed them, but they both agree that the truth must be published. Translated from the forthcoming French edition by William Johnson, this explosive book is sure to hit the headlines. From the Trade Paperback edition
Stephen Harper and the future of Canada by William Johnson( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles Harper's political beginnings, his stint with the Mulroney Progressive Conservatives, the events that lead him to build the Reform party, and his rescue of the Canadian Alliance
Young Trudeau 1919-1944 by Max Nemni( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s encouraged young elites to be pro-fascist, and Trudeau embraced this ideology as a model student at Brébeuf College. Not stopping there, he also developed a plan to stage a revolution against les Anglais. Based on personal papers that the authors were allowed access to after Trudeau's death
Trudeau transformed : the shaping of a statesman, 1944-1965 by Max Nemni( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking biography continues the story begun in Young Trudeau, taking Canada's legendary Prime Minister from his pro-fascist youth all the way to his entry into federal politics as a crusading Liberal democrat. When he went to Harvard in 1944, Pierre Trudeau was twenty-five, a recent graduate of the University of Montreal Law School; true to his elite Catholic-French education, he had been till recently pro-fascist, and he disliked democracy. Years of graduate study at Harvard, then the Sorbonne, then the London School of Economics exposed him to new ideas, as did his hitchhiking travels around the world. Returned to Quebec as a new man, he engaged in educating workers and other jobs that made him a famous defender of federal democracy. He entered Parliament in 1965, within three years of rocketing, Obama-like, to the very top. From the Hardcover edition
Young Trudeau [son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944] by Max Nemni( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s encouraged young elites to be pro-fascist, and Trudeau embraced this ideology as a model student at Braebeuf College. Not stopping there, he also developed a plan to stage a revolution against les Anglais. Based on personal papers that the authors were allowed access to after Trudeau's death. 2006
Stephen Harper and the future of Canada by William Johnson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Chronicles Harper's political beginnings, his stint with the Mulroney Progressive Conservatives, the events that led to him becoming a key architect of the Reform party, and his rescue of the Canadian Alliance, which led to the merger with the Progressive Conservatives to create the new Conservative Party. Author Johnson attempts to dispel the myths and set out the facts about the (then) leader of the opposition
 
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Alternative Names
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Languages
English (34)

French (6)

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Stephen Harper and the future of CanadaYoung Trudeau : son of Quebec, father of Canada, 1919-1944Trudeau transformed : the shaping of a statesman, 1944-1965