Trudeaumania (Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2016), 368 pages, ISBN 1443445002 (cloth), 9781443445009 (paper). A Hill-Times Best Book of the Year, finalist for the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize.
The Night Canada Stood Still (Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2014), 336 pages, ISBN 1443409650 (cloth), 9781443409650 (paper). National bestseller, winner of the the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award and the Lela Common Award for Canadian History.
Our Man in Tehran Canadian edition (Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2010), 400 pages, ISBN 9781554682997 (cloth), 9781554683000 (paper). National bestseller, finalist for the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Non-fiction.
Our Man in Tehran (New York: Other Press/Random House, 2011), 406 pages, ISBN 9781590514139 (cloth), 1590514130 (paper).
Three Nights in Havana (HarperCollins Canada, 2007), 306 pages, ISBN 000200626X (cloth), 0002158000 (paper). National bestseller, winner of the Lela Common Award for Canadian History, a Quill and Quire Best Book of 2007, # 3 Vancouver Sun Top Eight Books of 2007.
Wright and Wylie, eds., Our Place in the Sun (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), 320 pages, ISBN 9780802099709 (cloth), 9780802096661 (paper).
Robert Wright, Toronto Historian
At the Charlevoix summit, PM Justin Trudeau has made global plastic pollution a cause du jour, even though none of the world's biggest plastic polluters belong to the G7.
Why doesn't the prime minister just invite these idealistic young demonstrators back to the G7 compound to hash out the whole global-capitalism thing with President Trump's entourage? They seem like nice kids.
Canadians have internalized the eco-alarmist messaging that has dominated our public discourse for decades, while participating guiltily in an inherited techno-capitalist culture of convenience, status-acquisition, and pleasure.
Canadians have this week borne witness to two examples of historical erasure, one disturbing, the other edifying.
© Robert Wright, 2018.