The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis by Antony Anderson
Pearson's diplomacy throughout the Suez Crisis launched a bold experiment in international security and cemented Canada's reputation as “a moderate, mediatory, middle power.” and yet, until now, no one has told the full story of how this Canadian diplomat led the world back from the brink of war. In a unique blending of biography and political history, Antony Anderson's The Diplomat draws from diplomatic cables, memoirs, diaries, anecdotes, official memoranda, and exclusive author interviews to create not only a compelling portrait of Pearson, the man at the centre of the negotiations, but also a nuanced analysis of the political maze navigated by Pearson to avert a bloody war.
Goose Lane Editions, 2015.
ISBN: 9780864928740. 400 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in a fine jacket.