The Call of the World

The Call of the World

A Political Memoir

Book - 2016
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Bill Graham - Canada's minister of foreign affairs and minister of defence during the tumultuous years following 9/11 - takes us on a personal journey from his Vancouver childhood to important behind-the-scenes moments in recent global history. With candour and wit, he recounts meetings with world leaders, contextualizes important geopolitical relationships, and offers acute observations on backstage politics. He explains Canada's decision not to participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and makes a passionate case for why international law offers the best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and just world.

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada :, On Point Press,, 2016
ISBN: 9780774890007
Branch Call Number: 971.0648 GRA 2016
Characteristics: 470 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Nov 12, 2016

a light and engaging read from one of our noteworthy statesmen

Oct 05, 2016

Interesting historical perspective read. Perhaps exhibiting a little too much privilege and smugness. There are interesting snipits and insights to international law and the period when Canada was realizing its international position.

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