Please join us as we celebrate the launch of The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had: A Political Report Card by Bill Rowe at a series of book signings taking place the weekend of September 22–24 in St. John’s. Friday, September 22 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Costco Saturday, September 23 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Costco 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Coles, Avalon Mall Sunday, September 24 1:00 – 2:30 pm at Chapters 3:00 – 4:30 pm at Coles, Village Shopping Centre Part memoir, part history, The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had is Bill Rowe’s most ambitious work of non-fiction to date. The book observes with a critical and humorous eye the landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador politics since Confederation in 1949. Forty-two leaders are presented here, of all political stripes. Bill Rowe, with his inimitable style, examines the professional lives of each leader—from Chesley A. Crosbie in the 1940s to Dwight Ball, present-day premier of the province—and grades them based on accomplishment during their time in public life. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 22 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 ext. 22).Read More
History has told us in unambiguous terms that the statistics from July 1, 1916, were grim and shocking.