Award winning fictionAward winning non-fiction, General non-fiction, Politics and government
Saul, a Canadian essayist and novelist, claims that 20th century ideologies have promoted truisms that undermine the acquisition of knowledge…and reason and the quest for the public good. Instead, managers and technocrats are seen as gods, passive and conformist politics abound, and only salesmanship, style and fashion are seen as meaningful. Saul argues that the average citizen must rise above a smothering bureaucracy and today's mindless devotion to "corporatism" to pursue knowledge and active, publicly interested civic engagement. Winner of the 1996 Governor General's Award for Non-fiction.
Award winning fictionAward winning non-fiction, Journals and memoirs, United States history, Politics and government, War
The story of the 1967 march on the Pentagon, skirmishes between armed guards and anti-war demonstrators, and the subsequent arrest…of hundreds of people. The author describes his own experience as a demonstrator and also gives a historical account of the action. Winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction. 1968.
Award winning fictionAward winning non-fiction, Biography, Historical biography, Politics and government biography, History, European history, Politics and government
Biography of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, favourite of Queen Elizabeth I. Follows his triumphs and disasters in the wars…against Spain, an unsuccessful campaign in Ireland, his imprisonment and subsequent execution. 1971.