Postmedia Network Releases 'Rebel to Realist: How politics changed Stephen Harper and how he is changing Canada'

September 12
10:44 2013

Postmedia Network Releases 'Rebel to Realist: How politics changed Stephen Harper and how he is changing Canada'

Postmedia Network is pleased to announce the release of Rebel to Realist: How politics changed Stephen Harper and how he is changing Canada, a new e-book and five-part series. Available in online bookstores on Tuesday September 17, 2013 the e-book includes the series' content plus a bonus chapter featuring conversations with key figures in Harper's life and the political world. The five-day series begins in Postmedia newspapers* and newspaper websites on Monday September 16, 2013 and includes interactive features, quizzes, videos and more.

"This is the kind of book Canadians and political enthusiasts will want to read, talk about and share with others," said Lou Clancy, Senior Vice President, Content, Postmedia Network. "Rebel to Realist delivers some very powerful insights about Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his political career and personal life as he marks the 20th anniversary of his arrival in Parliament."

Over a four-month period, author Mark Kennedy interviewed Stephen Harper's colleagues, friends and foes for a deeper look into what makes the Prime Minister tick. The series and e-book provide a look at the mysterious disappearance of his grandfather, memories of his first fiancée and incisive analysis by the campaign manager he froze out of his inner circle. The five-day series examines how politics changed the idealistic young conservative - and how he has steadily been changing Canada.

Published by HarperCollins Publishers, the e-book is available for $3.99 plus applicable taxes online at Kobo, iTunes, Amazon, Google Books, Sony E-book store and Barnes and Noble.

About the Author
Mark Kennedy arrived on Parliament Hill in 1988 as an Ottawa Citizen political reporter and has covered eight federal election campaigns. He won a National Newspaper Award for enterprise reporting and spent a decade specializing in health-care coverage. Kennedy has interviewed Stephen Harper several times in recent years and has also interviewed six former prime ministers. Kennedy is Deputy Editor and Parliamentary Bureau Chief for Postmedia News.

*Postmedia newspapers running the story include The Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Calgary Herald, The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon), Leader-Post (Regina), The Gazette (Montreal), the Ottawa Citizen and The Windsor Star.

About Postmedia Network Inc.
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada, representing some of the country's oldest and best known media brands. Reaching millions of Canadians every week, Postmedia Network engages readers and offers advertisers and marketers integrated solutions to effectively reach target audiences through a variety of print, online, digital, and mobile platforms.


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