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James K. Bartleman


James Bartleman rose from humble circumstances in Port Carling, Ontario, to become Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister in 1994. He is the author of the prize-winning memoir Out of Muskoka. In 2002 he became the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario. Mr. Bartleman is donating his 2004 royalties to the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto to support a lecture series entitled “Political Power and Mental Health”, designed to engage the public in discussion on issues central to “Shared Citizenship” in Canada.

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Rollercoaster
Written by James K. Bartleman

eBook | pages | Douglas Gibson Books | Biography & Autobiography - Political; Political Science; Social Science - Native American Studies
978-1-55199-453-6 (1-55199-453-4)

June 22, 2011 | $17.99

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Rollercoaster
Written by James K. Bartleman

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994536
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For four years, James Bartleman mixed with all the biggest names – Clinton, Blair, Yeltsin, Mitterrand, Castro, Kohl, Chirac, and on and on, as Chrétien’s Henry Kissinger figure.

He was involved in deadly serious crisis management, accompanying Chrétien to all the world’s hot spots – dodging bullets in Sarajevo, and trying to...

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On Six Continents
Written by James K. Bartleman

eBook | pages | Douglas Gibson Books | Biography & Autobiography - Political; Political Science; Social Science - Native American Studies
978-1-55199-454-3 (1-55199-454-2)

March 4, 2011 | $17.99

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On Six Continents
Written by James K. Bartleman

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994543
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Muskoka, the University of Western Ontario, Ottawa, New York, Colombia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, Israel, Belgium, South Africa, Australia –the place-names tell the story of an amazing career. Then there are the people involved –Trudeau, Clark, and Chrétien, Kissinger, Castro, Rabin, Walesa, Havel, Mandela and dozens of others. Not to mention...

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Raisin Wine
Written by James K. Bartleman

eBook | pages | Douglas Gibson Books | Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Presidents; History - Native American
978-1-55199-206-8 (1-55199-206-X)

February 24, 2009 | $13.99

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Raisin Wine
Written by James K. Bartleman

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551992068
Our Price: $13.99


A warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.

This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario’s future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting. Behind the outrageous stories, larger-than life-characters, and descriptions of the mores of a small village...

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Raisin Wine
Written by James K. Bartleman

Trade Paperback | 272 pages | Douglas Gibson Books | Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Presidents; History - Native American
978-0-7710-1264-8 (0-7710-1264-0)

February 26, 2008 | $19.99

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Raisin Wine
Written by James K. Bartleman

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771012648
Our Price: $19.99
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A warm, at times hilarious, yet dark childhood memoir from a bestselling author.

This memoir recalls the boyhood years of Ontario’s future lieutenant-governor, living in a dilapidated old house complete with outdoor toilet and coal oil-lamp lighting. Behind the outrageous stories, larger-than life-characters, and descriptions of the mores of a small village...

Also available as an eBook.

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Rollercoaster
Written by James K. Bartleman

Trade Paperback | 376 pages | Douglas Gibson Books | Biography & Autobiography - Political; Political Science; Social Science - Native American Studies
978-0-7710-1095-8 (0-7710-1095-8)

February 27, 2007 | $22.99

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Rollercoaster
Written by James K. Bartleman

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771010958
Our Price: $22.99
   Quantity: 1 


For four years, James Bartleman mixed with all the biggest names – Clinton, Blair, Yeltsin, Mitterrand, Castro, Kohl, Chirac, and on and on, as Chrétien’s Henry Kissinger figure.

He was involved in deadly serious crisis management, accompanying Chrétien to all the world’s hot spots – dodging bullets in Sarajevo, and trying to...

Also available as an eBook.

book cover
On Six Continents
Written by James K. Bartleman

Trade Paperback | 272 pages | Douglas Gibson Books | Biography & Autobiography - Political; Political Science; Social Science - Native American Studies
978-0-7710-1091-0 (0-7710-1091-5)

September 6, 2005 | $22.99

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On Six Continents
Written by James K. Bartleman

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771010910
Our Price: $22.99
   Quantity: 1 


Muskoka, the University of Western Ontario, Ottawa, New York, Colombia, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Peru, Cuba, Israel, Belgium, South Africa, Australia –the place-names tell the story of an amazing career. Then there are the people involved –Trudeau, Clark, and Chrétien, Kissinger, Castro, Rabin, Walesa, Havel, Mandela and dozens of others. Not to mention...

Also available as an eBook.