Canada: Storm over Diefenbaker

The bestselling book in Canada last week was a work of harsh political criticism — Renegade in Power: The Diefenbaker Years. It deals with John G. Diefenbaker, the controversial Conservative who held power from 1957 until he was toppled last April by Lester Pearson's Liberals. The first edition of 8,500 was sold out in five days; by Christmas the publishers expect a sale of 25,000 copies, which is brisk demand in a country of 19 million.

"Backwoods Barrister." Author Peter C. Newman, 34, national affairs editor of Maclean's magazine, is an Austrian-born Canadian who first regarded Diefenbaker with great admiration....

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