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A Life of Learning and Other Pleasures: John Meisel's Tale

Meisel, John

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ISBN 10: 0986547336 / ISBN 13: 9780986547331
Published by Wintergreen Studios Press, 2012
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Title: A Life of Learning and Other Pleasures: John...

Publisher: Wintergreen Studios Press

Publication Date: 2012

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 0003-.

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This engaging autobiographical account traces the remarkable life and career of John Meisel, Canadian political scientist, professor, and public intellectual. The memoir is witty and insightful, filled with stories and personalities that will both inspire and challenge readers the world over. Peter C. Newman, former editor of Maclean’s and the Toronto Star, has this to say about the book:,“John Meisel is a national treasure – with a Moravian accent. His life and times have bridged fabulous careers in academia and public affairs, anointing each with the grace of his thoughts and the cadence of his words. This is a book for the ages.” Learn more about the book through Wintergreen Studios Press (

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John Meisel is of Czech origin and came to Canada in 1942. A scholar, teacher and writer, he spent most of his life at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, from whence he has roamed throughout the world. He is the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Science Emeritus. Blessed with joie de vivre, he makes friends easily; many are former students. He was Chair of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and President of the Royal Society of Canada.

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