For the next 3 years Sherylena finds herself in some very new, unusal and challanging situations and is forced to confront some ghosts from the past. She accepts these challanges with passion, courage and tenacity of spirit while displaying guts and perserverance as she plays the hand she is dealt, determined to find some happiness in the spaces…
Which leader at the G7 Summit in Halifax passed out drunk in the hotel elevator? What did Jean Chrétien do to set White House aides threatening, “the next time there’s a referendum, we will support the separatists”? And why did Fidel Castro grab our author, shaking him and snarling, “I hope you are satisfied, Bartleman”? It’s all in this lively book.
Every major world crisis of these years is represented here, and every region of the world. You’ll be amazed at how widely Chrétien and Bartleman travelled and how much top-level action they experienced. Canadian foreign policy has never seemed so exciting. Or so funny (as when the angry Japanese prime minister’s Ottawa visit was marred by a health problem officially described as “soft poo”). A candid, witty, eye-opening book about foreign affairs at the top.
From the Hardcover edition.