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Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy

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Were the Gallery's treasures gifts or loans? Was Lord Beaverbrook careless or devious? Jacques Poitras sifts through the personal correspondence, takes stock of the witnesses and testimony at the 2006 arbitration hearings, and interviews the combatants of a bitter legal battle that rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Deftly connecting the pieces of this his ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Goose Lane Editions (first published January 1st 2007)
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Who owns the Turner and the Freud at the Beaverbrook Gallery in Fredericton New Brunswick? The author presents the evidence. The story is anything but dull as we read about eccentric characters, control freaks, deference and disillusion, romantic and political scandals, the earning of vast wealth and the next generation losing it all. A great summer read.
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JACQUES POITRAS has been the provincial affairs reporter for CBC News in New Brunswick since 2000. Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell is his fourth book. He is also the author of The Right Fight: Bernard Lord and the Conservative Dilemma, Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy, a finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction, and Imaginary Line: ...more
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