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#Read ë Think Big: My Adventures in Life and Democracy Î He built a party from nothing to become Leader of the Opposition in justyears Preston Manning grew up in a political household but his first career choice was as a business consultant It was only years later, when he sensed a rising discontent among fellow Westerners, that he decided the time was right to establish a reform movement In the fall of , he wrote a memo in Calgary In the spring ofhe addressed a meeting in Vancouver In the fall the Reform Party s founding assembly was held in Winnipeg And from then on the movement s progress was unstoppableThis is a candid account by Reform s founder, and the father of the Canadian Alliance, of the most extraordinary story in contemporary Canadian politics Manning describes Reform s first battles the election of Senator in Waiting Stan Waters, the grassroots campaign against the Charlottetown accord, and the hard foughtfederal election He frankly acknowledges some of his party s early missteps in Ottawa But he also recounts with vigour the cynicism and worse that was evident in the behaviour of the governing Liberal party Manning denounces Mr Chr tien s mishandling of the Quebec referendum And he recapitulates in devastating detail the full story of ShawinigateManning describes the birth of the Canadian Alliance He follows the agonizing growing pains it experienced under Stockwell Day s inept leadership and he considers what might have been He is candid in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the party s current leadership Of his own career post politics he is cheerfully forward looking there is challenging terrain ahead and Preston Manning proposes to serve as an advance scoutThis is a thoughtful, informed, sometimes surprisingly funny memoir by a man who has attained, by dint of his own extraordinary achievements, stature as a contemporary statesman gotta give him credit he s beencandid than I expected