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Lawrence Martin (journalist)

Lawrence Michael Martin is a Canadian author and journalist. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland on July 26, 1947 and raised in Hamilton, Ont., he has degrees from McMaster University and Harvard. He has written ten books, including six national best sellers. He has worked for The Globe and Mail for 30 years, serving as a bureau chief in Montreal, Washington and Moscow.

Martin who started his journalism career as editor of the McMaster Silhouette also was reporter for the Hamilton Spectator and a columnist for Southam News. He has a written public affairs column for The Globe and Mail for the last fifteen years. He currently serves as the paper’s columnist in Washington where, for his column writing in 2017, he was nominated for a National Newspaper Award.

His political books, which have received several award nominations, include;

The Presidents and The Prime Ministers

Breaking with History -The Gorbachev Revolution

Chretien: The Will to Win

Iron Man: The Defiant Reign of Jean Chretien

The Antagonist; a biography of Lucien Bouchard

Harperland, The Politics of Control (finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen book prize).

His sports books include:

Mario, a biography of Mario Lemieux.

The Red Machine, an acclaimed history of hockey in the Soviet Union.

Martin is a recipient of McMaster University’s Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. He lives in Washington with his wife Maureen. His two daughters, Katie and Kristina, reside in London and Ottawa.

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