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November 10 , 2010

Looking for Trouble

A Journalist's Life ... and Then Some



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"Peter Worthington's journey through history has been Homeric. He writes the way journalists were meant to write, with immediacy, clarity and courage." ~ William F. Buckley Jr.

Outspoken and colourful, legendary Canadian journalist Peter Worthington stirred controversy for nearly 60 years until his death in May, 2013. In this absorbing account of his career as a journalist, newspaper editor, and political activist, Worthington challenges, entertains, and provokes as he recounts his adventures at the centre of the world's events – from his military service in WW II and Korea; to standing next to Lee Harvey Oswald when Jack Ruby shot him; to helping a Russian spy defect at the height of the Cold War; to his co-founding of the Toronto Sun and its subsequent media empire; to his battles within and without the Conservative party; to his own battles with heart disease. Worthington won four National Newspaper Awards over the course of his career, more than any journalist in Canadian history. He was admitted to the Canadian Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1996.

His 1982 memoir is available for the first time in e-book format, with a new introduction by his son-in-law, journalist and former presidential speechwriter, David Frum.


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