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Dans l'oeil de l'aigle: Washington Face Au Quebec
Dans l'oeil de l'aigle: Washington Face Au Quebec
By Jean-François Lisée
Boréal, 1990, 577 pp.

This exceptionally interesting book by a Quebecois journalist is history that has gained a certain timeliness. It examines American relations with Quebec nationalism going back to Franklin D. Roosevelt, but naturally concentrates on the Parti Quebecois's coming to power in 1976 and its loss of the referendum of 1980. A good bit of the story comes from interviews with participants, but much of Lisée's best material comes from formerly classified American documents, several of which he prints. Less is heard of the views and activities of the federal government of Canada.