New “Books of Note” Features

In Canada, questionable dealings between former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and a German businessman relating to the sale of Airbus jets continues to receive significant media attention. The Airbus scandal, or Mulroney-Schreiber affair, was the subject of 2003's A Secret Trial: Brian Mulroney, Stevie Cameron, and the Public Trust by William Kaplan, published by member press McGill-Queen.

The book was an early examination of the scandal, and Kaplan is now regularly consulted as expert on this developing situation. A Secret Trial is available from McGill-Queen's website.

Gail Pool's Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America (University of Missouri Press) was itself the subject of Powell's Book's "Review-a-Day" on December 6. The review, written by James Wolcott, is available here.