Big Men Fear Me: Ottawa Book Launch!

October 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Perfect Books
258 Elgin St
Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9
Big Men Fear Me: Ottawa Book Launch! @ Perfect Books | Ottawa | Ontario | Canada

Come out and celebrate the launch of Big Men Fear Me by Mark Bourrie (October 18, 2022)! Mark will be appearing at Perfect Books in Ottawa for the launch, which will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing. The launch will take place on Tuesday, October 18 at 7PM ET.

More details here.

Grab your copy of Big Men Fear Me here!


The remarkable true story of the rise and fall of one of North America’s most influential media moguls.

When George McCullagh bought The Globe and The Mail and Empire and merged them into the Globe and Mail, the charismatic 31-year-old high school dropout had already made millions on the stock market. It was just the beginning of the meteoric rise of a man widely expected to one day be prime minister of Canada. But the charismatic McCullagh had a dark side. Dogged by the bipolar disorder that destroyed his political ambitions and eventually killed him, he was all but written out of history. It was a loss so significant that journalist Robert Fulford has called McCullagh’s biography “one of the great unwritten books in Canadian history”—until now.

In Big Men Fear Me, award-winning historian Mark Bourrie tells the remarkable story of McCullagh’s inspirational rise and devastating fall, and with it sheds new light on the resurgence of populist politics, challenges to collective action, and attacks on the free press that characterize our own tumultuous era.


Mark Bourrie is an Ottawa-based author, lawyer, and former journalist. He holds a master’s in Journalism from Carleton University and a PhD in History from the University of Ottawa. In 2017, he was awarded a Juris Doctor degree and was called to the Bar in 2018. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including a National Magazine Award, and received the RBC Charles Taylor Prize in 2020 for his book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre Radisson.