Lester B. Pearson was Canada's most successful diplomat, but as prime minister he was both controversial and paradoxical. He was the butter-fingered old smoothie, the cautious innovator, the anti-war warrior, the mild-mannered confrontationalist. The Pearson years were full of action and originality. Pearson had a strong team with bold, fresh ideas and their achievement was staggering. But there was also corruption in government, bitterness in Parliament, and turmoil on the home and diplomatic fronts. It was a period of both national accomplishment and national malaise, of a colourful new national flag and Charles de Gaulle's famous cry "Vive le Québec libre!"
The IIT Foundation Series is a series of nine books-three each for physics, chemistry, and mathematics-that prepares the students for the IIT JEE and various elite competitive examinations. Though aimed primarily at students studying in Classes 8, 9, and 10, the series can also be used by all aspirants for a quick recapitulation of important topics in the core subjects.