The 1960s and 70s were times of tumultuous change in Prince Edward Island. The last vestiges of the old order were being swept away, and the Island faced an uncertain future. It became one of the liveliest political eras in the history of the province. At the centre of it all was Alex Campbell, the Island’s longest serving premier and its most important political figure of the 20th century. Described as a revolutionary politician, he sought to achieve a balance between two conflicting cultures, and in the process, laid the foundations for the modernization of Prince Edward Island.