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Peter Gzowski : A Biography

Fleming, R. B.

Published by Dundurn Press, 2010
ISBN 10: 1554887208 / ISBN 13: 9781554887200
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Title: Peter Gzowski : A Biography

Publisher: Dundurn Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

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SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. 511pp. Index. B/w photos and illustrations. Front of DJ has one tiny indentation visible at an angle to the light. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Selling online since 1999. Quick shipping; Secure packing; Free tracking!. Bookseller Inventory # 039312

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Born in 1934, Peter Gzowski covered most of the last half of the century as a journalist and interviewer. This biography, the most comprehensive and definitive yet published, is also a portrait of Canada during those decades, beginning with Gzowski's days at the University of Toronto's The Varsity in the mid 1950s, through his years as the youngest-ever managing editor of Maclean's in the 1960s and his tremendous success on CBC's Morningside in the 1980s and 1990s, and ending with his stint as a Globe and Mail columnist at the dawn of the 21st century and his death in January 2002.

Gzowski saw eight Canadian Prime Ministers in office, most of whom he interviewed, and witnessed everything from the Quiet Revolution in Qubec to the growth of economic nationalism in Canada's West. From the rise of state medicine to the decline of the patriarchy, Peter was there to comment, to resist, and to participate. Here was a man who was proud to call himself Canadian and who made millions of other Canadians realize that Canada was, in what he claimed was a Canadian expression, not a bad place to live.

From the Inside Flap: This first definitive biography of Peter Gzowski probes his childhood and follows him through his career, beginning with his days at the University of Toronto’s The Varsity through to his tremendous success on CBC Radio’s Morningside and his time at the Globe and Mail.

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