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Izzy: The Passionate Life and Turbulent Times of Izzy Asper, Canada's Media Mogul

Newman, Peter C.

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ISBN 10: 1554680891 / ISBN 13: 9781554680894
Published by Harpercollins Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2008
Condition: Very Good Plus Hardcover
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Title: Izzy: The Passionate Life and Turbulent ...

Publisher: Harpercollins Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good Plus

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Izzy Asper was a true visionary and a self-made billionaire. In the kind of intimate detail that made his other books mega bestsellers, Peter C. Newman profiles one of the most charismatic and powerful Canadian tycoons of the past quarter century. A serial risk-taker with a fever in his blood, the always controversial Asper grew a tiny television station, operated out of a converted supermarket, into the CanWest empire. Under Asper’s guidance, CanWest became Canada’s most profitable television network, one that comprised Global Television, and more than 60 newspapers including the National Post and was run mainly out of Izzy’s briefcase from his beloved hometown of Winnipeg.

Izzy was the quintessential entrepreneur, constantly in flight and flux, each of his improbable ventures feeding on the next. Only his family occupied higher ground than his business interests, yet he combined the joys of home life with his killer instincts at work. Both were essential to his character.

In the end, Izzy Asper was addicted as much to the game as to its rewards. What made him so special was his ability to create warm, electric moments among his friends and loyalists, yet inspire fear in his critics and enemies. Izzy is Canadian business history at its best, a masterful portrait of the man who was, for decades, the country’s leading media mogul.

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PETER C. NEWMAN has been writing about Canadian politicsand business for nearly half a century. The author of twenty-fourbooks that have together sold more than two million copies,Newman has won some of the country’s most illustrious literaryawards, both as an author and a journalist. A former editor-inchiefof the Toronto Star and Maclean’s, Newman has beenrecognized with seven honorary doctorates, a National NewspaperAward and election to the News Hall of Fame. He hasbeen called twice to the Order of Canada and has earned histitle as Canada’s “most cussed and discussed” commentator.

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