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ISBN: 9781771081788

Fire in the Belly

How Purdy Crawford rescued Canada, and changed the way we do business

  Author:   Gordon Pitts    
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

Purdy Crawford’s name is synonymous with Canadian business and law. But even after education at Mount Allison and Harvard, Purdy arrived on Toronto’s Bay Street as an outsider, the son of a coal miner from tiny Five Islands, Nova Scotia. So how did young Purdy ascend so quickly and so far to become one of Canada’s top lawyers and best-known business mentors? In this biography of Purdy, bestselling business writer Gordon Pitts begins with the moment in 2007 when Crawford was enlisted by some of the country’s leading corporate officials to stave off financial market catastrophe. The book describes the role Crawford has played in mentoring many of Canada’s brightest economic thinkers, and his contribution to changing the way business was done in the boardroom, particularly in opening the door for women. Includes a photo insert of highlights from Purdy’s professional career and private life.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781771081788
Item NB1165
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published onSeptember 15 2014
Language eng
Pages 216
Format Hardcover
Dimensions9(in) x 6(in)
Shipping weight478(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Gordon Pitts is an author, public speaker, and business journalist with almost forty years of experience in daily newspapers. He is the author of several books, including national bestseller The Codfathers: Lessons from the Atlantic Business Elite and Fire in the Belly: How Purdy Crawford saved Canada and inspired a legacy of leadership, which won the 2015 Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2015 National Business Book Award. He lives in Toronto.

Award Winners & Nominees


Atlantic Book Awards, Dartmouth Book Award for Nonfiction

Shortlisted National Business Book Award