Arrow Through the Heart: The Life and Times of Crawford Gordon and the AVRO Arrow -by Greig Stewart ( A V ROE )

By: Stewart, Greig ( Crawford Gordon related)

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-----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 216 pages, b&w photos, ---"The argument persists whether Crawford Gordon was one of the greatest industrialists and business minds this country has produced or whether he was just a canny political cowboy who herded the imagination of an entire country into his corral of schemes and moneymaking junkets. Unfortunately, Gordon was in many ways like the project of his life - the ill-fated, now almost legendary, Avro Arrow. Both rose quickly, promising great feats, and both met their ends quickly and tragically, much too soon for the rest of us to determine their true potential. Still, no one can deny that in his short life, Gordon's accomplishments were considerable. When Crawford Gordon led A V Roe in the 1950s, it was the third largest company in Canada. And when he laid off almost 15,000 workers in February 1959 in response to the Diefenbaker government's decision to scrap the Arrow, this was an unprecedented and shocking move. Was this a calculated attention getting maneuver aimed at saving the Arrow program or a bitter vengeful shot at the Diefenbaker regime? To get a sense of the man behind the business Stewart delved into the public archives and interviewed more than 30 people - family members, friends, and business colleagues. Written in co-operation with the Gordon family, Stewart was given access to Crawford Gordon's private papers and never-before published photos "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Arrow Through the Heart: The Life and Times of Crawford Gordon and the AVRO Arrow -by Greig Stewart ( A V ROE )

Author Name: Stewart, Greig ( Crawford Gordon related)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario / Whitby, ON, Toronto, ON / Whitby, Ontario: McGraw Hill Ryerson, 1998, 1st Edition, First Printing,: 1988

ISBN Number: 0075601028

ISBN Number 13: 9780075601029

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 155040

Keywords: Arrow Through the Heart: The Life and Times of Crawford Gordon and the AVRO Arrow -by Greig Stewart ( A V ROE )