Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism is an examination of the origins of Walter Gordon’s nationalist ideology and its impact on Canada. It traces his ideas from his family influences and the intellectual currents present in his early years to his work as a chartered accountant, public servant, and head of a small conglomerate. Drawing on extensive interviews and impressive research, Azzi provides not only a biography of an important political figure but a significant study of the political and intellectual controversies that Gordon and his ideas created, shedding light on the larger political and economic questions of the postwar era.


"Walter Gordon and the Rise of Canadian Nationalism" offers a new perspective on a major figure and a major issue of recent Canadian politics . .. [it is an] expert presentation of the life and career of Walter Gordon. " David Smith, Department of Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan. "a very important intellectual current in English Canada . .. a superior study of the Pearson government which adds important new material on the evolution of its economic and social policies. " Pat Brennan, Department of History, University of Calgary.