The Dreadful Truth

The Dreadful Truth

Building the Railway

Book - 2005
Rate this:
This irreverent and witty book describes the building of Canada's railway. Author Ted Staunton serves up a saucy tour through the railway fiasco beginning in the 1850s with the first attempts at running a steam engine on a short length of track.
With cartoon-style illustrations on every page, this book uncovers the scandals about government financing, as well as the to-ing and fro-ing about the route around the Great Lakes and the arduous labour, rotten boots and hallucinations. In place of a tedious textbook, this is history designed to entertain.
Publisher: Halifax, N.S. : Formac Pub., c2005
ISBN: 9780887806902
Branch Call Number: j385.0971 STA NVD
Additional Contributors: Goff, Brian 1984-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at NVDPL.

Try searching for The Dreadful Truth to see if NVDPL owns related versions of the work.

To Top