The Dreadful Truth

The Dreadful Truth

Building the Railway

Book - 2005
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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
0887806902
Branch Call Number: j385.0971 STA NVD
Additional Contributors: Goff, Brian 1984-

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