9780385658409

The National Dream: The Great Railway 1871 - 1881

ISBN 10: 0385658400 / 0-385-65840-0
ISBN 13: 9780385658409
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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In 1871, a tiny nation, just four years old — it's population well below the 4 million mark — determined that it would build the world's longest railroad across empty country, much of it unexplored. This decision — bold to the point of recklessness — was to change the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and alter the shape of the nation.

Using primary sources — diaries, letters, unpublished manuscripts, public documents and newspapers — Pierre Berton has reconstructed the incredible decade of the 1870s, when Canadians of every stripe — contractors, politicians, financiers, surveyors, workingmen, journalists and entrepreneurs — fought for the railway, or against it.

The National Dream is above all else the story of people. It is the story of George McMullen, the brash young promoter who tried to backmail the Prime Minister; of Marcus Smith, the crusty surveyor, so suspicious of authority he thought the Governor General was speculating in railway lands; of Sanford Fleming, the great engineer who invented Standard Time but who couldn't make up his mind about the best route for the railway. All these figures, and dozens more, including the political leaders of the era, cmoe to life with all their human ambitions and failings.


 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, India, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 230 x 155 mm. Brand New Book. In 1871, a tiny nation, just four years old — it s population well below the 4 million mark — determined that it would build the world s longest railroad across empty country, much of it unexplored. This decision — bold to the point of recklessness — was to change the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and alter the shape of the nation. Using primary sources — diaries, letters, unpublished manuscripts, public documents and newspapers — Pierre Berton has reconstructed the incredible decade of the 1870s, when Canadians of every stripe — contractors, politicians, financiers, surveyors, workingmen, journalists and entrepreneurs — fought for the railway, or against it. The National Dream is above all else the story of people. It is the story of George McMullen, the brash young promoter who tried to blackmail the Prime Minister; of Marcus Smith, the crusty surveyor, so suspicious of authority he thought the Governor General was speculating in railway lands; of Sanford Fleming, the great engineer who invented Standard Time but who couldn t make up his mind about the best route for the railway. All these figures, and dozens more, including the political leaders of the era, come to life with all their human ambitions and failings. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780385658409

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, India, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 230 x 155 mm. Brand New Book. In 1871, a tiny nation, just four years old — it s population well below the 4 million mark — determined that it would build the world s longest railroad across empty country, much of it unexplored. This decision — bold to the point of recklessness — was to change the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and alter the shape of the nation. Using primary sources — diaries, letters, unpublished manuscripts, public documents and newspapers — Pierre Berton has reconstructed the incredible decade of the 1870s, when Canadians of every stripe — contractors, politicians, financiers, surveyors, workingmen, journalists and entrepreneurs — fought for the railway, or against it. The National Dream is above all else the story of people. It is the story of George McMullen, the brash young promoter who tried to blackmail the Prime Minister; of Marcus Smith, the crusty surveyor, so suspicious of authority he thought the Governor General was speculating in railway lands; of Sanford Fleming, the great engineer who invented Standard Time but who couldn t make up his mind about the best route for the railway. All these figures, and dozens more, including the political leaders of the era, come to life with all their human ambitions and failings. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780385658409

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In 1871, a tiny nation, just four years old its population well below the 4 million mark determined that it would build the worlds longest railroad across empty country, much of it unexplored. This decision bold to the point of recklessness was to change the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and alter the shape of the nation. Using primary sources diaries, letters, unpublished manuscripts, public documents and newspapers Pierre Berton has reconstructed the incredible decade of the 1870s, when Canadians of every stripe contractors, politicians, financiers, surveyors, workingmen, journalists and entrepreneurs fought for the railway, or against it. The National Dream is above all else the story of people. It is the story of George McMullen, the brash young promoter who tried to blackmail the Prime Minister; of Marcus Smith, the crusty surveyor, so suspicious of authority he thought the Governor General was speculating in railway lands; of Sanford Fleming, the great engineer who invented Standard Time but who couldnt make up his mind about the best route for the railway. All these figures, and dozens more, including the political leaders of the era, come to life with all their human ambitions and failings. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780385658409

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