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In the 1860s, Americans, Russians and Canadians struggled with starvation, rugged terrain and sub-Arctic winters to connect the continents by telegraph-the world's largest building project at that time. The hundreds of miles of telegraph line built in Canada operated for 113 years.
Continental Dash tells the remarkable story for the first time from the standpoint of the workers.
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Rosemary Neering was born in Croyden, England, grew up in Brantford, Ontario, and has been a resident of British Columbia for over thirty years. She is the author of more than forty non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children, most of which focus on Canadian history and travel with an emphasis on the lives of ordinary people. Her writing has won a number of awards, including a BC Book Prize for Non-Fiction for Down the Road: Journeys through Small-Town British Columbia/i> and a VanCity Book Prize for Wild West Women: Travellers, Adventurers and Rebels. A full-time freelance writer since 1981, she lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Book Description Horsdal & Shubart Pub Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110920663087
Book Description Horsdal & Shubart Pub Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0920663087