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Lord Strathcona

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Lord Strathcona

A Biography of Donald Alexander Smith

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Lord Strathcona by Donna McDonald
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Donald Smith, known to most Canadians as Lord Strathcona, was an adventurer who made his fortune building railroads. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company at age eighteen and went on to build the first railway to open the Canadian Northwest to settlement. As his crowning achievement, he drove the last spike for the nation-building Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1896, Smith became Canada's High Commissioner in London and was soon elevated to the peerage. He became a generous benefactor to Canadian institutions. This eminently readable biography brings to light new information, including details about Strathcona's personal life and his scandalous marriage.

Author Biography

Donna McDonald is a writer and arts administrator who lives in London but works throughout Britain. She is the author of Illustrated News: The Canadian Pictures of Juliana Horatia Ewing (Dundurn 1985) and The Odyssey of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Editions Bim, 1986). She is married to a fellow Canadian, writer Robert McDonald.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
30 Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Dundurn Group Ltd
Pages
600
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9781550023978
Product ID
2056403

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