Lord Strathcona: A Biography of Donald Alexander Smith by Donna McDonald - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Sep 10, 2015
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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 Hudsons Bay Company at age eighteen and went on to build the first railway to open the Canadian Northwest to...

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9781550023978
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Dundurn Press
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Age range
18+ Years
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English
Pages
600
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Quality
Low quality scanned pages
Dimensions
5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)
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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 Hudsons 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 Canadas 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 Strathconas personal life and his scandalous marriage.

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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.

ian institutions. This eminently readable biography brings to light new information, including details about Strathconas personal life and his scandalous marriage.

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