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The Boy in the Picture free pdf Edward Mallandaine was there! To prove it he thrust himself into the historic photograph of the "Last Spike" being driven to mark the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Surrounded by the railway dignitaries of the time, his young face peers out amid their frosty beards. Edward had just turned eighteen when he left his home in Victoria, British Columbia, to join the Canadian militia to fight Louis Riel in the North-West Rebellion of 1885. Hired to ride dispatches over the unfinished stretch of railway in British Columbia, he meets highway men, high officials, men of the North-West Mounted Police, and the denizens of saloons hidden away in mountain passes. He survives the lawlessness of remote towns and railway camps, rubs shoulders with Chinese labourers struggling to blast a right-of-way through the towering peaks of Eagle Pass, and makes a freezing midnight ride by railway flatcar to reach the outpost of Craigellachie just in time.

About Ray Argyle

Ray Argyle has written for publications such as "The Beaver" and the "National Post" and is the author of several books, including "Turning Points: The Campaigns That Changed Canada" and "Scott Joplin and the Age of Ragtime." He lives in Toronto.

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Author : Ray Argyle
Publisher : Dundurn Group Ltd
Data Published : 01 July 2010
ISBN : 1554887879
EAN : 9781554887873
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 152 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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