sound clean copy in stock. Daniel Francis worked for several years as a journalist, editor and researcher in Ottawa and Montreal before returning to live on the West Coast where he has continued his career as one of the country’s leading popular historians. He has written two dozen books, principally about Canadian history. Titles include The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture and A Road For Canada: The Illustrated Story of the Trans-Canada Highway. He was editorial director of the mammoth Encyclopedia of British Columbia, hailed on its appearance in 2000 as one of the most important books about the province ever published.
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"A Road for Canada" traces the history of the Trans-Canada Highway, from its origins, conceived more than a century ago as a wagon road, to its present-day status as a crucial artery linking Canada from ocean to ocean. Lavishly illustrated the book recounts the first attempts to cross Canada by car and tells the stories of the dreamers who persevered with their vision of a national road.
Canada, Roads, Highway, History