Built for War: Canada's Intercolonial Railway - Major ( William ) Robinson's Route to Protect Canadian Sovereignty

By: Underwood, Jay

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-----------hardcover, a solid Good exlibrary copy, no dustjacket as issued, usual library marks and stamps, 246 pages, b&w photos,---"Anyone who has had occasion to travel on VIA Rail’s oldest trans-continental train ‘The Ocean’ between Halifax and Montreal might wonder why the original route of the Intercolonial Railway took such a round-about course through northern New Brunswick. ---The answer lies in the fear nineteenth century Canadian and British politicians had that the Americans might attempt to seize control of British North America in a winter attack. With the St. Lawrence river frozen solid, reinforcements from Britain could not reach the fortress at Quebec. Hence, the building of the defensive rail line, following “Major Robinson’s Path,” a much overlooked facet of the railway’s history. ---Built for War: Canada’s Intercolonial Railway tells the story of Canada's first attempt to assert its sovereignty, and how the railway, built with military and economic objectives in mind, served its purpose so well."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Built for War: Canada's Intercolonial Railway - Major ( William ) Robinson's Route to Protect Canadian Sovereignty

Author Name: Underwood, Jay

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Pickering, Ontario, Pickering, ON: Railfare DC Books, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing: 2005

ISBN Number: 1897190018

ISBN Number 13: 9781897190012

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good (see description)

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as issued

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 147784

Keywords: Built for War: Canada's Intercolonial Railway - Major ( William ) Robinson's Route to Protect Canadian Sovereignty , CNR, Canadian National Railway