THE NATIONAL DREAM

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The National Dream

Author : Pierre Berton
ISBN : 9780385673556
Genre : History
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In 1871, a tiny nation, just four years old — it's population well below the 4 million mark — determined that it would build the world's longest railroad across empty country, much of it unexplored. This decision — bold to the point of recklessness — was to change the lives of every man, woman and child in Canada and alter the shape of the nation. Using primary sources — diaries, letters, unpublished manuscripts, public documents and newspapers — Pierre Berton has reconstructed the incredible decade of the 1870s, when Canadians of every stripe — contractors, politicians, financiers, surveyors, workingmen, journalists and entrepreneurs — fought for the railway, or against it. The National Dream is above all else the story of people. It is the story of George McMullen, the brash young promoter who tried to blackmail the Prime Minister; of Marcus Smith, the crusty surveyor, so suspicious of authority he thought the Governor General was speculating in railway lands; of Sanford Fleming, the great engineer who invented Standard Time but who couldn't make up his mind about the best route for the railway. All these figures, and dozens more, including the political leaders of the era, come to life with all their human ambitions and failings. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: History

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ISBN : OCLC:741102495
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National Dreams

Author : Daniel Francis
ISBN : 1551520435
Genre : History
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Incisive and widely acclaimed study of the most persistent icons and stories in Canadian history and how they inform Canadians' sense of national identity. This is a fascinating document that allows readers to see the past in a shocking new light.
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National Dreams

Author : Jennifer Schacker
ISBN : 9780812204162
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This engaging text makes explicit the ways in which fairy tales provide 'a space in which to encounter and then reflect upon national identities and differences.' . . . Highly recommended."--"Choice"
Category: Literary Criticism

The American Dream And The National Game

Author : Leverett T. Smith, Jr.
ISBN : 0879728671
Genre : Social Science
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This engaging study examines sports as both a symbol of American culture and a formative force that shapes American values. Leverett T. Smith Jr. uses "high" culture, in the form of literature and criticism, to analyze the popular culture of baseball and professional football. He explores the history of baseball through three important events: the fixing of the 1919 World Series, the appointment of Judge Landis as commissioner of baseball with dictatorial powers, and the emergence of Babe Ruth as the "new" kind of ball player. He also looks at literary works dealing with leisure and sports, including those of Thoreau, Twain, Frost, Lardner, and Hemingway. Finally he documents the emergence of professional football as the national game through the history and writings of former Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, who emerges as both a critic of the business-oriented society and a canny businessman and manager of men himself. First paperback edition
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The National Dream Book Classic Reprint

Author : Claire Rougemont
ISBN : 0331498146
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Excerpt from The National Dream Book Thought transference among living beings is now an admitted fact; but thought transference from the world of the dead to the world of the living is equally a fact, and therein is found the basis for many of our experiences in dreams. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Beyond National Dreams

Author : Andrew Nurse
ISBN : 1550419692
Genre : History
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The fourteen essays in this specially commissioned collection explore the ongoing debate, "the national narrative" about the character and objectives of Canada as a nation state. They address matters of national concern, including Canada's place in world affairs, the evolving characteristics of Canadian nationalism, the structure of material life during the revolution in advanced communications, the changing nature of citizenship and the implications of ethnic diversity and national loyalties for the Canadian polity. Writers come from a variety of disciplines, bringing their own scholarly approaches and often unique perspectives to issues of common concern. The questions raised in this book have a long shelf life in Canadian intellectual dialogue but they are also timely in the post 9/11 environment in which what it means to be "Canadian" is sometimes a matter of life and death. Contributors include Robert Cupido, Brian and Geraint Osborne, Stephane Levesque, Nicole Gallant, Andrew Nurse, Raymond Blake, Judy Bates, Jane Ku, Cameron Bodnar Manju Varma, Sarah Wayland and Hector MacKenzie.
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