O'Brien, From Water Boy to One Million A Year

By: Young, Scott & Astrid

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Book Condition: Good


B000GLEOQY 249 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. Biography of Michael John O'Brien, railway builder, industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of the town of Renfrew, Ontario. He "quit school to work at the age of fourteen carrying water to railroad builders. Before he was nineteen he was sub-contracting for railroad work. When the forerunner of the Canadian National Railways was being laid across Canada, he built more of it than any other man. Further, O'Brien and his son Ambrose played a part in founding the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. (This book is) a valuable addition to Canadiana, especially in the fields of popular financial and social history." - dust jacket. Appears to be signed and inscribed by one Barry (?) O'Brien, presumably a descendant of the subject, upon front free endpaper. Light wear to publisher's attractive jade cloth adorned with gilt. Tight and square. Ball pen marginalia and underlining on many pages and dust jacket flaps. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A worthy vintage copy of this fascinating and important Canadian life story.

Title: O'Brien, From Water Boy to One Million A Year

Author Name: Young, Scott & Astrid

Categories: Biography, Canadian History, Hockey,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1967

ISBN Number: B000GLEOQY

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 463H4268

Keywords: Michael John O'Brien - biography, Renfrew Ontario, NHA, National Hockey Association, Montreal Canadiens, Renfrew Millionaires, Ottawa Valley History,