Author:Sirotnik, Gareth


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Running Tough: The Story of Vancouver's Jack Diamond

By: Sirotnik, Gareth

Price: $179.95

Publisher: Canada, Diamond Family: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106A1014

ISBN: 0969368003

Condition: Good

0969368003 245 pages. Index. Bibliography. "In 1926, four months after leaving his father's once-prosperous farm in Galicia (then a part of Poland), Jack Diamond - age 17 - got off a rickety old boat in Quebec City with a straw suitcase and barely enough money to get him to Vancouver. Ten years later he was battling Canada's national corporations for control of British Columbia's meatpacking industry. Follows Diamond from horse-and-buggy potato pedlar to king of B.C.'s thoroughbred racing; from butcher to university chancellor (SFU)... Along the way, his story is interlinked with the ... View more info