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Colossal Canadian Failures A Short History of Things That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

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ISBN-10: 1550026186

ISBN-13: 9781550026184

Edition: 2006

Authors: Randy Richmond, Tom Villemaire

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Did you hear the one about the canal builder who forgot canals need water? The battle where everyone ran away? Or the boat made of ice, and the town that mixed up time? How about the shovel invented for soldiers -- with a hole in it? Colossal Canadian Failures is a lighthearted look at Canada's unsung heroes -- the eccentrics, the failures, the misguided, and the just plain over-optimistic -- who never met an idea they could resist, no matter how crazy. From engineering blunders to business and political failures and more, Colossal Canadian Failures provides a much-needed ego boost for anyone who thinks they've said "oops" one too many times.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 4/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Randy Richmond is a newspaper reporter and author of "The Orillia Spirit", published by Dundurn Press in 1996. He lives with his wife and three children in London, Ontario, where he gets inspiration for stories about failure from looking at his home improvement projects.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Politics
Ships
Canals and Trains
Air Travel
War
Business
Farming
The Government
Inventions
Odds and Odd Endings
Sources