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Leonard, Frank, 1948-
Vancouver : UBC Press, c1996
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|Description:||ix, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
In this book, Frank Leonard looks at the failure of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, focusing on the problems of the BC line. He calls into question traditional interpretations of the company's collapse by arguing that much of it can be attributed to 'a thousand blunders' made by senior and junior GTP managers. His research is based on the meticulous examination of surviving internal company documents, which provide important insights into the routine decisions that formed the basis of GTP policies. A Thousand Blunders is a provocative account of one of the greatest failures in Canadian entrepreneurial history. Richly detailed and thoroughly documented, it makes an important contribution to the fields of railway and business history, as well as to the study of the history of northern British Columbia.
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- Railroads -- British Columbia -- History -- 20th century.
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- Chemins de fer -- Colombie-Britannique (Nord) -- Histoire.
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