Rebels, Royalists and Railroaders by Bill SmallwoodRebels, Royalists and Railroaders by Bill Smallwood

Rebels, Royalists and Railroaders

byBill Smallwood

Paperback | January 8, 2007

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Rebels, Royalists and Railroaders is the sixth book in the Canadian historical adventure series Abuse of Power by Bill Smallwood.

The Story: Differences of opinion rend the fabric of a family in 1770´s where one man raises his sons to support the English King´s Party while his cousin raises a regiment to fight the British soldiers in America.

In the next century, the New Brunswick branch of the family suffers differing opinions on virtually everthing:

1870. "We are not vassals to a backwoods capital. How long will let Canada such us dry, destroy our beloved Country?"

1890. "People who live by the sea know that the Empire is important. They see the seas as the road joining all parts of the Empire - keeping it together. They sail their beautiful ships on those roads."

1890. "We build railroads. We drive our big, beautiful steam engines along the island roads, joining all the parts Canada."

See how they resolve their differences and create a country.
Title:Rebels, Royalists and RailroadersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:386 pages, 8.46 × 5.62 × 0.98 inPublished:January 8, 2007Publisher:Borealis PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888873387

ISBN - 13:9780888873385

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   It is every boy´s dream to be just like his Dad. Bill Smallwood´s father was the best cookie and candy salesman in Nova Scotia. Perhaps that might have been good enough if Bill had been born somewhere else, but Bill was born in Halifax and his Dad raised him on stories about the world´s largest natural harbour.   Excited by life´s prospects, and encouraged by his father, Bill graduated from the Royal Military College with a degree in history and an officer´s commission in the Royal Canadian Airforce, going on to navigate transport aircraft in the Korean War and jet fighters along the East German border during the Berlin Crisis. With the Cold War drawing to a close, Bill joined the Public Service at HMC Dockyard, Halifax. Before his retirement from the Canadian Public Service in 1986, he was Director of Civilian Training and Development for the Department of National Defence and, after retirement, became the right hand man for his wife in her highly successful real estate career.   When it was grandchildren time, Bill recounted the old stories. He came to realize that each story had a thread that entwined with the threads of other stories. Giving them a little tug here and a pull there, a picture emerged as to what it must have been like in the early day of Nova Scotia. If Bill´s Dad were alive today, he would be proud of his son´s storytelling.