Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Inc., 1995. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #003243
Black cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. viii, 9-402 p.p. With over 80 photographs throughout. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped and rubbed. Minor bumping to edges of dust jacket and chafing to covers. Heather Robertson, one of Canada's most original writers, uses a colourful palette of biography, social history, and business lore to pain an unforgettable portrait of a tycoon, his family, his company, and the dramatic effects of his product - the motor car - on the landscape and social mores of Canada. The McLaughlins of Oshawa, founders of General Motors of Canada, were as hard-working a family as ever thrived in the heady days of early industrial Canada.