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Michael W. Pieri spent 30 years in the newsroom of The Toronto Star, Canada’s biggest newspaper. His interest in the often tragic lives of immigrants more than a century ago -- and The Star’s battles to help them – resulted in a life-long fascination with his city’s history. In 2005, Michael co-produced a TV documentary on publisher Joseph E. Atkinson – a Canadian hero – who crusaded for a kinder and fairer society for all. Michael is currently researching the early history of The House of Industry, when Canada had its own Oliver Twists.
on Dec. 15, 2013 :
A great read! The author has really captured the life and times of Toronto and provincial Ontario in the late 1800's. A cast of colorful characters from all walks of life (from Nipper the newsboy to Lady Pendragon) take us on a series of well-recounted adventures. Some of the sailing adventures brought back nostalgic thoughts of my own experiences in the Lake Ontario region.
I heartily recommend this eBook to anyone who likes a good read set in the not to distant past!
(reviewed 76 days after purchase)