The Last Spike (book)

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The Last Spike is a 1971 Canadian non-fiction book by Pierre Berton describing the construction and completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway between 1881 and 1885. It is a sequel to Berton's 1970 book The National Dream. Both books formed the basis for the TV miniseries The National Dream.

The book won the 1971 Governor General's Award for English-language non-f'iction.


Further reading[edit]

  • "The Last Spike." (Book Review)(Brief Review). Maclean's, Jan 1, 2000, Vol.112, p.242.