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Colossal Canadian failures

a short history of things that seemed like a good idea at the time

by Randy Richmond

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Published by Dundurn in Toronto, Tonawanda, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Canada
    • Subjects:
    • Failure (Psychology) -- Canada -- History -- Miscellanea.,
    • Canada -- History -- Miscellanea.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-318).

      StatementRandy Richmond and Tom Villemaire.
      GenreMiscellanea.
      ContributionsVillemaire, Tom.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1026.6 .R53 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination318 p. :
      Number of Pages318
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3730954M
      ISBN 101550024167
      LC Control Number2003386357

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