¦From Folly to Fortune : The Firing of James Richardson Forman : Collusion and Corruption in Nova Scotia Railway Politics from 1854 to 1858

By: UNDERWOOD, Jay

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UNDERWOOD, Jay. From Folly to Fortune : The Firing of James Richardson Forman : Collusion and Corruption in Nova Scotia Railway Politics from 1854 to 1858. (Montreal) : Railfare DC Books, (2007). Pp (3),iv-vi,1-192. Illustrated. 8vo, photo-illustrated green card covers. "James Richardson Forman was born in 1822 at Halifax, and returned from Scotland in 1854 to oversee the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway, the first publicly owned railway in the British Empire. But did he become a victim of Nova Scotia’s venal politics? He had been appointed to his post at the request of Reformer Joseph Howe, but was dismissed from office in 1858 by James W. Johnston, who became Conservative premier of the province in 1857. Two years after he left fora brilliant career in Scotland, it was discovered that most of the reasons for his dismissal were the fault of his second-in-command, who was also Jo hnston’s nephew. From Folly to Fortune examines the unfair treatment Formanreceived at the hands of his Nova Scotia countrymen, and asks the question if it could have been Forman, and not Sandford Fleming, who would later (i n 1867 to 1876) have built Canada’s Intercolonial Railway from Nova Scotia to Quebec City, had he been allowed to stay on the project" - from rear cover. Chapters: 1. Into the Fire; 2. A Riotous Affair; 3.: Unexpected Developments; 4.: Laurie's Report [James Laurie]; 5. Defensive Measures; 6. Exoneration Delayed; 7. Scottish Success. With Introduction, Epilogue, Afterword,End Notes and Index.. Name, else very good. Signed "Best Wishes, James Und erwood, Nov.18, 2007". 22.00

Title: ¦From Folly to Fortune : The Firing of James Richardson Forman : Collusion and Corruption in Nova Scotia Railway Politics from 1854 to 1858

Author Name: UNDERWOOD, Jay

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Publisher: Railfare DC Books, Montreal, 2007, ISBN:1897190239:

Seller ID: 104928

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