Big Train: The Legendary Ironman of Sport, Lionel Conacher

Big Train: The Legendary Ironman of Sport, Lionel Conacher

by Richard Brignall

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Overview

Lionel Conacher excelled at football, hockey, baseball, boxing, wrestling, and lacrosse. He taught himself how to play and he worked hard, and it paid off. He supported his struggling family, never giving up or letting people down. He was given the nickname Big Train because he was unstoppable on the football field when he ran through the opposition. In 1921 Conacher joined the Toronto Argonauts, and in 1926 he played professional baseball for the Toronto Maple Leafs. After retiring from sports, Conacher was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1949. Richard Brignall tells this fascinating story of the man who could do it all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781552778784
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date: 03/16/2011
Series: Lorimer Recordbooks Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
Lexile: 790L (what's this?)
File size: 355 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

RICHARD BRIGNALL is a journalist from Kenora, Ontario, who has written for such publications as Cottage Life and Outdoor Canada. He was previously the sports reporter for the Kenora Daily Miner and News.
RICHARD BRIGNALL has written ten non-fiction books for young readers and adults. He has also contributed hundreds of articles to magazines across Canada, including Cottage Life and Outdoor Canada and was previously the sports reporter for the Kenora Daily Miner and News. His books have been shortlisted for the Carol Shields Award, the Red Cedar Award, and the Golden Oak Award. He lives in Kenora, Ontario.

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