Lord Strathcona: A Biography Of Donald Alexander Smith


Lord Strathcona: A Biography of Donald Alexander Smith chronicles the life of the man who drove the last spike for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The first biography of Smith since 1915, Lord Strathcona was compiled with archives from England, Scotland, the U.S. and Canada and brings new information to light about Smith, who joined the Hudson’s Bay Company when he was just 18.

About the Author

Donna McDonald

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Donna McDonald

Donna McDonald is a writer and arts administrator who lives in London but works throughout Britain. She is the author of Illustrated News: The Canadian Pictures of Juliana Horatia Ewing (Dundurn 1985) and The Odyssey of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (Editions Bim, 1986). She is married to a fellow Canadian, writer Robert McDonald.