Valerie Knowles has done an excellent job in describing the man and telling his story. The book is easy to read and, as in all good history books, includes a broad range of references. It is certainly well worth the read and is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about Van Horne.
This biography is a significant contribution to the history of Canadian transportation.
Winnipeg Free Press
Knowles has constructed an admirable biography of the railway titan ... providing a different perspective of the much-told story of the CPR, and also a portrait of Canada at the turn of the last century and the larger-than-life pioneers of Canadian transportation.
McGill News Alumni Quarterly
This book is a must for any student of Canadian railway history.
... her biography will remain a good reference book for all aspects of Van Horne's life and career for a long time to come.