Big Train by Richard Brignall
The Legendary Ironman of Sport, Lionel Conacher (Lorimer Recordbooks)

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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.
 

About Richard Brignall

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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.
 
Published September 25, 2009 by James Lorimer. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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