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Peter Pigott is the author of fifteen previous books, including the bestselling Canada in Afghanistan and Canada in Sudan. A well-known aviation writer, he has also published Wings Across Canada: An Illustrated History of Canadian Aviation and Wingwalkers: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Other Airline. He lives in Ottawa.
Commencing effectively in 1893 and finally withering away in 2001, the CPL operated for most of a century. It was an exciting and fascinating voyage. The author describes it well. The book is also a useful case study of a business dominated by an inability to adapt to technological and generational change. Theres a lot to be learned from this history. - Work Boat World (Aus) Jan 2013 "The author is a superb writer, and the story is an engaging one." -- Alberta History July 2011