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Berton brings the past alive with true stories of mystery and romance, tragedy and heroism, from the piracy of Bill Johnston, scourge of the St. Lawrence, to the weird saga of Brother XII and his mystic cult on Vancouver Island.
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“Berton knows how to whet the appetite of even the most jaded armchair adventurer.” -- The Calgary HeraldAbout the Author:
Pierre Berton was one of Canada’s most popular and prolific authors. From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his fifty books are now Canadian classics.
Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years. He spent four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He wrote columns for and was editor of Maclean’s magazine, appeared on CBC’s public affairs program “Close-Up” and was a permanent fixture on “Front Page Challenge” for 39 years. He was a columnist and editor for the Toronto Star and was a writer and host of a series of CBC programs.
Pierre Berton received over 30 literary awards including the Governor-General’s Award for Creative Non-Fiction (three times), the Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour, and the Gabrielle Leger National Heritage Award. He received two Nellies for his work in broadcasting, two National Newspaper awards, and the National History Society’s first award for “distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history.” For his immense contribution to Canadian literature and history, he was awarded more than a dozen honourary degrees, is a member of the Newsman’s Hall of Fame, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.
Pierre Berton passed away in Toronto on November 30, 2004.
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Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1979. Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93391003
Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1987. Paperback. Condition: VeryGood. ,VG, Softcover Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos available. Seller Inventory # mon0000021079
Book Description Vista Publishing, Jasper, AB, 1986. Trade Paperback. Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 325 pp, b/w plates. Wraps rubbed, edgewear. Signed and inscribed by author inside front wrap. Leaves a little tanned - o/w unmarked, spine straight and uncreased. . Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 034600