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THE KLONDIKE QUEST A Photographic Essay 1897-1899

Berton, Pierre

ISBN 10: 0771012888 / ISBN 13: 9780771012884
Published by McClelland & Stewart, 1983
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Pierre Berton Dec 2, 1983 on front end page. Unclipped jacket is lightly rubbed. The Klondike Gold Rush was perhaps the most photographed event in North America during the 19th century. For this book Berton has selected 200 photographs, most of them unfamiliar, many never before published. Bookseller Inventory # 92780

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Title: THE KLONDIKE QUEST A Photographic Essay 1897...

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Black and White Photographs

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

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Synopsis:

The most photographed event in America during the 19th century.

More than 10,000 images reside in public archives and private collections, depicting every aspect of what popular historian Pierre Berton has called "one of the strangest mass movements in history." For this book, Berton selected 200 photographs, some iconic, some touchingly personal, and most previously unpublished.

The Klondike Quest brings to life the panoramic drama of the great stampede for gold as seen by the ordinary gold-seeker. The photographs are beautifully reproduced and informatively and colorfully captioned. "One million people, it is said, laid plans to go to the Klondike. One hundred thousand actually set off. And so the Klondike saga is a chronicle of humanity in the mass.... For the next eighteen months, the Yukon interior plateau became a human anthill."

(1983)

About the Author:

Pierre Berton was born in the Yukon in 1920 and worked in the Klondike mining camps as a teenager before forging a career as a journalist and cultural commentator. He wrote 50 books, including many of historical non-fiction, and won over 30 literary awards and many honorary degrees. Appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1986, Berton died in 2004 at the age of 84.

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