Berton, Pierre 1920-2004
Most widely held works about Pierre Berton
Most widely held works by Pierre Berton
The Arctic grail : the quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 1,539 libraries worldwide
Examines the nineteenth century quest for the Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific, and the North Pole.
The Klondike fever : the life and death of the last great gold rush by Pierre Berton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 libraries worldwide
Niagara : a history of the Falls by Pierre Berton ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
"Niagara Falls has always been more than just a natural wonder. The sublime beauty and awesome power of the great cataract have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. This book traces the history of the Falls and those drawn to it: industrialists who come to harness its power, movie stars who come to garner publicity, photographers who come to test new techniques, and honeymooners who come to start new lives. As Pierre Berton shows, the history of the Falls is a chronicle filled with exceptional characters: Charles Blondin, the French daredevil who crossed the Falls on a high wire; John Roebling, the engineer who spanned the Niagara gorge before he built the Brooklyn Bridge; Henry Perky, the inventor of shredded wheat; and Robert Moses, the 'Power Broker' himself."--Jacket.
The Dionne years : a Thirties melodrama by Pierre Berton ( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 1991 in English and French and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
The story of the Dionne quintuplets.
The comfortable pew; a critical look at Christianity and the religious establishment in the new age by Pierre Berton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
The invasion of Canada by Pierre Berton ( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and French and held by 979 libraries worldwide
The impossible railway : the building of the Canadian Pacific by Pierre Berton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
Flames across the border : the Canadian-American tragedy, 1813-1814 by Pierre Berton ( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
The Klondike quest : a photographic essay, 1897-1899 by Pierre Berton ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Drifting home by Pierre Berton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1973 and 2002 in English and French and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Account of a journey by the author and his family down the Yukon River retracing the Klondike goldrush route of 1898 from Lake Bennett to Dawson.
The mysterious north by Pierre Berton ( Book )
22 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Personal memories of life and travel in the Canadian north in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with postscripts updating each section to the late 1980s.
The Great Lakes by Pierre Berton ( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
The smug minority by Pierre Berton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and French and held by 546 libraries worldwide
The royal family; the story of the British monarchy from Victoria to Elizabeth by Pierre Berton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1953 and 1966 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
The last spike; the great railway 1881-1885 by Pierre Berton ( Book )
9 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
The national dream: the great railway, 1871-1881 by Pierre Berton ( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Story leading up to the signing of the contract for the CPR.
Prisoners of the North by Pierre Berton ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Examines the true stories of five Arctic adventurers who braved the harsh Arctic landscape between the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
Klondike; the last great gold rush, 1896-1899 by Pierre Berton ( Book )
16 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in English and French and held by 429 libraries worldwide
With the building of the railroad and the settlement of the plains, the North West was opening up. The Klondike stampede was a wild interlude in the epic story of western development, and here are its dramatic tales of hardship, heroism, and villainy. We meet Soapy Smith, dictator of Skagway; Swiftwater Bill Gates, who bathed in champagne; Silent Sam Bonnifield, who lost and won back a hotel in a poker game; and Roddy Connors, who danced away a fortune at a dollar a dance. We meet dance-hall queens, paupers turned millionaires, missionaries and entrepreneurs, and legendary Mounties such as Sam Steele, the Lion of the Yukon. Pierre Berton's riveting account reveals to us the spectacle of the Chilkoot Pass, and the terrors of lesser-known trails through the swamps of British Columbia, across the glaciers of southern Alaska, and up the icy streams of the Mackenzie Mountains. It contrasts the lawless frontier life on the American side of the border to the relative safety of Dawson City. Winner of the Governor General's award for non-fiction, Klondike is authentic history and grand entertainment, and a must-read for anyone interested in the Canadian frontier.
Vimy by Pierre Berton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 libraries worldwide
In 1917, the Canadian Corps seized and held the best-defended German bastion on the Western Front, a feat thought impossible by the British, French and German forces. The author believes they succeeded because the men were civilians, with flexible minds unfetterd by military rules.
Voices from the sixties : twenty-two views of a revolutionary decade by Pierre Berton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Adventure and adventurers Alaska--Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Anecdotes Arctic Ocean--North Pole Arctic Ocean--Northwest Passage Arctic Regions Berton, Pierre,--1920-2004 Biography Canada Canada, Northern Canada, Western Canada--Canadian Northwest Canadian Pacific Railway Company Christianity Civilization Depressions Dionne quintuplets Discoveries in geography Economic history Fiction France Frontier and pioneer life Gold mines and mining Great Britain Great Lakes Historians History Humor Journalists Juvenile works Kings and rulers Military campaigns Nationalism Nineteen thirties North America--Niagara Falls Pictorial works Pioneers Rafting (Sports) Railroads Railroads and state Social history Travel Twentieth century United States Vimy Ridge, Battle of (France : 1917) War of 1812 Windsor, House of World War (1914-1918) Yukon Territory Yukon Territory--Klondike River Valley
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