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Pierre Berton was born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon. He worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years, spending four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston. After the military, Berton went to Vancouver where he began vis mere his career at a newspaper. At 21, he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He moved to Toronto in 1947, and at the age of 31 was named managing editor of Maclean's. In 1957 he became a key member of the CBC's public affairs flagship program, Close-Up, and a permanent panelist on Front Page Challenge. He joined The Toronto Star as an associate editor and columnist in 1958, leaving 4 years later in '62 to commence The Pierre Berton Show, which ran until 1973. Since then he has appeared as host and writer on My Country, The Great Debate, Heritage Theatre, and The Secret of My Success. He has received numerous honourary degrees and served as the Chancellor of Yukon College. Berton is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, and has received a Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor in 1959, a Govenor's General Award for The Mysterious North in 1956, Klondike in 1958 and The Last Spike in 1972. Berton has also won a Nellie Award for best public broadcaster in radio in 1978, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for non fiction in, 1981 and the Canadian Booksellers Award in 1982. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

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Værker af Pierre Berton

The Invasion of Canada: 1812-1813 (1980) 462 eksemplarer
Vimy (1986) 372 eksemplarer
The Last Spike (1971) 299 eksemplarer
Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814 (1981) 298 eksemplarer
The National Dream (1970) 280 eksemplarer
The Secret World of Og (1961) 235 eksemplarer
The Great Depression: 1929-1939 (1990) 232 eksemplarer
Niagara: A History of the Falls (1992) 199 eksemplarer
The Comfortable Pew (1965) 177 eksemplarer
The Great Railway (1972) 143 eksemplarer
Prisoners of the North (2004) 140 eksemplarer
The Wild Frontier (1978) 131 eksemplarer
My Country: The Remarkable Past (1976) 107 eksemplarer
Drifting Home (1973) 107 eksemplarer
Why We Act Like Canadians (1982) 96 eksemplarer
1967: The Last Good Year (1997) 57 eksemplarer
Winter (1994) 47 eksemplarer
Starting Out 1920-1947 (1987) 47 eksemplarer
The Capture of Detroit (1991) 46 eksemplarer
Mysterious North (1956) 42 eksemplarer
The Death of Isaac Brock (1991) 36 eksemplarer
Steel Across the Shield (1994) 35 eksemplarer
The Railway Pathfinders (1992) 34 eksemplarer
Pierre Berton's War of 1812 (2011) 33 eksemplarer
The Klondike Stampede (1991) 32 eksemplarer
Cats I Have Known and Loved (2002) 32 eksemplarer
The Death of Tecumseh (1994) 32 eksemplarer
Bonanza Gold (1657) 31 eksemplarer
The Men in Sheepskin Coats (1992) 30 eksemplarer
The smug minority (1967) 30 eksemplarer
The Great Lakes (1996) 30 eksemplarer
A Prairie Nightmare (1992) 29 eksemplarer
Dr. Kane of the Arctic Seas (1993) 29 eksemplarer
Picture Book of Niagara Falls (1993) 28 eksemplarer
Jane Franklin's Obsession (1992) 27 eksemplarer
Before the Gold Rush (1993) 26 eksemplarer
Kings of the Klondike (1993) 25 eksemplarer
Battle of Lake Erie (1994) 24 eksemplarer
Trapped in the Arctic (1993) 24 eksemplarer
Great Canadians: A Century of Achievement (1965) — Redaktør — 23 eksemplarer
Canada Under Siege (1991) 21 eksemplarer
Attack on Montreal (1995) 20 eksemplarer
City of Gold (1992) 19 eksemplarer
Seacoasts (1999) 19 eksemplarer
Revenge of the Tribes (1991) 17 eksemplarer
Just Add Water and Stir (1959) 17 eksemplarer
Trails of '98 (1992) 15 eksemplarer
Historic Headlines (1967) 15 eksemplarer
Adventures of a Columnist (1960) 15 eksemplarer
Canada Moves West (2005) 13 eksemplarer
The Battles of the War of 1812 (1746) 13 eksemplarer
The Big Sell 12 eksemplarer
Fast Fast Fast Relief (1967) 9 eksemplarer
Voices from the Sixties (1967) 5 eksemplarer
The Berton Family Cookbook (1985) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Eh! Canada (2001) 2 eksemplarer
Masquerade (1985) 2 eksemplarer
THE KLONDYKE RIVER` 1 eksemplar
The Beaver (Vol. 64, No. 2 Summer 1984) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
A Klondike bibliography (1959) 1 eksemplar
Visions and Voices (2005) 1 eksemplar
Steel and steam 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Når naturen kalder (1903) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver19,835 eksemplarer
The Cremation of Sam McGee (1907) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver273 eksemplarer
I Married the Klondike (1955) — Introduktion — 122 eksemplarer
Women of the Klondike (1968) — Forord — 80 eksemplarer
The Colour of Canada (1967) — Editorial Director — 76 eksemplarer
Great Canadian Painting : a Century of Art (1966) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver40 eksemplarer
The restless church; a response to The comfortable pew (1966) — Rejoiner — 40 eksemplarer
The St. Lawrence Valley (1970) — Redaktør — 27 eksemplarer
The Pacific Coast (1970) — Redaktør — 26 eksemplarer
Because We Are Canadians (2003) — Forord — 15 eksemplarer
The Nature of Mammals (1975) — Redaktør — 14 eksemplarer
City of Gold [1957 short] (1957) — Fortæller — 3 eksemplarer

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Kanonisk navn
Berton, Pierre
Juridisk navn
Berton, Pierre Francis de Marigny CC, O.Ont
Andre navne
Kroniuk, Lisa
Fødselsdato
1920-07-12
Dødsdag
2004-11-30
Begravelsessted
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada (ashes scattered)
Køn
male
Nationalitet
Canada
Land (til kort)
Canada
Fødested
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Dødssted
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dødsårsag
heart failure
Bopæl
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Uddannelse
University of British Columbia (BA | History)
Victoria College
Erhverv
historian
Captain (Canadian Army)
Instructor (Royal Military College of Canada)
writer
journalist
Relationer
Berton, Janet (wife)
Berton, Laura Beatrice (mother)
Organisationer
The Ubyssey
Canadian Army
Royal Military College of Canada
CBC
Yukon College
Writers' Trust of Canada
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Order of Canada (Officer ∙ 1974 | Companion ∙ 1986)
Governor General's Literary Award (creative non-fiction ∙ 1956 ∙ 1958 ∙ 1972)
Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour (1960)
CBA Libris Award (Lifetime Achievement Award ∙ 2004)
Gabrielle Léger National Heritage Award (1989)
National History Society (first award for "distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history" ∙ 1994) (vis alle 15)
Canadian Authors' Association Award, Canada's Man of the Century (1967)
The Alumni Award of Distinction, University of British Columbia (1981)
Canadian News Hall of Fame (member ∙ 1983)
Canadian Railway Hall of Fame Award of Recognition (2002)
Graeme Gibson Award (1992)
Order of Mariposa (1990)
Order of Ontario (1992)
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002)
Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977)
Kort biografi
Pierre Berton was a well-known Canadian historian and TV personality. Berton grew up in the Yukon and worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years. He began his newspaper career in Vancouver, becoming the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily at age 21. Berton moved to Toronto in 1947, and in 1951 he became managing editor of Maclean's magazine.
Berton first appeared on TV in 1952, as a panellist on Court of Opinion. In 1957, he became the host of the CBC's public affairs flagship program Close-Up, and became a panelist on Front Page Challenge. He joined The Toronto Star as associate editor and columnist in 1958, leaving in 1962 to commence The Pierre Berton Show, which ran until 1973. In 1963 he premiered the Pierre Berton Show (also known as the Pierre Berton Hour) on the CTV network.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

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Lovely photo essays, and word essays. A mix of reminiscences, history, and current (to the early 1990s) observations. The words evoked a lot of what I feel about winter. And I loved that there were photos of snowstorms!
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Beth3511 | Feb 3, 2024 |
A könyv az alaszkai (pontosabban klondike-i) aranyláz történetét mutatja be meglepő részletességgel. Bár a szerző nem volt személyesen részese az aranyláznak, de gyerekkorát Dawson Cityben töltötte (édesapja ment oda az aranyláz miatt) így még tudott a szemtanúkkal beszélni. Ezen kívül számtalan visszaemlékezést, könyvet, cikket használt fel a kutatása során.

A részletes és pontos leírás mellett a könyv rengeteg nehezen ellenőrizhető történetet tartalmaz, ezek egy része tényleg regénybe illik, nem tudom vajon mennyire igaz minden, a legjobb szándékkal is becsúszhattak túlzások. A leírás tényleg nagyon izgalmas, érdekes azt is olvasni persze, milyen szenvedéseket mentek át az aranyásók, de nekem sokkal érdekesebbnek tűnt a hely gazdaságának bemutatása, furcsa volt olvasni, hogy milyen egyszerű dolgok kerültek vagyonokba, milyen tárgyak voltak teljesen értéktelenek. Elég jól bemutatja a könyv azt is, hogy pontosan kik és miért is mentek aranyásónak.

A könyv időnként túl részletes, kordokumentumként persze fontos az ötvenedik aranyásó története is, de egy idő után azért ez elég repetitív.
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asalamon | 10 andre anmeldelser | Oct 2, 2023 |
This book recounts the events of the first year of the War of 1812, and the present tense puts the reader at the heart of the action. It was written in 1980, though, and I’m sure more recent scholarship can fill in the (acknowledged by Berton) gaps in history, notably events from the Indigenous perspective.
 
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rabbitprincess | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 8, 2023 |

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