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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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

Séries

Obras por Pierre Berton

The Invasion of Canada: 1812-1813 (1980) 470 exemplares
Vimy (1986) 375 exemplares
The Last Spike (1971) 302 exemplares
The National Dream (1970) 281 exemplares
The Secret World of Og (1961) 240 exemplares
The Great Depression: 1929-1939 (1990) 234 exemplares
Niagara: A History of the Falls (1992) 201 exemplares
The Comfortable Pew (1965) 180 exemplares
The Great Railway (1972) 142 exemplares
Prisoners of the North (2004) 141 exemplares
The Wild Frontier (1978) 132 exemplares
Drifting Home (1973) 108 exemplares
My Country: The Remarkable Past (1976) 107 exemplares
Why We Act Like Canadians (1982) 98 exemplares
1967: The Last Good Year (1997) 57 exemplares
Starting Out 1920-1947 (1987) 47 exemplares
Winter (1994) 47 exemplares
The Capture of Detroit (1991) 45 exemplares
Mysterious North (1956) 41 exemplares
The Death of Isaac Brock (1991) 36 exemplares
Steel Across the Shield (1994) 35 exemplares
The Railway Pathfinders (1992) 35 exemplares
Pierre Berton's War of 1812 (2011) 35 exemplares
The Death of Tecumseh (1994) 33 exemplares
The Klondike Stampede (1991) 33 exemplares
Bonanza Gold (1657) 32 exemplares
Cats I Have Known and Loved (2002) 31 exemplares
The Great Lakes (1996) 30 exemplares
The smug minority (1967) 30 exemplares
The Men in Sheepskin Coats (1992) 30 exemplares
A Prairie Nightmare (1992) 30 exemplares
Jane Franklin's Obsession (1992) 29 exemplares
Dr. Kane of the Arctic Seas (1993) 29 exemplares
Picture Book of Niagara Falls (1993) 27 exemplares
Before the Gold Rush (1993) 26 exemplares
Kings of the Klondike (1993) 25 exemplares
Battle of Lake Erie (1994) 24 exemplares
Trapped in the Arctic (1993) 24 exemplares
Great Canadians: A Century of Achievement (1965) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Canada Under Siege (1991) 21 exemplares
Attack on Montreal (1995) 20 exemplares
Seacoasts (1999) 19 exemplares
City of Gold (1992) 19 exemplares
Revenge of the Tribes (1991) 18 exemplares
Just Add Water and Stir (1959) 18 exemplares
Adventures of a Columnist (1960) 15 exemplares
Trails of '98 (1992) 15 exemplares
Historic Headlines (1967) 15 exemplares
Canada Moves West (2005) 14 exemplares
The Battles of the War of 1812 (1746) 13 exemplares
The Big Sell 12 exemplares
Fast Fast Fast Relief (1967) 9 exemplares
Voices from the Sixties (1967) 5 exemplares
The Berton Family Cookbook (1985) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Eh! Canada (2001) 2 exemplares
Masquerade (1985) 2 exemplares
Steel and steam 1 exemplar
The Beaver (Vol. 64, No. 2 Summer 1984) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Visions and Voices (2005) 1 exemplar
The Smug Minority 1 exemplar
A Klondike bibliography (1959) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Call of the Wild (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições20,146 exemplares
The Cremation of Sam McGee (1907) — Introdução, algumas edições276 exemplares
I Married the Klondike (1955) — Introdução — 122 exemplares
Women of the Klondike (1968) — Prefácio — 81 exemplares
The Colour of Canada (1967) — Editorial Director — 76 exemplares
Great Canadian Painting : a Century of Art (1966) — Editor, algumas edições40 exemplares
The restless church; a response to The comfortable pew (1966) — Rejoiner — 40 exemplares
The Pacific Coast (1970) — Editor — 27 exemplares
The St. Lawrence Valley (1970) — Editor — 27 exemplares
Because We Are Canadians (2003) — Prefácio — 15 exemplares
The Nature of Mammals (1975) — Editor — 14 exemplares
City of Gold [1957 short] (1957) — Narrador — 3 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Berton, Pierre
Nome legal
Berton, Pierre Francis de Marigny CC, O.Ont
Outros nomes
Kroniuk, Lisa
Data de nascimento
1920-07-12
Data de falecimento
2004-11-30
Localização do túmulo
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada (ashes scattered)
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Canada
País (no mapa)
Canada
Local de nascimento
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Local de falecimento
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Causa da morte
heart failure
Locais de residência
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Educação
University of British Columbia (BA | History)
Victoria College
Ocupações
historian
Captain (Canadian Army)
Instructor (Royal Military College of Canada)
writer
journalist
Relações
Berton, Janet (wife)
Berton, Laura Beatrice (mother)
Organizações
The Ubyssey
Canadian Army
Royal Military College of Canada
CBC
Yukon College
Writers' Trust of Canada
Prémios e menções honrosas
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) (mostrar todos 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)

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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.
Nota de desambiguação
Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

Membros

Críticas

 
Assinalado
BooksInMirror | 7 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Jul 8, 2023 |

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