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Pierre Berton (1920–2004)

Autor(a) de Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush, 1896-1899

100+ Works 6,471 Membros 106 Reviews 12 Favorited

About the Author

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 de Pierre Berton

Vimy (1986) 377 cópias
The Last Spike (1971) 306 cópias
The National Dream (1970) 283 cópias
The Secret World of Og (1961) 243 cópias
The Comfortable Pew (1965) 180 cópias
Prisoners of the North (2004) 143 cópias
The Great Railway (1972) 142 cópias
The Wild Frontier (1978) 134 cópias
Drifting Home (1973) 110 cópias
Why We Act Like Canadians (1982) 98 cópias
1967: The Last Good Year (1997) 57 cópias
Winter (1994) 48 cópias
Starting Out 1920-1947 (1987) 47 cópias
The Capture of Detroit (1991) 46 cópias
Mysterious North (1956) 41 cópias
The Death of Isaac Brock (1991) 37 cópias
Pierre Berton's War of 1812 (2011) 36 cópias
Steel Across the Shield (1994) 35 cópias
The Railway Pathfinders (1992) 35 cópias
The Death of Tecumseh (1994) 34 cópias
The Klondike Stampede (1991) 34 cópias
Cats I Have Known and Loved (2002) 33 cópias
Bonanza Gold (1657) 32 cópias
A Prairie Nightmare (1992) 31 cópias
The Men in Sheepskin Coats (1992) 31 cópias
The smug minority (1967) 30 cópias
Jane Franklin's Obsession (1992) 30 cópias
Dr. Kane of the Arctic Seas (1993) 30 cópias
The Great Lakes (1996) 30 cópias
Before the Gold Rush (1993) 27 cópias
Kings of the Klondike (1993) 26 cópias
Battle of Lake Erie (1994) 25 cópias
Trapped in the Arctic (1993) 24 cópias
Canada Under Siege (1991) 22 cópias
Great Canadians: A Century of Achievement (1965) — Editor — 22 cópias
City of Gold (1992) 20 cópias
Attack on Montreal (1995) 20 cópias
Seacoasts (1999) 19 cópias
Revenge of the Tribes (1991) 19 cópias
Just Add Water and Stir (1959) 18 cópias
Adventures of a Columnist (1960) 15 cópias
Trails of '98 (1992) 15 cópias
Canada Moves West (2005) 15 cópias
Historic Headlines (1967) 15 cópias
The Big Sell 12 cópias
Fast Fast Fast Relief (1967) 9 cópias
The Berton Family Cookbook (1985) — Editor — 5 cópias
Voices from the Sixties (1967) 5 cópias
Eh! Canada (2001) 2 cópias
Masquerade (1985) 2 cópias
THE KLONDYKE RIVER` 1 exemplar(es)
Steel and steam 1 exemplar(es)
The Beaver (Vol. 64, No. 2 Summer 1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
A Klondike bibliography (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
Visions and Voices (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
The Smug Minority 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

O Chamado da Floresta (1903) — Introdução, algumas edições20,334 cópias
The Cremation of Sam McGee (1907) — Introdução, algumas edições280 cópias
I Married the Klondike (1955) — Introdução — 124 cópias
Women of the Klondike (1968) — Prefácio — 81 cópias
The Colour of Canada (1967) — Editorial Director — 76 cópias
Great Canadian Painting : a Century of Art (1966) — Editor, algumas edições40 cópias
The restless church; a response to The comfortable pew (1966) — Rejoiner — 40 cópias
The Pacific Coast (1970) — Editor — 27 cópias
The St. Lawrence Valley (1970) — Editor — 27 cópias
Because We Are Canadians (2003) — Prefácio — 15 cópias
The Nature of Mammals (1975) — Editor — 14 cópias
City of Gold [1957 short] (1957) — Narrador — 3 cópias

Etiquetado

19th century (81) 20th century (92) adventure (612) Alaska (391) American (87) American literature (235) animals (337) Arctic (123) Canada (713) Canadian (192) Canadian History (342) children (70) children's (139) classic (507) classic literature (84) classics (583) dogs (436) ebook (80) fiction (1,453) gold rush (153) historical fiction (94) history (951) Jack London (69) Kindle (85) literature (245) nature (112) non-fiction (417) novel (183) railroads (96) read (202) sled dogs (74) survival (161) to-read (554) War of 1812 (121) wilderness (129) wolves (232) WWI (101) YA (73) young adult (154) Yukon (170)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Berton, Pierre
Nome de batismo
Berton, Pierre Francis de Marigny CC, O.Ont
Outros nomes
Kroniuk, Lisa
Data de nascimento
1920-07-12
Data de falecimento
2004-11-30
Local de enterro
Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada (ashes scattered)
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Canada
País (para 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
Ocupação
historian
Captain (Canadian Army)
Instructor (Royal Military College of Canada)
writer
journalist
Relacionamentos
Berton, Janet (wife)
Berton, Laura Beatrice (mother)
Organizações
The Ubyssey
Canadian Army
Royal Military College of Canada
CBC
Yukon College
Writers' Trust of Canada
Premiações
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 todas 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)
Pequena biografia
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.
Aviso de desambiguação
Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

Membros

Resenhas

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 | outras 10 resenhas | 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 | outras 8 resenhas | Jul 8, 2023 |

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