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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 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)
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Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

The Invasion of Canada: 1812-1813 407 copies, 7 reviews
Vimy 336 copies, 7 reviews
The Last Spike 255 copies, 1 review
The National Dream 238 copies, 1 review
The Secret World of Og 214 copies, 7 reviews
The Great Depression: 1929-1939 206 copies, 3 reviews
Niagara: A History of the Falls 182 copies, 3 reviews
The Comfortable Pew 170 copies, 2 reviews
The Great Railway 134 copies, 2 reviews
Prisoners of the North 128 copies, 5 reviews
The Wild Frontier 115 copies, 2 reviews
Drifting Home 100 copies, 3 reviews
My Country the Remarkable 97 copies, 1 review
1967: The Last Good Year 51 copies, 1 review
Winter 46 copies
Mysterious North 39 copies, 1 review
Cats I Have Known and Loved 31 copies, 2 reviews
The Great Lakes 29 copies, 1 review
Bonanza Gold 27 copies
The smug minority 26 copies, 1 review
Jane Franklin's Obsession 21 copies, 1 review
Seacoasts 18 copies
Just Add Water and Stir 17 copies, 1 review
City of Gold 14 copies
Trails of '98 13 copies
Canada Moves West 12 copies, 1 review
The Big Sell 10 copies
The Berton Family Cookbook (Editor) 4 copies, 1 review
Masquerade 2 copies
Eh! Canada 2 copies
The Call of the Wild (Introduction, some editions) 17,711 copies, 305 reviews
The Cremation of Sam McGee (Introduction, some editions) 243 copies, 15 reviews
I Married the Klondike (Introduction) 112 copies, 1 review
The Colour of Canada (Editorial Director) 71 copies
Women of the Klondike (Foreword) 71 copies, 2 reviews
Great Canadian Painting : a Century of Art (Editor, some editions) 37 copies, 1 review
The St. Lawrence Valley (Editor) 25 copies
The Pacific Coast (Editor) 23 copies
The Nature of Mammals (Editor) 13 copies
Because We Are Canadians (Foreword) 11 copies, 1 review
City of Gold [1957 short] (Narrator) 2 copies
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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.
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Wrote a single novel as Lisa Kroniuk.

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