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The Invasion of Canada: 1812-1813 376 copies, 6 reviews
Vimy 302 copies, 7 reviews
The Last Spike 247 copies, 1 review
The National Dream 229 copies, 1 review
The Secret World of Og 196 copies, 6 reviews
The Great Depression: 1929-1939 193 copies, 2 reviews
Niagara: A History of the Falls 174 copies, 3 reviews
The Comfortable Pew 164 copies, 1 review
The Great Railway 122 copies, 2 reviews
Prisoners of the North 116 copies, 5 reviews
The Wild Frontier 109 copies, 2 reviews
Drifting Home 93 copies, 3 reviews
My Country the Remarkable 93 copies, 1 review
The Promised Land 92 copies, 1 review
1967: The Last Good Year 49 copies, 1 review
Winter 44 copies
Mysterious North 37 copies, 1 review
Cats I Have Known and Loved 31 copies, 2 reviews
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The Great Lakes 26 copies, 1 review
Bonanza Gold 19 copies
Seacoasts 17 copies
Jane Franklin's Obsession 17 copies, 1 review
Just Add Water and Stir 17 copies, 1 review
City of Gold 11 copies
Canada Moves West 11 copies, 1 review
The Big Sell 10 copies
Trails of '98 10 copies
The Berton Family Cookbook (Editor) 4 copies, 1 review
Eh! Canada 2 copies
The Call of the Wild (Introduction, some editions) 16,167 copies, 280 reviews
The Cremation of Sam McGee (Introduction, some editions) 223 copies, 14 reviews
I Married the Klondike (Introduction) 109 copies, 1 review
Women of the Klondike (Foreword) 67 copies, 2 reviews
The Colour of Canada (Editorial Director) 66 copies
Great Canadian Painting : a Century of Art (Editor, some editions) 31 copies, 1 review
The St. Lawrence Valley (Editor) 25 copies
The Pacific Coast (Editor) 23 copies
The Nature of Mammals (Editor) 12 copies
Because We Are Canadians (Foreword) 11 copies, 1 review
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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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