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Book Title: Parry of the Arctic : Exploring the Frozen North|
The author of the book: Pierre Berton
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Edition: McClelland & Stewart
Date of issue: January 1st 1992
ISBN 13: 9780771014345
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.72 MB
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A series of accessible, fast-paced non-fiction narratives aimed at pre-teen and young teenage readersNothing obsessed Victorian era explorers more than the idea of a seaway from the Atlandc to the Pacific -- the North West Passage. Thousands searched for it in the icy maze of Canada's Arctic islands -- their hopes and dreams so often crushed by the brutal cold of the Arctic.
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Read information about the authorFrom narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his books are now Canadian classics.
Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years. He spent four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He wrote columns for and was editor of Maclean's magazine, appeared on CBC's public affairs program "Close-Up" and was a permanent fixture on "Front Page Challenge" for 39 years. He was a columnist and editor for the Toronto Star, and a writer and host of a series of CBC programs.
Pierre Berton has received over 30 literary awards including the Governor-General's Award for Creative Non-Fiction (three times), the Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour, and the Gabrielle Leger National Heritage Award. He received two Nellies for his work in broadcasting, two National Newspaper awards, and the National History Society's first award for "distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history." For his immense contribution to Canadian literature and history, he has been awarded more than a dozen honourary degrees, is a member of the Newsman's Hall of Fame and a Companion of the Order of Canada.
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