The Great Klondike Gold Rush

The Great Klondike Gold Rush


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The Great Klondike Gold Rush by Pierre Berton

An omnibus of the best tales ever told about the Klondike and its characters.

The fourth and final book in the exciting Pierre Berton's History for Young Canadians series is The Great Klondike Gold Rush.

Canada's best-known writer, Pierre Berton, tells the stories of the prospectors, the gold seekers, and the unforgiving land and gold that drove them mad. The Great Klondike Gold Rush is the acclaimed six-book history of North America's last great gold rush. Originally printed as separate volumes in the Adventures in Canadian History series, the titles in this omnibus are Bonanza Gold, The Klondike Stampede, Trails of '98, City of Gold, Before the Gold Rush, and Kings of the Klondike.

"Because he grew up in Dawson City, Yukon, in the afterglow of the greatest gold rush this continent has ever known, no story was closer to Pierre Berton's heart than the one he tells in this volume.... Only a few men struck it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush. But nobody who survived the adventure ever forgot it. The same can be said of this book. If you read it, you will never forget it."
— Ken McGoogan, author Lady Franklin's Revenge and winner of the 2006 Pierre Berton Award.

Foreword by Ken McGoogan, winner of the 2006 Pierre Berton Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897252055
Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date: 03/19/2007
Series: History for Young Canadians Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 5 Years

About the Author

Pierre Berton, well-known and well-loved Canadian author, journalist, and media personality, hailed from Whitehorse, Yukon. During his career, he wrote fifty books for adults and twenty-two for children, popularizing Canadian history and culture and reflecting on his life and times. With more than thirty literary awards and a dozen honorary degrees to his credit, Berton was also a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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