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The Wild Frontier: More Tales from the Remarkable Past

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Canada’s wild frontier — a land unsettled and unknown, a land of appalling obstacles and haunting beauty — comes to life through seven remarkable individuals, including John Jewitt, the young British seaman who became a slave to the Nootka Indians; Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, the eccentric missionary; Sam Steele, the most famous of all Mounted Policemen; and Isaac Jorges, the 17 ...more
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Published June 19th 2012 by Anchor Canada (first published 1978)
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Heather Clitheroe
Quite enjoyable. The story on Sam Steele was the best of the group, I thought. The martyrdom of Isaac Jogues was my least favourite - mostly because it felt as though Berton was half sneering at Jogues' life...or at least sharply critical of the martrydom.

But the rest of the book was enjoyable, and up to the standard you'd expect from Berton.
Pearse Anderson
Not perfect by any means, but a great set of adventure stories, accurate retellings, and just interesting details/descriptions/background. The Hubbards stay in my mind, but every story in this collection was interesting, even if only the last half of it. Highly recommended.
brotagonist
Apr 01, 2012 brotagonist rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Most are fascinating true stories.
Debbie
Aug 11, 2011 Debbie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my 4 favourite of Berton's books along with Niagara, Vimy and My Country. Collection of true stories about individuals and interesting incidents in Canadian History.
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From 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
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