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The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay 1897-1899

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The most photographed event in America during the 19th century.

More than 10,000 images reside in public archives and private collections, depicting every aspect of what popular historian Pierre Berton has called "one of the strangest mass movements in history." For this book, Berton selected 200 photographs, some iconic, some touchingly personal, and most previously unpubl
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Boston Mills Press (first published January 1st 1983)
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A photographic essay/1897-1899. For this book, Berton has selected some two hundred photographs, most of them unfamiliar, many never published. Here, for the first time, is the panoramic drama of the great stampede seen from the point of view of the ordinary gold seeker.
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The perfect companion to Berton's great history of the Klondike gold rush.
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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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