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The Wild Frontier

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  59 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 ...more
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Heather Clitheroe
Oct 21, 2012 Heather Clitheroe rated it liked it
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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
Aug 07, 2016 Pearse Anderson rated it really liked it
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.
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Aug 11, 2011 Debbie rated it it was amazing
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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Shelves: history
Most are fascinating true stories.
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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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