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My Country: The Remarkable Past

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Berton brings the past alive with true stories of mystery and romance, tragedy and heroism, from the piracy of Bill Johnston, scourge of the St. Lawrence, to the weird saga of Brother XII and his mystic cult on Vancouver Island.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 17th 2002 by Anchor Canada (first published 1976)
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Pierre Berton's virtues are well known - he's accessible; he tells a good story in decent prose. He's a good popularizer. To someone whose profession is in primary historical documents, the lack of notes and sources can be an irritant: there's no indulgence of the "I want to read more" impulse. But I enjoyed this set of shortish historical tales from Canadian history(based on a TV series) very much as one would enjoy a collection of short fiction, each section upon its own merits, with its own s ...more
Loved,loved,loved this book. Loved the obscure stories about our history. Canada has a much richer history then we are led to believe!
This book is a series of short stories about little known parts of Canadian history. Another excellent book by Pierre Berton.
Fairly bland collection of stories about Canada and Canadians. Interesting but nothing to write home about.
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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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