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Search for:. Skip to content Free download. Book file PDF easily for everyone and every device. This Book have some digital formats such us :paperbook, ebook, kindle, epub, fb2 and another formats. Photo added by Scott Buschlen. Historian, Journalist. A prolific writer, he authored 50 non-fiction books.
He wrote on popular culture, Canadian history, critiques of mainstream religion, anthologies, children's books and historical works for youth. His books became popular because his light and fast-paced style was not weighted down by footnotes or deep probes into primary sources. In his family moved to Dawson City, Yukon in , and in they moved again to Victoria, British Columbia in His mother was a schoolteacher who moved to Dawson City in He worked in Klondike mining camps during his years as a history major at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, where he also worked on the student paper The Ubyssey.
He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily, replacing editorial staff that had been called up during World War II. In he was drafted into the Canadian Army and became an officer, but remained in Canada until March when he was sent to England.
He returned to Canada after the end of the war, and in he went on an expedition to the Nahanni River in the Canadian Northwest Territories with pilot Russ Baker, and his account for the Vancouver Sun was picked up by International News Service, making him a noted adventure-travel writer.
Shortly afterwards, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada and became the managing editor of the weekly news magazine Macleans. In he became a key member of the CBC's public affairs flagship program, Close-Up, and a permanent panelist on the popular television show Front Page Challenge.
He died of heart failure in Toronto at the age of His writings, including finished books and articles as well as manuscripts, drafts, and research material are held in the Pierre Berton fonds at the McMaster University Archives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His two-volume history of the war of was republished in as "Pierre Berton's War of Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. Drag images here or select from your computer for Pierre Berton memorial. Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone.
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Pierre (Francis Demarigny) Berton (1920-2004) Biography
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Already have an account? Sign in. Ten years before his death he wrote in a Toronto Star newspaper column that he hoped his obituary would read, "a great Canadian voice has died after a long battle with life. He worked in Klondike mining camps during his years as a history major at the University of British Columbia, where he also worked on the student paper "The Ubyssey. Berton himself was conscripted into the Canadian Army under the National Resources Mobilization Act in and attended basic training in British Columbia, nominally as a reinforcement soldier intended for The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada.
He elected to "go Active" the euphemism for volunteering for overseas service and his aptitude was such that he was appointed Lance Corporal and attended NCO school, and became a basic training instructor in the rank of corporal. Due to a background in university COTC and inspired by other citizen-soldiers who had been commissioned, he sought training as an officer. Berton spent the next several years attending a variety of military courses, becoming, in his words, the most highly trained officer in the military.
He was notified for overseas duty many times, and was granted embarkation leave many times, each time finding his overseas draft being cancelled.
Pierre Berton on the Young Queen Elizabeth II (by Pierre Berton & Maclean's)
In the U. By the time Berton had requalified, the war in Europe had ended. He volunteered for the Canadian Army Pacific Force CAPF , granted a final "embarkation leave," and found himself no closer to combat employment by the time the Japanese surrendered in September Berton moved to Toronto in , and at the age of 31 was named managing editor of Maclean's. In he became a key member of the CBC's public affairs flagship program, Close-Up, and a permanent panelist on the popular television show Front Page Challenge. He joined the Toronto Star as associate editor and columnist in , leaving in , returning to television to commence The Pierre Berton Show, which ran until He is a member of Canada's Walk of Fame, having been inducted in In The Greatest Canadian project, he was voted 31 in the list of great Canadians.
In , Berton published his 50th book, Prisoners of the North, after which he announced in an interview with CanWest News Service that he was retiring from writing.