Worth Repeating: A Literary Resurrection, 1948-1994

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Doubleday Canada, 1998 - Conservation of natural resources - 301 pages
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A glorious, enduring miscellany of Pierre Berton's most sparkling occasional pieces.
Canada's most popular historian brings back lost treasures from his forty years of journalism covering Canada and the world. From the introduction:
This is more than an anthology. It is a resurrection. The various pieces that follow--essays, articles, bits of history, chapters from out-of-print books, the occasional verse, a stage sketch or two--were written over a period of forty years. All have long since been interred in the graveyard of dead manuscripts; gone, yes--but hopefully not forgotten, at least by me.
Some were written fifty years ago; none is in print today. Most were created long before the members of Generation X were born--back in the days of the Eaton's catalogue, when television had not yet arrived but was eagerly awaited; when pulp magazines dominated the newsstands, and the Toronto Star sold for three cents.

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Pierre Berton was born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon. He worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years, spending four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston. After the military, Berton went to Vancouver where he began his career at a newspaper. At 21, he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He moved to Toronto in 1947, and at the age of 31 was named managing editor of Maclean's. In 1957 he became a key member of the CBC's public affairs flagship program, Close-Up, and a permanent panelist on Front Page Challenge. He joined The Toronto Star as an associate editor and columnist in 1958, leaving 4 years later in '62 to commence The Pierre Berton Show, which ran until 1973. Since then he has appeared as host and writer on My Country, The Great Debate, Heritage Theatre, and The Secret of My Success. He has received numerous honourary degrees and served as the Chancellor of Yukon College. Berton is also a Companion of the Order of Canada, and has received a Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor in 1959, a Govenor's General Award for The Mysterious North in 1956, Klondike in 1958 and The Last Spike in 1972. Berton has also won a Nellie Award for best public broadcaster in radio in 1978, the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for non fiction in, 1981 and the Canadian Booksellers Award in 1982.

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