Pierre Berton, Canada’s most popular historian, was born in the Yukon and educated at UBC. He has received three Governor General’s awards for non-fiction, two Nellies for broadcasting, two National Newspaper Awards, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour,
"The links among these diverse personalities are barely discernible, but Breton's enthusiasm is contagious: his heroes and lunatics make for fascinating reading."
Veteran Canadian author Berton portrays five intrepid folk enthralled by the call of the Arctic.
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