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Prisoners of the North
by Berton, Pierre

Prisoners of the North 
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  Prisoners of the North: In his fiftieth and final book, Pierre Berton returns to the frozen wilderness of Canada's north to tell the extraordinary stories of five unforgettable characters whose desire for adventure exceeded even their instinct to survive: Joe Boyle, a mining tycoon; Vilhjalmur Stefansson, an Arctic explorer; Jane Franklin, a titled lady; John Hornby, a backwoods eccentric; and Robert Service, a best-selling poet. Through them we are transported to the remote reaches of the Arctic in the days before it was tamed by the bush plane, the snowmobile, and the paved highway.

Here is a North that no longer exists – a mythical land populated by legendary figures. We see how these five larger-than-life characters were shaped by this landscape and then held in its thrall to their final days. They were loners, thriving in a lonely land, lured by the call of the wild or the spell of the Yukon – all major players in the emerging drama of Canada's last frontier.

Quantity:4 item(s) available
Weight:0.37 kg
Price: CDN$ 24.95 (US$ 24.28)
Author:Berton, Pierre
Publisher:Random House
Toronto, Ontario
Publication Date:5/2005
Pages:328 pp
Size/Dimensions:9 x 6 x 1 inches


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