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Flames Across the Border - the Canadian-American Tragedy 1813-1814 by  Pierre Berton - Hardcover - 1981 - from Pendleburys - the bookshop in the hills and Biblio.com

Flames Across the Border - the Canadian-American Tragedy 1813-1814

by Berton, Pierre

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


Atlantic Monthly Press, 1981. Book. Very Good. hardback. hardback, octavo, quarter tan cloth backstrip lettered gilt, cream coloured sides, no dust wrapper, mild age toning to board edges and to unevenly trimmed fore-edge, text unmarked and clean, 492pp.

Pierre Berton, Canada's most widely read historian, was born in the Yukon and educated at UBC. Author of forty-seven books, he has received three Governor General's awards for nonfiction, two Nellies for broadcasting, two National Newspaper awards, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and the National History Society's first award for "distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history." He holds eleven honorary degrees, is a member of the Newsman's Hall of Fame, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.




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