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

by Berton, Pierre

Condition: Fine/Very Good


Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown, 1981. Large, thick, heavy book, red cloth spine, cream boards with embossed design at top front, bright gilt lettering on spine, illustration of people inside covers and adjacent end papers including Shawnee Tecumseh, 492 pages. DJ glossy red with illustration of burning torch at front right, flags on spine, color-illustration of author at back left. DJ has very slight wear at top front tip, very tiny tear at spine top left edge and top back edge. Very Good DJ/Very Fine book.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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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