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Niagara - A History of the Falls by  Pierre Berton - First Edition - 1992 - from Cavendish International Books & Music and Biblio.com

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Niagara - A History of the Falls

by Berton , Pierre

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1992. 1992 FIRST EDITION Hardcover book in Dust Jacket. VG book in VG jacket ; Clean and unread, in intact jacket ; with numerous minor flaws that sound worse than they look, ie: faint bit loose, couple of smudges and a small dent on top boards, corner bumps, small faint smudge decorated endpages one spot, not affecting any of the illustrations, tiny corner crease to a few pages bottom inside; jacket has tiny faint bottom crease inside edge, tiny closed nick faint slight bends top spine edge. None of this affects its use or beauty. Unread, in intact jacket. Book size: 6-1/4" wide x 9-3/4" tall x 1-3/4 " thick; 480 pages with index + 2-page map in front, 9 maps altogether + illustrated endpages by Tom McNeely + 24 pages of Glossy black & white historical photographs. Handsome book, red textured boards with Gold gilt title impressed on spine, in matching red & gilt titled glossy color illustrated jacket with painting by Gerald Sevier + small photo by Elsa Franklin of the author with the Falls in the background on the inside back jacket flap. Sweeping history of Niagara Falls ... the 3 century story of how humans transformed a great natural wonder into a theatrical backdrop and created " the genie of electricity " ..... Beautifully illustrated ..... showing the usefulness of the falls to modern electrical plants ... as well as the engineering that went into the platforms and structures that ' tame ' it to some extent for tourists today ... and the political wrangling that has gone on over the years about the ' fate ' and destiny of this great natural wo nder located right on the boundary line of two countries ... This is fascinating for the historian and tourist alike ... The late great Pierre Berton was one of the foremost, and certainly the most beloved, historians in Canada, and studied and wrote about her history for decades. This is one of his finest books, on a wonder of the world that is a treasure for Canadians, Americans, and international tourists alike " Niagra - A History of the Falls " ... by Pierre Berton ... with illustrations by Tom McNeely ... 1992 Hard cover book in DJ First , published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada ; in English only *** Secure packing for Safe Shipping since 1965 *** . First Edition. Hard Cover in Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tom McNeely. 6-1/4 x 9-3/4 x 1-3/4 ".

Pierre Berton, Canada’s most popular historian and a member of the Newsman’s Hall of Fame, was born in the Yukon and educated at UBC. He has received three Governor General’s Awards, two Nellies, two National Newspaper Awards, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and an award from the National History Society. He holds twelve honorary degrees and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.




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