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Niagara:  A History of the Falls ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton ( Niagara Falls ) by  Pierre (signed) Berton - Signed First Edition - 1992 - from Leonard Shoup  and Biblio.com

Niagara: A History of the Falls ---a Signed Copy ---by Pierre Berton ( Niagara Falls )

by Berton, Pierre (signed)

Condition: Near Fine (see description)/Near Fine (see description)


Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland & Stewart ( M&S ), 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing, 1992. ----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, signed and dated in the year of publication by Berton "To A____ Pierre Berton Nov '92", , 480 pages, b&w photos, ---"Niagara Falls has always been more than just a natural wonder. The sublime beauty and awesome power of the great cataract have made it a magnet for statesmen and stuntmen, poets and poseurs, ordinary sightseers and exceptional visionaries. This book traces the history of the Falls and those drawn to it: industrialists who come to harness its power, movie stars who come to garner publicity, photographers who come to test new techniques, and honeymooners who come to start new lives. As Pierre Berton shows, the history of the Falls is a chronicle filled with exceptional characters: Charles Blondin, the French daredevil who crossed the Falls on a high wire; John Roebling, the engineer who spanned the Niagara gorge before he built the Brooklyn Bridge; Henry Perky, the inventor of shredded wheat; and Robert Moses, the "Power Broker" himself. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED and INSCRIBED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///. Signed. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine (see description)/Near Fine (see description). Illus. by Gerald Sevier Cover Art. NOT Price Clipped.

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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