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The Arctic Grail

By Berton, Pierre




Pierre Berton was one of Canada’s most popular and prolific authors. From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his fifty books are now Canadian classics.

Born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon, Pierre Berton worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years. He spent four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston. He spent his early newspaper career in Vancouver, where at 21 he was the youngest city editor on any Canadian daily. He wrote columns for and was editor of Maclean’s magazine, appeared on CBC’s public affairs program “Close-Up” and was a permanent fixture on “Front Page Challenge” for 39 years. He was a columnist and editor for the Toronto Star and was a writer and host of a series of CBC programs.

Pierre Berton received over 30 literary awards including the Governor-General’s Award for Creative Non-Fiction (three times), the Stephen Leacock Medal of Humour, and the Gabrielle Leger National Heritage Award. He received two Nellies for his work in broadcasting, two National Newspaper awards, and the National History Society’s first award for “distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history.” For his immense contribution to Canadian literature and history, he was awarded more than a dozen honourary degrees, is a member of the Newsman’s Hall of Fame, and is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Pierre Berton passed away in Toronto on November 30, 2004.


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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Pierre Berton

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The Arctic Grail : The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Pierre Berton

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The Arctic Grail : The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Berton, Pierre

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Pierre Berton

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909

Berton, Pierre

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Pierre Berton

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Berton, Pierre

Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1990. Leather Bound Nautical Library. Bound in gilt decorated navy blue leather, still in unopened Publisher's shrink wrap, raised bands on spine, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon page marker intact, with Publisher's slips laid-in. NEW.. Hard Cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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Berton, Pierre

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Pierre Berton

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Pierre Berton

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Pierre Berton

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Pierre Berton

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Berton, Pierre

McClelland & Stewart, 1988. Very large, heavy, sturdy book, quality red cloth with embossed compass at bottom front right, very bright gilt lettering on spine, first two pages in shades of blue with portraits, two-page map, 672 pages. DJ glossy with abstract color image of dark blue sky, purple and red sun, light blue ice on front, spine and back. DJ and book, both As New.. 2d Ptg.. Cloth. As New/As New.

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The Arctic Grail : The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Pierre Berton

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart/Tundra Books, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. pp. 672, b/w illustrations.Signed, dedicated and dated by the author on title page

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Berton, Pierre

McClelland & Stewart, 1988. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. hardback, thick 8vo, mild spotting and age-toning to closed page edges, a very good tightly bound copy ina well preserved dust wrapper, text unmarked and clean, 672pp.

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Berton, Pierre (signed)

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1988, 1st edition, First Printing, 1988. -----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed by BERTON in the year of publication "To L__ Pierre Berton Merry Christmas '88", 617 pages, b&w illustrations, contents include: ONE: 1. John Barrow's obsession; 2. The Croker Mountains; 3. Winter Harbour; 4. Fame, fortune, and frustration; 5. Innuee and kabloonas; –TWO: 1. Franklin's Folly; 2. Miss Porden's core of steel; 3. Fury Beach; 4. The silken flag; 5. Treadmill to the Pole; THREE: 1. Endless winter; 2. The indomitable Jane; 3. Enter the Honourable Company; 4. Prison warden; 5. A matter of honour; 6. The Arctic puzzle; FOUR: 1. The lost ships; 2. Arctic Fever; 3. The American presence; 4. The crusaders; 5. The dutiful warmth of a son; FIVE: 1. Grasping at straws; 2. "A French officer will never hang back"; 3. The ambitions of Robert McClure; 4. The Passage at last; 5. Mercy Bay; SIX: 1. The spirit rappers; 2. Searching for the searchers; 3. The blue devils; 4. Ships abandoned; 5. Relics of the lost; SEVEN: 1. The defectors; 2. Kalutunah; 3. Retreat; 4. The high cost of dawdling; 5. The polar idol; EIGHT: 1. A "weak and helpless woman"; 2. The cruise of the Fox; 3. the document at Victory Point; 4. Failed heroes; 5. The ultimate accolade; NINE: 1. The obsession of Charles Francis Hall; 2. The Open Polar Sea; 3. Frobisher Bay; 4. Execution; 5. Death by arsenic; 6. George Tyson's remarkable drift; TEN: 1. "The navy needs some action"; 2. The seeds of scurvy; 3. The scapegoat; ELEVEN: 1. The polar virus; 2. Abandoned; 3. No turning back; 4. Starvation winter; 5. The eleventh hour; TWELVE: 1. Nansen's drift; 2. Andrée's folly; 3. Peary's obsession; 4. Amundsen's triumph; THIRTEEN: 1. Nearest the Pole; 2. "Mine at last!"; 3. Dr. Cook's strange odyssey; 4. Cook versus Peary; 5. The end of the quest; AFTERWORD: The chart of immortality; Author's Note;Chronology; Bibliography; Index; -----"Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre Berton's #1 best-selling book brings to life the great explorers: the pious and ambitious Edward Parry, the flawed hero John Franklin, ruthless Robert Peary and the cool Norwegian Roald Amundsen. He also credits the Inuit, whose tracking and hunting skills saved the lives of the adventurers and their men countless times. These quests are peopled with remarkable figures full of passion and eccentricity. They include Charles Hall, an obscure printer who abandoned family and business to head to a frozen world of which he knew nothing; John Ross, whose naval career ended when he spotted a range of mountains that didn't exist; Frederick Cook, who faked reaching the North Pole; and Jane Franklin, who forced an expensive search for her missing husband upon a reluctant British government. Pierre Berton, who won his first Governor General's award for The Mysterious North, here again gives us an important and fascinating history that reads like a novel as he examines the historic events of the golden age of Arctic exploration."-----, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo ///SIGNED///. Signed (see description). First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine (see description)/Fine (see description). Illus. by Walter Steffoff Cover Design .

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The Arctic Grail: The quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Berton, Pierre

New York: Viking, 1988. First American Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner. DJ has slight wear and soiling, with small edge wear. Minor scuffs on rear end pages.. xii, 13-672 p. Maps. Illustrations. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. Covering the entire period of exploration from the expedition of William Edward Perry in 1818 to that of Robert Peary in a single volume, Pierre Berton has written a revisionist history of the search for the Northwest passage and the North Pole.

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909 (First Edtiion)

Pierre Berton

1988-04-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Arctic Grail; the Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Berton, Pierre

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart [0-7710-1266-7] [1988]. (Hardcover) 672pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrated endpapers, maps, illustrations, chronolgy, bibliography, index. Locale: ; North Pole; North West Passage. (Arctic/Polar, Voyages and Travels).

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Pierre Berton

Anchor Canada, 2001-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Goddard Journal Vol 2 # 2-Ray Bradbury Story

Michael Schuldiner

Plainfield Vermont: Goddard Collage, 1968. First edition. Paperback. Good. Mid Size Literary Magazine, Ray Bradbury Story, cover has some edge wear

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909 (First Edtiion)

Berton, Pierre

Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 1988. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Used, hardcover, first edition, 1988. Condition: fine, jacket: fine. Because of heavy book weight an extra shipping charge may be required.

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The Arctic Grail : The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

Berton, Pierre

Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 1989-01-01. Paperback. Like New. Appears unread, minor shelf/edge wear. Gift inscription.. Unconditional money back guarantee.

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Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts 1777-1778 (vol. 53 part II)

Massachusetts Historical Society

Boston: MHS. Near Fine. 1988. 1st THUS. hardcover. large 8vo . 121-287pp . Facsimile reprint of the 18th century original. Book is BLACK CLOTH, NOT 'stock image'. .

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Berton, Pierre

NY: Viking Press, 1988. 1st American edition; dj w/unclipped price; illustrated end papers; 672 clean, unmarked pages.. 1st. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Maps; b/w Illus. 8 vo.

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909

Berton, Pierre

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1988. First Edition First Printing . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 13 ILLUSTRATIONS, 44 MAPS, Very good gray color pictorial trade paperback. Light wear, previous owner name inside. (1988), 8vo, xii, [2], 15-672pp. "Here for the FIRST time in a single volume, is the full and detailed saga of the nineteenth-century quest for two of the world's great geographical prizes..."

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The Arctic Grail

Pierre Berton

Viking Press, New York, 1988. First Edition. Softcover. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 672 pp. Binding is tight, spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; #58066; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 32337. .

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909

BERTON, PIERRE

McClelland & Stewart 1988. First Edition, Super octavo hardcover (VG) in d/w (VG); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost.

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909 (First Edtiion)

Pierre Berton

Very Good. Used book in very good condition. Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 021219

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Berton, Pierre

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1988. Near Fine in hardcover in Very Good + dustjacket. 25 by 18 cm. 672 pages. Red cover with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Light wear to edges of dustjacket. Contains some black and white illustrations from photographs. Bright, clean.. ISBN: 0771012667. ARCTIC REGIONS, Non-fiction, History, Canada, Canadian. Catalogs: Non-Fiction, History.

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Canada: Anchor, 2001. Near Fine. Reprint. Trade paperback. 672pp. A single page creased, near fine.

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The Arctic Grail : The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1988 Near Fine in hardcover in Very Good + dustjacket. 25 by 18 cm. 672 pages. Red cover with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated endpapers.Price clipped dustjacket (jagged). Contains some black and white illustrations from photographs. Bright, clean..

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The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909

Pierre Berton

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. pp. xii 672, illustrated eps, maps, b/w illustrations.""Scores of nineteenth-century expeditions battled savage cold, relentless ice and winter darkness in pursuit of two great prizes: the quest for the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and the Pacific and the international race to reach the North Pole. Pierre Berton's #1 best-selling book brings to life the…

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Pierre Berton

The Lyons Press. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Arctic Grail

Berton, Pierre

New York: Penguin Books. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1989. 014011680X . The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole 1818-1909; 014011680X. .

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