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Pierre Berton: Canadian Icon and Iconoclast

Pierre Berton: Canadian Icon and Iconoclast

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With his booming voice, towering stature and trademark bow tie, Pierre Berton was one of Canada's best-known personalities. The prolific author wrote bestsellers about Canadian history, from The Mysterious North in 1956 to Prisoners of the North in 2004. He was also a journalist, broadcaster and panellist on CBC's long-running news quiz show Front Page Challenge.