"A comprehensive and absolutely first-rate history." —The New Yorker
"An epic account … fascinating and exciting." —The Observer, London
"Pierre Berton writes 24-carat gold." —The Edmonton Journal
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Pierre Berton's riveting account reveals to us the spectacle of the Chilkoot Pass, and the terrors of lesser-known trails through the swamps of British Columbia, across the glaciers of souther Alaska, and up the icy streams of the Mackenzie Mountains. It contrasts the lawless frontier life on the American side of the border to the relative safety of Dawson City. Winner of the Governor General's award for non-fiction, Klondike is authentic history and grand entertainment, and a must-read for anyone interested in the Canadian frontier.