Pierre Berton, 1920-’04

(My favourite joint-rolling octogenarian is dead)
Pierre Berton, who died yesterday at age 84 after a long career as an author, newspaper columnist, television and radio commentator may well be best remembered as the writer who made Canadian history fun.
Through his bestselling books ? The National Dream, The Last Spike, The Dionne Years and Drifting Home ? Berton turned a nation on to the fact that our history was worthy of study and was in many ways as exciting, and often more so, as that of the United States.
TheStar.com – Editorial: Pierre Berton, 1920-’04

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