In many ways the great
quest was an approximation of life
itself, for in its several stages
it mirrored the naïvité of
childhood, the enthusiasm of youth,
the disillusionment of middle age,
and the wisdom of maturity. Those
were made wise: they had taken their own
measure and now understood their failings
as well as their strengths. At last they
realized that the Klondike experience was
as much a quest for itself as it was for
paperback: A special edition celebrates
the 100th anniversary of the Klondike gold
rush -- written by Canada's leading popular
historian and illustrated with over 200
rare period photographs.
magnificent book celebrates the 100th anniversary
of the famous Klondike gold rush, and includes
200 rare period photographs. Written by
best-selling author and social historian
Pierre Berton, the pages brim with the
life-and-death struggles, hopes, delusions,
and astonishing courage of the men and
women who left the comforts of civilization
to brave the elements and each other in
their quest for gold.
came from all walks of life -- from educated
professionals to itinerant laborers --
but the vast terrain, harsh conditions
and knife-edge existence put every Klondiker
on the same level.
archival photographs provide an unforgettable
window into the past.
Dimensions: 8.25" x 9"
Features: Over 200 Black & White