Drifting Home: A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon River by Pierre Berton

Drifting Home: A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon River

byPierre Berton

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2009

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This Canadian classic, by one of the country's beloved authors, is a personal journey through time and space to the heart of family and the soul of the Canadian experience.

Drifting Home is an account of a journey by Pierre Berton and his family as they raft down the Yukon River from Lake Bennett, British Columbia, to Dawson in the Yukon Territory. It is a meditation on family and childhood and the small moments from which memories are drawn. It is also a tribute by a son to his father.

During the Klondike summer of 1898, Francis George Berton paddled the waters of this historic river. Berton was one of the pioneering adventurers who sought his fortune in the goldfields of the north. When the gold rush ended and the crowds left, he stayed on in Dawson City, Yukon, as government mining recorder, married and started a family. It was there, in Canada's most famous ghost town, that Pierre Berton spent his vividly remembered childhood.

Through a unique blending of nostalgia, his deep love of the land and his unrivalled knowledge of the history and the area, Pierre Berton has created this magical tale.

About The Author

Pierre Berton was born in 1920 and raised in the Yukon. He worked in Klondike mining camps during his university years, spending four years in the army, rising from private to captain/instructor at the Royal Military College in Kingston. After the military, Berton went to Vancouver where he began his career at a newspaper. At 21, he wa...
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Title:Drifting Home: A Family's Voyage of Discovery Down the Wild Yukon RiverFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2009Publisher:D & M PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926706560

ISBN - 13:9781926706566

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