Fairly bland collection of stories about Canada and Canadians Interesting but nothing to write home about. Great book of short stories on the Canadian history The people who made Canada Some are well known most I knew nothing much about A good book that most Canadian should read. Pierre Berton s virtues are well known he s accessible he tells a good story in decent prose He s a good popularizer To someone whose profession is in primary historical documents, the lack of notes and sources can be an irritant there s no indulgence of the I want to readimpulse But I enjoyed this set of shortish historical tales from Canadian history based on a TV series very much as one would enjoy a collection of short fiction, each section upon its own merits, with its own s Pierre Berton s virtues are well known he s accessible he tells a good story in decent prose He s a good popularizer To someone whose profession is in primary historical documents, the lack of notes and sourc This book is a series of short stories about little known parts of Canadian history Another excellent book by Pierre Berton. Entirely digestible stories of Canada s lesser known characters Perfect reading material for a Canada Day long weekend. Berton Brings The Past Alive With True Stories Of Mystery And Romance, Tragedy And Heroism, From The Piracy Of Bill Johnston, Scourge Of The St Lawrence, To The Weird Saga Of Brother XII And His Mystic Cult On Vancouver Island.