CANADA PIERRE BERTON TELLS US, IS A SPECTACULAR example of how "the marriage between history and geography has created a nation like no other." In this, his forty-sixth book, he examines the essence of his country by looking at its past through the stories of twenty-five historical characters, and its geography through the lenses of more than thirty Canadian photographers.
"The characters in this book," Berton writes, "are neither heroes nor heroines, though some may have accomplished heroic feats. They are individuals who do not fit any pattern. Geography made them what they were and because of what they were, each made history. That is what this book is about."