The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Settling the West 1896-1914

By Pierre Berton

Anchor Canada, Paperback, 9780385659291, 388pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2002


After the pioneers described in The National Dream, The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers — a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation.

About the Author
Pierre Burton is the internationally renowned bestselling author of fifty books and the recipient of over thirty literary awards including the Governor-General s Award for Creative Non-Fiction (three times). He was raised in the Yukon, served almost four years in the army, was an editor at the Toronto Star, and a writer and host of a series of CBC programs. He is a member of the Newsman s Hall of Fame. Pierre Berton passed away in 2004.

Praise For The Promised Land

“There’s a vitality and life in Berton’s writing that is particularly striking after re-reading other accounts of the development of the Canadian West.” -- The Toronto Star