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THE KLONDIKE QUEST: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY 1897-1899, by Pierre Berton, Boston Mills Press, 240 pages, $34.95.

Niagara author Pierre Berton, who was born in the Yukon, takes readers on a visual journey of the Klondike Gold Rush. The more than 200 striking, black and white photographs reproduced in this well-presented volume bring to life the hardships, disappointments, and loneliness encountered by the “stampeders” in their search for gold.