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Journey After Midnight  India, Canada and the Road Beyond, Dosanjh, Ujjal
1 Dosanjh, Ujjal Journey After Midnight India, Canada and the Road Beyond
Vancouver BC Figure 1 Publishing 2016 1927958563 / 9781927958568 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.37 X 6.54 X 1.73 inches; 446 pages; "A midnight's child of poor rural India, Ujjal Dosanjh emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1964 at the age of eighteen, and spent nearly four years making crayons, car parts and shunting trains while he attended night school and learned English by listening to BBC Radio. He moved to Canada in 1968, to the west coast, where he pulled lumber in a sawmill for a few years, eventually earning a B.A from Simon Fraser University in 1973 and then his law degree from the University of British Columbia three years later. He practiced law for many years, and was a social justice advocate who fought for the rights of farm and domestic workers. After many years as a Member of the Legislative Assembly he became Attorney General and then Premier of British Columbia, the first person of Indian descent to hold these offices anywhere in the country.This is a deeply personal and thoughtful memoir of Dosanjh’s journey from his beloved India to the upper echelons of Canadian politics, a story that is both wise and compelling, about a man passionate about social justice and democratic process who continues to rail against injustice and corruption wherever it is happening in the world." 
Price: 19.50 CDN
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Echoes From a Frozen Land, Haagensen, Borge
2 Haagensen, Borge Echoes From a Frozen Land
Victoria, BC Island Pacific Publishing 2013 0973713674 / 9780973713671 Second Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Peter Klokker cover art 
As new, 1 copy is creased on back fly leaf. ; Glossy pictorial card covers ; Trade PB; B&W and Colour illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; As a young man in Denmark, Haagensen became enamoured of the ham radio and what it could be used for. As he grew and obtained his education, he discovered the Institute of Technology and a course for Radio Operators in Copenhagen. WWII was approaching and Denmark, being on the border with Germany, everyone was affected. Borge was too young to serve as a soldier but he still found interesting ways to use his knowledge to help the resistance movement, stiing up clandestine broadcast transmitters. After the war was his compulsory military service, a time working as radio technician in the navy and most interesting of all working in remote stations in Iceland and Greenland. Haagensen gradually built his network of international friends and a varried work experience and eventually married and moved to Vancouver on Canada's West Coast. He has continued his love of the North and has had a great deal of experience in Canada's high North. He worked for Trans Canada Airlines but eventually ended up breaking into a new form of communication with the newly formed CHEK television station in Victoria BC and on to other equally interesting occupations. The world was his oyster. 
Price: 20.00 CDN
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Measure of The Year, Haig-Brown, Roderick
3 Haig-Brown, Roderick Measure of The Year
Toronto William Collins Sons & Co. 1950 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
DJ is soiled, with tape repaired tears, creasing and chipping. A large wedge-shape on the back panel of the DJ, approx. 2" X 1.5" is missing. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 279 pages; "Roderick L. Haig-Brown welcomes us onto his lush farm for a year of insights and observations. In this eloquently written account, Haig-Brown, his wife Ann and their four children tour us through each season, and teach us the ways in which the Earth governs the events in our lives. Haig-Brown observes salmon, blue grouse, blacktail deer and robins, with a soft eye and gentle appreciation for their trials. He discerns how the weather interacts with the land, and how the land interacts with our attempts at civilization. Haig-Brown also discusses his work at a magistrate, and the challenges of marriage, amateur book collecting, the craft of the writer, and the meaning of community. A snap shot of rural BC in the 1950s, Measure of the Year is a country story, told by a man happy in his chosen way of life." 
Price: 50.00 CDN
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Rick Hansen  Man in Motion, Hansen, Rick, Ph.D. &  Jim Taylor
4 Hansen, Rick, Ph.D. & Jim Taylor Rick Hansen Man in Motion
Vancouver BC Douglas & Mcintyre Ltd 1987 0888945604 / 9780888945600 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by All Authors; DJ shows light shelf wear, some pages at the beginning show some creasing. ; Signed on the front free end paper by both Rick Hansen and Jim Taylor. A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6 X 1 inches; 191 pages; "In 1973, Rick Hansen was a carefree teenager hitchhiking home from a fishing trip, a kid who lived and breathed sports. But after the truck he was riding in went out of control and crashed, Hansen was left a paraplegic. For some people that could have been the end. For Rick Hansen it was the beginning of a story that is at once sad and funny, heartbreaking and inspirational.Hansen takes you from the first painful days and frightening nights in hospital, through the gritty process of rehabilitation, to his return to competition as a world champion of wheelchair sports. It is the story of the Man in Motion Tour -- Rick Hansen's incredible 24,901.55-mile wheelchair journey through 34 countries around the world. It is also the love story of Hansen and his wife, Amanda, a physiotherapist whom Hansen calls his "lifeline." And it is a success story -- Rick Hansen has raised millions of dollars for spinal cord research, rehabilitation and wheelchair sports as well as raised awareness about the disabled." 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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Hartland de Montarville Molson  Man of Honour, Molson, Karen
5 Molson, Karen Hartland de Montarville Molson Man of Honour
Richmond Hill ON Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Only light wear to card covers with french flaps ; A bright, solid book ; 9.60 X 6.80 X 1.20 inches; 328 pages; " Hartland Molson's life spanned almost a century that included two world wars, Prohibition, the Depression, major political upheaval, and massive social and industrial change. Born in 1907 to great wealth and privilege, he used his numerous talents wisely and lived his life with integrity. A vigorous and active entrepreneur, he was intimately connected to key events in Canada's history: At age 26, he became president of Dominion Skyways, an airline he founded to transport miners and prospectors to remote northern regions. In 1939, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and flew more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain, for which he received the Order of the British Empire. After the war he returned to the family brewing business, moving up the ranks from vice-president to director. In 1955 he was called to the Canadian Senate, where he served as an independent for the next 38 years. An avid hockey fan, in 1957 he bought the Montreal Canadiens; his teams won five consecutive Stanley Cups. In 1958, he and his brother formed the Molson Foundation, an organization set up to support "innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities."" 
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Nostalgic Moments of a Lifetime in Paradise and Belated Confessions   Book 1, the First in a Series Under the Heading : A Lifetime in Paradise, Shaw, Bill
6 Shaw, Bill Nostalgic Moments of a Lifetime in Paradise and Belated Confessions Book 1, the First in a Series Under the Heading : A Lifetime in Paradise
Victoria, BC Bill Shaw 1997 Second Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light edge wear to white card covers. ; Laid in is a program from the funeral of Bill Shaw in September 2003 (aged 93). A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Shaw doesn't claim any great distinction in life but only wishes to impart some of his life experiences and humorous anecdotes for any who are interested. Upon browsing through the book, I am impressed at how well spoken he is. This is not an amateurish attempt at autobiography. His life, for the most part was spent in Victoria, British Columbia, a very English, provincial capital, full of tea houses and gardens on Canada's west coast. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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From War to Wilderness, Shelford, Cyril
7 Shelford, Cyril From War to Wilderness
Victoria, BC Shelford Publishing 1997 1550565338 / 9781550565331 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only light wear to glossy paper covered boards ; Signed by author on title page, bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; 0.89 x 9.31 x 6.24 Inches; 250 pages; Cyril Shelford believes there is a bright future for young people today-providing they develop clear goals and strive towards attaining them. Goals seldom come easily, which makes them all the more rewarding once achieved. From War to Wilderness is a true-life story of Cyril's Dad's life beginning in South Africa during the Boer War. He had such deep feelings about the the horrors of war that he wanted to get as far away as he could and chose the wilderness of Alaska. He landed in New York and worked his way across the continent, from Buffalo to Hayse City, Kansas, and on to San Francisco, by boat up to Vancouver, and then by coastal steamers to Nome, Alaska. The book is based on a "trail of letters" he wrote to his parents and other family members in England. Real history is the story of people such as Jack Shelford and his brother Arthur who left their homes in England to find a better and peaceful life far away from the clamour and ugliness of war. they had a sense of adventure and refused to let this vast and sometimes cruel land overwhelm them. They endured unbelievable hardships in order to acheive success-first building their homestead and then turning it into a productive farm. 
Price: 19.95 CDN
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