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Socio-Cultural Comparison Between South and North Korea
1 Socio-Cultural Comparison Between South and North Korea
Seoul Research Center for Peace & Unification 1975 Second Printing Softcover Very Good+ 
Light soil to beige card covers, pages lightly yellowed. ; A bright, solid book, side stapled. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 67 pages; 30 years after Korea was liberated from Japan and 25 years after the start of the Korean War studies were made to understand the feasibility of the reunification of the 2 countries that once made up a whole Korea. 
Price: 40.00 CDN
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2 Adolph, Val In the Context of its Time A History of Woodlands
Victoria, BC Govt. of British Columbia, Ministry of Social Services 1996 0772629137 / 9780772629135 Paperback Very Good 
Light edge wear to card covers, crease down front spine edge, government stamp on title page ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 0.5 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 150 pages; "Woodlands in New Westminster was first built as the Lunatic Asylum but later became home to most of the province's mentally handicapped children." 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Bad Date  The Lost Girls of Vancouver's Low Track, Greene, Trevor
3 Greene, Trevor Bad Date The Lost Girls of Vancouver's Low Track
Toronto ECW Press 2001 1550224743 / 9781550224740 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Light wear to extremities, corner curl. Front and back covers have some creasing. ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; 190 pages; An early account of the many prostitutes and young women who went missing from the streets of Vancouvers Downtown Eastside. This book was published just before the arrest of Willie Pickton, the convicted killer of many Vancouver prostitutes. "Examining a ten-block compound of poverty, pain, and despair in Canada, this book delves deep into the world of an area known as Low Track, where drug-addicted prostitutes barely sustain themselves and their habit by selling their bodies. Suspended in the miasma of smoke and despair and the stench that hangs over these mean streets is the mystery of 31 Low Track prostitutes who appear to have vanished over the past few years, without a trace. Exploring this true-life mystery, this book features interviews with the families of the missing women and the police involved in the case, offering several possible explanations of what might have happened.'' It includes photos of many of these missing women, many of whose names became familiar in the investigations in the years since. 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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Red Hell;  The Life Story of John Goode, Criminal, Roberts, Thelma
4 Roberts, Thelma Red Hell; The Life Story of John Goode, Criminal
New York Rae D. Henkle 1934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Black cloth covered boards show some edge wear, front hinge started but solid, faint remnants of library stamps on end papers. ; A tight solid book, untrimmed page edges front edge ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; Roberts adopts the cause of an aged career criminal who, after being born in the Bowery, finds himself on a track to a life in in the criminal world. The book was developed from a series of colorful interviews with Goode as well as notes that Goode brought to her. It forms a familiar story of a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, becoming involved with the criminal element, the glamour of the Gay Nineties as well as rampant police corruption. He was not a notable amongst the denizens of the criminal underworld but a likable journeyman who wanted to illuminate the path that shouldn't be taken. He died shortly before publication of this book in 1934. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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