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Stanley - Sorcerers Apprentice, McLynn, Frank
101 McLynn, Frank Stanley - Sorcerers Apprentice
London Constable and Co. 1991 0094702209 / 9780094702202 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
DJ shows light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 499 pages; "This is the second volume of Frank McLynn's biography of Henry Morton Stanley. It covers the years 1877 to 1904. During this period of his life King Leopold II of the Belgians was a dominant figure. The complexity of Stanley's relationahsip with Leopold is here described - a story of emotional duplicity and double-dealing. Stanley collaborated with the devious Leopold to outwit the nations of Europe and thus to provide the King of the Belgians with the Congo - a personal fief in the heart of Africa. The author does not diminish Stanley's greatness but points up the dark side of the man." 
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Jock McMeekan's Yellowknife Blade, McMeekan, Jock
102 McMeekan, Jock Jock McMeekan's Yellowknife Blade
Duncan, BC Lambrecht Publications 1984 0919383084 / 9780919383081 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has small tears. Light shelfwear to DJ and boards. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 162 pages; McMeekan's look at Yellowknife, its history, uranium mining, prospectors, trappers, bush pilots etc. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Miller, Marvin
103 Miller, Marvin Jackie Kennedy Onassis
City of Industry, CA Collectors Publications 1968 Softcover Very Good 
Some scuffing and light soil to white card covers, only light edgewear. ; A bright, solid book ; B&W and Colour photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Unpaginated pages; Published following the marriage of Jackie Kennedy to Aristotle Onassis. Contains brief biography of "the most famous bridegroom in the world". Most of book is photos in both color and b/w of Jackie and members of the Kennedy family during the White House years. 
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104 Mitcham, Allison Prophet of the wilderness Abraham Gesner
Hantsport, NS Lancelot Press 1995 0889995818 / 9780889995819 Paperback Very Good- 
Some creasing of front card cover; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 208 pages; Geologist, explorer, inventor, author, and founder of the first Natural History Museum in Canada 
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Umsebenzi, Molefe, Michael
105 Molefe, Michael Umsebenzi
Self Published 1968 Paperback Very Good- 
Light wear to extremities of white card covers, corners bumped, soiling to covers. ; A tight solid book. Stapled wraps. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 57 pages; A personal account by the author of his life in South Africa, where he worked as a company chauffeur for John Deere (PTY) Ltd. 
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Hartland de Montarville Molson  Man of Honour, Molson, Karen
106 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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The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia, Morice, A.G. (Adrian Gabriel)
107 Morice, A.G. (Adrian Gabriel) The History of the Northern Interior of British Columbia
Smithers BC Interior Stationary 1978 0919213979 / 9780919213975 Facsimile Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Decorative endpapers 
Light edge wear to book & DJ, top fore corner a little bumped, ; It seems that the ISBN for this is the same for both the trade paperback and hardcover editions - this is the hardcover edition. A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Small foldout map bound in after list of illustrations (Map of New Caledonia, undated), a larger map in fine condition in pocket attached to back board. This is based on a 1907 map (by Morice) of Northern British Columbia . Appendices and index at back. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 368 pages; Morice, who lived 1859-1938, was a missionary sent to British Columbia in 1880. He served in posts such as Williams Lake, Fort Saint James. In his travels, he made notes about the countryside and the people, drew up a map and eventually published this book in Toronto in 1904 by William Briggs and in 1906 an expanded British edition of which this is a facsimile. After leaving missionary work he went on to write a number of books on western Canadian & mission history. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Time at War  A Memoir, Mosley, Nicholas
108 Mosley, Nicholas Time at War A Memoir
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2006 029785240X / 9780297852407 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light wear to book & dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 7.80 X 5.28 X 1.10 inches; 180 pages; "Nicholas Mosley, son of Oswald Mosley and his first wife, is an admired novelist, most famous for ACCIDENT, filmed by Joseph Losey from a Harold Pinter screenplay and starring Dirk Bogarde. Although he has previously published an autobiography, Nicholas Mosley has hitherto avoided writing about his WWII experience, in which his tangled relationship with his father, Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of the British fascist movement, plays a major part. TIME AT WAR shows Mosley coming of age as a young officer in the forcing house of war and being despatched as part of the Rifle Brigade to join the allies as they fight their way up Italy. At one point he ignominiously loses most of his platoon. Eventually he leads his men to capture a strategic farmhouse not far from Monte Cassino and wins the MC. Mosley gives his account against the backdrop of being the son of Britain's fascist leader who was imprisoned with his second wife (Diana, one of the Mitford sisters) in Brixton jail not long after the outbreak of war. What would have happened if Nicholas had been captured by the Germans and then identified? In fact at one point in the Italian campaign this happens. How he survives demonstrates that fact can sometimes be more bizarre than fiction. TIME AT WAR is both an absorbing war memoir and intriguing account of a relationship unlike any other in WWII. How do you live your life when Britain is fighting the axis powers when your father is the self-proclaimed British fascist leader?" 
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Yn-nan, South of the Clouds  My life in Southwest China from 1939-1951, Muir, Gladys
109 Muir, Gladys Yn-nan, South of the Clouds My life in Southwest China from 1939-1951
White Rock, BC Self Published 1989 First Edition Softcover Very Good Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Light wear to white card covers, previous owner's name on front fly leaf. ; Signed by author on front fly. A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 319 pages; Gladys Muir and her husband Frank served as missionaries in China during a tumultuous period in Chinese history. 
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New Haven, CT Ticknor & Fields 1980 0899190065 / 9780899190068 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities. DJ has small tears, scuffing. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; 8.30 X 5.80 X 1 inches; 236 pages; A first-hand account of the life of travel writer Dervla Murphy in which she tells of her early life in Lismore, Co. Waterford, in her rather unusual household. Her father was the county librarian and her mother a chronic invalid. An only child, Dervla was allowed from the age of seven to freely roam on her own. 
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Irish Lives, Neary, Bernard
111 Neary, Bernard Irish Lives
Dublin Lenhar Publications 1989 073161321X / 9780731613212 1st Thus Paperback Very Good 
Some scuffing and light edge wear to green card covers. ; A bright, solid book ; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 104 pages; Brief biographies of Irish personalities in Western Australia 
Price: 17.50 USD
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Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey, Ngor, Haing & Roger Warner
112 Ngor, Haing & Roger Warner Haing Ngor: A Cambodian Odyssey
New York Macmillan 1987 0025893300 / 9780025893306 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Shelfwear to DJ and cloth boards, a light lean to book ; A bright solid book. Dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.10 X 6.20 X 1.60 inches; 478 pages; The autobiography of Haing Ngor, a Cambodian who survived the execution squads of the Khmer Rouge communists in his homeland, and went on to tell the story in the move "The Killing Fields", which won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. "Ngor spent four years as a "war slave" under the Khmer Rouge, experiencing severe torture, losing most of his family and posing as a former cab driver when in fact he had been a doctor. His account of what amounted to a living nightmare vividly conveys the extent of organized savagery that held sway in Cambodia from 1975 until the invasion by the North Vietnamese. Some of the details are so ugly that in three places the author suggests that "readers with sensitive feelings" skip the balance of a chapter. This is more than a recounting of his ordeal, however; Ngor goes a long way toward explaining why a land known for its shy and gentle people became the site of mass killings that reached genocidal proportions. He also provides an excellent account of the origins of the Khmer Rouge and the career of Pol Pot. The latter part of the book has to do with the almost incredible circumstances that led to an Academy Award for his role in the film The Killing Fields. A terrible and thrilling story." (publisher's weekly) 
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Letters from Egypt  A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850, Nightingale, Florence
113 Nightingale, Florence Letters from Egypt A Journey on the Nile, 1849-1850
New York Grove Press 1988 0802115322 / 9780802115324 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows light shelf wear, FFEP has been clipped on upper fore corner; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 8.90 X 7.60 X 1 inches; 223 pages; "Nightingale, well known for her dedication to and reform of nursing, was also a prolific letter writer. In November 1849 she spent five months sailing from Alexandria to Abu Simbel and back. On that journey she wrote many letters to her family in England, vividly and in great detail describing the ruins, the environment, the lives of the people, and the politics of Egypt. The letters were "circulated" by her sister in 1854 and are now published for the first time. Many sketches and colored paintings of 19th-century Egypt appropriately illustrate the narrative. " (Library Journal) 
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Time of Their Lives  The Dionne Tragedy, Nihmey, John & Stuart Foxman
114 Nihmey, John & Stuart Foxman Time of Their Lives The Dionne Tragedy
Ottawa NIVA Publishing 1987 0921043007 / 9780921043003 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
A little bumped head & tail of spine ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 0.9 x 9.3 x 6.2 Inches; 222 pages; "a fictionalized account of actual events. Research included studying hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles dating from the eight-year period covered in this book; viewing numerous newsreels and feature films from the same period; examining a number of post-mortem documentaries of the Dionne phenomenon; and conducting many personal and telephone interviews. During research authors discovered that although much is documented about the family, a great deal of the information is contradictory. They have, therefore, made their own assumptions where interpretation of conflicting accounts has been necessary. The book aims to be true to the spirit of what happened to the Dionne family. To this end, all the outcomes described in this book are true." 
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The Moon's a Balloon, Niven, David
115 Niven, David The Moon's a Balloon
London Hamish Hamilton 1971 024102062X / 9780241020623 First Edition; Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ shows some shelf wear with 5 cm tear on front cover. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8.35 X 5.83 X 1.26 inches; 312 pages; "One of the bestselling memoirs of all time, David Niven's The Moon's a Balloon is an account of one of the most remarkable lives Hollywood has ever seen. Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life. But it is his astonishing stories of life in Hollywood and his accounts of working and partying with the legends of the silver screen - Lawrence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, James Stewart, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and dozens of others, while making some of the most acclaimed films of the last century - which turn David Niven's memoir into an outright masterpiece. An intimate, gossipy, heartfelt and above all charming account of life inside Hollywood's dream factory, The Moon is a Balloon is a classic to be read and enjoyed time and again.." 
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SPOKEN IN JEST, Norwood, Gilbert
116 Norwood, Gilbert SPOKEN IN JEST
Toronto, ON Macmillan Company of Canada 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. DJ discoloured, some wear to edges and extemities. Lightly bumped bottom corners. Laid paper with side and bottom edges untrimmed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 209 pages; Norwood was a Professor of Classics in Britain for many years until he was offered the position of Professor of Classics and Director of Classical Studies in Toronto in 1928. A series of humourous newspaper and magazine pieces on a wide and varied field of subjects and personal anecdotes written over a period of 15 years, totally apart from his field of study. 
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From Romance to Reality; the Story of Canadian WWII Brides, O'Hara, Peggy
117 O'Hara, Peggy From Romance to Reality; the Story of Canadian WWII Brides
Cobalt ON Highway Book Shop 1983 0889542856 / 9780889542853 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Boards show light wear, dustjacket shows some wear and light soil with short tears, creasing and chipping. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages; The author has gone to the source, interviewing a number of WWII war brides to find out how their experiences compare to her own. Many of them provided photos from that time. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Pilgrims of the Wild, Owl, Grey
118 Owl, Grey Pilgrims of the Wild
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1971 0684310457 / 9780684310459 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows shelf wear, tears and creasing . Price-clipped, small gift inscription on FFEP. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Brown cloth covered boards.; B&W Illustrations; 8.20 X 5.40 X 1.50 inches; 282 pages; "A bestseller when it was published in 1935, Pilgrims of the Wild is Grey Owl's account of his transition from successful trapper to environmentalist, as he and his Iroquois wife, Anahareo, set out to protect the endangered beaver." 
Price: 29.95 USD
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The Mayor of Aihara  A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925, Partner, Simon
119 Partner, Simon The Mayor of Aihara A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 2009 0520258592 / 9780520258594 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good Illustrated by Maps 
Light edge wear, a few pages dog eared, small cut base of spine. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.90 X 0.60 inches; 248 pages; "Aizawa Kikutar (1866-1963) was born into the wealthiest family in Hashimoto, a small agricultural village specializing in wheat and silk. By 1925, the village was undergoing rapid commercial development, residents were commuting to factory and office jobs in cities, and, after serving as mayor for almost twenty years, Aizawa was working as a bank manager. Taking the biography of this leading villager as its central focus and incorporating intimate details of life drawn from Aizawa's diary, The Mayor of Aihara chronicles the extraordinary transformation of Hashimoto against the background of Japan's rapid industrialization. By portraying history as it was actually lived by ordinary people, the book offers a rich and compelling perspective on the modernization of Japan." 
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120 Paterson, Michael Winston Churchill; His Military Life, 1895-1945
Newton Abbot, Devon UK David & Charles 2005 0715319647 / 9780715319642 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only light scuffing of DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.34 x 9.29 x 6.06 Inches; 320 pages; -An incredible and unique insight into the life of Winston Churchill. Draws on previously unpublished, contemporary firsthand accounts of those who met him. Published in time for the 40th anniversary of Churchill's death "I play for high stakes and given an audience there is no act too daring and too noble." -Winston Churchill. Born to a privileged family, Winston Churchill was first a Conservative then a Liberal politician, a painter, a writer, Britain's greatest military leader, a prime minister, a Nobel Prize winner, and a proud father. But who was the real Winston Churchill? In this important book, Michael Paterson juxtaposes Churchill's prolific commentaries on himself with the opinions of those who knew him. From his dramatic escape as a prisoner of war in South Africa, his political career, his dark days following the Dardanelles failure and his resurgence as Britain's great wartime prime minister, this is a truly rounded portrait of one of the best-known public figures of recent history. 
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