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Wildfire in the Wilderness, Czajkowski, Chris
21 Czajkowski, Chris Wildfire in the Wilderness
Madeira Park, BC Harbour Publishing 2006 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, charming drawings of the the places and wildlife thoughout. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 8.90 X 6.06 X 0.87 inches; 224 pages; stories of shimmering mountain peaks, roaring snow-fed creeks, bears, eagles and monstrous storms; and tales of her dogs--Bucky (short for Buckethead), who chases everything; Max, who tussles with wolves and a porcupine; and Raffi, a large, happy animal who thinks he's a lapdog. The book culminates in a white-knuckle account of the all-too-close Lonesome Lake fire of 2004, from its infancy as a lightning strike reported in nearby Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, to Czajkowski's realization that her first wilderness cabin had been consumed by fire, and the dreaded moment when she was ordered by radiophone to evacuate everyone from the area.Czajkowski became well known to Canadians through her correspondence with Peter Gzowski on CBC's Morningside, where she described her initial foray into the wilderness near Lonesome Lake. The letters were expanded into the bestselling Cabin at Singing River. This remote area inland from Bella Bella originally became famous through the exploits of Ralph Edwards best known for his efforts to preserve the wild life of northern British Columbia. Lonesome Lake became a wildlife refuge which after his death was tended by his son John. Unfortunately the 2004 wildfires destroyed the buildings at this remote outpost. 
Price: 18.95 CDN
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Native Leaders of Canada, Daigneault, Denis L. (Editor)
22 Daigneault, Denis L. (Editor) Native Leaders of Canada
Ottawa New Federation House 2008 096892154X / 9780968921548 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Only slight wear to pictorial card covers. ; A bright, solid book, promotional publisher broadside laid in. Heavy glossy paper stock. ; B&W and Colour photographs; 113 pages; A collection of historical essays on Canadian aboriginal notables. Chapters on Piapot (1816-1908); Crowfoot (1830-1890); Poundmaker (1842-1886); Louis Riel (1844-1885); E. Pauline Johnson (1861-1913); Tommy Prince (1915-1977); Frank Calder (1915-2006); Bill Reid (1020-1998); George Manuel (1921-1989); Donald Marshall Sr. (1925-1991); Max Gros-Louis (1931-); Alanis Obamsawim (1931-); Andrew Delisle (1932-); Bertha Allen (1934-); Joseph Gosnell (1936-); Gail Guthrie Valaskakis (1939-2007); James Bartleman (1939-); Harry Daniels (1940-2004); Phil Fontaine (1944-); Harold Cardinal (1945-2005); Mary May Simon (1947-); Sandra Lovelace Nicholas (1948-); Georges Erasmus (1948-); Billy Diamond (1949-); Elijah Harper (1949-); Sheila Watt-Cloutier (1953-); Rosemary Kuptana (1954-); Ghislain Picard (1955-); Matthew Coon-Come (1956-) and Paul Okalik (1964-). These people were leaders, artists, filmmakers, naturalists from nations right across the country. 
Price: 35.00 CDN
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Douglas Haig, 1861-1928, De Groot, Gerard J.
23 De Groot, Gerard J. Douglas Haig, 1861-1928
London Unwin Hyman 1989 0044401922 / 9780044401926 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear. ; A bright, solid book DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.70 X 1.60 inches; 496 pages; Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928), the most controversial of the war generals, was born in Edinburgh on 19 June 1861. The Somme was prolonged battle of attrition with huge losses on both sides. Repeated charges were mounted by the British Home forces and the French under Joffre with only small advances. " In late August 1916, the "Byng Boys" moved from the muddy fields of Flanders to the Somme, where they took over a section of the front line west of the village of Courcelette. They ran into heavy fighting and suffered some 2,600 casualties before the full-scale offensive even got underway.In the major offensive which began at dawn on September 15 the Canadian Corps, on the extreme left of the attack, assaulted on a 2,000 metre sector west of the village of Courcelette. Advancing behind a creeping barrage (a tactic which had recently been introduced by the British, a consequence of adequately trained gunners, more and better guns and more reliable ammunition), the infantry was aided by the "new engine of war," the armoured tank... In the weeks that followed the three Canadian divisions again and again attacked a series of German entrenchments. The final Canadian objective was that "ditch of evil memory," Regina Trench. It repeatedly defied capture, and when the first three divisions were relieved in the middle of October, Regina Trench was closer, but still not taken. When the newly arrived 4th Division took its place in the line it faced an almost unbelievable ordeal of knee-deep mud and violent, tenacious, enemy resistance. However, despite the almost impenetrable curtain of fire, on November 11 the Division captured Regina Trench—to find it reduced to a mere depression in the chalk. A week later, in the final attack of the Somme, the Canadians advanced to Desire Trench—a remarkable feat of courage and endurance. The 4th Division then rejoined the Corps opposite Vimy Ridge. The Somme had cost Canada 24,029 casualties, but it was here that the Canadians confirmed their reputation as hard-hitting shock troops. "The Canadians," wrote Lloyd George, "played a part of such distinction that thenceforward they were marked out as storm troops; for the remainder of the war they were brought along to head the assault in one great battle after another. Whenever the Germans found the Canadian Corps coming into the line they prepared for the worst." Haig, long vilified for the great losses during the Somme was somewhat redeemed by the gains made by the Canadians. 
Price: 65.00 CDN
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'Stroller' White Tales of a Klondike Newsman, DeArmond, R. N.
24 DeArmond, R. N. 'Stroller' White Tales of a Klondike Newsman
Vancouver BC Mitchell Press Limited 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Edge wear and light soiling to DJ, sun-faded on edges, small tears. ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 182 pages; "Here is a book of lively anedcotes of the Klondike and Alaska told by a beloved writer who was part of the great Gold Rush and who stayed in the North until he died." White was an American journalist who fell in love with the North and its peoples 
Price: 18.50 CDN
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Victoria, BC Self Published 1990 0969322941 / 9780969322948 First Canadian Edition Paperback Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; Light creasing. The author led a varied life and this is the story of the first part of it growing up in Western Canada. 
Price: 12.50 CDN
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Journey After Midnight  India, Canada and the Road Beyond, Dosanjh, Ujjal
26 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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Years of Command The Second Volume of the Autobiography of Sholto Douglas, Douglas, Sholto
27 Douglas, Sholto Years of Command The Second Volume of the Autobiography of Sholto Douglas
London Collins 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
DJ has short tears, light chipping. Shelfwear to DJ and board edges. Price clipped.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A tight solid book. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 382 pages; The author, Lord Douglas of Kirtleside, served as a Commander-in-chief during the Second World War, from the Battle of Britain to the end of the war. 
Price: 39.95 CDN
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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette, Doyle, John Robert
28 Doyle, John Robert Annie Howells and Achille Frechette
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1980 0802054501 / 9780802054500 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Beige dust jacket a little dust soiled, short tears, glue mark on front cover. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 157 pages; Annie Howells was the daughter of the US Consul in Quebec and the sister of William Dean Howells. Achille Fréchette was a translator for the House of Commons and the brother of French-Canadian poet Louis Fréchette. Both were authors in their own right. After their marriage in 1877, they quickly established a distinguished social circle with such luminaries as the eventual Prime Minister, Wilfred Laurier, Alphonse Lusignan and Archibald Lampman. 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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29 Duddridge, Lew The Best 70 Years of My Life It's all downhill from here
Victoria, BC Orca Book Publishers 1988 0920501133 / 9780920501139 Paperback Very Good 
Light edge wear to card covers, Duddridge's stamp on title page ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 221 pages; Duddridge started life on the Prairies but served as a pilot during WWII. This led to a life of flying and politics. 
Price: 8.50 CDN
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The Trail to the Charmed Land, Edwards, Ralph E. W.
30 Edwards, Ralph E. W. The Trail to the Charmed Land
Hamilton ON H. R. Larson Publishing 1950 First Edition Paperback Very Good- Illustrated by Map Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Signed by author on title page. Some edge wear and creasing of decorative card covers ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; The author relates his life as a trail guide in the Rocky Mountains during the first half of the 20th century. Map of Yoho Park and photos 
Price: 26.50 CDN
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War Stories for My Grandchildren  A Memoir in Short Stories, Estrup, H F Jansen
31 Estrup, H F Jansen War Stories for My Grandchildren A Memoir in Short Stories
New York iUniverse, Inc. 2007 0595430988 / 9780595430987 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Only slight wear; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 1.1 x 9 x 5.8 Inches; 370 pages; "Storytelling at its best, this compelling memoir graphically portrays the scarred emotional landscape of young men who seek a place in the world by way of a military career. Exhausted shadows of the past are brought alive with uncommon eloquence as the author looks back on his youth brimming with innocence, idealism and patriotism.... The author served during some of the most intense years of the Cold War, including five tours in Southeast Asia. But it was earlier, as a child, that he waged his most courageous battles. " 
Price: 13.95 CDN
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Kit Coleman, Queen of Hearts; Canada's Pioneer Woman Journalist, Ferguson, Ted
32 Ferguson, Ted Kit Coleman, Queen of Hearts; Canada's Pioneer Woman Journalist
Toronto Doubleday 1978 0385134479 / 9780385134477 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear to dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 182 pages; "Kit Coleman wrote about just about everything. From 1889 until her death in 1916, she held forth in the pages of the Toronto Mail on practically every subject imaginable - from advice to the lovelorn and tips on health and beauty, to reporting on the Spanish-American War in Cuba. Her personality, wit and wisdom captivated readers throughout Canada. Here are the collected columns of North America's pioneer female journalist." jacket blurb. 
Price: 14.50 CDN
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Duff Patullo of British Columbia, Fisher, Robin
33 Fisher, Robin Duff Patullo of British Columbia
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1991 0802027806 / 9780802027801 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light chipping and edge wear to dust jacket ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.25 inches; 445 pages; A biography of the controversial and colourful Premier of British Columbia from 1933 to 1941. 
Price: 25.00 CDN
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WHEELER, Fraser, Esther
34 Fraser, Esther WHEELER
Banff, AB Summerthought 1978 0919934072 / 9780919934078 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by W.F.U. Copeman jacket art 
Previous owner's name on FFEP, wear to top of DJ, small tears, back of DJ scuffed, 2 sticker pulls. ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 164 pages; This is a study of one of the great surveyors of the Rocky Mountains, Arthur O. Wheeler. 
Price: 15.00 CDN
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Voices of Time  A Life in Stories, Galeano, Eduardo &  Mark Fried (translator)
35 Galeano, Eduardo & Mark Fried (translator) Voices of Time A Life in Stories
New York Metropolitan Books 2006 0805077677 / 9780805077674 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Slight shelf wear is present on DJ and boards. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.40 X 5.80 X 1.30 inches; 341 pages; "A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itselfIn this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling and much-admired Memory of Fire trilogy--brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole--Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political. Beginning with blue algae, the earliest of life forms, these 333 vignettes alight on the Galeano family's immigration to Uruguay in the early twentieth century, the fate of love letters intercepted by a military dictatorship, abuses by the rich and powerful, the latest military outrages, and the author's own encounters with all manner of living matter, including generals, bums, dissidents, soccer stars, ducks, and trees. Out of these meditations emerges neither anger nor bitterness, but a celebration of a blessed life in a harsh world." 
Price: 16.50 CDN
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Once, to Learn It  A Lighthearted Account of a Fifty Year Adventure in the B.C. Lumber Industry, Gatensbury, Steve
36 Gatensbury, Steve Once, to Learn It A Lighthearted Account of a Fifty Year Adventure in the B.C. Lumber Industry
Delta, BC Sedge Publishing 1989 0969430507 / 9780969430506 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Previous owner's name tag on FFEP, light soil bottom page edges ; A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.43 X 5.43 X 0.79 inches; 243 pages; A number of personal anecdotes of a life in the forestry industry in British Columbia 
Price: 14.50 CDN
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The Private Science of Louis Pasteur, Geison, Gerald L.
37 Geison, Gerald L. The Private Science of Louis Pasteur
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 1995 0691034427 / 9780691034423 First Edition; Fourth Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Slight edge wear to card covers; A bright, solid book, card covers are bright and crisp. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 378 pages; "Gerald Geison has written a controversial biography that finally penetrates the secrecy that has surrounded much of this legendary scientist's laboratory work. Geison uses Pasteur's laboratory notebooks, made available only recently, and his published papers to present a rich and full account of some of the most famous episodes in the history of science and their darker sides--for example, Pasteur's rush to develop the rabies vaccine and the human risks his haste entailed. The discrepancies between the public record and the "private science" of Louis Pasteur tell us as much about the man as they do about the highly competitive and political world he learned to master.Although experimental ingenuity served Pasteur well, he also owed much of his success to the polemical virtuosity and political savvy that won him unprecedented financial support from the French state during the late nineteenth century. But a close look at his greatest achievements raises ethical issues. In the case of Pasteur's widely publicized anthrax vaccine, Geison reveals its initial defects and how Pasteur, in order to avoid embarrassment, secretly incorporated a rival colleague's findings to make his version of the vaccine work. Pasteur's premature decision to apply his rabies treatment to his first animal-bite victims raises even deeper questions and must be understood not only in terms of the ethics of human experimentation and scientific method, but also in light of Pasteur's shift from a biological theory of immunity to a chemical theory--similar to ones he had often disparaged when advanced by his competitors.Through his vivid reconstruction of the professional rivalries as well as the national adulation that surrounded Pasteur, Geison places him in his wider cultural context. In giving Pasteur the close scrutiny his fame and achievements deserve, Geison's book offers compelling reading for anyone interested in the social and ethical dimensions of science." 
Price: 22.50 CDN
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Bettina und Achim von Arnim  Eine fast romantische Ehe (Paare) (German Edition), Gersdorff, Dagmar von
38 Gersdorff, Dagmar von Bettina und Achim von Arnim Eine fast romantische Ehe (Paare) (German Edition)
Berlin Rowohlt 1997 3871342882 / 9783871342882 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Only slight wear to dust jacket; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Text in German ; B&W Illustrations; 0.87 x 8.11 x 5.2 Inches; 206 pages; "Arnim (1781 – 1831) was influenced by the earlier writings of Goethe and Herder, from which he learned to appreciate the beauties of German traditional legends and folk songs. Forming a collection of these, published the result (1806–1808), in collaboration with Clemens Brentano under the title Des Knaben Wunderhorn. He married Brentano's sister Bettina in 1811, who won wide recognition as a writer in her own right, and their daughter Gisela (one of seven children) became a writer as well." 
Price: 17.50 CDN
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The Wheel of Things  A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, Gillen, Mollie
39 Gillen, Mollie The Wheel of Things A biography of L. M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables
Don Mills, ON Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1975 0889020183 / 9780889020184 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Light shelf wear present on DJ and boards, lower fore corner damaged, with equivalent area of DJ missing. ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 200 pages; Through some diligent detective work, the author has discovered correspondence, long thought lost. This has served to fill out what was known of the life of Lucy Maud Montgomery, beloved author of the 'Anne' books. 
Price: 13.95 CDN
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40 Gillis, John Graham A Lovely Letter from Cecie The 1907-1915 Vancouver Diary and World War I Letters of Wallace Chambers
Vancouver BC Peanut Butter Publishing 1998 0897168151 / 9780897168151 First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Light scuffing of card covers ; A bright, solid book ; 0.5 x 8.7 x 6 Inches; 181 pages; The 1907-1959 Vancouver diary and World War I letters of Wallace Chambers give a rare glimpse into the world of middle-class young people in Vancouver of the early 1900s. Raised in B.C.'s Nicola Valley, John Graham Gillis is a Vancouver cardiologist and historian. His mother, Gertrude, was a younger sister of Wallace Chambers. 
Price: 10.00 CDN
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