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Latin Among Lions  Alvaro Guevara, Holman-Hunt, Diana
61 Holman-Hunt, Diana Latin Among Lions Alvaro Guevara
London Michael Joseph Ltd 1974 0718112903 / 9780718112905 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Book shows slight wear, some erasure on front free end paper, DJ has short tears with light chipping, price crossed out lower front flap.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; "Álvaro Guevara Reimers (Valparaíso, Chile, 13 July 1894 – Aix-en-Provence, France, 16 October 1951) was a painter, based in London and loosely associated with the Bloomsbury set." He studied art in Britain and due to his family's wealth became well known among the wealthy, thus the title of the book. 
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Life and Works of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Thompson P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C. Prime Minister of Canada, Hopkins, J. Castell
62 Hopkins, J. Castell Life and Works of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Thompson P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C. Prime Minister of Canada
Brantford, ON Bradley, Garretson & Co. 1900 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth covered boards with black and gilt stamped design front cover, gilt titles on spine - some browning of pages, wear to extremities, light fraying head & tail of spine, hinges started but still solid ; A tight solid book. ; 1895; B&W Illustrations; 479 pages; Included is a preface by the Governor General of Canada - the Earl of Aberdeen. This is a biography of the fourth Prime Minister of Canada 
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Warrior Chiefs  Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders, Horn, Colonel Bernd &  Stephen Harris
63 Horn, Colonel Bernd & Stephen Harris Warrior Chiefs Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders
Toronto Dundurn Press 2001 1550023519 / 9781550023510 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Sun-faded on spine. Card covers show light edge wear.; A tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6 X 0.93 inches; 365 pages; They were the men who led our nation in war and peace. In world wars, they were the steady hands guiding our forces to victory; in peacekeeping, they helped to establish and preserve order. Over the years they have helped the Canadian Forces to become one of the proudest militaries in the world.Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders is the first book of a two-part series that examines the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to Generalship and the Art of the Admiral. This first volume is a compendium of biographies of the nation's most notable military leaders from Confederation to the post-Cold War era. Personalities include: Sir William Otter, Sir Sam Hughes, E.L.M. Burns, G.G. Simonds, Charles Foulkes, Andy McNaughton, J.V. Allard, and J. Dextraze, to name only a few. 
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Cougar Annie's Garden, Horsfield, Margaret
64 Horsfield, Margaret Cougar Annie's Garden
Nanaimo, BC Salal Books 1999 0969700814 / 9780969700814 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Slight wear lower front corner ; A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back. BC Book Prize sticker on front cover. ; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfield’s book brings all these elements together in her critically-acclaimed book. Cougar Annie's Garden has been widely acclaimed in Canada since its publication. In 1915 Ada Annie Rae-Arthur came to this part of the coast as a pioneer settler. She set to work clearing the land. What emerged was no ordinary stump farm out in the bush, it was a vision, a dream and a passion. Slowly, over the years, a garden of strange, mesmerising beauty took shape in its clearing in the deep forest, featuring hundreds of varieties of imported shrubs and trees and perennials.Wily and stubborn , Ada Annie operated a mail-order nursery garden; she also ran a general store and a post office from her home. She bore eight of her eleven children here, and she outlived and outworked four husbands. A crack shot and a skilled trapper, she became a cougar bounty hunter, killing over seventy of the big cats. She became known as Cougar Annie. Until she was in her mid-nineties, she remained in her beloved garden. Many types of West coast lore, many strands of history combine in this book to weave together Cougar Annie’s story. Many tales are told of the grim courage, blind hope and bitter losses that have shaped history here. 
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Cougar Annie's Garden, Horsfield, Margaret
65 Horsfield, Margaret Cougar Annie's Garden
Nanaimo, BC Salal Books 1999 0969700814 / 9780969700814 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Slight wear lower front corner, presentation page tipped in on front fly. ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back. BC Book Prize sticker on front cover. ; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfield’s book brings all these elements together in her critically-acclaimed book. Cougar Annie's Garden has been widely acclaimed in Canada since its publication. In 1915 Ada Annie Rae-Arthur came to this part of the coast as a pioneer settler. She set to work clearing the land. What emerged was no ordinary stump farm out in the bush, it was a vision, a dream and a passion. Slowly, over the years, a garden of strange, mesmerising beauty took shape in its clearing in the deep forest, featuring hundreds of varieties of imported shrubs and trees and perennials.Wily and stubborn , Ada Annie operated a mail-order nursery garden; she also ran a general store and a post office from her home. She bore eight of her eleven children here, and she outlived and outworked four husbands. A crack shot and a skilled trapper, she became a cougar bounty hunter, killing over seventy of the big cats. She became known as Cougar Annie. Until she was in her mid-nineties, she remained in her beloved garden. Many types of West coast lore, many strands of history combine in this book to weave together Cougar Annie’s story. Many tales are told of the grim courage, blind hope and bitter losses that have shaped history here. 
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Cougar Annie's Garden, Horsfield, Margaret
66 Horsfield, Margaret Cougar Annie's Garden
Nanaimo, BC Salal Books 1999 0969700814 / 9780969700814 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
As new ; A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back.; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfield’s book brings all these elements together in her critically-acclaimed book. Cougar Annie's Garden has been widely acclaimed in Canada since its publication. In 1915 Ada Annie Rae-Arthur came to this part of the coast as a pioneer settler. She set to work clearing the land. What emerged was no ordinary stump farm out in the bush, it was a vision, a dream and a passion. Slowly, over the years, a garden of strange, mesmerising beauty took shape in its clearing in the deep forest, featuring hundreds of varieties of imported shrubs and trees and perennials.Wily and stubborn , Ada Annie operated a mail-order nursery garden; she also ran a general store and a post office from her home. She bore eight of her eleven children here, and she outlived and outworked four husbands. A crack shot and a skilled trapper, she became a cougar bounty hunter, killing over seventy of the big cats. She became known as Cougar Annie. Until she was in her mid-nineties, she remained in her beloved garden. Many types of West coast lore, many strands of history combine in this book to weave together Cougar Annie’s story. Many tales are told of the grim courage, blind hope and bitter losses that have shaped history here. 
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And ...Howe!  An Authorized Autobiography, Howe, Gordie &  Colleen Howe &  Tom Delisle
67 Howe, Gordie & Colleen Howe & Tom Delisle And ...Howe! An Authorized Autobiography
Traverse City MI Power Play Pubns Inc 1995 0964714906 / 9780964714908 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by All Authors; Light creasing top edge of DJ ; Signed by both Gordie and Colleen Howe. A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.89 inches; 428 pages; " Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “Mr. Hockey,” and any bruising forward who can be relied upon to take his team on his shoulders hopes to be compared to the guy who wore number 9 for Detroit for so many years.But the fact is, there will never be another like Mr. Hockey. Certainly, no one has come close to matching his incredible 20 consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. No one has come close to scoring 100 points after the age of 40. It seems impossible that anyone will ever again play for Team Canada against the Russians—and share the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will ever again suit up as a professional hockey player in six different decades.Still, Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players only by re-writing the record books, or by getting his name engraved on the league’s more coveted trophies. When fans and players alike talk about Gordie Howe, it’s not so much the player they revere, as the man. Despite his unyielding ferocity on the ice, Howe’s name has long been a byword for decency, generosity, and honesty off it. Even those who were too young to see him play know him as a man of his word, and a family man.Going back to Howe’s Depression-era roots, and following him through his Hall of Fame career, his enduring marriage to Colleen, his extraordinary relationship with his children, and into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game’s most incredible legacy. " 
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And ...Howe!  An Authorized Autobiography, Howe, Gordie &  Colleen Howe &  Tom Delisle
68 Howe, Gordie & Colleen Howe & Tom Delisle And ...Howe! An Authorized Autobiography
Traverse City MI Power Play Pubns Inc 1995 0964714906 / 9780964714908 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Signed by All Authors; DJ shows light creasing.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Signed by both Gordie and Colleen Howe ; 9.21 X 5.98 X 1.89 inches; 428 pages; " Ask Bobby Orr who was the best ever, and he’ll tell you it was Gordie Howe. Ask Wayne Gretzky, and he’ll say the same thing. Big, skilled, mean, and nearly indestructible, Howe dominated the game and the record books for decades. Today he is still known as “Mr. Hockey,” and any bruising forward who can be relied upon to take his team on his shoulders hopes to be compared to the guy who wore number 9 for Detroit for so many years.But the fact is, there will never be another like Mr. Hockey. Certainly, no one has come close to matching his incredible 20 consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. No one has come close to scoring 100 points after the age of 40. It seems impossible that anyone will ever again play for Team Canada against the Russians—and share the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will ever again suit up as a professional hockey player in six different decades.Still, Howe did not inspire generations of hockey players only by re-writing the record books, or by getting his name engraved on the league’s more coveted trophies. When fans and players alike talk about Gordie Howe, it’s not so much the player they revere, as the man. Despite his unyielding ferocity on the ice, Howe’s name has long been a byword for decency, generosity, and honesty off it. Even those who were too young to see him play know him as a man of his word, and a family man.Going back to Howe’s Depression-era roots, and following him through his Hall of Fame career, his enduring marriage to Colleen, his extraordinary relationship with his children, and into the present, Mr. Hockey is the definitive account of the game’s most incredible legacy. " 
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Solitary in the Ranks  Lawrence of Arabia as airman and private soldier, Hyde, H. Montgomery
69 Hyde, H. Montgomery Solitary in the Ranks Lawrence of Arabia as airman and private soldier
London Constable 1977 0094620709 / 9780094620704 1st UK Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Plates 
Price clipped dust jacket has some creasing top edge, sticker shadows of front panel ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; 1.1 x 8.9 x 5.9 Inches; 288 pages; Tracing Colonel Lawrence's career in the Royal Tank Corps and the R.A.F., this book features his organisation of the Arab revolt against the Turks. The narrative is based on the correspondence between the Colonel and Trenchard who was a man in the lowest rank of the service. 
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Mea Cuba, Infante, G. Cabrera; Kenneth Hall (translator)
70 Infante, G. Cabrera; Kenneth Hall (translator) Mea Cuba
London Faber & Faber 1994 0571172555 / 9780571172559 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only light edge wear and scuffing of dust jacket. Some tanning of pages as is common in British printings. ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright, solid book. Text in English. ; 1.9 x 8.7 x 6.1 Inches; 503 pages; "Mea Cuba is a political autobiography, the political testament of Cuba's greatest living writer, a collection of Guillermo Cabrera Infante's writings on Cuba from 1968-1992. In this remarkable and compelling volume Cabrera Infante explores the nature of the Cuban revolution and, as he sees it, its evil genius Fidel Castro. Writing from exile he has produced an analysis of his homeland and of the last surviving communist revolution that is at once brilliant, brilliantly witty, magisterial and profound." 
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The Clear Spirit;  twenty Canadian women and their times,, Innis, Mary (Quayle)
71 Innis, Mary (Quayle) The Clear Spirit; twenty Canadian women and their times,
Toronto, ON Canadian Federation of University Women By University of Toronto Press 1966 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by Editor; Light wear to blue cloth covered boards, dustjacket shows wear to extremities. ; A tight solid book, price clipped ust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 304 pages; Brief biographies of such Canadian luminaries as Pauline Johnson, Agnes Macphail, Madame de la Tour, L. M. Montgomery and Emily Carr. A gift inscription by the Chairman of the editorial committee Vida Peene 
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Einstein  His Life and Universe, Isaacson, Walter
72 Isaacson, Walter Einstein His Life and Universe
New York Simon & Schuster 2007 0743264738 / 9780743264730 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities.; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped, bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.40 X 5.90 X 2.10 inches; 680 pages; How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals.These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age. 
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73 James, Lawrence THE GOLDEN WARRIOR: the Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1990 0297810871 / 9780297810872 First Edition Hardcover Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Some edge wear and chipping of DJ, Discard stamp and damage to FFEP from removal of pocket, some damage to top of back board ; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A tight solid book. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 404 pages 
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Louis  The Louis Armstrong Story 1900-1971, Jones, Max & John Chilton
74 Jones, Max & John Chilton Louis The Louis Armstrong Story 1900-1971
Boston Little, Brown and Co 1971 1st US Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W Frontispiece 
Light wear to book and dustjacket, light soil to last page of index ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.80 X 7 X 1.30 inches; 256 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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75 Keddell, Georgina The Newspapering Murrays
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by Biographee; Price clipped DJ is scuffed, spine faded, a couple of marks on DJ spine, light erasure top edge FFEP ; A gift inscription by Margaret 'Ma' Murray on title page. A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 224 pages; "Ma" Margaret Lally Murray and her husband George dominated the interior of British Columbia, she as a journalist and he as a politician. This biography was written by their daughter. 
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76 Keddell, Georgina The Newspapering Murrays
Toronto, ON McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Biographee; DJ is scuffed, chipped, a couple of short tears, bookplate on front pastedown ; A gift inscription by Margaret 'Ma' Murray on title page and signed by author, her daughter. A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 224 pages; "Ma" Margaret Lally Murray and her husband George dominated the interior of British Columbia, she as a journalist and he as a politician. This biography was written by their daughter. 
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Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton, Keller, Betty
77 Keller, Betty Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton
Vancouver, BC Douglas & Mcintyre 1984 088894439X / 9780888944399 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light scuffing of DJ. Previous owner's name on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, bright solid, book. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages; This is a scholarly biography of the naturalist's colorful life. 
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Patrick O'Brian A Life Revealed, King, Dean
78 King, Dean Patrick O'Brian A Life Revealed
New York Henry Holt & Company 2000 0805059768 / 9780805059762 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Only slight wear ; A bright solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 397 pages; The untold life story of a novelist whose greatest fictional creation was his own identity.In a 1998 article in New York magazine, Dean King offered readers a small sampling of the secret history of Patrick O'Brian, the creator of the bestselling series of Aubrey-Maturin novels. O'Brian has always guarded the secrets of his personal history with a zealousness that has bordered on the obsessive. And for years his fanatical readers have speculated on the true story and spun myths about his past based on the lives of his characters.Dean King at last unveils the story of Richard Patrick Russ, a writer and intellectual who emerged from the Second World War as Patrick O'Brian, a persona created in his own imagination and later refined by decades of rumor and speculation. What motivated this radical change of identity? Was it connected to O'Brian's service during the war, or the messy divorce from his first wife? Or was it the inexplicable act of an eccentric genius? King has crisscrossed Europe to speak to long-lost relatives, friends, and colleagues of his famously reclusive subject and has fashioned this wealth of information into a dramatic narrative that will appeal to an audience far wider than O'Brian's already dedicated fans. 
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I Am Hutterite, Kirkby, Mary-Ann
79 Kirkby, Mary-Ann I Am Hutterite
Prince Albert SK Polka Dot Press 2007 0978340507 / 9780978340506 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book & dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; 8.60 X 5.70 X 0.90 inches; 203 pages; Mary-Ann Kirkby spent the first ten years of her life in a Hutterite Colony in Manitoba, Canada. "Your mother and father are running away,said a voice piercing the warm air.I froze and turned toward home.To a Hutterite, nothing is more shamefulthan that word, running away, Weglaufen...In 1969, Ann-Maries parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers. I Am Hutterite chronicles her quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life. Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding and acceptance." Mary-Ann's transition into popular culture is both heartbreaking and hilarious. 
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The Bone Woman A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo, Koff, Clea
80 Koff, Clea The Bone Woman A Forensic Anthropologist's Search for Truth in Rwanda, Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo
Toronto Random House 2004 0676976069 / 9780676976069 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Front flap of DJ has some creasing. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; B&W Photographs; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 271 pages; "In the spring of 1994, Rwanda was the scene of the first acts since World War II to be legally defined as genocide. Two years later. Clea Koff, a twenty-three-year-old forensic anthropologist analyzing prehistoric skeletons in the safe confines of Berkeley, California, was one of sixteen scientists chosen by the UN International Criminal Tribunal to go to Rwanda to unearth the pysical evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity. "The Bone Woman" is Koff's riveting, deeply personal account of that mission and the six subsequent missions she undertook - to Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo - on behalf of the UN." 
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