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Unsinkable; My Untold Story, Laumann, Silken
1 Laumann, Silken Unsinkable; My Untold Story
Toronto Harper Collins Canada 2014 1443419079 / 9781443419079 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Small ding on back panel of dust jacket, only light edge wear ; Inscribed by author on front free end paper. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.06 X 6.06 X 1.26 inches; 292 pages; The autobiography of the amazing Olympic rower, who came back from a leg-shattering accident 10 weeks prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics to finish in the Bronze Medal position. Laumann talks about both her professional and personal life, her children and the break-up of her first marriage. "Just ten weeks before the 1992 Olympic Games, Silken Laumann, the reigning world champion in single sculls rowing, suffered a brutal accident that left her right leg shattered and useless. Doctors doubted that she would ever row competitively again. But twenty-seven days, five operations and countless hours of gruelling rehabilitation later, Silken was back in her racing shell, ready to pursue her dream. When the starter’s pistol rang out on August 2, she made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, rowing to a bronze-medal finish while the world watched, captivated by her remarkable story. Silken became one of Canada’s most beloved Olympians and has continued to inspire, encouraging people to dream, live in the moment and embrace life’s unexpected, difficult and amazing journey.But there was a massive barrier in her path that she has never before spoken about, a hidden story much darker than the tale of her accident. Now, Silken bravely shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered—and overcome—in Unsinkable, a memoir that reveals not only new insights into her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold, loving and successful life today.Time after time, this courageous champion has proven to be unsinkable. Silken’s extraordinary story offers us an intimate look at the complicated woman behind the Olympic hero, showing how perseverance and optimism can allow anyone to embrace the incredible opportunities that often go hand in hand with adversity." 
Price: 49.95 USD
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What's Past is Prologue The Memoirs of Vincent Massey, Massey, Vincent
2 Massey, Vincent What's Past is Prologue The Memoirs of Vincent Massey
Toronto The Macmillan Co. 1963 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
DJ has short tears, light chipping and scuffing. Price-clipped. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 540 pages; Massey was the first Canadian-born individual to serve as Canada's governor general and he proved to be a successful transition for the office away from occupants who had consistently been both members of the peerage and born overseas. His best known accomplishments were for being involved in the establishment of The National Library of Canada and Canada Council of the Arts. He was the older brother of actor Raymond Massey 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Clearing In the West My Own Story, McClung, Nellie
3 McClung, Nellie Clearing In the West My Own Story
Toronto Thomas Allen 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Tan cloth boards show some shelf wear, light soiling. Previous owner's name on half-title page. Small piece of paper cut out of another book with book related poem pasted onto front pastedown. On front fee end paper is what appears to be a glossy sheet with photo of McClung and brief bio taped in with attendant tape stains ; Signed and dated by the author. A tight solid book, hinges intact; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 378 pages; McClung's personal account of growing up Manitoba in the 1800's. Common to the period she only received 6 years of education. In spite of and because of the hardships she experienced as a child and a young married woman she went on to become a champion of women's rights. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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