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Image for The Death of Santini  The Story of a Father and His Son

The Death of Santini The Story of a Father and His Son

By: Conroy, Pat

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Nan A. Talese: 2013

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18746

ISBN: 0385530900

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; 9.30 X 6.50 X 1.60 inches; 338 pages; "Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the often cruel and violent behavior of his father, Marine Corps fighter pilot Donald Patrick Conroy. While the pub... View more info

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JFK A Hidden Life

By: Cross, Robin & David F. Powers & Charles U. Daly

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 1992

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17109

ISBN: 0747512787

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Light edgewear to DJ, short tear head of DJ spine ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages; An illustrated life of John F. Kennedy. It focuses in part on the six months of the American Presidential campaign which changed Kennedy from a virtual unknown into a major world figure. It goes on to document the Kennedy Presidency, with dozens of photographs of Kennedy's 'Thousand Days' in the Whiteho... View more info

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Wildfire in the Wilderness

By: Czajkowski, Chris

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Harbour Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16261

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Native Leaders of Canada

By: Daigneault, Denis L. (Editor)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Ottawa, New Federation House: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16787

ISBN: 096892154X

Condition: 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 (1921-198... View more info

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Douglas Haig, 1861-1928

By: De Groot, Gerard J.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Unwin Hyman: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16298

ISBN: 0044401922

Condition: 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, th... View more info

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'Stroller' White Tales of a Klondike Newsman

By: DeArmond, R. N.

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Mitchell Press Limited: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17030

Condition: 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 View more info

CROW'S EGGS AND GOPHER TAILS - MEMOIRS OF THE DEPRESSION AND DUST BOWL

By: Dexter, Eric

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self Published: 1990

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5597

ISBN: 0969322941

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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Journey After Midnight India, Canada and the Road Beyond

By: Dosanjh, Ujjal

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Figure 1 Publishing: 2016

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18328

ISBN: 1927958563

Condition: 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 lumbe... View more info

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Years of Command The Second Volume of the Autobiography of Sholto Douglas

By: Douglas, Sholto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16965

Condition: 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. View more info

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Annie Howells and Achille Frechette

By: Doyle, John Robert

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16717

ISBN: 0802054501

Condition: 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, t... View more info

The best 70 years of my life It's all downhill from here

By: Duddridge, Lew

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Orca Book Publishers: 1988

Seller ID: 13359

ISBN: 0920501133

Condition: Very Good


Light edge wear to card covers, Duddridge's stamp on title page ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; 221 pages; Duddridge started life on the Prairies but served as a pilot during WWII. This led to a life of flying and politics. View more info

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The Trail to the Charmed Land

By: Edwards, Ralph E. W.

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Hamilton ON, H. R. Larson Publishing: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10509

Condition: Very Good-


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 View more info

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War Stories for My Grandchildren A Memoir in Short Stories

By: Estrup, H F Jansen

Price: $13.95

Publisher: New York, iUniverse, Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 13323

ISBN: 0595430988

Condition: 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... View more info

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Kit Coleman, Queen of Hearts

By: Ferguson, Ted

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Doubleday: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15509

ISBN: 0385134479

Condition: 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 throughou... View more info

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Duff Patullo of British Columbia

By: Fisher, Robin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16646

ISBN: 0802027806

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Louis David Riel  Prophet of the New World

Louis David Riel Prophet of the New World

By: Flanagan, Thomas J.B.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18758

ISBN: 0802054307

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear with 2 small tears on back top, lightly sun-faded on spine. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages; "Early writers about Louis Riel have noted his religious beliefs but have not taken them seriously. They have usually dismissed Riel's attempt to found a new religion as the symptom of a deranged mind. Thomas Flanagan takes Riel's religion seriously and analyses it us... View more info

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WHEELER

By: Fraser, Esther

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Banff, AB, Summerthought: 1978

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 392

ISBN: 0919934072

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


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. View more info

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Voices of Time A Life in Stories

By: Galeano, Eduardo & Mark Fried (translator)

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, Metropolitan Books: 2006

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18553

ISBN: 0805077677

Condition: 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 s... View more info

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Once, to Learn It A Lighthearted Account of a Fifty Year Adventure in the B.C. Lumber Industry

By: Gatensbury, Steve

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Delta, BC, Sedge Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16854

ISBN: 0969430507

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Private Science of Louis Pasteur

By: Geison, Gerald L.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 17716

ISBN: 0691034427

Condition: 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 hist... View more info