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Image for Rockman  One man's crusade against apartheid police

Rockman One man's crusade against apartheid police

By: Abrahams, Eugene & Gregory Rockman

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Melville South Africa, Senior Publications: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16030

ISBN: 0947025669

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


White paper covered boards show only light wear, pages lightly tanned. Dustjacket chipped head and tail of spine, a couple of short tears with attendant creasing. ; Tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages; Lieutenant Gregory Rockman was a young 'coloured' policeman who fought for years against apartheid in the police force and the excesses of the riot police. His experiences are written as told to a young jornalist, Eugene Abrahams. Forewords by Bishop Desmond Tutu and Allan Boesak. View more info

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Go to School, You're a Little Black Boy The Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander: A Memoir

By: Alexander, (PC Ont), Lincoln with Herb Shoveller

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16262

ISBN: 155488733X

Condition: Very Good+


Slight wear to card covers, shallow crease bottom back fore corner. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 256 pages; Among the important stories that need to be told about noteworthy Canadians, Lincoln Alexander's sits at the top of the list. Born in Toronto in 1922, the son of a maid and a railway porter, Alexander embarked on an exemplary life path that has involved military service for his country, a successful political career, a thriving law career, and vocal advocacy on subjects ranging from antiracism to the importance of education."In this biography, Shovell... View more info

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Thinking with Both Hands; Sir Daniel Wilson in the Old World and the New

By: Ash, Marinell & Elizabeth Hulse (editor)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18440

ISBN: 0802044433

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.29 X 6.28 X 1.27 inches; 392 pages; "This book is an exhaustive look at the life and career of one of the last century's most interesting and accomplished educators. Widely admired in his own day, Sir Daniel Wilson has been largely forgotten. This collection reappraises his contribution to many fields of endeavour and to the development of the University of Toronto. As well as his own life and work, the authors examine aspects of Victorian culture and science through the prism of the career of this most in... View more info

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Stumbling Along on the Trail to the Past

By: Baron, Aina

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Abbotsford, BC, Self Published: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19351

ISBN: 0991713109

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Gift notation on front fly leaf, slight wear to pictorial card covers ; Signed by the author on the front fly leaf. Bright solid book ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 pages; A touching memoir View more info

Image for Liebe zu Deutschland heisst leiden an Deutschland  Briefe aus Kanada 1962-1976 - Ausgewahlt, herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort versehen non Otto Roders

Liebe zu Deutschland heisst leiden an Deutschland Briefe aus Kanada 1962-1976 - Ausgewahlt, herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort versehen non Otto Roders

By: Bauer, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Gifkendorf, Merlin Verlag: 1983

Seller ID: 12743

ISBN: 3875361458

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Light wear, some creasing head & tail of spine ; Text in German. DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 479 pages View more info

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I Married the Klondike

By: BERTON, LAURA BEATRICE

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1961

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12378

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


DJ chipped with short tears, light soil, some creasing. Two gift notations on half-title page, only light wear to book ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 231 pages; The author, mother of Canadian writer and journalist Pierre Berton, writes of her 25 years in Dawson City, Yukon. Beginning in 1907, when she was offered the position of Kindergarten Directress for Dawson City, the author tells of life in the Canadian North, and her travels around the Yukon Territories. Preface by family friend, Robert Service View more info

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Klondike; the Life & Death of the Last Great Gold Rush

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen: 1960

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 12322

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Price clipped DJ chipped with light delamination, short tears & some creasing. Light yellowing of pages ; DJ in Mylar, bright, solid book ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 + index pages; A classic Canadian history by someone who spent his first 12 years in Dawson City. Berton was born there after the big rush and was imbued with the history of the place by his parents, especially by his mother, Laura Beatrice Berton, who wrote the biographical classic 'I Married the Klondike'. View more info

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Along Came the Witch (HC) A Journal in the 1960'S

By: Bevington, Helen Smith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19218

ISBN: 0151050805

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and board show very light shelf wear. Light soiling to top page edges. ; Stated first edition. A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Inscribed by the author on the blank page before the half title. ; 8.2 X 5.3 X 1.1 inches; 223 pages; Bevington's life with her husband during the eventful years of the 1960s, their travels, the renowned people they met etc. View more info

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Barbara Bush A Memoir

By: Bush, Barbara

Price: $59.95

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18915

ISBN: 0025196359

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Signed by Author; DJ and boards show light shelf wear, a spot of soil on page fore edges. ; Signed in marker by Barbara Bush on the title page. A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Full number line on copyright page. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 575 pages; "Barbara Bush endures as one of America’s most popular First Ladies. She has won worldwide acclaim for her wit, compassion, and candor as both a presidential wife and mother. In this fascinating memoir, Mrs. Bush offers a heartfelt portrait of her life in and out of the White House, from her sma... View more info

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Stories From The Trails Of Old MoccasinTracker

By: Carefoot, Gordon W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chilliwack BC, Self Published: circa 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19349

ISBN: 0969520824

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show very light shelf wear, creasing. ; A bright, solid book. Stapled wraps. Author's address label on front fly leaf. ; Book 12 Vol 2 Army Days; Photocopied photos and drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages; These are the reminiscences of an old career army soldier, often humorous, using funny pseudonyms for people he encountered. He appears to have written his autobiography in a series of short books. View more info

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The Trailblazers; Indo-Canadians of British Columbia

By: Claire, Sucha Singh

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chandrigarh, India, Tarlochan Publishers: 2013

Seller ID: 16735

ISBN: 8179146049

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Translated to English by Dr. Jagtar Singh Dhiman. A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 172 pages; This gives backgrounds and brief biographies of a number of South Asian notables in British Columbia. View more info

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Hard Choices A Memoir

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2014

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19340

ISBN: 1476751447

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


DJ and boards show some shelf wear and creasing. Half-title page is clipped on top corner. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Color Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 656 pages; "Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future. Secretary Clinton’s descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a master class in international relations, as does her analysis of how ... View more info

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A Land Apart A South African Reader

By: Coetzee, J. M. & Andre Philippus Brink

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16645

ISBN: 0571139337

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Prev. owner's name on FFEP in black ink, some tanning of pages as is common in British books of this era.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; 8.66 X 5.59 X 1.10 inches; 256 pages; "A Land Apart explores the literary traditions (Black and White, English and Afrikaans) of South Africa as they engage with the reality of life there today." 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 Whitehouse. 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 (1921-1989); Donald Marshall Sr. (1925-1991); Max Gros-Louis (1931-); Alanis Obamsawim (1931-); Andrew Delisle (1932-); Bertha Allen (... 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, the "Byng Boys" moved from the muddy fields of Flanders to the Somme, where they took over a section of the front line ... 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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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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Out of Russia

By: Evertt, Myrtle

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Emmanuel Publishing Inc: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19326

ISBN: 1550562096

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Previous owner's name on front free endpaper ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 9.1 X 6.2 X 1.0 inches; 272 pages; This is a novelization of the life of opera singer Maria Karinska from the era of Tsar Nicholas II. The daughter of a Cossack officer in the Tsar's guard, she gained affluence upon marriage to a Russian count who later died during the revolution. Maria attracted the attention of the Tsar with her singing and toured Russia extensively. With the downfall of the Tsar she eventually had to flee Russia with her family. 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