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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

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

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

Image for Flight from Novaa Salow Autobiography of a Ukrainian Who Escaped Starvation in the 1930S under the Russians and Then Suffered Nazi Enslavement

Flight from Novaa Salow Autobiography of a Ukrainian Who Escaped Starvation in the 1930S under the Russians and Then Suffered Nazi Enslavement

By: Alexandrow, Julia & Tommy French

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers: 1995

Seller ID: 19183

ISBN: 0786400625

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 8.8 X 5.8 X 0.5 inches; 202 pages View more info

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

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

Image for H. H. A.   Letters of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith to a friend: First Series

H. H. A. Letters of the Earl of Oxford and Asquith to a friend: First Series

By: ASQUITH, H.H.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Bles: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15480

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped with short tears, DJ spine soiled. Previous owner's name of FFEP. ; A tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. Small bookseller stamp base of front pastedown ; 1915-1922; This book one of a 2 book series. View more info

Image for A Wilderness of Days  An artist's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany

A Wilderness of Days An artist's experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany

By: Bates, Maxwell

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Sono Nis Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16669

ISBN: 0919462561

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Only light wear to book and DJ, 1" tear front fore edge of DJ. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 133 pages; "The Canadian painter Maxwell Bates is on of the few men who experienced and survived both the infamous 'long march' of prisoners of Allied prisoners into Germany at the fall of France and the equally notorious march out of Germany before the advancing Allied troops in 1945." The artist could not resist illustrating the hardships of life as a prisoner of war with often humourous drawings. Twenty-six of these are... 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

Image for The Charles Bentall Story - A Man of Industry and Integrity

The Charles Bentall Story - A Man of Industry and Integrity

By: Bentall, Shirley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, The Bentall Group Ltd.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15052

ISBN: 0969237502

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Light edge wear, previous owner's name on front free end paper ; DJ in Mylar. ; 198 pages; Charles Bentall, a giant in the development of the downtown core of Vancouver is featured in this book along with his family. 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

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

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

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $19.95

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

Image for The Dionne Years  A Thirties Melodrama

The Dionne Years A Thirties Melodrama

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Co.: 1978

Edition: 1st; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17028

ISBN: 039307529X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Light edge wear to DJ a couple of short tears, small chip to fore edge.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, tight solid book. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1 inches; 232 pages; "An account of the struggles of the Dionne quintuplets, from "million-dollar babies" to impoverished adults, and their ultimate triumph in the battle for compensation after years of exploitation.In February 1998, a press conference was held by three tired 63-year-old women, who held up a sign that read JUSTICE NOT CHARITY. Eight days later, the Ontario government -- who had ignored the three surviv... 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

Dark Safari; the Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley

By: Bierman, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1990

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 12634

ISBN: 039422180X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Front flap creased, slight edge wear to book & DJ ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped, bright, solid book ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 401 pages; A savagely deprived childhood rendered John Rowlands something of an emotional cripple, yet this unloved illegitimate son of a housemaid became Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the celebrated African explorer. Evasion, suppression and falsification were his defenses against the abandonment, rejection and betrayal that haunted his life--and it is the reality behind these Walter Mitty-like defenses that is the subject of this stimulating, well-documented biograph... View more info

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Chiwid

By: Birchwater, Sage

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, New Star Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19012

ISBN: 0921586396

Condition: Very Good+


Only slight wear to glossy pictorial card covers. ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Transmontanus Series 2; B&W Illustrations; 8.66 X 7.80 X 0.24 inches; 128 pages; Chiwid was a Tsilhqot’in woman, said to have shamanistic powers, who spent most of her adult life "living out" in the hills and forests around Williams Lake, BC. This is the story of this remarkable woman told in the vibrant voices of Chilcotin oldtimers, both native and non–native. "For half a century, Chiwid lived out in the forests, lakes and bush of the west Chilcotin plateau, 'the way that the old people lived... View more info

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Riverside Remembered

By: Briggs, Wallace Neal

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18960

ISBN: 0813118077

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 239 pages; "A moving personal memoir of Mississippi in the 1920s and the bitter harvest of racial repression. As the story opens, six-year-old Buster Briggs boards a Pullman car headed south over the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and we embark with him on what will become his journey from childhood into adolescence. Bus Briggs is a white boy from Indiana who spends his summers and Christmases at his grandparents' Mississippi hom... View more info

Before It's Too Late; a Decade of Life in the Queen Charlottes

By: Bryant, Elvira Christina

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Self Published: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14630

ISBN: 0968176526

Condition: Fine


Inscribed by author on title page. A bright, solid book ; 0.5 x 9 x 6 Inches; 140 pages View more info

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Memory Hold the Door

By: Buchan, John

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Musson: 1940

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 18887

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth boards show some shelf wear, small corner bumps, previous owner's name on front pastedown. Previous owner has ticked off titles read on list of Books by John Buchan. Small tear bottom spine ; A bright solid, book. Green cloth covered boards with gilt titles on spine and includes index ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; "John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir (1875-1940) completed his autobiography not long before his death. A highly accomplished man, his was a life of note. Although now known by many chiefly as an author, he was also an historian, Unionist po... 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

Image for Young Winston's Wars  The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

Young Winston's Wars The Original Despatches of Winston S. Churchill War Correspondent, 1897-1900

By: Churchill, Winston & Frederick Woods (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1973

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18361

ISBN: 0670795151

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear with small tears and light chipping, front flap creased. Previous owner's name on FFEP, half title and title page. A couple of pages show water damage at fore edge, shelf soil bottom fore corner ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs and maps; 8.66 X 5.83 X 1.57 inches; 350 pages; "Few people realize that Winston Churchill's fame began with the name he made for himself as a war correspondent during the years of Britain's last imperial wars. Beginning 1897 and continuing for about 3 years thereafter, he sent electrifying a... View more info

Image for The Trailblazers; Indo-Canadians of British Columbia

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