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A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO:  THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959., Miller, Orlo.
1 Miller, Orlo. A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO: THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
289 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates. "(T)he story of Southwestern Ontario as reflected in the columns of 'The London Free Press' for the last hundred years. By its very nature a newspaper is a diary of the times, a mirror held to the contemporary scene in its various aspects - local, national and international. Orlo Miller, a former staff member of (the paper), having spent several years in research, here presents a lively and readable account of what has taken place in the last ten decades. Here is no collection of dry statistical data but rather real, living, flesh-and-blood people taking part in historic incidents as reavealed in the yellowed columns. The growth of London from a struggling backwoods village to the metropolis of the smiling countryside of Western Ontario and the parallel expansion of 'The London Free Press' from a tiny weekly, struggling for survival, to one of Canada's leading daily newspapers form the twin themes from which Orlo Miller has skilfully spun a single story." Light wrinkling and light fading (1/4") at bottom of spine, very light fading to spine color. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small piece missing at top of spine, a few tiny and small edge chips, light rubbing/soiling, old tape at inside top/bottom edges, faint water stain at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
RAIDERS OF THE MOHAWK:  THE STORY OF BUTLER'S RANGERS.  GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 3., Miller, Orlo.
2 Miller, Orlo. RAIDERS OF THE MOHAWK: THE STORY OF BUTLER'S RANGERS. GREAT STORIES OF CANADA SERIES NO. 3.
Toronto Macmillan 1909 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ Good- John MacLellan. 
182 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Map endpapers. Black, white and green illustrations. "When the thirteen colonies of America went to war for their independence, there were many colonists who declared for their King, George III. This is the story of one such group - the fierce and reviled Butler's Rangers, a Loyalist regiment which, from a base at Niagara, fought a series of courageous and bitter campaigns during the American Revolution, 1776 to 1783, for the King and for their homes in the State of New York. It is also the story of young Daniel Springer, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., whose father was killed by the rebels early in the war. Daniel joined the Rangers and through his experiences we follow some of the most savage battles of the Revolution and meet the Loyalists who fought with courage and gallantry for their beliefs - staunch old Colonel John Butler, commander of the regiment; his dashing, ill-fated son, Captain Walter; Peter Ten Broeck, who declared for the King while his brother declared for the rebels; Joseph Brant, war chief of the Mohawks; 'Indian' Allen, hard-bitten frontiersman; and the Rangers' Indian allies, the Senecas, Mohawks, and Cayugas who were members of the Six Nations. Here is history that was also high adventure, sought and sustained by men of strong ideals." A fictionalized version written for the younger reader. A few center page leaves with corner creases and a few with light stains in margins, large corner crease on title page, large gift inscription on dedication page, tiny corner bumps to boards, light soiling to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, several small chips and tears, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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