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THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
1 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010., Bennett, Paul W.
2 Bennett, Paul W. VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010.
Fernwood, Halifax, 2011. 
190 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781552664018 B&w photographs. "Traditional schoolhouses and neighbourhood schools are disappearing at an alarming rate, making way for huge schools that serve multiple communities and adhere to the logic of moderni zation, centralization, and uniformity. In (this book, the author) explores the phenomenon of school closures, focusing on the little known and contentious history of public schooling in Maritime Canada from 1850 to the present. In a lively and s t imulating narrative, (he) examines the rise of common schooling from one-room schoolhouses that encouraged local democratic control through to 'super sized' schools governed by a vast bureaucracy that silences public participation. Local 'save ou r schools' movements do arise in cities, towns, and villages throughout the Maritimes but rarely succeed in slowing the unrelenting march of 'progress'. Bennett contends that, in both urban and rural Maritime Canada, closing schools rips out a soci al anchor vital to community survival and imperils the democratic ideals that originally guided the public school system. He shows that education is increasingly dominated by a bureaucratic state where the 'bigger is better' ideology and an impers ona l, unresponsive organizational apparatus drive the entire system. The book closes with a clarion call to completely reinvent public education to better serve the needs of our children and our communities." Interior - clean and tight with no pr evio us ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block. Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Clinton, William J. NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1994-1995. ENGAGEMENT AND ENLARGEMENT.
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028810503 / 9780028810508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
118 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). "With the end of the Cold War, no longer threatened by communist expansion, America is confronting new and diverse dangers. Ethnic conflict, rogue states, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation and rapid population growth are among the problems that can destabilize numerous regions of the world vitally important to the United States. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for America's unparalleled military strength, vibrant economy, dynamic people and democratic traditions to make the country safer and more prosperous. In this official White House publication, the Clinton administration spells out its national security strategy for a new era ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776., Gallagher, John J.  Foreword by James Dingeman.
6 Gallagher, John J. Foreword by James Dingeman. THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776.
Sarpedon, New York, 1995. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 188511902X B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "It is not often realized that in Brooklyn, New York, for a few tense hours in 1776, the fate of the entire United States hung by a thread. An American defeat, the Battle of Brooklyn has been all but neglected in our collective memory for what it earned with the blood of its participants - honored status as one of history's great battles. Besides being the largest cl ash of the Revolution, in terms of both troops and casualties, the action at Brooklyn (sometimes called 'The Battle of Long Island') brought the fledgling American republic to the brink of disaster. At the height of the fighting, only the va l i a n t s acrifice of one regiment - the Marylanders - staved off a catastrophe. The British army, meanwhile, executed a three-pronged surprise assault with admirable professionalism. The wilds of Brooklyn became a killing ground for the Britis h an d He ss i an troops who were able to begin the war convinced the colonials would not be able to stand against their onslaught of bullets and steel. While a drama of rare instensity on its surface, the Battle of Brooklyn also holds a larger si gn ifi ca nce : t he Ki ng's men did not invade Brooklyn to face other kings' men; they were sent to fight a population. Rules of engagement were uncertain and passions for and against the rebellion ran high. When the smoke cleared at Brooklyn, i n 1 776, th e mo dern ag e of 'democratic warfare' had begun....The Battle of Brooklyn was a victory for the British Empire. But contained within the triumph was a demonstration of the type of American resolve and courage that would eventually r esul t in inde pende nce f or t he Un ited States." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear at top of spine, crease at top edge of rear flap, barcode label on inside of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 1957-1967:  THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION.  THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19., Granatstein, J.L.
7 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA 1957-1967: THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION. THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771035152 / 9780771035159 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Signed by Author
375 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. Signed by author on title page. "In the tenth decade of Canada's confederation, the expansive and unifying post-war boom gave way to rapid change and conflicting choices. These were the years of John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, years when Canada's culture, economy, and politics took new directions and the foundations of today's political and social realities were laid. Beginning with a survey of the country in 1957, poised to grasp Diefenbaker's grand 'Vision', the author vividly describes how the Progressive Conservative promise won the nation - and later could not be fulfilled. In these critical years Canada joined NORAD and scrapped the Avro Arrow jet fighter; the Diefenbaker Cabinet tore itself apart over the nuclear arms question. At the same time, the economic crisis of the early sixties gave the Liberals a much-needed political weapon as the government faced soaring budget deficits, a declining dollar, and a severe recession. Politics mirrored public feelings in the mid-1960s as governments federal and provincial addressed new kinds of problems. Unification of the armed forces, medicare, and bilingualism in the public services, especially in the context of the growing political and cultural ferment in Quebec, proved divisive as well as innovative." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jackat has very small tear and creases at top of spine - archivally taped, some very light edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Hennessey, Thomas. A HISTORY OF NORTHERN IRELAND, 1920-1996.
New York St. Martin's Press 1997 0312211120 / 9780312211127 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Book club edition. "Founded upon the partition of Ireland in 1920, Northern Ireland experienced fifty years of nervous peace under the rule of a devolved government in Belfast. This government was representative only of the majority Protestant unionist community while the Catholic minority sought union with the rest of the island. The Protestant fortress held firm until the emergence of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, following which the province subsided into the civil unrest widely known as 'the Troubles'. Hennessey's even-handed history attempts to understand the reasons for the long history of communal division, mutual suspicion, Catholic alienation, and Protestant siege mentality. It traces the sequence of events, decade by decade, in the history of the troubled province. The great value of the book, however, is in providing an overview of events since the outbreak of the Troubles up to and including the present uncertain peace process. It is the first comprehensive history of Northern Ireland for over fifteen years and brings a contemporary perspective to historical events, taking account of the scholarship which has developed in Northern Ireland studies over the last twenty years." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP:  A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA., Hodgson, Godfrey.
9 Hodgson, Godfrey. THE WORLD TURNED RIGHT SIDE UP: A HISTORY OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASCENDANCY IN AMERICA.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1996. 
365 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0395822939 "In 1981, as Ronald Reagan swept into the White House and his men prepared to take over the government they had for years viewed with suspicion, the citizens of the United States woke up to dis cover that conservatism, once held in contempt, had become the nation's ruling ideology. This brilliant chronicle of how it all came to be 'is by far the best'. " Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post. Interior - very small bump to bottom c o r n e r o f a pprox. pages 110 to 155, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small publishers label on rear cover, one very small corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
11 Huxley, Aldous. Bradshaw, David, ed. THE HIDDEN HUXLEY: CONTEMPT AND COMPASSION FOR THE MASSES 1920-36.
Faber and Faber, London, (1994), Ist printing. 
255 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "...at the time (Huxley) wrote his classic novel (Brave New World), (he) was a proponent of eugenics and an outspoken champion of anti-democratic government. For the past sixty years this Huxley has remained entirely unknown. 'The Hidden Huxley' presents a selection of his hitherto undocumented articles and broadcasts of this period. They reveal a complex figure, who was both typical of his era in his abhorrence of mass civilisation, and u n i q u e i n t h at his contempt gradually gave way to a sympathetic affinity with ordinary men and women. By 1937, when Huxley left Europe for the United States, the cultural elitist had been firmly displaced by the legendary humanist. Huxley' s fa sc in at i ng p r og re ss from a scourge of the masses to their compassionate spokesman - a volte-face which took him down coalmines, into factories and to a New Forest camp for the unemployed - is here exposed for the first time." Dust jack et ha s m ino r e dg e w ear /w rin kli ng, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS., Kinsella, Warren.  Inscribed.
12 Kinsella, Warren. Inscribed. KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS.
Random House Canada, n.p., 2001, first printing. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0679310851 INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO T____ BEST WISHES & MANY THANKS! WARREN NOV. 2001". ALSO INSCRIBED ON VERSO OF FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "T____, HOPEFULLY MY RETIREMENT WILL BE AS ENJOYABLE AS YOURS, MIKE HARRIS". The second inscription is in two different coloured inks (possibly two different hands). "(F)or the first time, Kinsella lifts the veil on what really goes on inside campaigns - and it's not pretty. This is the good, the bad and the ugly of partisan politics, and Kinsella argues that all three are necessary for a healthy and democratic political dialogue. But this isn't a cynic's book on how to manipulate the voting public. The advice from the Prince of Darkness is 'stay on message, and stick to the truth'. Those practitioners of the black arts who resort to lies and cheating are most often burned at the stake by the voters. And he marshals plenty of evidence and insider stories from the hottest campaigns and campaigners in Canada and the United States - among them, James Carville, Besey Wright, Haley Barbour and Dick Morris - to prove his point. Your'll learn about push-polling, frugging, ratf**king, quick response, dirty tricks and oppo, and you'll learn how to counter them all. You'll be treated to Kinsella's Twelve Handy Tips for Surviving Encounters with Unethical, Unscrupulous, Unprincipled Political Journalists, as well as to his unique rating system on whose political reporting you can trust. This is a must-read not only for political junkies but also for marketers and PR flaks alike: it is a handbook, not only on how to win, but how to make sure your opponent loses." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor rubbing/tiny shallow dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
13 Littleton, James. TARGET NATION: CANADA AND THE WESTERN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986 0886191181 / 9780886191184 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)s military connections between Canada and the U.S. grow ever closer, urgent questions have arisen: do the CIA and other American intelligence organizations manipulate our Canadian intelligence services? How much national autonomy do our intelligence agencies really have? These disturbing questions were brought to (the author's) attention in conversations with authorities at the highest levels of government. Over the last six years he has conducted his investigation through interviews with key players in the RCMP, the new Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and other branches of both the Canadian and the U.S. governments. Many of them spoke to him with surprising frankness. Here, Littleton exposes the unwritten, secret agreements that exist among the Canadian intelligence services, the CIA and other Western intelligence agencies - without the full knowledge of our top government officials. He reveals how the intelligence services were part of the American attempt to implicate Lester Pearson as a Soviet spy, the dramatic increase in the power of the Canadian intelligence services since the end of the Second World War, and the efforts of the Diefenbaker, Pearson and Trudeau governments to come to grips with U.S. demands to use Canada as a strategic military zone between the two superpowers. As the cold war escalates, so does the pressure on Canad to accommodate Star Wars, Cruise missile testings, and other schemes that require the use of Canadian territory. (This) is a fascinating, disturbing account of how, in the family of the Western intelligence network, the closely linked interests of the secret services are sometimes placed before the welfare of Canada." A few tiny bumps to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, three tiny scuffs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE., Martin, Anthony.
14 Martin, Anthony. NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE.
Elek, London, 1952, first edition. 
167 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "This book sketches the historical experiences, the cultural and environmental influences which have made national characteristics and form the basis of policies in home and foreign affairs. Fierce patriotism and stubborn loyalties to friends and traditions are perhaps to be expected in a people who have discovered how to live well in their inordinately long country extending far beyond the Arctic Circle a n d s l a s h ed into a crazy pattern by glaciers, mountains and fjords. Democratic institutions, the huge merchant fleet, the midnight sun, the cod fisheries of Lofoten, Hanseatic Bergen, the growing pains of the capital of Oslo, the creation o f a ne w l an gu ag e by Parliamentary decree and especially the long associations with the English across the Northern Sea, form part of the picture. A fascinating folk and a very beautiful country - the two cannot be separated...." Boards are s li gh tly c url ed at for e- edges, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing on top of textblock, tiny foxing marks on bottom of textblock, faint foxing on boards and on inside hinges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wea r. Du st j ack et h as lig ht e dge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, scattered light foxing marks - mainly on inside of spine, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF CANADA., McNaught, Kenneth.
15 McNaught, Kenneth. THE HISTORY OF CANADA.
New York Praeger 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
336 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps. "The history of Canada is the story of an ever expanding frontier and of the attempt to create a new nation in the face of enormous physical and human obstacles. (The author) follows this development from the very first probings of the tiny bands of explorers, missionaries, and 'coureurs de bois' that opened up 'New France'. He examines the great military struggles for control of the continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which played such a vital part in laying down the present political and racial divisions. (Later) Canadians faced the enormous problems of welding scattered communities into provinces and provinces into a self-governing federation. The political task of nation-building was itself closely bound up with the building of the railways and the exploitation of the country's vast resources. Professor McNaught analyzes these great economic and social changes, as well as the part Canada played in two world wars and the process by which the Dominion evolved a new role in international affairs and new relationships with both Britain and the United States. (Concludes) with a survey of postwar Canada, which emphasizes that the expansion of the human frontier and the problems of unity and nationhood remain part of the Canadian question." Two very tiny stains on the half-title page, very small soft bump at top corner of middle third of pages, faint scuff on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
16 Mencken, H.L. NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE RUSH FOR SPOILS:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT:  THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972.  2 VOLUME SET., Robin, Martin.
17 Robin, Martin. THE RUSH FOR SPOILS: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1871-1933 & PILLARS OF PROFIT: THE COMPANY PROVINCE, 1934-1972. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 0771076754 / 9780771076756 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
318 pp, 351 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. 'The Rush for Spoils' - published 1972, ISBN 0771076754. 'Pillars of Profit' - published 1973, ISBN 077107672X. B&w illustrations. "This is an extensively researched and thorough history of British Columbia that represents a new departure in the political and historical literature of the province. (The) first volume covers the years to 1933, when Conservative Premier Tolmie was replaced by the Liberal Pattullo. (The second volume covers) the stormy years of T.D. Pattullo's war on the Great Depression, the Liberal-Conservative coalition against Socialism, the reign of W.A.C. Bennett and Social Credit during twenty years of scandal and controversy and, finally, the victory of the N.D.P. under Dave Barrett in the general election of August, 1972. Dr. Robin's critical approach to the politicians, their ideologies and policies, is supported by a mass of facts that will make this well-written and entertaining study a standard reference work for years to come." The Rush for Spoils has minor wrinkle at bottom of spine and very small light stain on top of text block. Dust Jackets: 'The Rush for Spoils' has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, four small edge tears archivally taped. 'Pillars of Profit' has very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
FROM YALTA TO BERLIN: THE COLD WAR STRUGGLE OVER GERMANY., Smyser, W.R.  Foreword by Paul H. Nitze.
18 Smyser, W.R. Foreword by Paul H. Nitze. FROM YALTA TO BERLIN: THE COLD WAR STRUGGLE OVER GERMANY.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999, second printing. 
465 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0312066058 B&w photographs. "The question of German unity was the most important and intractable problem to remain unsettled after World War II. It was also one of the least understoo d and, ultimately, one of the most important issues determining the political stability of the globe at the end of the twentieth century. (The author) explores 'the German Question' and uses it to illustrate the story of how Germany was divid e d a n d then united against a background of global events and a continuing search for stable peace in an area that has not known it since the age of Charlemagne. Focusing on the personalities who controlled Germany's fate - FDR, Churchill, Stal in , D e Ga ul le, Adenauer, Kennedy, Brandt, Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl and others - Smyser creates a masterful and engaging portrait of a country that has played a pivotal role in the history of the twentieth century." Light wrinkling at top/b ott om o f spi ne. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, moderate at bottom of spine and light at top/bottom of flap-folds, minor edge wear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
19 Snider, Norman. THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD: HOW THE LIBERALS FELL FROM GRACE AND THE TORIES ROSE TO POWER.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1985 0886190908 / 9780886190903 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
206 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) dramatic, no-holds-barred account of the long political season from January 1983 to September 1984 - from the review of Joe Clark's leadership of the Progressive Conservatives, through the resignation of Pierre Trudeau, and two leadership conventions, to the stunning election of Brian Mulroney as Canada's Prime Minister - an event that meant the end of an era. (G)ives us frank, critical portraits of the major aspirants for the nation's highest office, from John Crosbie and Jean Chretien to JohnTurner and Ed Broadbent, as well as the man who ultimately emerged the victor, Brian Mulroney. Snider followed the candidates across the country as they battled for victory in both the Tory and Liberal campaigns. He was there through the landslide election of Tory September. He conducted interviews throughout, formal and informal, talking to the candidates, to the men and women working with them and to those who simply watched from the sidelines as events unfolded. And he pulls no punches in his description of the events and those players; he gives us behind-the-scenes stories and irreverent anecdotes that never appeared in the newspapers. Behind the political battles lies a society of changing values and conflicting ideas. (This) is a dramatic portrait of power and democracy in Canada." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
20 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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