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1 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner creases on covers, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE:  A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930., Ahern, Frances Robin.  Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley.
2 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - previous owner`s name, place and date in ink on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain on spine, minor wear at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR., Aldridge, Janet.
3 Aldridge, Janet. THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS BY THE SEA OR THE LOSS OF THE LONESOME BAR.
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1914. 
255 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue/green cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of girl with paddle coming out of tent on front board and a pair of crossed logs on spine), in dust jacket. 4 b&w illustrati ons, including frontispiece. The further camping adventures of the Meadow-Brook girls, set in early 20th century America. The titles on the back of the dust jacket list up to "The Meadow-Brook Girls on the Tennis Courts". Heavy browning t o p a g e s , front inside hinge paper is split, heavy browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, a few very small white soiling marks on spine and boards. Dust jacket has heavy wear at top/bottom of spine an flap-folds, small chips and t ea rs wi th c re as es , small erased pencilled numbers on front flap. Good/Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY., Andersen, Han Christian.  Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst.
4 Andersen, Han Christian. Edited by Duncan Crosbie, Pat Hegarty and Hazel Songhurst. HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TREASURY.
Haywards Heath Tony Potter 2006 1905288042 / 9781905288045 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Helen Stratton. 
192 pp, 10 1/8" H. "This enchanting collection of Hans Christian Andersen's best-loved fairy tales has been brought to life with illustrations by the Victorian artist, Helen Stratton. Her delicate and detailed black and white drawings have been exquisitely hand coloured (by Nicola Burley) for this treasury." Contents: Introduction; The Red Shoes; The Little Mermaid; The Fellow Traveller; The Snow Queen; The Garden of Paradise; The Ice Maiden; The Fir Tree; The Little Match Girl; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Tinder Box; The Wild Swans; The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Small bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Bennett, Ethel Hume. A TREASURE SHIP OF OLD QUEBEC.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Good Hazel Boswell. Inscribed By Author
266 pp, 8 1/2" H. Blue cloth with black lettering on spine. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. Most of the front panel of the dust jacket has been laid in the front of the book, but the rest is missing. Signed on title page: "Ethel Hume Bennett, / Christmas 1936 / Toronto." "Good story of a group of young people who succeed in solving the mystery of the disappearance of a model ship, a seal, a miniature and a deed -- all keys to the future happiness of one of the group. Perhaps luck is with them to a surprising degree, but, none the less, the following down of clues is well developed and less left to chance than in the average juvenile mystery yarns. The period is today -- the place Quebec and environs, but a great deal of history is made an essential part of the unravelling of the mystery." Kirkus Review. Book is very slightly cocked, soft crease down spine, light fading/toning to spine and some edges of boards, light edge wear - a little heavier at top/bottom of spine and at corners, light browning to edges of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small crease at top corner of pages 1to 6, small tear at bottom of page 3, several very small tears at bottom of page 1 and illustration list page - all tears are archivally taped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST., Berton, Pierre.
6 Berton, Pierre. ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1960, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Pierre Berton takes us behind the scenes for a look at this business of writing a daily newspaper column. It's a highly personalized account, to be sure, but one that is well calculated to entertain almost any reader. Included along with the author's personal comments is a varied selection of many of the best columns he has written over a two-year period. None of them has appeared before in book form." Very small light mark on page 121, tiny chip at bottom edge of free rear endpaper, slight darkening to top of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling wear at top of spine and flap- folds has been colored with black ink, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRENCH CANADA., Boswell, Hazel.
7 Boswell, Hazel. FRENCH CANADA.
New York Viking 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Hazel Boswell. Signed by Author
82 pp, oblong (6 1/2" H x 9 1/2" D). Oatmeal-coloured cloth with reddish brown lettering on spine, reddish-brown illustration on front board. Pictorial endpapers (Christmas Market at Quebec), 25 charming full-page colour illustrations. Signed by Hazel Boswell, underscored with a flourish and dated July 1938 on half title page. "I have been anxious to make this book as French Canadian in character as I could. In my illustrations I have therefore tried to follow the type of drawing and design that the French Canadian women make for their hooked rugs and other work." From the Author's Note. Contents: Quebec Seminary; The Chateau Frontenac; The Caleche; Christmas Trees; Tourists; Dog Derby; Carting Snow; Les Enfants de Marie; The Island of Orleans; Lorette; Scotch Names; The Habitant; The Cure; Sunday; The Calvaire; Carrying the Mail; Going to School; The Saw Mill; The Butcher; The Oven; Sugaring Time; Eel Fisheries; Hooked Rugs; Weaving; Spinning; Notes. Very light soiling to edges of boards and spine, scattered very light small stains on boards, top/bottom of book and one in margin of page 48. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF QUEBEC.  FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG., Boswell, Hazel.
8 Boswell, Hazel. LEGENDS OF QUEBEC. FROM THE LAND OF THE GOLDEN DOG.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Hazel Boswell. 
120 pp, 8" H. Colour illustrations. Contents: Foreword; The Feast of St. John the Baptist; The White Owl; The Weeping Rock; Felix the Obstinate; Old Desanges; The Lighthouse of Ste. Julie; Josephine's Promise; The Man Who Shot the Cross; The Little Bear; The Trip to Paris; Notes. Small McClelland and Stewart stamp mark on free front endpaper, some light toning on free endpapers from dust jacket flaps, minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, three edge tears with creases archivally taped, wear, most edge wear has been dyed green to match dust jacket colour - has bled through to inside surface, light surface rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORY OF ASCOT, PARTS OF RANGES I TO V, 1803-1948.  EATON ROAD, SPRING ROAD, JOHNVILLE ROAD OR GLENBURN, GLENDAY NEIGHBOURHOOD, MOULTON HILL, HUNTINGVILLE AND ROADS LEADING EAST AND NORTH., Coates, Hazel Ashe, compiler.  Foreword by Lady Tweedsmuir.  H.S. Billings, M.E. McCurdy, et al.
9 Coates, Hazel Ashe, compiler. Foreword by Lady Tweedsmuir. H.S. Billings, M.E. McCurdy, et al. STORY OF ASCOT, PARTS OF RANGES I TO V, 1803-1948. EATON ROAD, SPRING ROAD, JOHNVILLE ROAD OR GLENBURN, GLENDAY NEIGHBOURHOOD, MOULTON HILL, HUNTINGVILLE AND ROADS LEADING EAST AND NORTH.
Ascot Women's Institute, n.p., 1949. 
85 pp (printed on one side of leaf only), small 4to (10 13/16" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; History of the Ascot Women's Institute; Institute Pictures; Place Names; Indians; Hyatt Saga - with Historical Document Notes; Early Roads - map; Growth and Development of the County; The Neighbourhoods - including geographical features and industries; Old Map - in sections; Railways; Education; Churches - pictures; Temperance Work; Pearlash and Prices 100 Years Ago; The Home Front World War I; Peace Celebrations 1918; Memorial Roll 1914-1918; Ascot War Work and Other Activities; Ascot Honour Roll 1939-1945; Armed Forces - World War II; Poem - "For the Fallen" - by L. Binyon; Our Boys - Illustrated; Pe a c e C e l e b rations 1945. Interior - covers have pulled away from adjacent page at front and rear inside hinges causing some tears which have now been archiavlly taped, light rusting to staples, otherwise clean and tight with with no other own er sh ip ma rk s. Ex terior - previous owner's name on frontcover, light browning on spine and hinge areas, small light stain on covers, old tape residue at top/bottom of spine and covers at hinges, small closed tears at top/bottom of hinges, very li ght ru b bin g, a f e w s oft creases. Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
BASKETMAKING., Crook, Georgia.
10 Crook, Georgia. BASKETMAKING.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000. 
128 pp, 11" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - interior wire binding allows book to lay open flat while following diagrams - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 1861263104 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams. "(This) is an insp iring introduction for the novice and intermediate basketmaker to tradtional willow and hedgerow basketry techniques using a series of clear diagrams and detailed text. A series of step-by-step projects illustrate how the techniques can be u s e d t o make simple and original baskets of traditional or contemporary design. The reader is encouraged to make bold use of locally available materials and to develop their own style of basketmaking." Colour off-set on title page from adjacen t fr on t is pi e ce, a few faint erasure marks on half-title page, slight wear at corners of boards, light rubbing on boards - including two faint indentation lines on front board. Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS.  (SUNDAY TIMES), Girling, Richard, ed.  Gardening consultant: Graham Rose.  (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.)
11 Girling, Richard, ed. Gardening consultant: Graham Rose. (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.) THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS. (SUNDAY TIMES)
London Macmillan 1988 0333482301 / 9780333482308 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely and beautifully illustrated in color with photographs and reproductions. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Taming the Wilderness; Magic, Medicine and Broth; Branches Throughout the World; The Quest for Colour; The Greenhouse Effect; A Natural Romance; One Hundred Historic Gardens to Visit. Small bump to corners of boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of front board, very light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
COOKSVILLE:  COUNTRY TO CITY.  ALSO INCLUDES:  BRITANNIA., Hicks, Kathleen A.  Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons.
12 Hicks, Kathleen A. Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons. COOKSVILLE: COUNTRY TO CITY. ALSO INCLUDES: BRITANNIA.
Mississauga, Ontario Friends of the Mississauga Library System 2005 0969787375 / 9780969787372 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
345 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 12" D). Personalized inscription by author on title page. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Cooksville, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Jacob Cook; Years: 1807-1850; Daniel Harris; Joseph & Jane Silverthorn; Years: 1851-1900; The Great Fire of 1852; The Credit Valley Railway; Years: 1901-1950; William Stanislaus Romain; Toronto Township Police Department; Years: 1951-2000; Reeve Mary Fix; Robert W. Speck; Mississauga the Town; Mississauge the City; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WOMEN IN THE COMICS., Horn, Maurice.
13 Horn, Maurice. WOMEN IN THE COMICS.
Chelsea House, New York, 1980. 
229 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. ISBN 0877542058 Profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Contents: Introduction; The First Draft: 1897-1910; A Place of One's Own: 1910-1919; Working Girls and Flappers: 1920-1929; The Royal Road to Adventure: 193 0-1939; The Fighting Forties: 1940-1949; The Frolicsome Fifties: 1950-1959; You've Come a Long Way, Baby: 1960-1977; Bibliography; A List of Women Cartoonists; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - v e r y l i g ht edge wear/wrinkling, several small soft creases on covers, large soft corner crease and light rubbing on rear cover, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
14 Kennedy, Fred. THE CALGARY STAMPEDE STORY.
Calgary, Alberta T. Edwards Thonger 1952 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
236 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Alternate pages are advertising for local and/or related businesses/services/etc. Contents: The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth; The Stampede Is Born; "Let 'Er Buck"; The Victory Stampede 1919; Prince of Wales Cowboy; Midnight, Hell On Hooves; Clem Gardner, Cowman; Four Of A Kind; 1924 To 1934. Prosperity and Depression; 1935-1952. The Lush Years; The Livestock Show; Royal Winter Stampede 1951; The Corral The Stampede Built; L'Envoi; The Record Tells The Story; Do You "Savvy The Burro"?; Banff Indian Days; Square Dance Glamour; Calgary, Canada's Oil Capital. Interior - covers have pulled away from their glue-down area exposing staples and glue residue, area of excess glue residue and surface paper loss on last page and inside of rear cover, very soft crease at top corner of approx. page 165 to end of book. Exterior - minor browning to top of text block, spine and front cover; two tiny ink marks and one small corner crease on front cover; very light edge wear; small area of soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
15 Leeson, F.L., editor. (Peter Beauchamp, Hazel Hunt, June D Troy, Peter Razzell, Peter Wilson Coldham.) GENEALOGISTS' MAGAZINE. JUNE 1998. VOL. 26 NO. 2. JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS.
Society of Genealogists, London, 1998. 
Paging runs 41 - 80 + ads, 9 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: The Queen's Peace: Lawmen officiating in the control of itinerants in Elizabethan England; The Dorcas Society: Religion, philanthropy and community - the interrelationshi ps in a Dorset fishing village in the 1880s; Ephemera - the Editor's jottings; Federation News; What a difference a date makes; Same-name children - alive or dead?; Notes and news insert; Felons transported to America; Correspondence; Deat h s ; B o o k r eviews; Readers' queries; Library update; Additions to the library and documents collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear/wrinkling, one very small corner crease. V er y Go o d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern.
16 Mathews, Hazel C. Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, reprinted with corrections. 
521 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802018203 B&w illustrations. "Mrs. Mathews, descendant of a pioneer Oakville family, traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stag es of the town's development. The history is complete, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period at which Oakville has changed its character completely. It is based on wide research, begun out of genuine interest and curio s i t y , into a part of the province about which very little has been written. Mrs. Mathews has combed such primary sources as family papers, local newspapers, and archive documents. She has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and p ub li c bu il dings of Oakville, and of activities along "The Sixteen", the creek which has been so important in its life. But Mrs. Mathews does more than this. She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario's his tor y, wi th the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the social history of Southern Ontario over a long period." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, soft crease at top of rea r fl ap, ver y mi nor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm.
17 Mathews, Hazel C. Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, n.p., 1953, Ist edition. 
521 pp, large 8vo(9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, photos, color plates. "...traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stages of the town's development. The history is complet e, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period in which Oakville has changed its character completely...(Mrs. Mathews) has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and public buildings of Oakville, and of activities a l o n g ' The Sixteen', the creek which has been so important to its life...She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario history, with the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the s oc ia l hi s tory of Southern Ontario over a long period..." Previous owner's name in red ink on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has chips and t ear s, su rfa ce paper loss at top of front panel, edge wear/creases, light fading to spine color, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO.  (WORLD WAR II), Messenger, Charles.
18 Messenger, Charles. THE CHRONOLOGICAL ATLAS OF WORLD WAR TWO. (WORLD WAR II)
New York Macmillan 1989 0025843915 / 9780025843912 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Richard and Hazel Watson, maps. 
255 pp, 11 3/4" H. Over 200 maps/battle plans in shades of black, white and red. "(T)his book provides a continuous, chronological narrative, linking the theatres and showing how each affected the others, and the way in which the protagonists were forced to adjust the deployment of armies and resources between them. Each two-page spread describes and maps a particular phase in the conflict, linking its position in the order of events to previous and subsequent topics. Graphic keys supply at-a-glance locations in time and place, while a cursor bar shows the phase of the overall conflict. The maps have been designed to complement and amplify the chronological text, presenting not only the main events but also showing peripheral and incidental information to aid the reader in forming a clear picture of the course of the war. Areas depicted have been chosen with care, to include all the zones and their implicit factors that impinged upon the decision-making of the com-manders in the field as well as their political masters. As a narrative, graphic history of the Second World War, this book will provide new insights for the expert as well as a uniquely comprehensible overview for the layman." Section headings: Introduction; The Legacy of the First World War; Just a European War; Britain Alone; Hitler Turns East; The Dark Before the Dawn; Tide on the Turn; Slowly But Surley; Europe Re-Entered; Liberation; Closing In; Victory in Europe; The Ultimate Weapon; The Legacy; Further Reading; Index. Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LIFE, DEATH, AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE., Potter, D.S. and Mattingly, D.J.  (Ann E. Hanson, Maud W. Gleason, Bruce W. Frier, Greg S. Aldrete, Hazel Dodge.)
19 Potter, D.S. and Mattingly, D.J. (Ann E. Hanson, Maud W. Gleason, Bruce W. Frier, Greg S. Aldrete, Hazel Dodge.) LIFE, DEATH, AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE.
Ann Arbor University of Michigan Press 1999 0965088167 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, plans. "Family structure, gender identity, food supply, religion, and entertainment are all crucial to an understanding of the Roman world. As views of Roman history have broadened in recent decades to encompass a wider range of topics, the need has grown for a single volume that can offer a starting point for all these diverse subjects, for readers of all backgrounds. This collection fills such a need by uniting a series of general introductions on each of these topics for the nonspecialist. Each essay brings readers into contact with broadly ranging evidence, as well as a wide variety of approaches that are needed to study basic questions about the Roman world. Essays explore the Roman family, gender definition, demography, Roman food supply, Roman religion, and the wide variety of public entertainment throughout the empire. The volume brings together an unparalleled range of methodologies and topics. It will enable the modern reader to understand the Roman world in all its complexity." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Sears, Val. HELLO SWEETHEART - GET ME REWRITE: REMEMBERING THE GREAT NEWSPAPER WARS.
Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550131125 / 9781550131123 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
213 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w plates. "Exactly how the (Toronto) 'Telegram' came to feature Marilyn Bell's first-person, front-page account of her swim across Lake Ontario while she was under exclusive contract to the 'Toronto Star' continues to interest students of newspaper ethics to this day. But in the 1950s, as veteran newspaperman Val Sears recounts, shenanigans of this sort were commonplace. In their competition to build readership, newspapers resorted to extreme measures - even hiding crime victims - for the sake of an exclusive story. It was the age of the great newspaper wars and Val Sears was a frontline combatant. His rollicking account of the events that made the headlines, and the behind-the-scenes skirmishes among reporters battling for a scoop, is often hilarious, sometimes surprising, and occasionally tragic. Whether he is describing the bank-robbing Boyd Gang, whose repeated escapes from a Toronto prison inspired hysteria and ended in murder, the horrible devastation inflicted by Hurricane Hazel, or the miracle of the men who survived the collapse of the coal mine in Springhill, Nova Scotia, (he) demonstrates a marvellous wit and the skills of a gifted raconteur. Journalists in particular will be interested in Sears' view of how newspaper reporting has changed over the years: how stories were carefully 'built', or often stolen from other papers; how the role of the reporter has shifted, and how readers have also altered their expectations of their daily newspaper." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of hinges. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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