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BEHIND THE GLORY., Barris, Ted.
1 Barris, Ted. BEHIND THE GLORY.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591764 / 9780771591761 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
358 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, "When war broke out in September 1939, the Allied air forces had few combat aircraft and even fewer military pilots ready to fight. It was clear that air superiority would determine the outcome of the war, so in December 1939, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada created the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Most of the air crew training took place in Canada. The success of the plan depended on its instructors. At the beginning of the war bush pilots, barnstormers, commercial pilots, crop-dusters, amateur aviators, and First World War veterans were called up to begin the huge task of training. Most of their students went to the front, but some were kept in Canada to instruct the next generation of recruits. At its peak, the plan administered 107 schools and 184 other units at 231 sites across Canada, operated 11,000 aircraft, and employed 104,000 men and women. The BCATP trained 200,000 air crew in less than five years. FDR and Winston Churchill called their work 'the decisive factor' in the war." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Blanck, Jacob, compiler. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. VOLUME THREE (3): EDWARD EGGLESTON TO BRET HARTE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
4 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL:  PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP., Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds.  (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._
5 Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds. (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._ GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL: PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2001. 
60 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 155125056X "This collection of (31) essays by Canadian Forces officers, as well as prominent Canadian authors and scholars, expresses the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to th e changing nature of leadership in the armed forces. Specifically, the book examines generalship from a number of perspectives such as the historical experience, the nature of higher command, recent operations, civilian-military relations, i n c l u d i n g the interface with the media, and the functional roles and responsiblities of generalship." Fine/Fine 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL:  PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP., Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds.  (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._
6 Horn, Bernd and Harris, Stephen J., eds. (J.L. Granatstein, Maurice Baril, Romeo Dallaire, Terry Copp, Desmond Morton, Lewis MacKenzie, David Bercuson, Joel Sokolsky, Hal Klepak, Bill McAndrew, W. Don Mcnamara, Ken C. Hague, Ernest B. Beno, et al._ GENERALSHIP AND THE ART OF THE ADMIRAL: PERSPECTIVES OF CANADIAN SENIOR MILITARY LEADERSHIP.
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, 2001. 
560 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1551250608 "This collection of (31) essays by Canadian Forces officers, as well as prominent Canadian authors and scholars, expresses the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to the changing nature of leadership in the armed forces. Specifically, the book examines generalship from a number of perspectives such as the historical experience, the nature of higher command, recent operations, civilian-military relations, including the interface wi th the media, and the functional roles and responsiblities of generalship." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE., Plaut, Jonathan V.  Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek.
7 Plaut, Jonathan V. Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek. THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027069 / 9781550027068 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
320 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs. "Beginning with the first Jewish settler, Moses David, the important role that Windsor Jews played in the development of Ontario's south is mirrored in this 200-year chronicle. The founding pioneer families transformed their Eastern European shtetl into a North American settlement; many individuals were involved in establishing synagogues, schools, and an organized communal structure in spite of divergent religious, political, and economic interests. Modernity and the growing influence of Zionism and Conservative/Reform Judaism challenged the traditional and leftist leanings of the community's founders. From the outset, Jews were represented in city council, actively involved in communal organizations, and appointed to judical posts. While its Jewish population was small, Windsor boasted Canada's first Jewish Cabinet members, provincially and federally, in David Croll and Herb Gray. As the new millenium approached, Jews faced shrinking numbers, forcing major consolidations in order to ensure their survival." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Rosenberg, Joel. Cover art by Darrell K. Sweet. D'SHAI DUOLOGY. 1. D'SHAI. 2. HOUR OF THE OCTOPUS. 2 VOLUME SET.
Ace, New York, (1991, 1994), Ist printings. 
327 p, 263 pp, mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "In feudal D'Shai, your birth determines your status - and your own special magic. There is the Way of the Warrior, the Way of the Runner, and fifty other kazuh. Thus has always been...The Way of D'Shai. Kami is twice trapped by this rigid caste system. He is a peasant in love with a beautiful daughter of the upper classes. And he is an acrobat with no magical talents for acrobatics. But when he is falsely accused of a nobleman's murder, Kami must defy tradition and find his own special power - and neither he nor D'Shai will ever be the same!" Interiors - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - very light edge wear, spines flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
CONTEMPORARY STAINED GLASS:  A PORTFOLIO OF CANADIAN WORK., Russ, Joel and Lynn, Lou.
9 Russ, Joel and Lynn, Lou. CONTEMPORARY STAINED GLASS: A PORTFOLIO OF CANADIAN WORK.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1985, first edition. 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385233388 Profusely illustrated in colour. "Celebrating the union of tradition and innovation in the arts, (this) is the first tribute to outstanding Canadian contributions made to the int ernational postwar revival of stained glass as an art form. Presenting seventeen artists who are in the vanguard of this movement, (it) examines the revitalization and refinement of stained glass as a modern medium for expression in art an d a r c h i t e cture....Each of the profiles....shows the artists at work and is accompanied by a representative selection of beautiful, full-colour plates of his or her most outstanding creative accomplishments. In the accompanying text, the art is t s re fl ec t on t he changing nature of their aims, and the new respect they are receiving in the art world and from the public. Their words and their works of art celebrate the versatility of the medium, as is manifested by the fresh, new lo ok of a rch ite ctu ra l g las s work, and the dramatic advent of sculptural stained glass and the autonomous panel." Large gift inscription on half-title page, book slightly cocked, slight waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is pric e c lip ped , ve ry l ight ed ge w ear/ wrinklingat top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, irregular line indentation on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SEVENTH MILLION: THE ISRAELIS AND THE HOLOCAUST., Segev, Tom.  Translated by Haim Watzman.
10 Segev, Tom. Translated by Haim Watzman. THE SEVENTH MILLION: THE ISRAELIS AND THE HOLOCAUST.
Hill and Wang, New York, 1993, book club edition. 
593 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "A controversial and powerful work, this monumental history is the first to show the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, and politics of Israel. Dra wing on thousands of pages of newly declassified documents, as well as on diaries and interviews, (the author) tells the dramatic story of how the yishuv - the Jewish community of pre-Israel Palestine - confronted the rise of Nazi Germany and t h e H o locaust, and how Israeli society has dealt with the consequences since." Previous owner's stamp on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very minor wear at bottom of front hinge, one tiny edge tear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
11 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO:  THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN., Williams, Susan Millar.  (Julia Peterkin.)
12 Williams, Susan Millar. (Julia Peterkin.) A DEVIL AND A GOOD WOMAN, TOO: THE LIVES OF JULIA PETERKIN.
Athens, Georgia University of Georgia Press 1997 0820319120 / 9780820319124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
343 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "Julia Peterkin revolutionized American literature by writing seriously about the lives of plain black farming people. In five bold, lyrical books she pushed the bounds of realism to earn the startled praise of such intellecturals and literary artists as W.E.B. Du Bois and Langston Hughes. A plantation mistress who vowed to 'write what is, even if it is unpleasant', she took up writing at the age of forty, produced two best-selling novels, and won a Pulitzer Prize before mysteriously abandoning writing twelve years later. Peterkin's fiction chronicles the collapse of plantation agriculture on the Gullah coast of South Carolina. At the same time her writings are a thinly veiled autobiography of a southern white woman struggling to create something new out of the beauty and sorrow around her. Writing to her mentor H.L. Menckn in 1922, Peterkin declared, 'These black friends of mine live more in one Saturday night than I do in five years. I envy them, and I guess as I cannot be them, I seek satisfaction in trying to record them.' The first full account of Peterkin's life is an exemplary biography of a brilliant, enigmatic women who defied convention, lived as she pleased, and wrorte what she knew." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, some fading to spine colour (still very legible) and parts of top edge/front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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