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1 Berton, Pierre. THE INVASION OF CANADA, 1812-1813.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 0771012357 / 9780771012358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
363 pp, 9 3/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, maps/battle plans. Inscribed on title page: "Pierre Berton / To Leon with my best wishes / Aug '85". "To America's leaders in 1812, an invasion of Canada seemed the best way to bloody John Bull's nose. It would, as Thomas Jefferson confidently predicted, be 'a mere matter of marching'. How could a nation of eight million fail to subdue a struggling colony of 300,000? Yet, when the campaign of 1812 ended on the bloody banks of the River Raisin, the only Americans left on Canadian soil were prisoners of war. Three American armies had been forced to surrender, and the British were in control of all of Michigan Territory and much of Indiana and Ohio. Drawing on personal memoirs and diaries as well as official dispatches, the author has been able to get inside the characters of the men who fought the war - the common soldier as well as the generals. (C)owards and heroes, flawed generals and bumbling bureaucrats, traitors, loyalists, war profiteers, military incompetents and geniuses. (T)he War of 1812, or more properly the myth of the war, served to give the new settlers (of Upper Canada) a sense of community and set them on a different course from that of their neighbours. The Canadian way of life, says Berton, has its roots in the invasion of Canada." Light toning to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; two tiny edge tears archivally taped; light browning on spine, flap-folds, top 1" of panels and top edge of flaps; several tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CN LINES.  VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4.  JANUARY 2001.  (CANADIAN NATIONAL - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - CENTRAL VERMONT - GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY - DULUTH, WINNIPEG & PACIFIC - ILLINOIS CENTRAL.), Lill, Al, editor.  (Stafford Swain, Ken Goslett, Kevin J. Holland, Donald B. Valentine, Jim Simmons, Geoff Doane, Glenn Courtney, J.V. Deragon, Les Kozma.)
2 Lill, Al, editor. (Stafford Swain, Ken Goslett, Kevin J. Holland, Donald B. Valentine, Jim Simmons, Geoff Doane, Glenn Courtney, J.V. Deragon, Les Kozma.) CN LINES. VOLUME 10, NUMBER 4. JANUARY 2001. (CANADIAN NATIONAL - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - CENTRAL VERMONT - GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY - DULUTH, WINNIPEG & PACIFIC - ILLINOIS CENTRAL.)
CN Lines Special Interest Group, Winnipeg, 2001. 
44 pp, 11" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w and colour photographs, maps. Contents: What's Happening; Kitbashing a CNR 20-foot Piggyback Trailer in HO; CNR Freight C-Line Memories; CNR C-Line Synopsis; Central Vermont's U-1-a Mountains; Halifax Through the Years - Snapshots of the Main Line's East End; CN Family SD40s and SD40-2s - Part 2; More About Canadian Shield Country - Part 3; The Alberta Coal Branch. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear on spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOKMAN'S TALE:  A NOVEL OF OBSESSION., Lovett, Charlie.
3 Lovett, Charlie. THE BOOKMAN'S TALE: A NOVEL OF OBSESSION.
New York Viking 2013 0670026476 / 9780670026470 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Peter Byerly isn't sure what drew him into this particular bookshop in the Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye. Nine months earlier, the death of his beloved wife, Amada, had left him shattered. The young antiquarian bookseller relocated from North Carolina to the English countryside, hoping to outrun his grief and rediscover the joy he once took in collecting and restoring rare books. But upon opening an eighteenth-century study of Shakespeare forgeries, Peter is shocked when a portrait of Amanda tumbles out of its pages. Of course, it can't be her. The watercolor is clearly Victorian. Yet the resemblance is uncanny, and Peter becomes obsessed with learning the picture's origins. Peter follows the trail of clues across the centuries - from a raucous London tavern where the unscrupulous bookseller Bartholomew Harbottle plots against the 'upstart crow' William Shakespeare to the unfinished ramparts of an Oxfordshire mansion where a frustrated Victorian painter mourns his lost love and takes revenge on his book-collecting rival. Along the way Peter discovers his holy grail: a priceless literary artifact that could prove the truth about Shakespeare's identity. Fearing the book may be a forgery, Peter races against time to prove its authenticity, evading the clutches of a murderer, meeting a woman who may hold the key to the mystery of the portrait, and finally discovering the truth about his own past and precious Amanda." Book is very slightly bowed. Dust jacket has one minor soft edge crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PICKING UP THE REINS.  AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD., Moss, Norman.
4 Moss, Norman. PICKING UP THE REINS. AMERICA, BRITAIN AND THE POSTWAR WORLD.
London Duckworth Overlook 2008 0715636936 / 9780715636930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
228 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "At the end of World War Two, Britain, although impoverished, was a power that spanned the globe, while America was a nation withdrawing to look after its own affairs. All this was to change within a short space of time. A freakishly cold winter proved devastating for Europe and revealed Britain's fundamental weakness, while the Soviet Union, once an ally, began to emerge as a threatening expansionist power. The United States stepped in, first with economic help and then with defence aid, transforming itself into a world power. This is something for which neither the British nor the American people were prepared, and their leaders also had to struggle to come to terms with the rapid changes in the world. (This book) shows how this dramatic transfer of power came to pass: the British withdrawal from the Eastern Mediterranean which shocked the US Administration, the 'Truman Doctrine' that came in response, the Marshall Plan that changed Europe forever, pushed through after a struggle with Congress, and the series of momentous decisions that followed." Very small bump at top of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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