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1 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
52 COULEURS DU QUEBEC ... CINQUANTE-DEUX PEINTRES.  THE COLOURS OF QUEBEC ... FIFTY-TWO PAINTERS., Bruens, Louis.
2 Bruens, Louis. 52 COULEURS DU QUEBEC ... CINQUANTE-DEUX PEINTRES. THE COLOURS OF QUEBEC ... FIFTY-TWO PAINTERS.
Editions la palette, Montreal, 1987. 
237 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2980106003 B&w and colour illustrations. Bilingual text (French/English). Showcases the work of 52 Quebec artists, giving brief biographies. Francesco Alberti, Gilles Archambault, Leonard Bas que, Andre Bertounesque, Normand Boisvert, Yvette Boulanger, J. Marcel Bourbonnais, Patricia Bourque, Serge Brunoni, Albert Buscio, Christian Deberdt, Littorio Del Signore, John Der, Maurice Domingue, Robert Dupont, Lucie Fournier, Helmut G e r t h , J o s eph Giunta, Francine Gravel, Monique Harvey, Richard Hetu, Vladimir Horik, Normand Hudon, Lise Jourdenais, Louise Kirouac, Pierre Labrecque, Claude Langevin, Michel Lapensee, P. Tex Lecor, Michel Leroux, Douglas Manning, Monique Mer ci er , Pa tr i ck M un eret, Pauline Paquin, Francoise Pascals, Claude Picher, Jacques Poirier, Marcel H. Poirier, Gaston Rebry, Philippe Richard, Alan Richardson, Gilles Seguin, Benoit Simard, Solange St-Pierre, Armand Tatossian, Claude Theberge, Ti bor K . T hom as , L oui s T remblay, Pierrette Trudel, Pierre Turgeon, Mario Verdon. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor wear at bottom of front panel, mi nor wrin kli ng a t bo tto m of spi ne, very light rubbing, two shallow dints on front hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
RONDES ET CHANSONS DE FRANCE., Cremonini, illustrator.
3 Cremonini, illustrator. RONDES ET CHANSONS DE FRANCE.
O.D.E.J., Paris, 1961, 1963 printing. 
30 pp, 11 3/4" H, glazed pictorial hard covers - no dust jacket. Color and monotone illustrations, music notation. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Contents: Meunier tu dors; La tour prends garde; Au clair de la lune; Savez-vous planter des choux; Sur le pont d'Avignon; J'ai du bon tabac; La mere Michel; Nous n'irons plus au bois; Il pleut bergere; Frere Jacques; Joli tambour; Cadet Rousselle; Le roi Dagobert; Fais dodo colin. Light browning to edges of pages and edges of textblock, very light rubbing t o glossy boards, bokk lightly cocked, tiny closed tear at bottom fore-edge of front board, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822., Davis, Richard C., editor.  (Sir John Franklin.)
4 Davis, Richard C., editor. (Sir John Franklin.) SIR JOHN FRANKLIN'S JOURNALS AND CORRESPONDENCE: THE FIRST ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION, 1819-1822.
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
cix, 463 pp, (xxiii), large 8vo (9 1/2" H), red cloth with gold lettering/banding/emblem on spine (no dust jacket - as issued). Top edge gilt. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy unnumbered. B&w illustrations, 3 maps (2 double-page). "This volume contains nearly complete transcriptions of the extant journals kept by John Franklin during his expedition to the unknown northern coast of the North American continent in the years 1819 to 1822. Only a few abstracts and tables of observations from the extant journal books have been excluded, and they, for the most part, are available in the appendices to Franklin's published 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22'. The present volume also includes transcriptions of a selection of correspondence written during the preparation for and execution of Franklin's first expedition. While most of the letters included here were written by Franklin, some were written by other correspondents to Franklin. A few highly selective pieces were neither written nor recieved by Franklin, but bear special relevance to letters that Franklin wrote. The Introduction provides short biographies of some of the men involved, and then establishes an historical context in which to situate the 1819-22 expedition. The sources of the various documents are next identified, followed by an attempt to understand what brought about the deaths of 11 out of 20 men under Franklin's leadership." Some minor wrinkling to fore-edge of some pages. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS., Delderfield, R.F.  (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.)
5 Delderfield, R.F. (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.) NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS.
Philadelphia Chilton 1966 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
242 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Napoleon, that master strategist, created twenty-six Marshals of France between the years 1804 and 1815. These men, who held the highest positions in the Empire after Napoleon himself, came from diverse, and often humble backgrounds. Among the twenty-six were officers, sergeant majors, rankers, apprentices, a farmer's boy, a brewer, a poet, a smuggler, an actor, a barber, and a prince. The two qualities they all had in common were courage and ambition. During the years when Napoleon was conqueror of most of Europe, the marshals acquired titles and great riches, and in the end there was only one who was not to some extent corrupted by greed or ambition, and who remained loyal to the man who had elevated them all to power. Through their stories, and the eyes of the author, the entire panorama of French history, from the first days of the French Revolution until the restoration of the Bourbons, is seen. The color and excitement of the great battles, the strategy, the roll of history is here in (this book), the first to follow the actual careers of the marshals from July, 1789, until their deaths." Light cigarette odor, a few pages with small a soft wrinkle at top corner, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light browning at top edge, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT., Downey, Fairfax.
6 Downey, Fairfax. LOUISBOURG: KEY TO A CONTINENT.
Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965. 
255 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates, maps, drawings. "(The author provides atmosphere and reality to this history) by focusing attention upon the people and the everyday happenings at the Fortress of Louisbourg and gives a colorful re-creation of land and sea battles. Downey describes this vital bastion as 'The strongest fortress in America, a walled city without a peer in the New World'. Louisbourg was guardian of the approaches to the S t . L awrence River, gateway to the heart of French Canada, and the key to a continent. In North America, the grasp of France was beginning to loosen. Its territories were shrinking, due to England's relentless drive. But total possession was im po ss i bl e so long as the great fortress Louisbourg stood fast. Then in 1744, war was declared between France and England and General William Pepperrell and American Colonial troops with the English navy laid siege to Louisbourg which fell in 174 5. En gl and 's possession lasted only three years, as Louisbourg was restored to the French by the Treaty of Aix la-Chapelle. The Seven Years War brough still another siege (1758) by the British who defeated the French. When the struggle be t ween th e tw o g reat powers ended, the fort was demolished and its people dispersed." Large birthday gift inscription blacked out on verso of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of tet block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge we ar /wrin klin g, a few small chips and tears - old tape at top of spine, light browning, soiling on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Fabre, Michel. (Richard Wright.) RICHARD WRIGHT: BOOKS & WRITERS.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, (1990), Ist edition. 
299 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Richard Wright, born in Mississippi in 1908, was largely self-taught...In this valuable work Michel Fabre, Wright's biographer and foremost among Wright scholars, details the volumes in Wright's library, and the facts of Wright's reading habits. This listing of books that formed and influenced him includes second-hand books he bought while living in extreme poverty in Chicago, some borrowed books never returned, books purchased in New York and in Paris, books Wright deemed required reading for a growing novelist, gift books, and others in a wide and comprehensive list on such subjects as contemporary American literature, classic European works, Afro-American studies, psychology, psychiatry, criminology, and social sciences...details information about when and where the volumes were acquired. In compiling this listing Fabre goes beyond the actual contents of Wright's library, for he includes also titles drawn from references in Wright's works and from the testimonies of people who knew him and his reading habits. Included also is an appendix that collects for the first time reviews written by Wright, his prefaces, forewords, and blurbs...In them one sees Wr ight as an author ready to help younger writers, black and white, American and French." This is an unread book, just removed from publisher's shrinkwrap for cataloguing. Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Godbout, Jacques & Colombo, John Robert, eds. (Margaret Atwood, Gwen MacEwen, John Newlove, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Lionel Kearns, Myra von Riedman, Harry Howith, K.V. Hertz, Henry Moscovitch, Gerald Godin, Andre Brochu, Francoise Bujold, et POESIE/POETRY 64.
Les editions du jour/Ryerson Press, Montreal/Toronto, (1963). 
157 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "An informal but important anthology of the new poetry being written in Canada today by sixteen young Canadian poets, both English and French." (Margaret Atwood, Gwen MacEwen, John Newlove, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Lionel Kearns, Myra von Riedman, Harry Howith, K.V. Hertz, Henry Moscovitch, Gerald Godin, Andre Brochu, Francoise Bujold, Andre Major, Paul Chamberland, Michel Garneau.) Pages browning lightly, large crease to top corner of free rear endpaper, tiny crease to top corner of pages 130-155, minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear, a few tiny closed tears/nicks, light browning to spine and edges. VG/VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN ARMY JOURNAL.  10.4  WINTER 2008 / LE JOURNAL DE L'ARMEE DU CANADA.  10.4  HIVER 2008., Godefroy, Andrew B., Major, ed.  (Trevor Cadieu, Jason T. Adair, Nils N. French, Michel-Henri St-Louis, Daniel Villeneuve, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold, Tim Winegard.)
9 Godefroy, Andrew B., Major, ed. (Trevor Cadieu, Jason T. Adair, Nils N. French, Michel-Henri St-Louis, Daniel Villeneuve, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold, Tim Winegard.) THE CANADIAN ARMY JOURNAL. 10.4 WINTER 2008 / LE JOURNAL DE L'ARMEE DU CANADA. 10.4 HIVER 2008.
Kingston, Ontario Land Force Command, Department of National Defence 2008 Soft Cover Fine 
136 pp (English text), 156 pp (French text), 8vo (9" H). B&w and colour illustrations. Bilingual text. Contents: Canadian Armour in Afghanistan; Learning on the Run: Company Level Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan; Learning from the Seven Soviet Wars: Lessons for Canada in Afghanistan; A Comprehensive Approach to Stability - The Strategic Advisory Team in Afghanistan; To Provide Focus: Intelligence and Counter-Insurgency; Opening the North: Technology and Training at the Fort Churchill Joint Services Experimental Testing Station, 1946-64; Army Biography: Frank R. MacMackin, MM - Brave Young Warrior (First World War); Note to File - The Reserve Forces Foreign Service Agreement; Book Reviews; The Stand-Up Table (Wartime Trainers: Adaptable, Agile, and Critical to Success / Commentary on The 33-Day War: An Example of Psychological Warfare in the Information Age). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean & bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN ARMY JOURNAL.  10.4  WINTER 2008 / LE JOURNAL DE L'ARMEE DU CANADA.  10.4  HIVER 2008., Godefroy, Andrew B., Major, ed.  (Trevor Cadieu, Jason T. Adair, Nils N. French, Michel-Henri St-Louis, Daniel Villeneuve, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold, Tim Winegard.)
10 Godefroy, Andrew B., Major, ed. (Trevor Cadieu, Jason T. Adair, Nils N. French, Michel-Henri St-Louis, Daniel Villeneuve, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold, Tim Winegard.) THE CANADIAN ARMY JOURNAL. 10.4 WINTER 2008 / LE JOURNAL DE L'ARMEE DU CANADA. 10.4 HIVER 2008.
Kingston, Ontario Land Force Command, Department of National Defence 2008 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
136 pp (English text), 156 pp (French text), 8vo (9" H). B&w and colour illustrations. Bilingual text. Contents: Canadian Armour in Afghanistan; Learning on the Run: Company Level Counter-Insurgency in Afghanistan; Learning from the Seven Soviet Wars: Lessons for Canada in Afghanistan; A Comprehensive Approach to Stability - The Strategic Advisory Team in Afghanistan; To Provide Focus: Intelligence and Counter-Insurgency; Opening the North: Technology and Training at the Fort Churchill Joint Services Experimental Testing Station, 1946-64; Army Biography: Frank R. MacMackin, MM - Brave Young Warrior (First World War); Note to File - The Reserve Forces Foreign Service Agreement; Book Reviews; The Stand-Up Table (Wartime Trainers: Adaptable, Agile, and Critical to Success / Commentary on The 33-Day War: An Example of Psychological Warfare in the Information Age). Interior - a few pages with tiny soft corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny soft corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Gough, Barry M., editor. THE JOURNAL OF ALEXANDER HENRY THE YOUNGER, 1799-1814. VOLUME II - THE SASKATCHEWAN AND COLUMBIA RIVERS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1992 0969342519 / 9780969342519 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Volume II only. Pagination runs 329 - 781 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 0531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. "This second volume of the Journal of the North West Company fur trader Alexander Henry the Younger portrays Henry against the larger panorama of the North American fur trade. We find him in the first entry, that for 8 August 1808, taking his leave from the Pembina post in the Red River Valley. He is destined for the Saskatchewan country and a different departmental assignment from that he previously had. We trace his route upstream along the waterways of the Saskatchewan River system, and we follow him into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in what is now southwestern Alberta. In the course of these trading activities that cover the years 1808 through 1813, Henry meets the surveyor and discoverer David Thompson, and on occasion the latter features heavily in the narrative. During these years on the prairies and plains of western North America Henry writes extensive commentary on various native peoples. The last phase of the Journal, comprising the years 1813 and 1814, brings Henry into the watershed of the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast.. The Nor'Westers were in a very insecure position owing to the threat of United States naval intervention during the War of 1812 and to the rivalry of John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company. The tension of the narrative builds with these enlarge-ments to Henry's activities, and it ends in his accidental death." From the Editor's Note. Minor rub on fore-edge of text block otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
PARAS VERSUS THE REICH: CANADA'S PARATROOPERS AT WAR, 1942-45., Horn, Bernd, Lieutenant-Colonel and Wyczynski, Michel.  Foreword by Brigadier (retired) S. James L. Hill.
12 Horn, Bernd, Lieutenant-Colonel and Wyczynski, Michel. Foreword by Brigadier (retired) S. James L. Hill. PARAS VERSUS THE REICH: CANADA'S PARATROOPERS AT WAR, 1942-45.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2003, first edition. 
351 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550024701 B&w drawings, maps. "This meticulously researched book traces the development of airborne forces from earliest mythology to their earth-shattering debut in the Second World War. More important ly, it reveals in exacting detail the story of Canada's paratroopers - from the early resistance to their establishment, the rigorous selection process and gruelling training, to their unrivalled combat record. It tells the story of the 1st C a n a d i a n Parachute Battalion, which never failed to achieve its assigned missions, nor did it ever lose an objective once captured. Through the pages of this book the reader will experience the exceptional courage, endurance, fighting skill, a nd t en ac it y of Canada's paratroopers in the Second World War." Inside - tiny curl at bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - rubbing to glossy covers, small crease at bottom corner of fr ont co ver , slight waviness to edges of text block. Very Good- 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, BULLETIN 24/1974.  MILLET'S "SAINT JEROME TEMPTED" AND "OEDIPUS TAKEN DOWN FROM TREE": DISCOVERY OF LOST PAINTING / CLODIAN STATUETTE IN NATIONAL GALLERY / MASSIMILIANO SOLDANI'S "VENUS PLUCKING THE WINGS OF CUPID, Laughton, Bruce; Hodgkinson, Terence; Montagu, Jennifer.
13 Laughton, Bruce; Hodgkinson, Terence; Montagu, Jennifer. NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA, BULLETIN 24/1974. MILLET'S "SAINT JEROME TEMPTED" AND "OEDIPUS TAKEN DOWN FROM TREE": DISCOVERY OF LOST PAINTING / CLODIAN STATUETTE IN NATIONAL GALLERY / MASSIMILIANO SOLDANI'S "VENUS PLUCKING THE WINGS OF CUPID
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1974. 
36 pp, 10" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Millet's "Saint Jerome Tempted" and "Oedipus Taken Down from the Tree": The Discovery of a Lost Painting; A Clodian Statuette in the National Gallery of Canada; Massimilian o Soldani's "Venus Plucking the Wings of Cupid". The main text is in English with 'Resumes' in French, captions in English and French. Interior - minor browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slig h t d a r k e n ing to edges of front cover, light rubbing on rear cover, small museum label on rear cover, light soiling. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CRUSADER CASTLES., Lawrence, T.E.   Introduced by Mark Bostridge.
14 Lawrence, T.E. Introduced by Mark Bostridge. CRUSADER CASTLES.
London Folio Society 2010 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
226 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), bound in blue buckram, printed in black and silver - in slipcase. B&w photographs, drawings, plans, maps. Contents: Introduction; The Thesis (Foreword to the First Edition / Explanation of the References in the Notes / Maps); Apology for the Work and Objections to 'Secondary' Criticism; A Preliminary: to Set Forth Oman's View, and to Suggest the Lines on which I will Work; Military Architecture in Europe before the First Crusade; Byzantine Military Architecture; The Architecture of the Crusaders in Syria; Military Architecture in Europe in the Twelfth Century; The Letters. Tiny bump at top of spine. Two tiny bumps on slipcase. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Macdonald, J.F.
15 Macdonald, J.F. WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
132 pp, 16mo (6 5/8" H), dark blue cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine. No date. B&w portrait. Looks at the life and work of William Henry Drummond, perhaps best known for his poems in French Canadian dialect . Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Glossary; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
16 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear and wrinkling at bottom of front hinge/front panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
17 MacKenzie, Lewis. PEACEKEEPER: THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1993 155054098X / 9781550540987 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
345 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "Brave, tough, resourceful, and, rarest of all, blessed with an irreverent sense of humour, (Major-General Lewis) MacKenzie needed all those qualities for the biggest assignment of his military career: striving for peace among the warring factions in the former Yugoslavia. In this riveting memoir, MacKenzie describes how he created Sector Sarajevo, and with a 30-nation UN force set out to liberate the airport to receive desperately needed food and medical supplies. MacKenzie's outstanding and unorthodox leadership catapulted him to the status of an international celebrity, as he used the media - 'the only weapon I had' - to maximum advantage. Against the daily drama of shelling, sabotage, murder and shameless propaganda, motivated by ethnic hatreds, MacKenzie's adventures in Sarajevo read like a war novel - except that it is all tragically true. With the verve of a natural storyteller, (he) also recounts the often bizarre highlights of eight previous peacekeeping tours in the Middle East, Cyprus and Vietnam. From bluffing his way through the Turkish-Cypriot lines to boisterous forays into Saigon's netherworld; from basketball in the Gaza Strip to dodging sniper fire in Sarajevo; from daring diplomatic improvisations to bluntly outspoken criticisms of the UN bureaucracy: here is a veteran peackeeper's frank, funny and unforgettable story." Slight bump at bottom of spine with a tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor crease at bottom of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM, MacLeod, D. Peter
18 MacLeod, D. Peter NORTHERN ARMAGEDDON: THE BATTLE OF THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM
Vancouver, British Columbia Douglas & McIntyre 2008 1553654129 / 9781553654124 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
379 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour illustrations (maps, plates). "(T)he story of the Siege of Quebec and its climax, the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. A brief bloody affair, it brought a brutal end to the Seven Years' War in North America, the first truly global conflict - and the first truly modern one - waged against civilians and cities as well as soldiers and fortifications. This is a story of strategy, generals and geopolitics - and ordinary people. A British sailor, an American irregular, a French officer, a Huron warrior, a nun who tended the wounded; their impressions, captured in letters and journals, give us a new, more human view of the battle, one often absent from the history books. By day's end September 13 (1759), Wolfe was dead and Montcalm dying, the British victorious and the French on the run. France's New World empire was finished. The battle was over, but the musket volleys fired that morning continue to echo through our world. The hardships of North America's First Nations, the birth of Canada, and the rise of the United States can all be traced to that morning's actions. Our world was created on that field 250 years ago. Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, very small wrinkle at bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
19 Martin, Lawrence. MARIO.
Toronto Lester Publishing 1993 1895555450 / 9781895555455 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "He journeyed from the west-end of Montreal to the Igloo in Pittsburgh. He carried the Penguins from the NHL basement to the Stanley Cup. He has struggled with severe, chronic back problems and fought back in his battle with cancer. He's the pre-eminent force in hockey today (1993). Now, in the first full-scale biography of Mario Lemieux, Lawrence Martin takes the reader behind the mystique, examining the human and the superhuman sides of an athlete who dominates the game, as a coach once said, like a man playing pond hockey with kids." Very light wrinkling at top of rear hinge and at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Moore, Lucy. AMPHIBIOUS THING: THE LIFE OF LORD HERVEY.
London Viking 2000 067087986X / 9780670879861 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
376 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Colour plates. "Lord Hervey was one of the most controversial figures of the Georgian age. The consummate courtier - strikingly handsome, elegant and witty - he was both the favourite of the Queen and right-hand man to Walpole. Painted by Hogarth, satirized by Fielding and Pope, and confidant of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Hervey counted among his friends and enemies some of the most brilliant men and women of the age. Yet for all his hard-won fame, there was a scandalous private side to Hervey. He was certainly a rake (rumour had it that he shared a mistress with the Prince of Wales), but such behaviour was quite normal among the eighteenth-century aristocracy. Less usual, however, was his ten-year affair with another man. From the outset, Hervey was fascinated by Stephen Fox. His engaging, delightfully witty letters reveal the depth of their passion for one another, and the lengths to which they were driven in order to escape detection. Finally, theirs became an 'open secret', one of many factors that was to contribute to Hervey's downfall. In this entertaining and wonderfully observed biography, Lucy Moore brings to life an entire age, with its shimmering artifice and its poisonous deceit, its highly wrought melodrama and its grand passions." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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