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DAYS OF VICTORY:  CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945., Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex
1 Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex DAYS OF VICTORY: CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945.
Macmillan, Toronto, (1995), first edition. 
304 pp., large 8vo (9 1/4"H), hard cover in dust jacket. Cartoon endpapers by Fran Dowie. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0771573014 "When VE Day finally came, it erupted with glorious celebrations, tears, and cries of victory. It was a sweet day and a bitter one for millions of people whose lives had been forever changed. This day, and long days of war that led to it, are brought to life in (this book). More than 300 Canadians tell their own stories of the Second World War - stories of cour a g e , sacrifice, tragedy, and glory. It was one of the most trying times in Canadian history, and these ordinary men and women rose to the extraordinary challenge laid before them. Their stories are celebrated here, woven into a compelling narra ti ve o f the Canadian wartime experience, bringing the past vividly to life. Here are tales from noted war correspondents Scott Young and Matthew Halton; stories of home-front rationing, shortages and endless bureaucracy; horrific memories of Buc hen wal d - and Canadian internment camps; hair-raising bomber command stories; revelations of the repatriation controversy; and hilarious accounts of wartime entertainers, including Wayne and Shuster and the crew of 'Meet The Navy'." Minor wrinkl ing at b otto m of spine; place date, and signature in ink on title page. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
3 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADA, 1900-1945, Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John.
4 Bothwell, Robert; Drummond, Ian; English, John. CANADA, 1900-1945
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802056903 / 9780802056900 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
427 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). "Through war, depression, and social upheaval, the first half of the twentieth century was a period of unprecedented turbulence in Canada. In this lively and perhaps contentious survey, (the authors) explore the political and economic forces that shaped this era of change. Beginning at the turn of the century, they consider the status of Canada in the empire and the world, the burgeoning growth of its economy, and the development of social and labour problems, up to the eruption of war in 1914. They discuss the political currents running through Canada during two wars, the interwar economic boom and depression, and the plans for post-war reconstruction, and assess the impact of these and other events on Canada's political, economic, social, and cultural institutions." Illustrated with political cartoons. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
5 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER., Foreman, Michael.
6 Foreman, Michael. AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER.
New York Arcade 1996 1559703296 / 9781559703291 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Michael Foreman. 
95 pp, oblong (7 13/16" H x 10 3/8" D). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with the author/artist's drawings and photographs. "(S)hows, throught the eyes of the boy Foreman was, Britain rebuilding (after WWII). In the summer of 1945, victory bonfires burn and the British Empire spans the globe anew. As the lads come home, the beaches are cleared of barbed wire and mines. Bomb sites become playgrounds, and blitzed gardens the occasion for a filched apple or potato. Foreman recalls the ongoing rationing, prefab houses, and baths in tin tubs; movies with Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, and Robin Hood with an American accent; newspaper routes and soccer madness; school days and his discovery of the opposite sex. He also describes his development as an artist; the magical revelation of 'Treasure Island', first read aloud by a teacher; postwar comic books; his early drawing lessons; and the art school where his hobby started to become a vocation. Foreman's evocative color illustrations depict the detail of daily life and include period documents. (This book) recreates an enchanting world - a time of innocence, wonder, and the simple pleasures, illuminated by the artist's vivid memory. Here is a marvelous achievement and an enduring memoir for all ages." Book has minor cocking. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORST ORDEAL:  BRITONS AT HOME AND ABROAD 1914-1918., Liddle, Peter H.
7 Liddle, Peter H. THE WORST ORDEAL: BRITONS AT HOME AND ABROAD 1914-1918.
Leo Cooper, London, 1994, first edition. 
232 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850524172 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Expertly written and beautifully presented, this book of outstanding photographs, documents and art work captures the spir it of the British people as they faced and successfully came through the prolonged challenge of the First World War. Using previously unpublished material from the Liddle Collection in the University Library at Leeds and supporting this wi t h p h o t o g raphs from private and public collections from many parts of the British Isles, 'The Worst Ordeal' brings soldier, sailor and airman experience graphically close. It is, however, not just the fighting fronts which are so well repre se nt e d: f ro m th e industrial, agricultural, domestic, educational, and war resistance scenes, the response to war of workers, wives, sweethearts, students, children, rebels and resisters is made clear. Fund raising, rationing, humour, anxiety an d g ri ef are do cu men te d in this book in a way which provides touching testimony of the spirit of the times. With almost four hundred illustrations, the book spans the British Isles and the most remote fighting fronts." Very small ghost l abel mar k o n f ront pas ted own, ve ry light cigarette odor, minor browning. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
8 Lucas, James. Foreword by the Rt Hon Sir Bernard Braine. LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH: THE COLLAPSE OF NAZI GERMANY, MAY 1945.
New York William Morrow 1986 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
241 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "Buttressed by more than 100 maps and photographs, (this) is the first account of the fall of the Third Reich and what happened to its soldiers as the nations that had been forcibly made a part of Hitler's satanic empire exacted their retribution. Here are the stories of quite ordinary people over whom there swept a destructive war and who have not forgotten those events although they occurred more than forty years ago. There are not merely the stories of what happened to the Germans - who had made the mistake of starting a war and then losing it - but also the first-person recollections of people of other nations. On the Eastern Front, the fighting had taken on a dreadful, bitter aspect early on: Three years of intensive, epic conflict in which each side had seemingly tried to outdo the other in atrocity and terror had not prepared the ground for peace and reconciliation. In Germany, propaganda predictions of the horrors and brutalities of the Red Army were to prove all too true. The brutality of the Nazis would be fully paralleled by that of the conqueror. For the governors of Hitler's empire, their families, wives and children, escape from the approaching apocalypse meant running the gauntlet of now-confident partisans on the road to safety. But fear of reprisals was not confined to the vanquished. Exiles from Russia, anti-Communists, deserters, even ex-prisoners of war, knew well what hard fate awaited them in the cold heart of Russia. This compelling account fully captures the tension, turmoil and tragedy of the last days of the Third Reich." One very tiny corner bump on rear board, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HELL ISLAND.  CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA., McCaffery, Dan.
9 McCaffery, Dan. HELL ISLAND. CANADIAN PILOTS AND THE 1942 AIR BATTLE FOR MALTA.
Toronto James Lorimer 1998 1550286250 / 9781550286250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Paul Tuttle, jacket art. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "The 1942 Siege of Malta was an incredible, against-the-odds triumph for England's Royal Air Force and a small band of Canadian flyers. (This book) describes the way Allied submarines and bombers operating from the tiny island effectively controlled shipping in the Mediterranean. In retaliation, Hitler and Mussolini decided to starve and bomb Malta out of the war. McCaffery vividly captures the tension of the devastating offensive, bringing to life all the key events of the battle from the March Blitz to the final Allied victory in October. The heroic exploits of air aces Buzz Beurling, Wally McLeod, Moose Fumerton, and John Williams are described in colourful detail. Air history and military history fans will not want to miss this fascinating new account of the important role played by Canadians in one of the most exciting campaigns of World War II." Company label on free front endpaper, very small bump to top corner of both boards, light edge wear, slight lean to the spine, small crease at the bottom corner of page leaf 203/204. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ONE FAMILY'S WAR., Pushman, Muriel Gane.
10 Pushman, Muriel Gane. ONE FAMILY'S WAR.
Tempus, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2000. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 075242002X B&w photographs. "....a real-life saga highlighting the trials and tribulations experienced by one family during the Second World War. The story is told by Muriel, the eldest daughter, wh o was eighteen when war broke out in 1939. The household initially consists of Sir Irving Gane and his Canadian wife, Monty (from Bowmanville, Ontario), Audrey and Diana (middle and youngest daughters), Flo the nanny and her sister, Nelli e , t h e c o o k, with many and varied family pets completing the picture. Each and every one of them does their bit towards the war effort, though in very different ways. Everyday life changes beyond all recognition as the war progresses with th e f am il y l ea rn in g to cope with everything from the hardship of rationing to the terror of air raids. The household grows at the beginning of the war, with evacuees, military personnel and many others finding a warm welcome at the farm, th en de cl ine s a s th e w ar end s with two of the daughters leaving home to follow their foreign servicemen husbands to distant shores. Over the six years of war many incidents occur, from the momentous to the mundane. All are related in a warm a nd lov ing sty le. I lln esse s s uffe red, marriages made and new children brought into the world are but a few of the events endured and enjoyed while the world continues at war....This slice of one family's history reminds us of the many import ant rol es w hich wome n p erfo rmed duri ng th e war. Their initiative, energy and determination played a large, though sometimes overlooked, part in winning the war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - crea se a t top corn er of rear cov er. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADA REMEMBERS., Scott, D.B., ed.  (Patrice A. Dutil, D.B. Scott, Hugh Halliday, Robert Collins, Charles Oberdorf, J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton.
11 Scott, D.B., ed. (Patrice A. Dutil, D.B. Scott, Hugh Halliday, Robert Collins, Charles Oberdorf, J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton. CANADA REMEMBERS.
Toronto St. Clair Group, 1994 Soft Cover Very Good - 
82 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Contents: A Summer Chill: With a quiet, but independent resolve, Canada declares war on another country for the first time in its history; The March To Victory : A memory map of Canada's war - The chronology of victory and defeat on the battle front and the home front; On The Front Line: Overseas, the ordinary Canadian serviceman battled the enemy but also boredom, dirt and loneliness; Capturing The Moments: One of the most remarkable legacies of the Second World War was the work of Canada's war artists; An Arsenal For Democracy: For every Canadian in uniform, there were ten serving on the home front, working for victory in everyway they could; Pulling Out The Stops: When the war came, Canadian industry and workers armed an astonished world; A Time For Reflection: Six Canadians look back 50 years - what it was like then, and what it's been like since the Second World War; The War Changed Everything: Canada has a lot to celebrate besides the victory. It had loosened up, lightened up and beome a kinder, gentler place; Men Of Valour: Canada's Second World War Victoria Cross Receipients. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Light edge wear - mainly on spine, small bump to bottom of spine with moderate wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 Stuart, C.J.S. LENT IN WAR-TIME.
Faith Press, London, 1942. 
38 pp, 6 7/16" H, card covers with attached dust jacket. Discusses the Lenten season with reference to the ongoing war. Contents: The Need of Discipline; The Method of Discipline; The Form of Discipline; The Continuation of Discipline. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny ink marks on fore-edge of book, minor edge wear, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
13 Turner, E.S. THE PHONEY WAR.
St. Martin's, New York, (1962). 
311 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. (cartoons, posters). A look at Britain in the period before the Battle of Britain - a world of gas masks, blackouts, rationing, evacuations and warnings about what to do if a German parachutist lands on your doorstep - a time when it was an offensce to leave a car parked without disabling it and when signpost were torn down to confuse the enemy... Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and tears with creases - some with old tape reapirs, moderate rubbing, light fading to spine color, small stain on front panel. VG/G- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE OTHER BATTLEGROUND:  THE HOME FRONTS - BRITAIN, FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1914-18., Williams, John.
14 Williams, John. THE OTHER BATTLEGROUND: THE HOME FRONTS - BRITAIN, FRANCE AND GERMANY, 1914-18.
Henry Regnery, Chicago, (1972). 
326 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "...provides a unique comparison between war-time conditions in Britain, France and Germany...The impact of war on the civil and domestic life of the nations involved was nothing short of revolutionary and the author paints an absorbing and unforgettable picture of the unheard of changes that came to pass: censorship and propaganda, rationing and air-raids, violent fluctuations in morale as bellicosity, defeatism and pacifism ebbed and flowed. The soldier at the front became alienated from the non-combatants at home, as much of the war poetry indicates; and the rapid emancipation of women, partly through their mobilisation for the war effort, led them into activities which had till then been exclusively masculine..." Light fading at top edge of spine, minor rubbing to boards, previous owners name at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing. VG/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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