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THE GOLD CRUSADES:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929., Fetherling, Douglas.
101 Fetherling, Douglas. THE GOLD CRUSADES: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 071592876 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
(259) pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The first great international gold rush began in 1849 after news about spectacular discoveries in California leaked out to the rest of the world, setting off one of the largest peace-time migrations in history. The final one, using dog-teams as well as aircraft, took place in the wilderness of northwestern Ontario in the Roaring Twenties, when corporate manoeuvring had nearly eclipsed the fierce individualism so central to the idea of the gold rush. The period saw every type of person - saints and charlatans, nobles and peasants, plutocrats and radicals, Asians, Blacks and Europeans - racing off to the Rocky Mountains, Australia, South Africa or Alaska and the Yukon. As they gained cumulative force, the gold rushes produced certain stock characters: the happy-go-lucky millionaire, the golden-hearted prostitute, the aging veteran of some previous frontier search for one final fling. In every instance, the gold rush was not merely an anarchic type of economic development but a signal and informing event in the history of the host country. In nearly all cases, there was great tension between the forces of authority on the one hand and the miners' instinctual libertarianism on the other. Often the result was violence - followed by reform. (This book) throws new light on a popular subject and ties part of one country's history and folkore to that of the others." Small bump at each corner of boards, slight bump at top of spine, very light browning at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
102 Fetherstonhaugh, R.C. Epilogue by F. Cyril James. McGILL UNIVERSITY AT WAR. 1914-1918, 1939-1945.
Montreal McGill University 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good- 
437 pp, 9 3/8" H. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold crest on front board. Tissue-covered colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Contents (1914-1918): The Shadow of War; Canada's Military Effort; Army Recruiting; Valour and Sacrifice; No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill); Service on Many Fronts; Wartime Research; University Leadership and Civilian Achievement; The Aftermath of War. (1939-1945): The Second Great War; McGill's Service Record, 1939-'45; The Challenge of 1940; Marshalling the McGill Effort, 1941; Development of the War Effort, 1942; The Peak of Training, 1943; Research in the War Years; The Year of Crisis, 1944; Honours and Awards, 1944; The Year of Victory, 1945; Casualties and Honours, 1945; Service in the United States Forces; Service of the University Staff; Honours and Awards, 1945-'46; Agricultural and Medical Research; Scientific Research; Epilogue. Appendices: Honour Roll; Honours and Awards. Index of Persons; General Index. Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, one slight small corner bump. Dust jacket has has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears archivally taped and small edge pieces missing, light browning to the spine, several light scuffs and rub marks on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Fleming, Patricia Lockhart.  Foreword by Marianne Scott.
103 Fleming, Patricia Lockhart. Foreword by Marianne Scott. UPPER CANADIAN IMPRINTS, 1801-1841: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802025854 / 9780802025852 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
556 pp, 11" H. Tan cloth with black and red lettering/banding on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). "(T)he first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Upper Canadian imprints, providing a full range of descriptive bibliographical information taken from originals located in more than fifty collections in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. The bibiliography identifies all types of material - books, pamphlets, government documents, serials, broadsides, and printed ephemera - and contains extensive notes, valuable to the support of many types of Canadian reseach." Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgement; Introduction; Symbols; Other Sources; Upper Canadian Imprints; Appendix A: Newspapers; Appendix B: Journals; Appendix C: Imprints Not Located; Name Index; Title Index; Genre and Subject Index; Trades Index; Place of Publication Index; Language Index. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump to top rear corner, bump to bottom corner of both boards, very small light stain on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
104 Foster, George E., Hon., M.P. BUDGET SPEECH DELIVERED BY HON. GEORGE E. FOSTER, D.C.L., M.P. MINISTER OF FINANCE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, TUESDAY, 5TH MARCH, 1889. DITTO - THURSDAY, 27TH MARCH, 1890. DITTO - TUESDAY, 23RD JUNE, 1891. THREE SPEECHES BOUND IN ONE VOLUME.
Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery, Ottawa, 1889, 1890, 1891. 
53 pp, 24 pp, 28 pp, large 8vo, hard cover (dark blue leather spine/corners with red title block, gold lettering/decoration, marbled boards) - no dust jacket. Three budget speeches by the Minister of Finance, bound in one volume. Interior - pages browning lightly, a few pages with soft croner crease at top, small library stamp on free rear endpaper, small number in ink written on title-page with offset on previous page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light/moderate edge wear, wear at corners, minor scuffs. VG- 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FOR LOVE AND GLORY:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES., Foster, J.A.  Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall.
105 Foster, J.A. Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall. FOR LOVE AND GLORY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771032463 / 9780771032462 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
143 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada's contribution to the development of aviation has been enormous. Author and former RCAF pilot J.A. Foster takes you to the beginning in 1909, just six years after the success at Kitty Hawk, when the first manned flying machine to operate successfully within the British Empire flew at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He docu-ments the period between the wars when the Royal Canadian Air Force was officially founded, through to the massive Canadian support in World War II, the Cold War and to the present, when detente means - perhaps unwisely - a reduction in air force personnel and units." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, rear board slightly bowed. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FOR LOVE AND GLORY:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES., Foster, J.A.  Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall.
106 Foster, J.A. Foreword by Air Commodore Leonard J. Birchall. FOR LOVE AND GLORY: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF CANADA'S AIR FORCES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771032463 / 9780771032462 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
143 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada's contribution to the development of aviation has been enormous. Author and former RCAF pilot J.A. Foster takes you to the beginning in 1909, just six years after the success at Kitty Hawk, when the first manned flying machine to operate successfully within the British Empire flew at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. He docu-ments the period between the wars when the Royal Canadian Air Force was officially founded, through to the massive Canadian support in World War II, the Cold War and to the present, when detente means - perhaps unwisely - a reduction in air force personnel and units." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE., Freifeld, Sidney.  Illustrated by Susan Macartney.
107 Freifeld, Sidney. Illustrated by Susan Macartney. UNDIPLOMATIC NOTES: TALES FROM THE CANADIAN FOREIGN SERVICE.
Hounslow Press / Anthony R. Hawke, Willowdale, Ontario, 1990. 
194 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888821263 B&w illustrations. "Behind formal negotiations are events sometimes too hilarious (and human) for academic histories. Beneath serene exteriors are people, who, from time to time, are clowns. And often, the expectations of dignity and protocol only serve to heighten the antics. From his 30-year career, Sidney Freifeld - at various desks at headquarters and in various embassies, up through the ranks, to ambassador - recollects some of these tales. He has gleaned others from colleagues or 'unofficial' files. Among the treats in (this book): Castro's table manners at an impromptu dinner; The circus of incivility created by the arrogance of the Ceausescu clan and their entourage; Calls in the night to deal with Moscow's howling cats; Australian VIPs lost in the bowels of the Chateau Laurier; A Canadian embassy held at gun-point, by a Canadian; and Poetry to protest External's policy on decorations. Legations run like military outposts, the needs of beavers in transit, and the exchange of diplomatic notes over a baseball game are more subjects for 'Undiplomatic Notes'. And for the uninitiated there are some useful chapters on what really, really, goes on." Previous owner's label on front pastedown, bump to bottom edge of pages, small bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good-/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DESIGN FOR LEARNING:  REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO., Frye, Northrop, edited and with Introduction by.  Mary Campbell, C.B. Macpherson, Charlotte M. Sullivan.
108 Frye, Northrop, edited and with Introduction by. Mary Campbell, C.B. Macpherson, Charlotte M. Sullivan. DESIGN FOR LEARNING: REPORTS SUBMITTED TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF THE TORONTO BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1968 802011934 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
148 pp, 9 3/8" H. "This important book is the result of a study of school curriculum undertaken by a joint committee of the University of Toronto and the Board of Education for the City of Toronto. Three sub-committees, dealing with English, Social Science, and Physical Science, here present preliminary reports which indicate the need for perpetual study if the school curriculum is to be kept abreast of modern developments in each discipline. (The) recommendations, embracing all grades up to and including Thirteen, are specific, stimulating and controversial. They are unanimous only in their concern that necessary changes be made and that study of the curriculum be continuous and objective." Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint water stain at bottom of rear pastedown, a few tiny faint liquid stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear, light rubbing, a few very small edge tears archivally taped - one with crease, very light water stain/waviness at bottom (up to) 3" of rear panel/flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE., Frye, Northrop.  Edited, with preface, by James Polk.
109 Frye, Northrop. Edited, with preface, by James Polk. DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE.
Anansi, Toronto, 1982, first edition. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887840930 "Perhaps the most influential critical thinker of our century, Northrop Frye has long commented upon the cultural life of his own country. (This book) continues Frye's extraordinary enquiry into Canada's literature, universities, social assumptions and national character. In thirteen essays and addresses, Frye covers a broad range of subject matter, from future shock to the meaning of Canada's history; from student politics to the idea of the university; from regional verse to Marshall McLuhan and the age of television. Provocative, splendidly written and quite entertaining, (it) shows Northrop Frye at his most accessible: a book of prime importance to every North American." Faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small bump and light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, moderate rubbing causing some color loss. Very Good/Good 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
110 Furtado, R. de L. PRIME MINISTERS OF CANADA, 1867-1980.
Markham, Ontario Datinder S. Sodhi 1980 0889290407 / 9780889290402 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Bronwen Stanley-Jones. 
104 pp, 12 1/4" H. Full page sepiatone portraits of each prime minister with short biographical essays. Contents: Preface; John Alexander Macdonald; Alexander Mackenzie; John Joseph Coldwell Abbott; John Sparrow David Thompson; Mackenzie Bowell; Charles Tupper; Wilfrid Laurier; Robert Laird Borden; Arthur Meighen; William Lyon Mackenzie King; Richard Bedford Bennett; Louis Stephen St.-Laurent; John George Diefenbaker; Lester Bowles Pearson; Pierre Elliott Trudeau; C. Jospeh Clark; Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Book is very clean. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
111 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
112 Gordon, W.L. TROUBLED CANADA: THE NEED FOR NEW DOMESTIC POLICIES.
McClelland and Stewart, [Toronto], (1961). 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Tables, graphs. "(T)akes a hard look at the events and policies of the past four years, showing how they have failed to fulfil the trends foreseen in (the 1956 Royal Commission Report on Canada's Economic Prospects). (Gordon) discusses the causes of the recent decline in the national economy and the rise in unemployment, giving special scrutiny to the government's financial and monetary policies and to the implications of the increasing foreign control of Canadian industry. He puts forward a positive outline of the social objectives essential for Canada today, with a comprehensive economic program which can achieve them." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has tiny chips/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, archival tape on inside top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
113 Gossage, Carolyn. A QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE: CANADA'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.
Toronto Peter Martin 1977 088778156X / 9780887781568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
301 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he first comprehensive examination of the independent schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on extensive research in neglected historical records and on hundreds of interviews from coast to coast, it documents the evolution of fifty schools across the country, sketches some of the famous (and infamous) headmasters and mistresses, and reveals the often unconventional beginnings of these Establishment establishments. No dry academic history, (it) concentrates on the people and the colour behind the grey walls: the milkman who became a headmaster by soliciting students on his rounds; the seven Anglican sisters who financed their school by selling used clothing; the school that acquired its property, an opulent nineteenth-century mansion, at a cut-rate price from a bankrupt social climber. (This) is a delight for everyone interested in Canadian education and social history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs at top of spine, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 1957-1967:  THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION.  THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19., Granatstein, J.L.
114 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA 1957-1967: THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION. THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771035152 / 9780771035159 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Signed by Author
375 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. Signed by author on title page. "In the tenth decade of Canada's confederation, the expansive and unifying post-war boom gave way to rapid change and conflicting choices. These were the years of John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, years when Canada's culture, economy, and politics took new directions and the foundations of today's political and social realities were laid. Beginning with a survey of the country in 1957, poised to grasp Diefenbaker's grand 'Vision', the author vividly describes how the Progressive Conservative promise won the nation - and later could not be fulfilled. In these critical years Canada joined NORAD and scrapped the Avro Arrow jet fighter; the Diefenbaker Cabinet tore itself apart over the nuclear arms question. At the same time, the economic crisis of the early sixties gave the Liberals a much-needed political weapon as the government faced soaring budget deficits, a declining dollar, and a severe recession. Politics mirrored public feelings in the mid-1960s as governments federal and provincial addressed new kinds of problems. Unification of the armed forces, medicare, and bilingualism in the public services, especially in the context of the growing political and cultural ferment in Quebec, proved divisive as well as innovative." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jackat has very small tear and creases at top of spine - archivally taped, some very light edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHO KILLED THE CANADIAN MILITARY?, Granatstein, J.L.
115 Granatstein, J.L. WHO KILLED THE CANADIAN MILITARY?
Toronto Phyllis Bruce / HarperFlamingo 2004 0002006758 / 9780002006750 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "With tragic helicopter crashes and out-of-date equipment, our military lurches towards irrelevance as our politicians dither. Our personnel are stretched far too thinly and are ill-prepared for the battlefield or increasingly dangerous peacekeeping. In truth, we rank 34th among nations in the provision of UN peacekeeping troops. And since 9/11 and the Iraq War, the United States is seriously re-evaluating our ability to defend our half of North America against terrorism. J.L. Granatstein argues that we are all too willing to hide behind anti-American sentiment, while ignoring the reality that we Canadians have failed our military. Who are the killers of the Canadian army, navy and air force? Granatstein fingers a series of governments since the Second World War who have never understood our military heritage and who have drained military expenditures for years. From Pierre Trudeau to Brian Mulroney to Jean Cretien, (this book) is a catalogue of prime ministers who have never supported adequate military spending. But Granatstein also places blame on ordinary Canadians who have allowed such changes to take place while clinging to the myth that we are the ultimate global peacekeepers. How can we expect the men and women of the Canadian forces to risk their lives for us when we are not prepared to protect and support them in turn? Here is an articulate and impassioned argument for a well- trained, well-funded military so that we can take our place among those who defend freedom in this century." Minor rubbing on boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A NATION FORGED IN FIRE:  CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945., Granatstein, J.L. and Morton, Desmond.
116 Granatstein, J.L. and Morton, Desmond. A NATION FORGED IN FIRE: CANADIANS AND THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939-1945.
Torono Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886192137 / 9780886192136 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
287 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour reproductions. The story of Canada's role in the Second World War, in battle, on the homefront and in victory - on convoy duty in the North Atlantic, as suppliers of food and armaments, as trainers of aircrews, etc., etc. Faint pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, minor edge wear to boards, faint finger marks to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CANADA SINCE 1867:  A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE., Granatstein, J.L. and Stevens, Paul, editors.  (Michael Bliss, Carl Berger, Hartwell Bowsfield, Peter Oliver, Rene Durocher, W.B. Hamilton, Paul Stevens, J.L. Granatstein.)
117 Granatstein, J.L. and Stevens, Paul, editors. (Michael Bliss, Carl Berger, Hartwell Bowsfield, Peter Oliver, Rene Durocher, W.B. Hamilton, Paul Stevens, J.L. Granatstein.) CANADA SINCE 1867: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE.
Toronto Hakkert 1974 0888665547 / 9780888665546 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
179 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Written with the needs of students and researchers in mind, (this book) offers a critical bibliography of significant works on the history of Canada since Confederation. Eight essays survey the major fields of historical writing, setting out documentary collections, original sources, and analytical works in the various areas. The authors guide the reader through the thousands of pages that have been written, and explain particular characteristics of historiography in the subjects treated. Almost 2000 titles are cited and discussed." Chapter headings; National Politics; Foreign and Defence Policy; Business and Economic History; Social and Intellectual History; The West; Ontario; Quebec; Atlantic Canada. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, one very tiny edge chip. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
118 Grant, George M. (Sanford Fleming.) OCEAN TO OCEAN: SANDFORD FLEMING'S EXPEDITION THROUGH CANADA IN 1872. BEING A DIARY KEPT DURING A JOURNEY FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC WITH THE EXPEDITION OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC AND INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.
Toronto Coles 1970 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good- 
371 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the James Campbell, Toronto, edition of 1873 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, maps. Minor cracking in gutter of copyright/preface pages, very small light stain at top of preface page, light cut across spine, light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WRETCHED OF CANADA:  LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935., Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors.
119 Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors. THE WRETCHED OF CANADA: LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802018254 / 9780802018250 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 8 3/4" H. "These are the voices of the people who suffered most in the Great Depression of the 1930s - the prairie farmers, the unemployed workers, the old, the sick, and the very young. They lived in shacks, patched their clothes, and went to bed hungry. Their lives were bleak and still. Even the ordinary escape-hatches of the radio, the newspaper, and liquor were closed for many of them. Theirs was life at the bottom, a single-minded struggle for survival, monontonous and dreary. The editors have carefully culled 168 of the most interesting letters of the many thousands Prime Minister Bennett received during his term of office. The collection is unique in that it allows the poor to speak for themselves, bypassing the middle-class spokesmen - union leaders, social workers, radical politicians - who too often sketched the poor in their own image. These letters strip away the tawdry glamour and stupid nostalgia that somehow clouds the 1930s retrospect. They reveal how bad the thirties were for some people in Canada: worse perhaps than most of the history texts and even the survivors remember. In a vivid and very personal way this collection gives both those who lived throught the depression and those who know only the prosperity of the last few decades an inisght into the human casualties of economic upheaval." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor soiling/rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny edge chips/tears, very slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
STANDING NAKED IN THE WINGS:  ANECDOTES FROM CANADIAN ACTORS., Green, Lynda Mason and Moore, Tedde, compilers/editors.
120 Green, Lynda Mason and Moore, Tedde, compilers/editors. STANDING NAKED IN THE WINGS: ANECDOTES FROM CANADIAN ACTORS.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1997 0195411951 / 9780195411959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
362 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "(G)limpses the world of actors as experienced by Canadian performers. In their own words, more than two hundred actors share shocking, funny, terrifying, sometimes poignant stories of adventures, mishaps, gaffes, disasters, and moments of joy they have known in the course of their working lives on and off stage. The collection of over 450 stories begins with tales of 'The Audition' and early performing experiences of some familiers faces, such as Wayne and Schuster, William Shatner, Robert Goulet, and Martin Short. It chronicles life on tour from Russia to the Ozarks to above the Arctic circle. It elucidates the trials of props, sets, and wardrobe that refuse to function as intended, the agonies of surviving the unexpected, whether it be a four-legged cast member going into labour, an actor who has somehow forgotten an entrance, a sudden on-stage bout with very real food poisoning, or the often hilarious contributions from members of the audience." Tiny bumps to bottom of spine, light waviness on spine. Minor edge wrinkling on dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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CATALOGUE OF CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS IN THE DOUGLAS LIBRARY, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY.  DOUGLAS LIBRARY OCCASSIONAL PAPERS, NUMBER 1., Ellison, Lorraine C.; Greig, Peter E. and Morley, William E.F., compilers.
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WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE., Lindsey, Charles.  Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey.
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THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE FREDERICK TEMPLE, EARL OF DUFFERIN, K.P., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., F.R.S., LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA., Leggo, William.
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RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
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DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
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THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839., Tiffany, Orrin Edward.
THE RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CANADIAN REBELLION OF 1837-1839.
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SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON.  VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948., English, John.
SHADOW OF HEAVEN: THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: 1897-1948.
English, John.
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