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MUD AND GREEN FIELDS:  THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE KITCHING., Kitching, George, Major General.  Introduction by Colonel Charles P. Stacey.
121 Kitching, George, Major General. Introduction by Colonel Charles P. Stacey. MUD AND GREEN FIELDS: THE MEMOIRS OF MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE KITCHING.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1993 092027773X / 9780920277737 Soft Cover Very Good 
292 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w maps. Autobiography of Canadian Major General George Kitching, largely covering his experiences in World War II. Contents: Early Days; Sandhurst; Gravesend, My First Commission; Posting to Singapore; Mhow; Back to England; Canada and Mobilization; Preparations for Action; Meeting with General George Pearkes VC; Beginnings with Crerar and Simonds; My First Command; Sicily, the Planning and the Battle; Invasion of Italy; Totalize, Tractable, and The Gap; Italy Again, and on to Holland; The German Surrender; Ottawa and Washington; Life and Death of an Army. Interior - small tear and crease at top edge of contents page - archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE NEW LISKEARD STORY., Kurowski, Louis S.
122 Kurowski, Louis S. THE NEW LISKEARD STORY.
New Liskeard, Ontario Louis S. Kurowski 1983 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
(81) printed pages (reverse of each leaf blank) + pages of b&w photograph illustrations not included in the pagination, 11" H. Medium blue card covers with black lettering on front cover, stapled with black binding tape on spine. A local history of New Liskeard, Ontario. This book appears to have been produced using a type of stencil duplicating process. Contents: The Early Scene; C.C. Farr; Early Settlers and the Hardships; Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway; Other Methods of Travel; The Ferguson Highway; Pioneers Recall; George Alvin (Allie) Bateson; Mrs. S.B. Moore; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Herron; Alex Brown and Ruth Brown (Nee: Howard); Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations; Interesting People; McCamus-McKelvie Partnersip; Ruby Dunn Wathen; Ernest Sawford-Dye; Our Schools; New Liskeard Public School; New Liskeard Secondary School; Separate Schools; Demonstration Farm; Seventy-Fifth Anniversary; Our Sister Town; Footnotes; Appendices: Song of the Hub, by George White; Mayors of the Town of New Liskeard; T. & N.O. Railway Timetable (1906); Participants at the 50th Anniversary Celebrations at New Liskeard who came to this area up to 1900. Interior - soft crease,curl at top corner of pages up to page 5, tiny/very small curl at top/bottom corner of most pages, small soft crease at top edge of page 54 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases at three corners, soft wrinkling at top rear edge, a few minor line dents on covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MORRICE:  A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED., Laing, G. Blair.  Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs.
123 Laing, G. Blair. Introduction by Jean Sutherland Boggs. MORRICE: A GREAT CANADIAN ARTIST REDISCOVERED.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1984 0771045689 / 9780771045684 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
224 pp, 11 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions. "James Wilson Morrice is one of the twentieth century's most talented and lyrical painters. Whether depicting a Quebec village in winter, a Paris cafe, or a North African market place, Morrice's vibrant colours and perfectly balanced compositions capture his subjects in a suspended timelessness. The story of (his) life is no less colourful than his paintings. The young James's passion for art took him in 1890, at the age of twenty-five, from his wealthy Montreal background to Paris. It was here, among other artists such as Matisse, and writers such as Somerset Maugham and Arnold Bennett, that he felt a true kinship. And it was not long before Morrice's paintings were seen in the great Salons of Paris, and sent to the Montreal Art Association and the Canadian Art Club in Toronto for exhibition. Laing's fascinating account reveals the complexity of Morrice's genius and gives a definitive picture of James Wilson Morrice - the man, the artist, and his work." Slight waviness at top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light toning on spine, flap-folds and some edges; one small edge tear archivally taped; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE.  TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY., Lake, Harold L, M.M.
124 Lake, Harold L, M.M. PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE. TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY.
St. John's, Newfoundland Harry Cuff 1995 0921191960 / 9780921191964 Second Printing. Soft Cover Very Good - 
205 pp, 8 7/16" H. B&w photographs. The late Harold Lake's personal reminiscences of his experiences with the 166th (Newfoundland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, during World War II. Contents: Introduction (Why I wrote this book / Some of the people in the Regiment / The view from above); Joining Up (My upbringing / Why I 'joined up' / First impressions of Army life / On our way); England (Woolwich / Deepcut / Wykhurst Park / Fleggburgh, Norfolk / The Pangbourne Stew / A social blunder / 'Cartoons' / Regimental Sergeant Major / Up and down in rank); North Africa (Bartlett's Little Pears / On Guard / On the front lines / Robert 'Browned Off' Bugden / Three Murphys / First O.P. in the hills of Tunisia / Longstop Hill / We get orders to go to Banana Ridge / Daylight frontal attack / North Africa is taken); Italy (The Sangro and the German winter line / Lanciano and north to the Moro River / Living conditions / Infiltration / Moro River and Mules / Lateral Road / Christmas, 1943 / Frisa Ridge: New Year's Eve / The Second Paratroop Brigade / An Interesting episode / Captain Eaton is awarded the Military Cross / Cassino & the Monastery - Italy 1944 / Supporting the Coldstreams Guards Assault / Chic Kelland / The 'Battle of Rome'); After the War (Campbell Eaton and Other Comrades / Perhaps they left us up there); Appendices (Quotations Concerning Newfoundland Servicemen / Excerpts from Letters to Harold's Parents from Overseas / An Unusual Legacy / War Poems). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, light hinge creases, light edge wear, faint line indentations and very light rubbing on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYD GANG., Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry.
125 Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry. THE BOYD GANG.
Toronto Peter Martin 1976 0887781454 / 9780887781452 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "On Friday, September 9, 1949, Edwin Boyd (a little drunk at the time) withdrew $2,300 from a Toronto suburban branch of the Bank of Montreal - at the point of a gun. Bullets whistled past Boyd's head as he left the bank. The manager emptied his revolver at the fleeing bandit, but missed every time. Perhaps if Boyd had been shot or captured in the keystone cops chase that followed, his career would have ended the day it began. But he wasn't and it didn't. Two years later, Boyd was the nation's most notorious bandit and the leader of a phenomenon known as 'The Boyd Gang'. The Canadian public was terrorized and screaming for blood - and still more titillating newspaper stories. When Toronto's Sgt. of Detectives Edmund 'The Chinaman' Tong (a Welshman) was gunned down by gang members, the public waited for the final act in the saga: retribution. But the real story - the intrigues, motives, love affairs, betrayals, and the modus operandi of both criminals and police - was more fascinating than the most lurid fabrications dreamed up by the press. This story is told here for the first time." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, scattered very small scuff/rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
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.
126 Leggo, William. 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.
Montreal Lovel 1878 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
901 pp + List of Subscribers, 8 3/4" H. Reddish brown bevelled boards with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board, black borders on front board, blind-stamped decoration on rear board. Two b&w portrait frontispieces (Lord Dufferin/Lady Dufferin) with tissue guard between. "The slow and steady development of the principles of Responsible Government in Canada, under Lords Durham, Sydenham, Metcalfe, Elgin, Monck, and Lisgar, and the unswerving devotedness of Lord Dufferin to those principles, should make an historical account of his Administration acceptable to all interested in them. It is chiefly with a view to point out this gradual development, and to show the means used by Lord Dufferin in the process, that this work has been projected. No Canadian statesman can hereafter pretend to even a fair knowledge of his duties or responsibilities without an intimate acquaintance with the details of Lord Dufferin's Administration; - and no inhabitant of Canada can with even tolerable clearness understand the history of his country in the absence of a familiarity with its progress since the system of Responsible Government was established." From the Preface. Previous owner's name, date and place in pencil on front pastedown, light foxing mark at the bottom of the frontispieces - more on the tissue guard, tiny crease at top corner of pages 97 to 108, very light browning to pages, a few small light stains on front free endpaper, browning to edges of text block with two very small stains on top of text block light edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and a few tiny stains on boards. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE., Lindsey, Charles.  Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey.
127 Lindsey, Charles. Edited, with numerous additions by G.G.S. Lindsey. WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE.
Toronto Morang 1908 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good- No Jacket Inscribed by editor.
542 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this copy unsigned/unnumbered) of The Makers of Canada series. Inscribed on front pastedown: "To my good friend / J.S. Willison / Nov. 26. 08. G.G.S. Lindsey". George Goldwin Smith Lindsey (1860-1920), editor of the book, was the son of the author, Charles Lindsey, and grandson of William Lyon Mackenzie. John Stephen Willison (later Sir John - 1856-1927) was the author of "Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party". B&w tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Period and the Man; Early Years; Upper Canada Under the Constitution Act; "The Colonial Advocate"; Silencing the Press; Enters Parliament; Expulsions from the Assembly; Mackenzie's Mission to England; Municipal and Later Parliamentary Career; Sir Francis Bond Head's Arbitrary Methods; Precursors of Civil War; A Spurt of Civil War; Frontier Warfare; After the Rebellion; The Trials of an Exile; Last Years, Illness and Death; Index. Light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, some darkening to color of boards and spine, light browning to spine paper label, tiny ink mark on rear board - a few other tiny soiling marks, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY., Little, William T.  Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh.
128 Little, William T. Foreword by W.J. Eastaugh. THE TOM THOMSON MYSTERY.
Toronto McGraw-Hill 1970 0070926557 / 9780070926554 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
239 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "In 1956, nearly forty years after the death of Canadian artist, Tom Thomson, William T. Little and three companions set themselves to a macabre task. Ever since July 16, 1917, when the artist's badly decomposed body was found floating in the waters of Canoe Lake, controversy and conjecture hovered over the matter of how Tom Thomson really met his death. It was as a result of this prolonged uncertainty that the four men began digging in the little cemetery in Algonquin Park where Thomson was supposedly buried. They were determined to solve, if only for themselves, part of the mystery that surrounded the name of Tom Thomson. What they discovered only confirmed their suspicion that the full story of Thomson's untimely death was not in fact as history had recorded it. The lack of sound and conclusive evidence from earlier investigations set William Little into action. Meticulously he pieced together everything that had ever been written, documented, speculated, or theorized about Thomson during the artist's lengthy periods in Algonquin Park - with special emphasis on those strange events which occurred prior to and after his 'accidental death by drowning'. On the one hand William Little has been able to give us a fuller understanding of both Thomson's personality and his instincts as a painter. On the other, he has amassed considerable evidence that suggests a murder, a suspect, and a motive." Large diagonal creasing on page leaf xiii/xiv, small light stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has light browning at edges and on spine/flap-folds, several very small edge tears and one small 'v' tear on front hinge - all archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling, large corner crease on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
EDWARD JAMES LENNOX:  "BUILDER OF TORONTO"., Litvak, Marilyn M.
129 Litvak, Marilyn M. EDWARD JAMES LENNOX: "BUILDER OF TORONTO".
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1995. 
118 pp, large 8vo (9 7/18" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550022040 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, plans, elevations. "From 1876 to 1915, Edward James Lennox was a formidable force in Toronto's architectural community. Many of his buildings are still landmarks in a city that continues to evolve. Born and educated in Toronto, Lennox looked to the past for inspiration but was never captured by it. His prototypical Annex house on Madison Avenue, Old City Hall, and Casa Loma bear witness to his technical expertise and aesthetic sensibilities. Through text and illustrations, this volume tells the story of a resolute architect whose vision helped shape an emerging city, and who in his time was called the 'builder of Toronto'." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at bottom edge of front cover, very minor rubbing, slight waviness at top of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
130 Lowe, Kevin. With Stan and Shirley Fischler. CHAMPIONS: THE MAKING OF THE EDMONTON OILERS.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1988 0132356236 / 9780132356237 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
356 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "When the Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup in 1984, Albertans rejoiced. They had waited 91 years for just this moment. When they won it again in 1985, a new era in hockey was born: The Edmonton Era. Just six years after being incorporated into the National Hockey League, the Oilers had won back-to-back Stanley Cups and rewritten half the record book. In these few years they had grown from a cocky, immature team into a championship team with character and charisma. Kevin Lowe describes all of this and more. In particular, he talks about his teammates - the magnificent Mark Messier, the Flying Finns, the unbeatable Grant Fuhr, Boy Wonder Wayne Gretzky and, of course, the controversial Glen Sather. (This) is the complete, dynamic chronicle of the team that Gretzky helped to propel to greatness, told from the point of view of (his) roommate and teammate Kevin Lowe." Slight wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has soft wrinkling at bottom of spine and bottom of rear flap, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HEROES OF THEIR DAY:  THE REMINISCENCES OF BOHDAN PANCHUK., Luciuk, Lubomyr Y., ed.  (Bohdan Panchuk.)
131 Luciuk, Lubomyr Y., ed. (Bohdan Panchuk.) HEROES OF THEIR DAY: THE REMINISCENCES OF BOHDAN PANCHUK.
Ontario, Canada Multicultural History Society, Ontario Heritage Foundation 1983 0919045162 / 9780919045163 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
168 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Born and raised in the Ukrainian communities of the western Prairies, Bohdan Panchuk spent most of his active career working in Montreal and Great Britain on behalf of Ukrainian refugees and Canadian Ukrainian organizations . He alerted his countrymen to the plight of their fellows in Europe and he and his friends turned their sense of ethnic solidarity and of humanity into deeds which saved many displaced persons from repatriation to the Soviet Union after WWII and helped them emigrate to Canada. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS., MacBeth, R.G., Rev.
132 MacBeth, R.G., Rev. THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS.
Toronto Coles 1973 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good- 
230 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "As a boy, R.G. MacBeth witnessed the struggle we now know as the Riel Rebellion. His account begins with the barring to the new Canadian governor of the highway between Fort Garry and the border on October 21, 1869, and ends with the triumphant return of the Winnipeg Light Infantry to Winnipeg in 1885. Written from 'notes made nightly at the camp-fire' while the author took part in the military campaign, the story is dramatic and authentic. However, there is more here than simply sources for the military or political historian. The book brings to life the drama of frontier days. The remarkable men who shaped the West walk again: Ambroise Lepine, Riel's huge lieutenant, 'the only one who manifested anything like manliness after it was over'; Dr. John Shultz, who escaped from the rebels by running six miles on an injured leg through arctic temperatures; Donald A. Smith, the commissioner from Ottawa, 'a man of rare skill and tact'; Riel himself, who 'felt the wine of a new movement in his system'. The heart-breaking struggle of these men and their contemporaries to create a new land is graphically portrayed." Dust jacket has light edge rubbing, small tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Macdonald, J.F.
133 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
 
 
134 MacEwan, Grant. POKING INTO POLITICS.
Edmonton Institute of Applied Art 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
192 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Dr. Grant MacEwan looks at Canadian politics both as a participant (once mayor of Calgary and, at time of writing, Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta) and an interested observer. This book was written "with the hope of doing something to re-awaken political enthusiasm, thereby gaining a more vigorous Democracy" and he expresses a wish that Canadians would bring to the political arena "more of the enthusiasm fans have for a football or hockey game". Small erased pencil mark on free front endpaper, tiny and small corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mostly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling, slight browning and a few very small faint stains on spine, tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
135 MacGregor, James G. EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John A. McDougall left his Ontario home in 1873 to seek his fortune in the West, first as a fur trader on the Fort Carlton Trail, and then for some fifty years as a merchant in Edmonton (population forty when he first arrived there in 1879). During his lifetime he saw the Indians signing their lands over to the Crown; watched the hamlet of Edmonton by-passed by the railroad and later cut off for weeks by hostile Indians during the second Riel Rebellion. He experienced the Edmonton boom when the Klondike rush began and the decline resulting from the gradual abandonment of the overland route to the Yukon. A long hard climb to prosperity followed. (This book) throws new light on an important section of Canadian history and illustrates the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the West in the past hundred years." Very light browning to spine and to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several edge tears archivally taped, a few small scuffs/rub marks, very light fading on spine/hinges, some light soiling on hinges, very small closed tear on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
136 MacInnis, Craig, editor. (Trent Frayne, June Callwood, Hugh MacLennan, Sidney Katz, Andy O'Brien, Dink Carroll, Milt Dunnell, Jack Todd.) REMEMBERING THE ROCKET: A CELEBRATION.
Toronto Stoddart 1998 0773731288 / 9780773731288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
128 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. "He has been called the 'greatest goal scorer in professional hockey history,' not least for his astonishing feat of notching 50 goals in 50 games. Yet that alone hardly explains his legend. Maurice Richard not only ushered in hockey's modern era with his prolific scoring touch and fiery play, he also came to symbolize the hopes and fears of an entire culture. Quebec in the 1940s and '50s wanted a hero and they found one in Richard - a fierce competitor, a skilful artist and a proud warrior, whose famous temper triggered one of the darkest events in Canadian sporting history - the Montreal riot of 1955. This look back at the greatest player to ever don the red, white and blue includes some of the finest sportswriters of the era, documenting Richard the hero and Richard the villain, Richard the doting family man and Richard the aging hockey legend. Passionate about everything in life, Richard raised the stakes for all of us who understand that hockey has always been more than just a game." Large gift insciption on free front endpaper; previous owner's name, place and date on half-title page; 5" line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, 5" line indentatiom on rear panel, two tiny light stains on inside surface. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST., MacIsaac, Ashley.  With Francis Condron.
137 MacIsaac, Ashley. With Francis Condron. FIDDLING WITH DISASTER: CLEARING THE PAST.
Warwick, (Toronto, 2003). 
279 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover with self-flaps. B&w photos. "Celtic-punk musician Ashley MacIsaac hails from the tiny village of Creignish in rural Cape Breton Island...Cape Breton is the home of a vibrant Scottish and Celtic music scene known to fans of this style of music the world over..." Details McIsaac's early rise to fame and fortune and his subsequent fall. "By the summer of 2000 he hits bottom. Broke, suffering from severe substance abuse, and unmanageable - he has been spit out by the industry that used him up by the age of 26. From the close vantage point of being just 28, but significantly on the road to resurrecting his career, MacIsaac tells his story with his notorious black humour and equally notorious honesty. The result is a riveting read." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
138 Mackay, James. (Robert Service.) VAGABOND OF VERSE: ROBERT SERVICE, A BIOGRAPHY.
Edinburgh Mainstream 1995 1851587047 / 9781851587049 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
416 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(W)hat little is generally known of (Robert Service's) life is vague and full of contradictions. Now, after years of research and retracing Service's lifetime of wandering, James Mackay has unravelled this web of half-truths and enigmas to produce a fascinating, definitive biography. (I)llustrated with many superb rare photographs, (this book) is a welcome insight and necessary read for all Service admirers." Tiny stain on half-title page, minor bump to top and bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor rubbing, tiny dent on front hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
139 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PEACEKEEPER:  THE ROAD TO SARAJEVO., MacKenzie, Lewis.
140 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
 
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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.
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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THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY., Duddridge, Lew.
THE FLYING DUDDRIDGES OF HANLEY.
Duddridge, Lew.
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TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD., Roquebrune, Robert de.  Translated by Felix Walter.
TESTAMENT OF MY CHILDHOOD.
Roquebrune, Robert de. Translated by Felix Walter.
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PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE.  TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY., Lake, Harold L, M.M.
PERHAPS THEY LEFT US UP THERE. TRAINING IN ENGLAND AND FIGHTING IN NORTH AFRICA AND ITALY WITH THE 166th (NEWFOUNDLAND) FIELD REGIMENT, ROYAL ARTILLERY.
Lake, Harold L, M.M.
20.00 USD
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THE SEEDS:  THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH., Pare, Lucy Griffith.  With Antoine Pare.
THE SEEDS: THE LIFE STORY OF A MATRIARCH.
Pare, Lucy Griffith. With Antoine Pare.
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A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945.  A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO., Malone, Richard S.
A WORLD IN FLAMES, 1944-1945. A PORTRAIT OF WAR: PART TWO.
Malone, Richard S.
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THE GALTS: A CANADIAN ODYSSEY.  VOLUME 2:  ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT 1817-1893, ELLIOTT TORRANCE GALT 1850-1928., Timothy, H.B.  (Hamilton Baird Timothy.)
THE GALTS: A CANADIAN ODYSSEY. VOLUME 2: ALEXANDER TILLOCH GALT 1817-1893, ELLIOTT TORRANCE GALT 1850-1928.
Timothy, H.B. (Hamilton Baird Timothy.)
18.00 USD
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