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THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES., Gutkin, Harry.  With Mildred Gutkin.
81 Gutkin, Harry. With Mildred Gutkin. THE WORST OF TIME, THE BEST OF TIMES.
Markham, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1987 0889027307 / 9780889027305 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
278 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Among the people who have achieved eminence on the contemporary scene, in the arts, in the professions, in public service, in education, an unexpectedly large number (come from) Winnipeg, the North End. This book began as an inquiry into the forces that led to so rich a harvest of talent from one small section of an ordinary city on the edge of the Canadian prairie. In a series of eighteen reminiscences by former North-Enders, it attempts to reconstruct the quality of life in that polyglot community in the years immediately before and after World War II, and from the point of view of one distinctive ethnic group, the children of Jewish immigrants. Jews constituted only a small proportion of the North End's ethnic mix, but as a group they quickly reached a remarkable level of acculturation and achievement, setting the tone and pace for the entire enclave." Includes: Monty Hall, Allan Blye, Leo Yaffe, Maurice Victor, Samuel Freedman, Maxwell Cohen, David Orlikov, Sylvia Ostry, Bernard Ostry, Meyer Brownstone, Frank Shefrin, Shlomo Ben Adam, Isaac Horowitz, Adele Wiseman, Harry Freedman, Miriam Waddington, Jack Ludwig and John Hirsch. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of front hinge, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF AN OLD COG.  VOLUME THREE.  (VOLUME 3)., Halbert, Mabel L.
82 Halbert, Mabel L. MEMOIRS OF AN OLD COG. VOLUME THREE. (VOLUME 3).
Self-published 1986 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
338 pp, 9 1/2" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. The third book of a three volume autobiography by Mabel Louise Halbert (1897-1986) describing her life in Shelburne, Ontario and area. Born Mabel Louise Rayfield and previously married as Mabel Little, she begins this volume with her marriage, in 1950, to Leonard Halbert. Contents: My Life Story 1950-1982; Miscellaneous Selections; A Tribute to Shelburne; Lifetime Observations of an "Old Cog". Previous owner's name/date stamp on free front endpaper, small surface paper scuff at fore-edge of title, dedication page and three text pages (most likelty caused in trimming process), 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
ISABELLA VALANCY CRAWFORD.  MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES., Hale, Katherine.  (Mrs. John Garvin.)
83 Hale, Katherine. (Mrs. John Garvin.) ISABELLA VALANCY CRAWFORD. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press Hard Cover Very Good 
125 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 19th century poet/author Isabella Valancy Crawford. Contents: Biographical; Anthology; Appreciation; Bibliography; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
84 Halliday, Hugh A. (Vernon C. 'Woody' Woodward.) WOODY: A FIGHTER PILOT'S ALBUM.
Toronto CANAV 1987 0969070381 / 9780969070382 1st Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
144 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The late 1930s was a time of restlessness for many young Canadians. For some, nothing short of a trip to England and a visit to the RAF recruiter could satisfy their urge for adventure. One who followed this path was Vernon C. Woodward, a British Columbian from Victoria. (This book traces Woodward's) flying career fromTiger Moths in Scotland, then on to advanced training and out to pre-war Egypt to his first posting. (When war breaks out) the young pilots are flung against a seemingly overwhelming enemy. They do their best, flying their little biplane Gladiators. Woody records his first kill as the pace of combat accelerates daily. Soon Woody's squadron is called to Greece to face even harsher odds with an onslaught of Messerschmitts and Junkers. Woody's tally of kills grows steadily, as does that of many of his mates, but one by one he is losing his friends as the unequal struggle continues. Inevitably the British must withdraw. They make their last stand on Crete, where the situtation is hopeless from the start. Soon there is not a single airworthy Hurricane and Woody and his fellow airmen must take rifle and Tommy gun in hand to fight rugged German parachutists at close quarters. In the end, the British forces made a humilitating retreat to Egypt, where Woody again faces the enemy and records his 20th and final kill, making him one of Canada's leading aces of either world war." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear to boards, large dog-ear corner crease on page leaf 19/20 and page leaf 99/100. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-foldsm slight wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
85 Hanna, D.B. (Arthur Hawkes.0 TRAINS OF RECOLLECTION. DRAWN FROM FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY SERVICE IN SCOTLAND AND CANADA, AND TOLD TO ARTHUR HAWKES.
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
340 pp, 9 1/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, cream-coloured endpapers with a branch & leaf decoration in gold. B&w photographs. Chapter headings: Introduction; Suggesting a typically Presbyterian background of Scottish migration to Canada; Sketching early years of service at country and city stations near the Clyde; Recalling Van Horne and the Canadian Pacific challenge to the Grand Trunk; Reviewing vanishing practices, including ticket scalping and fast freight lines; Portraying scantily the lives of a poor prairie line and a beloved prairie town; Remembering when farming in the West ws misunderstood, and land could not be sold; Telling how Manitoba struggled through an era of expansion and the war of Fort Whyte; Recording the first encounter of Mackenzie and Mann, with mules for a stake; Beginning the story of the Canadian Northern as a pioneer line with a staff of thirteen; Describing meetings of a traffic manager with Sioux Indians and sudden millionaires; Indicating several considerations which made Toronto the centre of a Transcontinental system; Offering explanations why luxurious ease does not distinguish liviing on a private car; Recounting midwinter episodes of location and operation in empty country; Reciting events, the Great War being chief, which destroyed the Canadian Northern; Speaking some truth about the difficulty of operating a railway for the nation; Narrating several occurrences which made huge Canadian National deficits inevitable; Shedding sidelights on unities of Canadian railway managment during the War; Appendices. Book cracked at two places - pages holding firmly, slight lean to book, dust soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, soft corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered rub marks on front board. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
PARTIAL RECALL., Harris, Erdman.
86 Harris, Erdman. PARTIAL RECALL.
Privately Published 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
181 pp, 9" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Inscribed on front fee endpaper: "With many fond memories of luncheons at the Century and the treat of reading your books / Erdman". Personal reminiscences of Erdman Harris (of the Massey-Harris Harrises and the Shenstones on his mother's side), born in Toronto in 1898. Recounts his early days on Walmer Road in Toronto, his trip to the Delhi Durbar, boarding school life, time at Princeton University where he worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Triangle Club show of 1916 (Safety First), further studies in Edinburgh, teaching in Cairo, marriage and family life, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few minor soiling marks and very faint liquid marks on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK:  THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA., Harris, George H.
87 Harris, George H. THE PRESIDENT'S BOOK: THE STORY OF THE SUN LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF CANADA.
Montreal Sun Life Assurance 1928 First Edition Full-Leather Good+ S.H. Maw and A. Sherriff Scott. Inscribed
284, xxvi pp, 10 3/8" H, full dark brown leather with gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt border to front and rear boards and gilt decoration bordering fixed endpapers. Dark brown endpapers, top edge gilt. Inscribed on second free endpaper: "With the Compliments of / Arthur B. Wood / Feb/10/30". At the time, Mr. Wood was Head of the Actuarial Department and would later go on to become President himself. 15 tissue-covered b&w plates (portraits and company building) plus 12 b&w decorations. The history of the Sun Life Assurance Company, produced to celebrate Mr. Thomas Bassett Macaulay's fifty years of service with the company. Three page leaves have a small fore-edge tear which are archivally taped and two leaves have a small edge chip. Leather has light to moderate edge wear, faint to light rubbing on boards - light to moderate on spine. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
88 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BLUENOSE MASTER:  THE MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ERNEST K. HARTLING., Hartling, Ernest K. and Kranz, Jo.
89 Hartling, Ernest K. and Kranz, Jo. BLUENOSE MASTER: THE MEMOIRS OF CAPTAIN ERNEST K. HARTLING.
Willowdale, Ontario Hounslow Press 1989 0888821182 / 9780888821188 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Gerard Williams. 
177 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w drawings by Gerard Williams, plus b&w photographs, maps. "(B)orn on April 30, 1906, (Ernest Hartling) grew up in his grandparents' house, overlooking Spanish Ship Bay, Nova Scotia. Entranced by the sight of the billowing white sails of Grandfather's schooner, he embarked on a lifelong fascination with ships and the sea. As a small boy, when he was allowed to steer his father's ship, he knew he was born to be a sailor. In this book, (he) takes us on a voyage through a life crammed with adventure, colour, and excitement: his eyewitness account of the Great Halifax Explosion; crossing the Atlantic at the age of twelve as an ordinary seaman; striking out alone at fourteen in pursuit of his dream of a seafaring life; but that is just the beginning. He sailed the high seas on numerous ships to countless ports and, while still very young, became master of a ship. In Halifax, during the Second World War, Ernest took on the dangerous job of harbour pilot, guiding convoys safely out to sea. Relishing the challenge, he remained a pilot for twenty-nine years. Illuminating every page is the character of Ernest Hartling, who retired after more than fifty years at sea, only to return to it as master of the 'Bluenose II' - the crowning achievement of his life." Dust jacket has minor rubbing - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BOYS, BOMBS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  A KNEES-UP, WHEELS-UP CHRONICLE OF WWII., Harvey, J. Douglas.
90 Harvey, J. Douglas. BOYS, BOMBS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS: A KNEES-UP, WHEELS-UP CHRONICLE OF WWII.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771040482 / 9780771040481 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
210 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "They called them the 'Brylcreem boys' - the young flyers who streamed into England from the first declaration of war, the kids with the jaunty grins and the willingness to take terrible risks. Among them were thousands of young Canadians, many barely out of high school, all delighted to leave behind humdrum lives in dusty, post-Depression Canada for the irresistible chance to learn to fly and help beat the Germans. Doug Harvey was one of them - a nineteen-year-old from Toronto who joined the RCAF, and in 1942 found himself a pilot in the elite Canadian No. 6 Bomber Group. (Here) is the fresh, frank, and often hilarious account of Harvey's experiences overseas. It is an unexpurgated description of what really happened to the group of young Canadian men who suddenly found themselves billeted in freezing Nissen huts in the lush English countryside - surround-ed by an unfamiliar people, whose customs puzzled and delighted them - and charged with the job of bombing Gemany into ruins. It is the chilling story of crews flying through the silent night skies, their lumbering Lancasters loaded with bombs, headed for unseen desinations hundreds of miles away. It is the jubilant story of the boys who made it safely home, mission accomplished, and the heart-breaking story of the thousands who didn't." Faint erased pencil narks at top corner of free front endpaper, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, tiny foxing marks on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two edge tears archivally taped, light foxing on inside of spine, slight darkening to spine and some edges, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
91 Heal, S.C. ACROSS FAR DISTANT HORIZONS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A CANADIAN MASTER MARINER.
Vancouver Cordillera Publishing 1995 1895590132 / 9781895590135 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
311 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, drawings. "This book is based on the unpublished and private memoirs of Captain Trevor Whitla Bridges, late of the Canadian and British Merchant navies, and also of the British Royal Navy Reserve and the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, in which he held the rank of Lieutenant-Commander. The narrative proper is always in the first person singular, as this closely follows the original text, but in my periodic comments in sidebars on aspects of his career or circumstance of which he was a part, I have invariably chosen to give him his appropriate navy or merchant navy rank at the time." From the Introduction. Contents: Introduction; An Anglo-Canadian Childhood; Training Ship Worcester; The Barque Invermay of Aberdeen; Bound for Vancouver; The Nitrate Coast; British India; Goodbye B.I.; Working for a Master's Ticket; Return to the Royal Line; 1914: "The Northern Patrol", Monitors and Troopships; Trampship Captain; At War Again; Appendix; Index. Light waviness to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MEMOIRS OF A MINER., Hellens, Alexander Daniel.  Inscribed.
92 Hellens, Alexander Daniel. Inscribed. MEMOIRS OF A MINER.
Lifestories, Toronto, 1989. 
156 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, silver border and motif on front board) - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE TO A FRIEND WHO IS MENTIONED AND PICTURED IN THE BOOK. Reminiscences of growing up in Northern Ontario and a career in mining. Contents: The Early Years; School Days; Becoming a Working Stiff; My Years at Michigan Tech; A Mining Engineer - At Last!; In the Service of King George VI; The Post-war Years; Discovery of the Cobalt Lode Mine; Birth of a Mining Company; Setting Up Shop in Toronto; Arctic Diaries; Reflections. Tiny light stain in margin of pages 32 & 33, small area of waviness at fore-edge of approx, pages 43 to 54. Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
93 Henderson, Paul. With Mike Leonetti. SHOOTING FOR GLORY.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726462 / 9780773726468 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes Rob / Paul Henderson". B&w photographs. "(Paul Henderson) tells the story of the first Canada-Soviet Union series that kept Canadians riveted to their radios and televisions. Although the 1972 series was the highlight of his career, (he) has a lot more to tell. As a Detroit Red Wing, he played with such greats as Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, and Ted Lindsay and experienced the heartache of being on the losing side in two Stanley Cup finals. Dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1968, he found himself on the ice with the team that had won the Leaf's last Cup the previous year, skating alongside Dave Keon, Tim Horton, George Armstrong, and Ron Ellis. Participating in one of the game's golden eras, Henderson had the privilege of locking horns with the likes of Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, and Bobby Hull. And, like Hull, he, too, jumped to the World Hockey Association, where he witnessed the arrival of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and a new breed of superstar. Finally, Henderson describes the difficult transition he and all professional athletes must face when retirement inevitably comes." Previous owner's place and signature on front free endpaper, scattered tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KICKSTART:  HOW SUCCESSFUL CANADIANS GOT STARTED., Herman, Alexander; Matthews, Paul; Feindel, Andrew.
94 Herman, Alexander; Matthews, Paul; Feindel, Andrew. KICKSTART: HOW SUCCESSFUL CANADIANS GOT STARTED.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 1550027832 / 9781550027839 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
204 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. " 'Kickstart' profiles Canadians who have found success in a wide variety of fields, including business, (entrepreneur Jim Pattison), science (astronaut Roberta Bondar), the arts (ballerina Karen Kain), pop culture (cartoonist Lynn Johnston), the law (Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin), politics (former prime minister Brian Mulroney), humanitarianism (James Orbinski), and journalism (June Callwood). Some launched businesses as teenagers, while others pinballed from job to job before locating their cause or passion. Some travelled the world in search of purpose, and some only found themselves upon returning home. Their collective wisdom, offered in their own words, just might help you 'kickstart' something of your own." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
95 Hibbert, Joyce. Foreword by Earle Birney. FRAGMENTS OF WAR: STORIES FROM SURVIVORS OF WORLD WAR II.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1985 0919760946 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
267 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The young girl from the Ottawa Valley who served as a nurse in North Africa with only a helmet of fresh water a day, the teenage soldier from Fredericton who stole pig swill to survive in a Hong Kong prisoner of war camp, the English woman who survived the skinking of the 'Athenia' to become a war bride, and an Alberta airman who crashed off the icy coast of Greenland, these are but only four of the thirty compelling personal accounts of war experiences. Many private photographs from their own albums illustrate these stories which reflect the world wide aspects of the war from the Indian Ocean to the North Atlantic, from Poland to the Middle East, adn the varied activities and duties of these young men and women. Their hardships, their adventures, frustrations, fears, joys and romances are chronicled in a poignant and often humorous manner." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CLARKSON AND ITS MANY CORNERS, Hicks, Kathleen A.
96 Hicks, Kathleen A. CLARKSON AND ITS MANY CORNERS
Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Library System 2008 0969787340 / 9780969787341 Third Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/2" H x 12" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Clarkson, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Warren Clarkson; Years: 1807-1850; Bradley Museum; Benares Historic House; Years: 1851-1900; Clarkson Railway Station; History of Lushes Corners; Years: 1901-1950; Speck Family; The Clarkson Library; British American Oil Refinery; Years: 1951-2000; St. Lawrence Cement Company; Rattray Marsh; Index. Interior - very small bump to bottom corner of most pages, tiny tear (archivally taped) at bottom edge of 4 page leaves. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
STREETSVILLE:  FROM TIMOTHY TO HAZEL., Hicks, Kathleen A.  Foreword by Hazel McCallion.
97 Hicks, Kathleen A. Foreword by Hazel McCallion. STREETSVILLE: FROM TIMOTHY TO HAZEL.
Mississauga, Ontario Mississauga Library System 2008 0973972424 / 9780973972429 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Inscribed By Author
321 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 3/8" H x 11 3/4" D). Inscribed by author on title page: "Sept. 15, 2008 / Enjoy! / Kathleen A. Hicks". Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Streetsville, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Timothy Street; Years: 1820-1850; James Glendenning; Henry Rutledge; The Barnharts; Years: 1851-1900; The Credit Valley Railway; The Streetsville Library; Reid Milling Company; Years: 1901-1950; The Streetsville Women's Institute; Years: 1951-2000; Sam and Hazel McCallion; Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival; Barberton; Harris' Corners; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
COOKSVILLE:  COUNTRY TO CITY.  ALSO INCLUDES:  BRITANNIA., Hicks, Kathleen A.  Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons.
98 Hicks, Kathleen A. Foreword By Sir Lou Parsons. COOKSVILLE: COUNTRY TO CITY. ALSO INCLUDES: BRITANNIA.
Mississauga, Ontario Friends of the Mississauga Library System 2005 0969787375 / 9780969787372 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Inscribed By Author
345 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 12" D). Personalized inscription by author on title page. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A local history of Cooksville, Ontario, now part of the city of Missisauga. Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; Tribute to Jacob Cook; Years: 1807-1850; Daniel Harris; Joseph & Jane Silverthorn; Years: 1851-1900; The Great Fire of 1852; The Credit Valley Railway; Years: 1901-1950; William Stanislaus Romain; Toronto Township Police Department; Years: 1951-2000; Reeve Mary Fix; Robert W. Speck; Mississauga the Town; Mississauge the City; Bibliography; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small corner crease on rear cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THREE VOICES:  THE LIVES OF MARGARET LAURENCE, GABRIELLE ROY, FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE., Hind-Smith, Joan.
99 Hind-Smith, Joan. THREE VOICES: THE LIVES OF MARGARET LAURENCE, GABRIELLE ROY, FREDERICK PHILIP GROVE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1975 0772007322 / 9780772007322 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs. "Drawing upon original sources as well as extensive personal interviews with Laurence, Roy and the family of Grove, the author suceeds in creating not only a lively and original discussion of their works, but a sensitive and compelling assessment of their lives as well." Very small bump at top/bottom of spine and at bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY., Hobbs, Charlie.
100 Hobbs, Charlie. PAST TENSE: CHARLIE'S STORY.
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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