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1 Baird, David M. AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY. EIGHT RADIO TALKS AS HEARD ON CBC UNIVERSITY OF THE AIR.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, 1959. 
111 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Contents: Geology, Geologists and Mass-wasting; Mass-wasting Completed; The Work of the Wind; Rivers; Oceans; Glaciers; Geological Time; Earth's Construction; Economic Geology; Questions and Answers; In Conclusion. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - book is light cocked, has light to moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases, wrinkling on spine, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DAYS OF VICTORY:  CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945., Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex
2 Barris, Ted and Barris, Alex DAYS OF VICTORY: CANADIANS REMEMBER 1939-1945.
Toronto Macmillan 1995 0771573014 / 9780771573019 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
304 pp., large 8vo (9 1/4"H). Cartoon endpapers by Fran Dowie. B&w illustrations. "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 courage, 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 narrative of 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 Buchenwald - 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 wrinkling at bottom of spine; place date, and signature in ink on title page. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
3 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
4 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
5 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY., Hollohan, Francis G.
6 Hollohan, Francis G. ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0929592350 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(G)ives a colourful account of one man's profession. Albert Perlin would have to be considered one of Newfoundland's first professional journalists and with it came an unwavering concern for his country's social, political and cultural future. Along with a view of the man, the reader is also treated to plenty of local history and an insight into the political climate leading up to Confederation. This biography, focusing on the writings and observations of Albert Perlin, is a valuable contribution to the history of journalism in Newfoundland. Interior - small printing ink mark at bottom of page 11, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small surface paper loss at top of front cover, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Mandel, Eli. CRITICISM: THE SILENT-SPEAKING WORDS. EIGHT TALKS FOR CBC RADIO.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, 1966. 
73 pp, 8" H, soft cover. "This book contains the texts of eight half-hour radio talks first broadcast during March, April, and May of 1966 in 'Ideas', a program series arranged for the CBC Department of Public Affairs by Phyllis Webb and William Yo ung. The talks were produced by Peter Herrndorf. Contents: The Nature of Literary Criticism; The Forms of Literary Criticism; Criticism and The Writer; Criticism and The Work; Literature and The Work; Criticism and Morality; Criticism an d S o c i e t y ; The Function of Criticism at the Present Time. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear, minor browning, small closed tear at bottom of rear cover - archivally taped . Ve ry G oo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 McNeil, Bill (signed) VOICES OF A WAR REMEMBERED: AN ORAL HISTORY OF CANADIANS IN WORLD WAR II.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, (1991), Ist ed. 
376 pp. lg 8vo, Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. CBC radio broadcaster Bill McNeil interviewed a wide range of Canadian men and women and brought these interviews together to provide a rich rememberance of all aspects of Canadian life du ring the war years. Illus. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG+/NF 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SIGNING ON:  THE BIRTH OF RADIO IN CANADA., McNeil, Bill and Wolfe, Morris.
9 McNeil, Bill and Wolfe, Morris. SIGNING ON: THE BIRTH OF RADIO IN CANADA.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1982. 
303 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H), soft cover. B&w illustrations. "(T)he dynamic oral history of the days when a radio wasn't bought, but made - usually out of a breadboard and old wire. To some, the mysterious 'wireless' signals seemed to be the voice of the angels. To others, they represented the opportunity to forge a new industry that would revolutionize the future, and sometimes give rise to fame and personal fortunes. (This is) the story of the birth of radio in Canada as told by the men and women who made it happen. Included as well are recollections by the people responsible for radio's huge success - the listeners. Illustrated with more than four hundred advertisements, drawings and photographs, these are the stories you never heard on the air; the stories you won't forget." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, pink spine color faded to green, spine flat with one light crease. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Pitman, Walter. VICTOR FELDBRILL: CANADIAN CONDUCTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 2010 1554887682 / 9781554887682 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
430 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs. "(A)n account of the life and cultural contribution of one of Canada's most talented conductors. Born in 1924, he made his Toronto Symphony conducting debut at the age of eighteen. He went on to become the artistic director of the Winnipeg Symphony, a conductor with the Toronto Symphony, and a guest conductor of virtually every major symphony orchestra in Canada. Feldbrill was also the first conductor-in-residence at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music, from 1968 to 1982. However, what really set Feldbrill apart was his limitless enthusiasm and support of Canadian music and young musicians, as well as his insistence on playing the music of Canadian composers despite the reluctance of some orchestral managers and the initial opposition of audiences at the time. In doing so he reached out to young people and trained many to take their places as members of Canadian orchestras from coast to coast." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Russell, Ted. THE CHRONICLES OF UNCLE MOSE.
Breakwater Books, Portugal Cover, Newfoundland, 1975. 
112 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Uncle Mose was created as a 'filler' by Ted Russell on the weekly half-hour radio time-slot of the Fisheries broadcast of the CBC. Over six hundred scripts were written in over a nine year period, some of which are repeated here to rekindle many cherished memories of such characters as: Aunt Sophy, Levi Bartle, Paddy Muldoon and others. B&w illus. Minor soiling and edge wear to covers. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Schabas, Ezra. SIR ERNEST MACMILLAN: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING CANADIAN.
Toronto University of Toronto 1994 0802028497 / 9780802028495 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
374 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "As a conductor, organist, pianist, composer, educator, writer, administrator, and musical statesman, Sir Ernest MacMillan stands as a towering figure in Canada's musical history. His role in the development of music in Canada from the beginning of (the 20th) century to 1970 was pivotal. He conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for twenty-five years, and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for fifteen. He was principal of the Toronto (now Royal) Conservatory of Music and dean of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music. He founded both the Canadian Musc Centre, and was a founding member of the Canada Council. He was also the first president of the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada. Ezra Schabas provides not only the first detailed biography of MacMillan, but also a frank, richly detailed, and handsomely illustrated account of the Canadian music scene." Minor edge wear, one very tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DIEPPE 1942:  ECHOES OF DISASTER., Whilehead, William.  Edited by Terence Macartney-Filgate.
13 Whilehead, William. Edited by Terence Macartney-Filgate. DIEPPE 1942: ECHOES OF DISASTER.
Toronto Personal Library / Nelson 1979 0176007822 / 9780176007829 Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
192 pp, small 4to (10 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, drawings. "In the earliest morning hours of August 19, 1942, an armada of almost 250 Allied vessels left southern England , carrying over 6,000 troops and sixty tanks towards a dawn assault on the German-occupied port of Dieppe, just across the English Channel. Seventy squadrons of fighters and bombers, flown by pilots of eight nations, provided air cover for this reconnaissance-in-force whose mission was to occupy Dieppe and hold it for a matter of hours before withdrawing. Ever since, the questions have gone on. How did such a massive, short-lived operation come about, what did it accomplish and why was it such a bitter, costly failure? The force consisted of several hundred British commandos and marines, 50 U.S. Rangers, some two dozen Free French commandos and almost 5,000 Canadian soldiers. German casualties were less than 600; Allied casualties were almost 4,000." Light edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate rubbing causing some color fading - mainly on rear panel, small chip at top of spine, tear at top of front flap-fold, a few tiny edge tears, light edge wrinkling, a few faint foxing marks on inside surface, "As seen on CBC-TV" label on front panel. VG/G- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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