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SIMCOE COUNTY:  THE RECENT PAST., Craig, John.  Introduction by Allan Glassford.
1 Craig, John. Introduction by Allan Glassford. SIMCOE COUNTY: THE RECENT PAST.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe 1977 0969069820 / 9780969069829 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Margot Anderson. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w drawings by Margot Anderson. "(T)he fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s to the present." Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simcoe County, 1895; Huronia; The Great Days of Lumbering; Into the Modern Era; The Sunshine Years; The Great War, 1914-18; The Postwar Years; The New Forests; Sports; The Dirty Thirties; Ships in War and Peace; The Women of Simcoe County; Into the Fifties and Beyond; Agriculture; Past and Present; The County Government; Notes on Sources and a Short Bibliography; Index. Gift inscription on half-title page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear , minor edge wrinkling, minor soiling on front flap-fold, small light scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIMCOE COUNTY:  THE RECENT PAST., Craig, John.  Introduction by Allan Glassford.
2 Craig, John. Introduction by Allan Glassford. SIMCOE COUNTY: THE RECENT PAST.
The Corporation of the County of Simcoe 1977 0969069820 / 9780969069829 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Margot Anderson. 
306 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w drawings by Margot Anderson. "(T)he fascinating account of life in Simcoe County from the 1890s to the present." Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simcoe County, 1895; Huronia; The Great Days of Lumbering; Into the Modern Era; The Sunshine Years; The Great War, 1914-18; The Postwar Years; The New Forests; Sports; The Dirty Thirties; Ships in War and Peace; The Women of Simcoe County; Into the Fifties and Beyond; Agriculture; Past and Present; The County Government; Notes on Sources and a Short Bibliography; Index. Dust jacket has some light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top of front flap-fold, small tear at bottom of front panel - taped on inside, tiny tear at top of front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DIRTY TRICKS OR TRUMP CARDS:  U.S. COVERT ACTION AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE., Godson, Roy.
3 Godson, Roy. DIRTY TRICKS OR TRUMP CARDS: U.S. COVERT ACTION AND COUNTERINTELLIGENCE.
Brassey's, Washington, 1995, first edition. 
337 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574880349 "Are covert operations merely 'dirty tricks' or can they be trump cards, skillfully played to provide decisive advantages in world politics? Throughout history, what has hap pened to states that have developed and effectively used these covert instruments - and to those that have not? What is needed to maintain effective covert capabilities? Roy Godson, one of the country's foremost experts on intelligence, u n t a n g l e s fact from fiction and provides often surprising answers to these provocative questions. Drawing on scholarly literature, broad-ranging contacts and discussions with foreign intelligence services, considerable experience as a cons ul ta nt t o th e U. S. intelligence community, and his own research, Dr. Godson traces the history of U.S. covert action and counterintelligence, focusing on its successes and failures. As the United States struggles to deal with new challenges to its se cur it y - r egi ona l , ethnic, and religious conflicts; weapons proliferation; terrorism; and organized crime - this groundbreaking study explains the circumstances under which covert capabilities can be used most effectively." Slight wr inkl ing at b ott om o f s pine . D us t jacket has minor rubbing and minor edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE WRETCHED OF CANADA:  LETTERS TO R.B. BENNETT 1930-1935., Grayson, L.M. And Bliss, Michael, editors.
4 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
 
 
THE DIRTY THIRTIES:  CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION., Horne, Michiel, editor.  Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al.
5 Horne, Michiel, editor. Edward W. Beatty, Harvey H. Black, Sir Henry Thornton, E.D. Loney, S.H. Logan, Eugene A. Forsey, R.H. Coats, H. Blair Neatby, F.R. Scott, A.C. Stewart, Angus L. Macdonald, Leonard C. Marsh, General A.G.L. McNaughton, et al. THE DIRTY THIRTIES: CANADIANS IN THE GREAT DEPRESSION.
Copp, Clark 1972 Soft Cover Good+ 
728 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "How did people live through the Depression of the 1930s? (T)he Depression irrevocably altered the attitudes of those who endured it, and consequently has subtly shaped the life styles of their children. This fascinating collection contains accounts from various classes - farmers, fishermen, industrial and extractive workers, white collar workers, members of the professions, independent proprietors, rentiers, managers - and those who belonged only to the vast mass of unemployed. Personal histories are nicely balanced by comments from academic writers, from journalists, social workers, policemen, the clergy, and from politicians and others who offered a bewildering selection of 'cures'. The final section of the book presents the reminiscences of several well-known Canadians." Interior - light toning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edgers of text block, three varying size creases at bottom corner of rear cover, two tiny corner creases on front cover, light edge wear - mainly on spine, two faint creases on spine, light rubbing - mainly on spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
6 Jackson, Robert. AT WAR WITH THE BOLSHEVIKS.
Tandem, London, (1974). 
304 pp, mass market paperback. B&w photos, maps. "In March 1918, when the infant Soviet Government signed a separate peace treaty with Germany, the stage was set for the Allied War of Intervention against the Bolshevik regime. Men, many of whom h ad survived the bloody massacres of the Western Front, found themselves pitched into a dirty, cruel conflict they did not understand. This is the story of British, Japanese, American and French troops in Siberia, sweeping the Bolsheviks from t h e a p proaches to Vladivostock in a series of savage actions; of the Royal Scots and the 339th U.S. Infantry, fighting for their lives in the snow-clad forests of North Russia against a tenacious enemy; of No. 47 Squadron R.A.F., locked in bitt er c om b at w ith the embryo Red Air Force over the steppes of South Russia; of the Green Howards, the Royal Fusiliers, the Hampshire and Middlesex Regiments, the French Chasseurs and others, fighting step by step along the Dvina and Vaga Rivers and th e s tr ate gic railways of North Russia; of the little Royal Navy coastal motor boats that shattered the Red Fleet in Kronstadt. It is a story of great heroism, but also of mutiny and murder as White Russian troops turned on the Allies and def ecte d to th e Re ds i n ever-increasing numbers." Interior - light browning to pages, previous owners label on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few small scuffs, a few small soft cre ases, a fe w faint creases on spine, slight fading to spine color, small area of light sticker residue on front cover. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON., Jarvis, Stan.  Illustrated by David Baker.
7 Jarvis, Stan. Illustrated by David Baker. AROUND THE HISTORIC CITY OF LONDON.
Bell & Hyman, London, 1981, first edition. 
127 pp, oblong (7 3/16" H x 8 3/8" D) hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0713512490 B&w drawings, map. "No square mile in England is so packed with drama and history as the City of London. Here are the landmarks of the Roman occupation, the Great Fire, the Plague and the devastation of the Second World War. Here the visitor will find the centuries-old traditions of the livery halls and the bustling markets; the commercial heart of London in the great banks and f i n a n c e houses; the simple dignity of Sir Christopher Wren's city churches; and the world-famous sights such as the Tower of London. Stan Jarvis's sympathetic text reveals his wide knowledge of the City and David Baker's line drawings captur e th e un iq ue c haracter of streets, buildings and people." 2" very light line indentation on preliminary pages, tiny dint at bottom fore-edge of both boards, very light rubbing on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS., Kinsella, Warren.  Inscribed.
8 Kinsella, Warren. Inscribed. KICKING ASS IN CANADIAN POLITICS.
Random House Canada, n.p., 2001, first printing. 
245 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0679310851 INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "TO T____ BEST WISHES & MANY THANKS! WARREN NOV. 2001". ALSO INSCRIBED ON VERSO OF FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "T____, HOPEFULLY MY RETIREMENT WILL BE AS ENJOYABLE AS YOURS, MIKE HARRIS". The second inscription is in two different coloured inks (possibly two different hands). "(F)or the first time, Kinsella lifts the veil on what really goes on inside campaigns - and it's not pretty. This is the good, the bad and the ugly of partisan politics, and Kinsella argues that all three are necessary for a healthy and democratic political dialogue. But this isn't a cynic's book on how to manipulate the voting public. The advice from the Prince of Darkness is 'stay on message, and stick to the truth'. Those practitioners of the black arts who resort to lies and cheating are most often burned at the stake by the voters. And he marshals plenty of evidence and insider stories from the hottest campaigns and campaigners in Canada and the United States - among them, James Carville, Besey Wright, Haley Barbour and Dick Morris - to prove his point. Your'll learn about push-polling, frugging, ratf**king, quick response, dirty tricks and oppo, and you'll learn how to counter them all. You'll be treated to Kinsella's Twelve Handy Tips for Surviving Encounters with Unethical, Unscrupulous, Unprincipled Political Journalists, as well as to his unique rating system on whose political reporting you can trust. This is a must-read not only for political junkies but also for marketers and PR flaks alike: it is a handbook, not only on how to win, but how to make sure your opponent loses." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor rubbing/tiny shallow dints on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 McConnell, Gail A. (Inscribed by the author.) Pictorial research by Stan D. Hanson. Chapter V by A. Stirling King. SASKATOON: HUB CITY OF THE WEST. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
(Windsor Publications, n.p., 1983), Ist edition. 
127 pp, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR TO THE EDITIOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. B&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "(T)ells the remarkable Saskatoon story with insight and skill, beginning with the captivating saga of the Temperance Colonists and the land they settled. Their vision of Saskatoon as a transportation centre foreshadowed the determination of later citizens to bring the railroads to their city, enabling Saskatoon to proclaim itself the 'Hub City' by the turn of the century. The decades of the new century brought struggle and achievement - the agricultural co-ops of the twenties; the Depression of the 'dirty thirties'; the mineral boom of the sixties; and Saskatoon's emergence, in the eighties, as a research centre for science and technology. A special chapter, 'Partners in Progress', profiles the contributions of Saskatoon's business community, whose support helped make this volume possible." Tiny bumps to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears archivally taped - one with crease. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE BORROWERS AVENGED., Norton, Mary.
10 Norton, Mary. THE BORROWERS AVENGED.
San Diego Harcourt Brace 1982 Book Club Reprint. Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Beth and Joe Krush. 
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The Borrowers own nothing, borrow everything, and think that 'human beans' were invented just to do the dirty work. As Arrietty says, 'Human beans are for Borrowers - like bread is for butter!'. These small, secret people can use all our apparently huge everyday objects in their own special ways: a cigar box can be made into a bed, a thimble used as a cooking pot - .This book follows the adventures of the resourceful Clock family, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty, as they find a new home after escaping from the wicked Platters, who want to put them on display in a model village. For the Borrowers, danger is never very far away: they must avoid the great disaster of 'being seen'. How Arrietty and her family manage - just - to keep away from humans makes an exciting and entertaining story, ingeniously told." Minor bump to bottom edge of rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS:  FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER., Pincher, Chapman.
11 Pincher, Chapman. THE TRUTH ABOUT DIRTY TRICKS: FROM HAROLD WILSON TO MARGARET THATCHER.
Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1991, first edition. 
343 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0283060603 B&w photographs. "Dirty tricks - actions carried out surreptitiously to inflict damage - are the lifeblood of the secrets world and have a far greater impact on the lives of ordinary people than commonly imagined. From the MI5 plot against Wilson to the Iraqi oil-pipe super-gun, 'dirty tricks' have recently dominated the headlines: and in the exciting new era of East-West relations they are a growth industry. T h e W i l son years were a piping period for dirty tricks, both real and imagined, but the Thatcher reign is also having its share: since Gorbachev came to power the KGB's dirty tricks department has never been so active. In his long career Cha p ma n Pi n ch er h as been associated with many dirty tricks and confesses to deliberate involvement in some of them. His latest book is an up-to-date study of the activities of master dirty tricksters from Wilson's 'Rasputin', through Peter Wri gh t an d Sir M aur ice Ol dfield to Gorbachev's army of 'techno-bandits', now using every underhand ruse to secure the Western technology which the Kremlin so desperately needs. It ranges through assassinations, character assassinations, defect ors w ho n ev er w ere , bl ackm ail through sex, betrayals and deceptions of staggering ingenuity. With access to documents and new information Chapman Pincher is able to reveal the real truth about the Wallace Affair, the plot against Lord Roths chil d, and a sc ore o f ot her m yster ies. Examining the impact of the new East-West situation on the world's secret services he explains why dirty tricks will continue to prosper and exert their impact on history." Very light soiling mark at bott om of fre e fr ont en dpape r, fai nt cig arett e odor, small light watermark on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Rimell, R. L., editor. WINDSOCK INTERNATIONAL. VOL. 14, NO. 1, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Berkhamsted Albatros 1998 02686422 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
32 pp, 11 11/16" H. B&w and colour photographs, drawings, plans. Contents: Contact! - editorial comment; Despatches - latest newsbites; Propwash - readers' letters; Logbook - new WW1books; Weather 'Tis Nobler - Dave Roberts shows there's more than one way to dirty up a Fokker!; Sea Boots for the 504: The Avro 504L would make an unusual conversion project - JM Bruce provides the necessary references (plan feature); The WINDSOCK A-Z of Scale WWI Aeroplanes: Part 23A - Big Fokkers (the Fokker Triplane Dr.I); Products - new kits and transfers; Archive - readers' photos; Decor Debut No. 1 - Fokker D.VIII; Gallery. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, small ghost sticker mark on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Stansell, Pat. MILITARY MINIATURES IN REVIEW. NO.8, SPRING 1996.
Boca Raton, Florida Ampersand 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
64 pp, 11" H, magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs, drawings. Contents: Mail Sack; Short Takes: The Year in Preview; The Sherman Tank: A Fragmented Look - Part 3: Tracks; Wespe Side Story: We dance to the beat of the super new Tamiya Wespe SPG; Totally Toldi: Mini-Art Studio's Hungarian fast tank: Sturmgeschutze Madness: Tamiya goes nuts with its own version of the early G; Summer in White Russia 1941; Movin' Scale Dirt: We get dirty with Tank Workshop's miniature dozer; Flame On: DML jazzes up its Easy Eight kit and creates a 105 in diguise!; My Funny Valentine Part deux, or Whadda Ya Know? It's Plastic; A Trip to Planet Vulcan: Minicraft's M163 buzz saw; Super Pershing; Mini-Men: A Look at What's New on the Figure Front. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THIS ANGRY LAND., Strong, Terence.
14 Strong, Terence. THIS ANGRY LAND.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, (1992), Uncorrected proof. 
379 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover. Uncorrected proof copy. "Mozambique. The land that God and the world forgot. Where right-wing Renamo 'bandit' squads murder and mutilate their way across the killing fields of south-east Africa...Yet this nightmare world is home to the Irishman, an escape from his secret past. In the remote 'safe zone' of Gutala the former SAS sergeant devotes his life to helping others rebuild theirs. With the love of a village girl and help from the whisky bottle, Branagh has renounced the gun and managed to purge his own conscience. But when a stranger arrives unexpectedly he is faced with echoes of another dirty war that he wanted to forget. Then Renamo strikes out of the night in a desperate last bid for its own existence. And Branagh finds that to survive he has again to become the very man he once hated." Interior - small crease/curl to bottom corner of approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing and a few tiny speck marks on rear cover, soft creases down front cover near hinge and at bottom corner of front cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LAUGHING GAS., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.)
15 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville.) LAUGHING GAS.
McCelland & Stewart, Toronto, (1936), first Canadian edition. 
311 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" h), hard cover (orange cloth with black lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. "Dirty work in the Fourth Dimension was the cause of all the trouble. Somebody slipped up badly, the wires became crossed and an 'identity-switch' resulted. Briefly the facts were these. B.K. Burwash and I.J. Zizzbaum, fang-wrenching rivals of high repute, simultaneously performed their miracles of dental surgery on Joey Cooley, Hollywood's famous child star, and Reginald, third Earl of Havershot. And it was during the brief space of time that the gas administered by Messrs. Burwash and Zizzbaum was doing its stuff and the patients' liberated souls were hob-nobbing in the Fourth Dimension, that the dirty work took place. Reginald returned to consciousness in the diminutive, if decorative, body of the child star, whilst the soul of young Cooley had been parked in the massive frame of the third Earl. And so the trouble began!" Interior - very light browning to endpapers. Exterior - moderate browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, three small stains on top of textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump to corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fraying at top of spine, light fading and wrinkling on spine, four tiny faint white marks on front board. Good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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