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Dundurn, Toronto, 2006, first edition. 
205 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1550026283 "If humanity has learned anything from the horrors of the past century, it is that our one hope is democracy. The goals of Canada's actions at home and abroad should be the preservation of democracy. Thi s is the lens through which our policies should be discerned, dissected and amended. (The author) argues that Canada has pursued an ethically and categorically incorrect war against terror. We have been needlessly dovish abroad and excessive l y h a w kish at home. In order to use military force abroad, the government fussed over the need for United Nations approval. At home, however, there are no such restraints; without even asking a court, the government may effectively deprive ce rt ai n p eo pl e of the right to make a living. As (he) summarizes: 'Internationally, key fallacies stem from an undue respect for a rule of law that does not exist. Domestically, key fallacies stem from an undue neglect of a rule of law that do es exi st ." In ter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
Brassey's, Washington, (1991), Ist printing. 
135 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...the annual blueprint for the U.S. security posture. It contains an outline of American national goals and interests, an overiew of world trends, descriptions of regional challenges, and polit ical, economic, and defense agendas. Written in clear, layperson's English, it is a must read for every involved citizen." Dust jacket has been price-clipped and has minor rubbing. F/VG+ 
Price: 7.50 USD
3 Ferguson, John. With Stan & Shirley Fischler. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1989 0139206469 / 9780139206467 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
334 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "If the Montreal Canadiens had a weakness in the early 1960s it was size. Too often, small Canadiens were being battered against the boards and checked out of action. In 1963, that problem was solved, and a big part of the solutions was John Ferguson. Chosen out of the American Hockey Leauge by Frank Selke, Ferguson showed up in training camp with a reputation as a good hockey player, and one who hadn't lost a fight in the AHL. He lived up to his reputation during his first game in Boston. At the opening faceoff, he got into a fight with Ted Green, which he won. Not only that, Ferguson proceeded to score twice in that game, which ended in a 4-4 tie. John Ferguson played for the Canadiens for eight years, until he retired in 1971. During those years, he shared in five Stanley Cups, played five hundred games, scored 145 goals and 158 assists, and spent 1214 minutes in the penalty box. An extremely aggressive forward, he acted as the club's policeman and extended his dislike of opposing players off the ice. Ferguson retired from the Canadiens in 1971 to begin a new career as a businessman. He came back to hockey as Coach and General Manager of the New York Rangers in 1976, then as General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets, and finally as General Manager of Team Canada. Having retired once more from hockey, (he) will dedicate himself to his second great sporting love, as President of The Windsor Raceway." Minor wrinkling to top/bottom of text block, tiny dent to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, minor edge browning light crease down front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
TORONTO MAPLE LEAF TRIVIA BOOK 1927-1988., Leonetti, Mike.
4 Leonetti, Mike. TORONTO MAPLE LEAF TRIVIA BOOK 1927-1988.
Toronto Summerhill 1988 0920197337 / 9780920197332 Soft Cover Very Good - 
136 pp, 10 1/4" H. "Which Maple Leaf player holds the record for the most goals in one playoff year? What three players formed the highest scoring line in Toronto Maple Leaf history? Prior to Maple Leaf Gardens being bui lt in 1931 where did the Leafs play their home games? In this newly revised and updated to 1988 edition, you will find the answers to these, and hundreds more, trivia questions about the Toronto Maple Leaf hockey club. Now you can relive the great moments in Maple Leaf trivia history in this book. Also included are over 150 photos of players and action shots from the golden days of the Toronto Maple Leafs." Interior - previous owner's place, date and signature on half-tite page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear/wrinkling, several soft creases on covers, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
GRETZKY'S GAME., Leonetti, Mike.  Illustrated by Greg Banning.
5 Leonetti, Mike. Illustrated by Greg Banning. GRETZKY'S GAME.
Raincoast, Vancouver, 2005, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong hard cover in dust jacket (9 3/4" H x 10 1/2" D). ISBN 1551928515 Colour illustrations. "Ryan really loves to play hockey. Every year, his dad makes a rink in the backyard, and Ryan plays after school with his little brother Jason. But Ryan is small for his age and tends to get pushed around. He really wants to make the select team, but has to practice extra hard to pass the tryout. Ryan has always followed the Edmonton Oilers and his hero is Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky is small, too, but he sure can skate and score. And he is leading the Oilers to the Stanley Cup finals. Inspired by Gretzky's example, Ryan makes the team - and watches his hero take on the reigning champs, the mighty New York Islanders! The late st in Mike Leonetti's acclaimed Hockey Heroes series, (this) is a heartwarming story about overcoming obstacles and believing in yourself." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom o f s pine and flap-folds, very small dent on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
6 Lucas, Laddie, ed. Illustrated by Michael Trim. (K.R. vand er Spuy, James Byford McCudden, Raymond Chance, P.S. Engelbach, A.A.N. Breckon, R.T. Partridge, C.R. Caldwell, David J. Shannon, Charles Barry, John H. Moutray, R.A. Percy, K.S. Batchelor, OUT OF THE BLUE: THE ROLE OF LUCK IN AIR WARFARE 1917-1966.
Grafton, London, 1987, reprint. 
542 pp, mass market paperback. B&w drawings. ISBN 0586070885 "Beginning in 1917 with Lord Balfour's miraculous safe landing after ejection from his crushed biplane, (this) is an extraordinary compilation of lucky escapes, own goals and near-misse s by both famous and unknown war pilots. Captain Len Trent VC tells us how luck saved his life in the legendary Great Escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944. Fighter pilot Yutaka Yokota, who volunteered as a human torpedo in the Pacific, recalls h o w mechanical trouble stopped him making the supreme sacrifice. And an Australian gunner tells the intriguing tale of his clairvoyant mongrel. Ranging from the horrific to the humorous and the frankly incredible, (this) is a breathtaking assembl y of stories by those who have risked their lives in aerial combat." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, smal l sof t corner crease on front cover and rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
7 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
Gage, Toronto, 1980, first edition. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771593007 "Sir Guy Carleton is one of the most influential figures in Canadian history. As a soldier, he fought bravely in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham and in 1775, with no pro fessional troops, he defeated the Americans under Burgoyne. Had Carleton failed, Quebec would have become an American colony. As Quebec's first governor, he was almost singlehandedly responsible for securing the Quebec Act, which guaranteed t h a t p rovince's language, culture and religion, and laid the groundwork for Canada's official policy of biculturalism. Autocratic and aloof, Carleton was in many ways typical of the British officer class in the eighteenth century. Neverthele s s, h e fe l t a deep sympathy and respect for the French 'habitant' and recognized that the conquered but proud Quebecois could never bow to British customs. To protect the French-Canadian way of life, Carleton brazenly defied the authority of h is Ki ng an d t he B ritish Parliament. High-handed in the pursuit of his goals, he made many enemies, but even these judged Carleton 'incorruptible' at a time when corruption among public officials was the rule rather than the exception. Ethan All en, Ben edi ct A rno ld, John Burgoyne, Edmund Burke, Aaron Burr, William Pitt, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington move through the pages of this book. Most of these men praised Carelton; a few feared him; all of them respected him." So me a reas of ligh t fad ing to t op/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears, light rubbing causing scattered tiny scuffs. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Ryerson Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed
194 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To Dr. Friedberg. / With my thanks for your / frank, capable, / professional service / JG Hagey." (J.G. Hagey was the first President of Waterloo University.) "This is the story of the founding and development of the University of Waterloo from the first exploratory meetings when the concept of the university took root. It tells of the original campus, which was planned on 237 acres, and the long struggle for identity which ensued. Early faculty leaders - the 'fearsome five' as they were known to their cohorts - worked at establishing a set of goals and standards for the infant institution. The author describes the development of the faculties of engineering, science and arts, as well as the school of graduate studies that followed. At last, the first graduating class emerged, setting a precedent for the thousands of students who were soon to follow." Slight toning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, one or two tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear - tiny chips at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, light soiling - mainly at edges, small tear at top of front flap-fold - archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1998. 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0700608710 "Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War, Congress established the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War to investigate such matters as military contracts, trade wit h the enemy, treatment of the wounded, and the causes of Union defeat. But its greatest efforts were directed toward a more vigorous war effort - endorsing emancipation, the use of black soldiers, and the appointment of fighting generals - l e a d i n g President Lincoln to fear that this watchdog committee would become little more than an 'engine of agitation'. (It) generated controversy throughout the war, and its legacy sparks debate even today over whether it invigorated or hamper ed t he U ni on war effort. In the wake of both critical and sympathetic appraisals, Bruce Tap now offers the first history of the committee's activities, focusing on the nature of its power and influence on military policy in order to show conc lus ive ly wha t t he u ltimate impact really was. Tap presents solid evidence, including examples of contact between Congress and the military, to show that the committee produced little good and no small amount of harm. The committee's principal mem bers en tert aine d s im plistic notions about warfare that led to rash judgments about its conduct and because its goals were congruent with Republican ideology, its principal criterion in evaluating military leadership was adherence to antis laver y bel iefs . As a re sult , ( it) polarized Congress and the army, limited strategic options, demoralized the Union's top generals, and inflated the reputations of incompetent soldiers. As Tap demonstrates, it was in many ways a serious imp edimen t to t he wa r effo rt, du e not to its fanatacism or vindictiveness, as some historians have suggested, but rather to its members' total ignorance of military matters. (This book) is a revisionist account that corrects prevailing images of the re lations hip be tween R epublic an pol itic ans and the army during the Civil War. By examining the conflict between Congress's constitutional right to investigate and the impropiety of its actions, the book raises questions that are applica ble toda y about the abi lity of legislat ive bod ies t o function in areas where specialized knowledge is required." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few areas of very light edge wrinkling, 1 1/2" tear at top of front hinge - archival ly repai red, lig ht rubbi ng. Very Good+/V ery Go od 
Price: 17.50 USD
11 Waite, Arthur Edward. Introduction by Paul M. Allen. LAMPS OF WESTERN MYSTICISM.
New York Rudolf Steiner Publications 1973 083341720 Soft Cover Very Good 
334 pp, 7" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. "A truly modern path to the spirit as described by the author of this book does not imply alientation from the demands and requirements of everyday life, but rather enhances man's ability to live that life more fully, earnestly and fruitfully. This development follows certain definite steps which have as their preliminary goal the harmonizing and balancing of the inner life in terms of objective, ultimate reality. Beyond this, the path opens out to a still higher attainment, ultimating in that sublime, conscious oneness with the divine, described in writings of those men and women who have attained at least the first experience of this highest of goals. This book was written in order to open before us the prospect of that goal, to outline at least the first steps on the path leading to it, and to introduce us to some of the human beings who have achieved noteworthy results in this quest, particularly in the Western World." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one tiny corner crease, minor rubbing,small ghost sticker mark on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
Toronto Dundurn 2006 1550026232 / 9781550026238 Soft Cover Near Fine 
207 pp, 9" H. "Through this easy-reading, multi-faceted book, business author Julie V. Watson offers up invaluable tips and hints for home-based, micro, and small businesses. Her suggestions will help you save time and money, use creative planning and new ideas to increase profitability, create a rewarding business environment, and increase sales through effective marketing and promotion. Drawing on her more than 20 years of experience as a home-based entrepreneur, as well as stories of a number of other successful business owners across Canada, Watson offers up practical, priceless advice. 'These are jump-start-your-brain-type offerings that get people thinking creatively about a new business, or about improving and streamlining the one they have,' says the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777., Watt, Gavin K.  Research assistance by James F. Morrison.
13 Watt, Gavin K. Research assistance by James F. Morrison. REBELLION IN THE MOHAWK VALLEY: THE ST. LEGER EXPEDITION OF 1777.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2002, first edition. 
429 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550023764 B&w reproductions, maps. "In the summer of 1777, the British general John Burgoyne mounted a massive expedition from Canada to New York State with the goal of splitting the rebelling American colonies into two. Simultaneously, Brigadier Barry St. Leger led a supporting flank attack from Lake Ontario into the Mohawk Valley. His expedition had three major goals: recruit the Iroquois and their allies; defeat the rebel troops in the Mohawk region; and join Burgoyne's Grand Army at Albany. St. Leger's Indians and loyalists shattered the Mohawk Valley militia at Oriskany on their march to relieve Fort Stanwix; however, the fort's stubborn defenders stalled St. Leger until he was d u p e d into retreating. He then attempted to reinforce Burgoyne, but was halted at Ticonderoga due to lack of transport. The grand campaign from Canada ended in catastrophe when word came of Burgoyne's surrender. The remaining troops destroy e d Ti co nd er oga and withdrew to Canada." Interior - tiny crease at top/bottom corner of first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, three very small light corner creases. Very Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD

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