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BARBED LYRES:  CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE., Atwood, Margaret, foreword.  (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.)
1 Atwood, Margaret, foreword. (Tom Denholm, Glen Stone, Denis Woollings, Brian Davis, Gerry MacIntosh, Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Hoard Engel, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Robert Priest, al Purdy, Charles Pachter, Mavor Moore, Don Harron, et al.) BARBED LYRES: CANADIAN VENOMOUS VERSE.
Toronto Key Porter 1990 1550132520 / 9781550132526 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Aislin (Terry Mosher). 
112 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin. "(W)inning entries and special celebrity submissions from a nationwide contest for satircal verse (judged by) author Margaret Atwood, columnist Allan Fotheringham and songwriter Nancy White. Over 100 of the best entries are featured. Also included are poems submitted by invitation from: Pierre Berton, Robertson Davies, Howard Engel, Don Harron, Tomson Highway, Dennis Lee, Mavor Moore, Susan Musgrave, Eric Nichol, Charles Pachter, Robert Priest, Al Purdy, Erika Ritter, Robin Skelton, et al." A 1/2" dia raised area under the front pastedown endpaper - causes a same size shallow dent in first few pages. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and top of front hinge, minor edge wrinkling at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 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
 
 
3 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN HOME:  FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON., Denhez, Marc.
4 Denhez, Marc. THE CANADIAN HOME: FROM CAVE TO ELECTRONIC COCOON.
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 English, John. THE LIFE OF LESTER PEARSON. VOLUME ONE: SHADOW OF HEAVEN, 1897-1948. VOLUME TWO: THE WORLDLY YEARS, 1949-1972. (VOLUMES I & II).
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1989 0886191653 / 9780886191658 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
414 pp, 473 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 'Shadow of Heaven' - ISBN 0886191653 - published 1989. 'The Worldly Years' - ISBN 0394227298 - published 1992. "Lester Pearson - Canada's 14th prime minister, and foremost diplomat - was a man of deep and passionate convictions. His vision of Canada as a force for international peace, mediation, and good will helped redefine our view of ourselves. But how did this seemingly mild and easy-going man develop such a powerful and unswerving vision - and how did he win the political clout to put his beliefs into practice?" 'Shadow of Heaven' has minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 'The Worldly Years' has very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light winkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
6 Furtado, R. de L. PRIME MINISTERS OF CANADA, 1867-1980.
Markham, Ontario Datinder S. Sodhi 1980 0889290407 / 9780889290402 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Bronwen Stanley-Jones. 
104 pp, 12 1/4" H. Full page sepiatone portraits of each prime minister with short biographical essays. Contents: Preface; John Alexander Macdonald; Alexander Mackenzie; John Joseph Coldwell Abbott; John Sparrow David Thompson; Mackenzie Bowell; Charles Tupper; Wilfrid Laurier; Robert Laird Borden; Arthur Meighen; William Lyon Mackenzie King; Richard Bedford Bennett; Louis Stephen St.-Laurent; John George Diefenbaker; Lester Bowles Pearson; Pierre Elliott Trudeau; C. Jospeh Clark; Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Book is very clean. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Gagnon, Georgette and Rath, Dan. NOT WITHOUT CAUSE: DAVID PETERSON'S FALL FROM GRACE.
Toronto HarperCollins 1991 0002158426 / 9780002158428 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
408 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "The stunning defeat of David Peterson's powerful Liberal government on September 6, 1990 broke many of the old rules for Canadian elections - and provided the first glimpse of how future elections will be fought. At the center of the story: Liberal leader David Peterson. Young, handsome and rich, he embodied the glory years of the 1980s when Yuppies, BMWs and image politics ruled. His decision to 'go early', to call an election only three years into his mandate, set the wheels in motion. His campaign attracts some of Canada's leading political players: campaign chair Kathy Robinson, whose pivotal position becomes a hotseat as the Liberal slide begins; former Trudeau pollster Martin Goldfarb, anxious to keep a Liberal government in power; David MacNaughton, Goldfarb critic and rival; Bob Nixon, the tough and respected treasurer faced with scuttling his balanced budget in a last-ditch vote-buying attempt; aide Vince Borg, Peterson's long-time friend, who tries to protect the premier from protesters and Liberals alike. These key players and an army of policy experts, strategists, party members, candidates and reporters tangle and clash in the race for power. (The) gripping account of how the Peterson Liberals did not anticipate or prepare for the new trends emerging in Canada's electoral process: the increasing power of special-interest groups, campaign strategies that attack incumbents without offering alternatives, negative advertising, the critical importance of perceptions and the media, an electorate with declining party allegiances and the rise of non-traditional parties. It's also the reavealing tale of how Ontario's New Democratic and Progressive Conservative parties ran campaigns that became a perfect match for the volatile mood of voters." Remainder mark on bottom of text block at spine. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADA 1957-1967:  THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION.  THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19., Granatstein, J.L.
8 Granatstein, J.L. CANADA 1957-1967: THE YEARS OF UNCERTAINTY AND INNOVATION. THE CANADIAN CENTENARY SERIES NO. 19.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771035152 / 9780771035159 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Signed by Author
375 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. Signed by author on title page. "In the tenth decade of Canada's confederation, the expansive and unifying post-war boom gave way to rapid change and conflicting choices. These were the years of John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, years when Canada's culture, economy, and politics took new directions and the foundations of today's political and social realities were laid. Beginning with a survey of the country in 1957, poised to grasp Diefenbaker's grand 'Vision', the author vividly describes how the Progressive Conservative promise won the nation - and later could not be fulfilled. In these critical years Canada joined NORAD and scrapped the Avro Arrow jet fighter; the Diefenbaker Cabinet tore itself apart over the nuclear arms question. At the same time, the economic crisis of the early sixties gave the Liberals a much-needed political weapon as the government faced soaring budget deficits, a declining dollar, and a severe recession. Politics mirrored public feelings in the mid-1960s as governments federal and provincial addressed new kinds of problems. Unification of the armed forces, medicare, and bilingualism in the public services, especially in the context of the growing political and cultural ferment in Quebec, proved divisive as well as innovative." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jackat has very small tear and creases at top of spine - archivally taped, some very light edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHO KILLED THE CANADIAN MILITARY?, Granatstein, J.L.
9 Granatstein, J.L. WHO KILLED THE CANADIAN MILITARY?
Toronto Phyllis Bruce / HarperFlamingo 2004 0002006758 / 9780002006750 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "With tragic helicopter crashes and out-of-date equipment, our military lurches towards irrelevance as our politicians dither. Our personnel are stretched far too thinly and are ill-prepared for the battlefield or increasingly dangerous peacekeeping. In truth, we rank 34th among nations in the provision of UN peacekeeping troops. And since 9/11 and the Iraq War, the United States is seriously re-evaluating our ability to defend our half of North America against terrorism. J.L. Granatstein argues that we are all too willing to hide behind anti-American sentiment, while ignoring the reality that we Canadians have failed our military. Who are the killers of the Canadian army, navy and air force? Granatstein fingers a series of governments since the Second World War who have never understood our military heritage and who have drained military expenditures for years. From Pierre Trudeau to Brian Mulroney to Jean Cretien, (this book) is a catalogue of prime ministers who have never supported adequate military spending. But Granatstein also places blame on ordinary Canadians who have allowed such changes to take place while clinging to the myth that we are the ultimate global peacekeepers. How can we expect the men and women of the Canadian forces to risk their lives for us when we are not prepared to protect and support them in turn? Here is an articulate and impassioned argument for a well- trained, well-funded military so that we can take our place among those who defend freedom in this century." Minor rubbing on boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
10 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF CANADA., McNaught, Kenneth.
11 McNaught, Kenneth. THE HISTORY OF CANADA.
New York Praeger 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
336 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps. "The history of Canada is the story of an ever expanding frontier and of the attempt to create a new nation in the face of enormous physical and human obstacles. (The author) follows this development from the very first probings of the tiny bands of explorers, missionaries, and 'coureurs de bois' that opened up 'New France'. He examines the great military struggles for control of the continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which played such a vital part in laying down the present political and racial divisions. (Later) Canadians faced the enormous problems of welding scattered communities into provinces and provinces into a self-governing federation. The political task of nation-building was itself closely bound up with the building of the railways and the exploitation of the country's vast resources. Professor McNaught analyzes these great economic and social changes, as well as the part Canada played in two world wars and the process by which the Dominion evolved a new role in international affairs and new relationships with both Britain and the United States. (Concludes) with a survey of postwar Canada, which emphasizes that the expansion of the human frontier and the problems of unity and nationhood remain part of the Canadian question." Two very tiny stains on the half-title page, very small soft bump at top corner of middle third of pages, faint scuff on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
12 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
13 Molson, Karen. HARTLAND DE MONTARVILLE MOLSON: MAN OF HONOUR.
Richmond Hill, Ontario Firefly Books 2006 155407150X / 9781554071500 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Near Fine 
328 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "As an entrepreneur, at the age of 26 (Hartland de Montarville Molson) was the president of Dominion Skyways, a pioneering airline. Soon after war was declared he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and received the Order of the British Empire for flying more than 60 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. After the war (he) returned to the family brewing business. He was Vice-President in 1950, Chairman in 1966 and Director in 1983, contributing greatly to the continued growth of the company. Called to the Senate in 1955 at age 48, he sat as an independent. For the next 38 years he was a very able and influential speaker who was not afraid to voice his opinion. In 1958 Hartland and his brother Tom formed the Molson Foundation to support 'innovative projects in the fields of health and welfare, education and social development, and the humanities'. To the end of his life this fascinating, talented and wealthy man was concerned with fulfilling his responsibility to his family and giving something back to the country in which he had played so large a part." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
YEARS OF IMPATIENCE, 1950-1960 & YEARS OF CHOICE, 1960-1968.  2 VOLUME SET., Pelletier, Gerard.  Translated by Alan Brown.
14 Pelletier, Gerard. Translated by Alan Brown. YEARS OF IMPATIENCE, 1950-1960 & YEARS OF CHOICE, 1960-1968. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto Methuen 1984 0458982709 / 9780458982707 First English Language Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
245 pp, 320 pp, 9 1/4" H - 2 volume set. B&w photographs. 1. Years of Impatience, 1950-1960: "Gerard Pelletier - activist, journalist, politician and diplomat - deftly portrays 'a Quebec and a Canada immobile on their surface but moved in their depths by hidden currents of rare power.' And he tells of the birth of the men of action who tapped those currents - who 'were' those currents - and created a new Quebec, confident, assured and comfortable with the ideas and the attitudes of the late twentieth century. (This book) is also about friendships within this band of catalysts loosely joined by a longing that the old order should crumble and pass away. It is about Jean Marchand, the firebrand who aroused the countryside and forged a movement irrepressible in its fight against injustice and corruption. It is about Pierre Trudeau and Rene Levesque, the men of reason and passion who emerged from these years as charismatic titans whose decades-long struggle for the soul of a nation left a Quebec and a Canada transformed. Finally, it is about Gerard Pelletier, who modestly defines his own role as a link between other men touched by destiny, as a simple scribe to the ferment and agitation that swept away a suffocating century-old ideology. (But here he) is revealed not as a scribe, but as a bard, remembering the great days in the story of a people in a style as delightful and as elegant and as warm as the man himself. 2. Years of Choice, 1960-1968, (1987 first edition, ISBN 0458804509): "In 1960, Trudeau is a professor at the University of Montreal, Marchand is president of the Confederation des Syndicats Nationaux and Rene Levesque and Gerard Pelletier are journalists. On the Quebec political scene, Duplessis is dead and the 'Union national' is spinning its wheels. In Ottawa, the Diefenbaker government blunders on. The Liberals prepare themselves, therefore, to take power on both levels of government. Jean Lesage convinces Rene Levesque to get himself elected at the provincial level while 'the three doves' set off for Ottawa. Trudeau and Marchand take to the capital like two fish to water but Pelletier finds it all most difficult. (This book) tells how the years of the Trudeau era began for the media and for a puzzled public. In a style that is warm and concise, Pelletier reveals his intimate thoughts about a critical period in Canadian history." Vol. 1 has a small remainder dot and a small area of light soiling on the bottom of the text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two very small edge tears archivally taped, soft crease down front panel near hinge. Vol. 2 has a small reaminder dot on top of the text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flsp-folds, one very small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
15 Snider, Norman. THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD: HOW THE LIBERALS FELL FROM GRACE AND THE TORIES ROSE TO POWER.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1985 0886190908 / 9780886190903 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
206 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) dramatic, no-holds-barred account of the long political season from January 1983 to September 1984 - from the review of Joe Clark's leadership of the Progressive Conservatives, through the resignation of Pierre Trudeau, and two leadership conventions, to the stunning election of Brian Mulroney as Canada's Prime Minister - an event that meant the end of an era. (G)ives us frank, critical portraits of the major aspirants for the nation's highest office, from John Crosbie and Jean Chretien to JohnTurner and Ed Broadbent, as well as the man who ultimately emerged the victor, Brian Mulroney. Snider followed the candidates across the country as they battled for victory in both the Tory and Liberal campaigns. He was there through the landslide election of Tory September. He conducted interviews throughout, formal and informal, talking to the candidates, to the men and women working with them and to those who simply watched from the sidelines as events unfolded. And he pulls no punches in his description of the events and those players; he gives us behind-the-scenes stories and irreverent anecdotes that never appeared in the newspapers. Behind the political battles lies a society of changing values and conflicting ideas. (This) is a dramatic portrait of power and democracy in Canada." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
16 Stratford, Philip and Thomas, Michael, editors. (Jean-guy Pilon, Michele Lalonde, Louis Honore Frechette, Gabrielle Roy, Andre Laurendeau, Antonine Maillet, Jacques Ferron, Yvon Deschamps, Michel Tremblay, Claire Martin, Marcel Dube, et al.) VOICES FROM QUEBEC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRANSLATIONS.
Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1977 0442298730 / 9780442298739 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
215 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) rich and fascinating insight into Quebec's sense of its own identity. An exuberantly cheeky history lesson by Yvon Deschamps, the popular entertainer and monologuist; a reasoned and impassioned essay on the attitudes encountered by French Canadians outside Quebec from the pen of the late Andre Laurendeau, one of the province's finest journalists; or a 'memoire' of early childhood experiences expressed with a cool sense of outrage by Claire Martin - all of these are among the many fine pieces of writing presented (here). They explore the major themes of Quebec life and thought from the past and present, as well as views on the shape of the future. The list of authors is, in itself, a spectacular tribute to the vitality of the province's literary tradition. Poets, story tellers, historians, journalists, entertainers, playwrights, song writers - each has a special focus and casts a special light on Quebec's life and heritage." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling, two very small edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MYSELF THROUGH OTHERS: MEMOIRS., Watmough, David.
17 Watmough, David. MYSELF THROUGH OTHERS: MEMOIRS.
Toronto Dundurn 2008 1550027999 / 9781550027990 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
200 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H). "Born in London, England, of Cornish stock, David Watmough arrived on Canada's West Coast in 1961 and quickly became a fixture on the Canadian cultural scene. Now in his ninth decade, Watmough, often spoken of as this country's senior gay male fiction writer, has decided to commit his memoirs to paper. Given the autobiographical nature of his fiction, the prolific raconteur has opted for a novel approach to his own life by telling his story through his encounters with the numerous people he has met, befriended, loved, and jousted with over the years. And what a parade of personalities it is! (He) serves up incisive, trenchant, often witty profiles of writers W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Stephen Spender, Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Martha Gelhorn, Tennessee Williams, Carol Shields, Margaret Laurence, Jane Rule, and Wallace Stegner; artists Francis Bacon, Bill Reid, and Jack Shadbolt; politicians and celebrities Pierre Trudeau, Clement Atlee, and Eleanor Roosevelt; Hollywood actress Jean Arthur; and a host of others." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Whitaker, Reg. DOUBLE STANDARD: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CANADIAN IMMIGRATION.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1987 0886191726 / 9780886191726 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. "In 1986 Canada was awarded the United Nations' Nansen Prize, an award given to the country that best exemplifies compassion to refugees in its immigration policies. But has our immigration policy really been as compassionate as this honour suggests? (This) is the history of Canada's immigration policies from the time of the Second World War, through the troubled years of the Cold War, and into the present - from our notorious treatment of refugees from Hitler's Germany, throughour own McCarthy-like 'witch hunt' for undesirable immigrants, right up to the startling revelations made by the Dechenes commission. How is it possible that Canada admitted virtually an entire division of the Waffen-SS after the Second World War? Why do refugees from left-leaning countries find easier access to this country than do those from rightist regimes? In the light of the current debate over changes in our country's refugee and immigration policies, 'Double Standard' is particularly relevant and timely. It is both an engrossing and disturbing account of one aspect of our history, and an argument for ensuring that Canada maintains a just, fair, and humanitarian refugee policy in the future." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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