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41 Baldwin, Mary H. and Hinds, Evelyn G. Foreword by Christine Hamilton Allen. THE MARIGOLD COOK BOOK. (COOKBOOK)
New York Doubleday, Doran 1938 First Edition Card covers in Comb binding Good+ 
126 pp, 9 1/4" H. Plastic comb binding with paper covered pictorial board covers. Recipes from the Marigold Restaurants. Contents: Foreword; Appetizers; Cocktails; Soups; Sea Food; Breads, Biscuits, and Muffins; Sandwiches; Meat and Eggs; Vegetables; Salads; Cakes; Frostings and Fillings; Cookies; Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Pies; Sauces; Pickles; Jellies and Preserves; Candy; Beverages. Recipes include: Oyster Gumbo; Lobster a la Marigold; Shrimp Wiggle; Creole Jambalaya; Baking Powder Biscuits; Gingerbread Waffles; Southern Spoon Bread; Baked Virginia Ham; Brunswick Stew; Oxtail Noodles; French-fried celery; Candied Yams; Dixie Cake; Virginia Pound Cake; Sea Foam Frosting; Carrot Pudding; New Orleans Baked Custard; Black Walnut Ice Cream; Sour Cream Pie; Marigold Watermelon Rind; Green Tomato Mincemeat and much, much more. 3 or 4 page tabs have very light abrasion, 2 with minor paper loss which does not affect text, minor browning to edges and gutters of pages, light browning on tabs an edges of text block, light rubbing and soiling on boards, light fading to color on front board at spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MOTORING WITH THE SASKATCHEWAN MOTOR CLUB 1901-1980., Balfour, Marjorie.
42 Balfour, Marjorie. MOTORING WITH THE SASKATCHEWAN MOTOR CLUB 1901-1980.
Saskatchewan Self-published 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
110 pp, 10 1/2" H. Faux leather covers with gilt lettring on spine and front board. The story of the Saskatchwan Motor Club told through newspaper articles, letters, b&w photographs, reproductions, etc. Faint erased pencil mark at top of free front endpaper, very minor edge wear, tiny corner bump on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
AIRLINES & AIRLINERS.  SPRING 94.  ISSUE No. 3.  VANGUARD., Bao, Phil Lo, editor.
43 Bao, Phil Lo, editor. AIRLINES & AIRLINERS. SPRING 94. ISSUE No. 3. VANGUARD.
Feltham, Middlesex Aviation Data Centre 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
32 pp, 11 5/8" H. B&w and colour photographs, b&w seating plans. Contents: History; Vanguard Production; Technical Summary. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor toning at top edge of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION., Barber, James.
44 Barber, James. RHODESIA: THE ROAD TO REBELLION.
London Oxford University Press / Institute of Race Relations 1967 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
338 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "As a result of the dramatic Unilateral Declaration of Independence by Ian Smith and his Cabinet in November 1965, Rhodesia is now the centre of an international crisis, a focal point in a rapidly changing scene. But the act should not be seen as an isolated incident; it is part of a political and constitutional pattern which has developed gradually, and of which the outstanding feature is the division between Europeans and Africans. In this careful and thorough study Mr. Barber traces the various strands which make up this pattern, analysing the origins of this tragically divided society and its relations with the rest of Southern Africa, and giving a detailed account of the political developments since 1960 which culminated in the U.D.I." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small/tiny tears, a few tiny chips, light browning - mainly on inside of spine, some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
45 Barber, Jim. HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE. LOOKING BACK SERIES.
St Catharines, Ontario Looking Back Press / Vanwell 2004 1550689339 / 9781550689334 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their private lives and distinct personalities. It was their good fortune to grow up in the Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach part of Ontario. This region - once best known for its shipbuilding - was also a hotbed of hockey in the early years of the twentieth century, and has produced many top amateur teams and professional players,including one Hockey Hall of Famer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few small scratches on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE.  LOOKING BACK SERIES., Barber, Jim.
46 Barber, Jim. HOCKEY HEROES OF THE GEORGIAN TRIANGLE. LOOKING BACK SERIES.
St Catharines, Ontario Looking Back Press / Vanwell 2004 1550689339 / 9781550689334 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
128 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(L)ooks back at five of the best players and most intriguing characters to have played Canada's favourite game. The stories of Reg Noble, Jack Portland, Ernie Fryer, Donnie Westbrooke and Darryl Sly explore not only their skills on the ice, but also their private lives and distinct personalities. It was their good fortune to grow up in the Collingwood, Clearview Township and Wasaga Beach part of Ontario. This region - once best known for its shipbuilding - was also a hotbed of hockey in the early years of the twentieth century, and has produced many top amateur teams and professional players,including one Hockey Hall of Famer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
47 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1997 0723243441 / 9780723243441 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with lovely colour reproductions of Cicely Mary Barker's charming flower fairies. This book "brings together all of her fairy illustrations and poems in one volume". Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairies of the Spring; Flower Fairies of the Summer; Flower Fairies of the Autumn; Flower Faires of the Winter; Flower Faires of the Garden; Flower Fairies of the Trees; Flower Fairies of the Wayside; A Flower Fairy Alphabet; Old Rhymes for all Times; The Fairy Necklace. Minor toning to to margins of pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has corner crease on front flap, minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dents, old price sticker on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES., Barker, Cicely Mary.
48 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE SECRET WORLD OF THE FLOWER FAIRIES.
London Frederick Warne 1998 072324457X / 9780723244578 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cicely Mary Barker. 
127 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout. "Have you ever wondered where the fairies dance at midnight balls or when fairy queens hold court? This delightful book delves into the mysterious private life of the Flower Fairies, revealing their deepest secrets and explaining the work-ings of their invisible communities. A treasure trove of whimsical information, (it) is sure to enchant readers, young and old." Contents: Introduction to the Flower Fairies; The Fairy Court; Homes and Housekeeping; Jobs; Baby Fairies; The Fairy Market; Animal Friends; Food; Music; Dance; Fun and Games; The Fairy Year; The Garden Fairies; The Woodland Fairies; The Meadow Fairies; The Way-side Fairies. Large, neat ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has a 1 1/2" clean tear at bottom of front hinge archivally taped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPRING SONGS WITH MUSIC FROM "FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING"., Barker, Cicely Mary.  Music by Olive Linnell.
49 Barker, Cicely Mary. Music by Olive Linnell. SPRING SONGS WITH MUSIC FROM "FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING".
London Blackie & Son Hard Cover Very Good - Poor Cicely Mary Barker. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), 9 3/4" H. No publication date present, but inscription on front free endpaper is dated Xmas 1926, so probably the first edition. Blue cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards with dark blue lettering and pasted on "Speedwell Fairy" illustration on front board. 12 delightful, colour plates tipped in (including frontispiece) - all in very good condition. B&w drawings by C.M.B. on title and final page. Music notation for voice and piano. Includes: The Song of the Primrose Fairy; The Song of the Windflower Fairy; The Song of the Groundsel Fairy; The Song of the Lords-and-Ladies Fairy; The Song of the Daffodil Fairy; The Song of the Larch Fairy; The Song of the Heart's-ease Fairy; The Song of the Lady's Smock Fairy; The Song of the Dog-Violet Fairy; The Song of the Stitchwort Fairy; The Song of the Daisy Fairy; and The Song of the Bluebell Fairy. Faint ink Christmas gift inscription (1926) on front pastedown, one separation between two page gatherings but pages are holding firmly in binding, very light browning to pages and endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks at top of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of text block and boards - a bit more at top of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some light edge wear - mainly at corners and on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has three large pieces missing on rear panel, seeveral edge chips and tears with creases, light to moderate rubbing with some light soiling, now protected in a mylar paper-backed sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
50 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.
51 Barr, Luke. PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.
New York Clarkson Potter 2013 0307718344 / 9780307718341 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
52 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960., Baumgarten, E. Lee, compiler.
53 Baumgarten, E. Lee, compiler. PRICE GUIDE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC CHECKLIST FOR CHILDREN'S & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FOR THE YEARS 1880-1960.
Martinsburg, WV E.Lee baumgarten Books 1996 0964728508 / 9780964728509 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
8 pp "Introduction", followed by three separately paged sections - 145 pp "Author-Sorted Index / 145 pp "Illustrator- Sorted Index" / 63 pp "Title Cross-Reference". Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and borders on front cover, 11 1/4" H. "The data file for the 1996 edition contains exactly 10,405 records, indexed 3 ways to provide you with an easy method for locating any given book." Although the price guide aspect is out-of-date, the bibligraphical information remains very useful for collectors/booksellers. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 1/2" dia ghost sticker mark at bottom of front board, minor very small bump at three corners. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
54 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES., Belloc, Hilaire.
55 Belloc, Hilaire. CAUTIONARY TALES AND OTHER VERSES.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good Posy Simmonds. 
160 pp, 9" H. Olive green cloth printed with a design by Posy Simmonds in red, yellow, black & white, yellow endpapers, bright red slipcase. Eight full-page colour illustrations (including frontispiece) plus numerous b&w drawings. Contents: Cautionary Tales for Children; New Cautionary Tales; The Bad Child's Book of Beasts; More Beasts for Worse Children; More Peers; A Moral Alphabet; Ladies and Gentlemen; The Modern Traveller. Light wear at top of spine, very light wear at corners, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has minor rubbing/soiling on one side panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGH WORLD., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
56 Bemelmans, Ludwig. THE HIGH WORLD.
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010., Bennett, Paul W.
57 Bennett, Paul W. VANISHING SCHOOLS, THREATENED COMMUNITIES: THE CONTESTED SCHOOLHOUSE IN MARITIME CANADA, 1850-2010.
Halifax Fernwood 2011 1552664015 / 9781552664018 Soft Cover Near Fine 
190 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Traditional schoolhouses and neighbourhood schools are disappearing at an alarming rate, making way for huge schools that serve multiple communities and adhere to the logic of modernization, centralization, and uniformity. In (this book, the author) explores the phenomenon of school closures, focusing on the little known and contentious history of public schooling in Maritime Canada from 1850 to the present. In a lively and stimulating narrative, (he) examines the rise of common schooling from one-room schoolhouses that encouraged local democratic control through to 'super sized' schools governed by a vast bureaucracy that silences public participation. Local 'save our schools' movements do arise in cities, towns, and villages throughout the Maritimes but rarely succeed in slowing the unrelenting march of 'progress'. Bennett contends that, in both urban and rural Maritime Canada, closing schools rips out a social anchor vital to community survival and imperils the democratic ideals that originally guided the public school system. He shows that education is increasingly dominated by a bureaucratic state where the 'bigger is better' ideology and an impersonal, unresponsive organizational apparatus drive the entire system. The book closes with a clarion call to completely reinvent public education to better serve the needs of our children and our communities." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light waviness to edges of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE:  THE MAINSTREAM AND BEYOND., Bernstein, William and Cawker, Ruth.
58 Bernstein, William and Cawker, Ruth. CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE: THE MAINSTREAM AND BEYOND.
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto, 1982. 
190 pp, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0889025886 Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, drawings, plans. "The post-Expo era of Canadian architecture has produced works of international importance which have been recognized in European, Japanese and American periodicals. With almost 200 illustrations and a text written for the enquiring general reader, the authors have selected and presented what they judge to be the most significant projects from this rich a n d c o n t i nuing period....Through an examination of the National Gallery competition of 1976-77, the authors identify the mainstream concerns of Canadian architecture. Then, concentrating on major cities from coast to coast, they look at pro je ct s e mb od yi ng a lternative movements that are suggestive of possible future directions, projects such as: Corridart in Montreal; Robson Square in Vancouver; the Pavilion '70 ski chalet in St. Sauveur, Quebec; Toronto's Eaton Centre; Winnipe g's St . Bo nif ace Ca the dra l; the Plus 15 system in Calgary; Edmonton's Citadel Theatre; and Halifax's waterfront restoration." Very tiny bump at bottom corner both boards, minor browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has one tiny close d te ar w it h s oft wrin kle, ver y li ght browning on spine and top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MARCHING AS TO WAR:  CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953., Berton, Pierre.
59 Berton, Pierre. MARCHING AS TO WAR: CANADA'S TURBULENT YEARS, 1899-1953.
Doubleday Canada 2001 0385257252 / 9780385257251 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
632 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "The first war of the century, which took Canadian soldiers to South Africa, and the last, which sent them to Korea, bracket the tumultuous years of the (20th) century's first half like bookends on the shelf of history. They have a good deal in common, these two minor conflicts, whose chronicles pale when compared to the bloodbaths of the two world wars. Canada's wartime days are long past, and for many, the scars of war have healed. Vimy has been manicured clean, its pockmarked slopes softened by a green mantle of Canadian pines. Dieppe has reverted to a resort town, its beaches long since washed free of Canadian blood. Now a days, Canadians are proud of their role as Peacekeepers, from which they have gained a modicum of the international acclaim the nation has always craved, with precious little blood wasted in the process. In this monumental work, Pierre Berton brings Canadian history to life once again, relying on a host of sources, including newspaper accounts and first-hand reports, to tell the story of these four wars through the eyes of the privates in the trenches, the generals at the front, and the politicians and families back home. By profiling the interwar years, Berton traces how one war led to the next, and how the country was changed in the process. Illustrated with maps and line drawings, 'Marching as to War' describes how the experience of war helped to bind Canada together as a nation and chronicles the transformation of Canada's dependence upon Great Britain and its slow emergence as an independent nation caught in a love-hate relationship with the United States." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SMUG MINORITY., Berton, Pierre.
60 Berton, Pierre. THE SMUG MINORITY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
160 pp, 8 3/4" H. "This is a book about freedom - and the lack of it - in Canada: freedom from useless and often degrading toil; freedom from want and freedom from ignorance. It is Berton's thesis, documented by public statments made over the past generation, that a smug minority of business and political leaders has conspired to inhibit that freedom. The author indicts his fellow countrymen for failing to invest in human beings in the same way that they invest in power plants, highways, and gold mines. His researches into poverty in Canada and into the inequalities of the education system will shock a good many readers just as his theories on work and leisure will enrage others raised in the Calvinist ethic. The book ranges over a wide variety of topics: the hippie movement in Toronto's Yorkville village - the author's personal experiences in a Yukon mining camp - the future of educational television in Canada - and the Chamber of Commerce's abortive 'Operation Freedom' campaign. But always Berton hammers on his central theme - that the nation has been held back by an inbred power-elite: 'Selfish, narrow, short-sighted men unable to grasp the vision of the future, imprisoned by a bookkeeping attitude to life, creeping silently and blindly along at the tag end of the parade of progress'." Small stamp mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing - mostly on rear panel, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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