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O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
61 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
62 Howard, Gordon T.; Purdon, Charles J.; Belton, John A. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ARMS COLLECTING. VOL. 1, NO. 1.
Mont Royal, Quebec Canadian Journal of Arms Collecting 1965 Good+ 
24 pp, 10 5/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illus. Contents: Chief's Gun...Or What?; Firearms of Canada's Mounties; The .600 Nitro-Express Cartridge; Two Experimental Pattern-14 Enfield Rifles of Note; The Irish Duel Code of Honor. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, three small light stains on rear cover, remains of label and glue on front cover, two small creases at fore-edge of book, a few tiny indentations on covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Howard, Philip.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
63 Howard, Philip. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE BLACK WATCH (ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT) (THE 42nd REGIMENT OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, reprint. 
141 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520193 B&w photographs, reproductions. "The Royal Highlanders....the Gallant Forty-Two....The Germans christened them 'the ladies from hell'. Down the stormy centuries from Fontenoy to the Hook in Korea Britain's enemies have called them other less printable names. But when they were first raised as a police force to keep the peace in the turbulent and inaccessible Highlands, the locals nick-named them (in Gaelic, of course) the Black Watch. And the menacing name has stuck. Their old 'black' tartan has stuck too, and today is worn by imitators around the world from Tokyo to Trinidad. It was the first kilted regiment in the British army, the original ancestor of all the o ther famous regiments that were later raised in the Highlands. Until Waterloo Gaelic was the language of the Black Watch, and it is still spoken on occasions. They brought the bagpipes into the British army, because the Highlanders refused t o m a r c h without their pipes. In those early days they charged with claymore and dirk. Today they are fully motorized and mechanized for nuclear war. But the heart of the Black Watch is still Highland. The stern old regiment still keeps it s un i qu e tr ad itions. In the wild places of the world, in the most ferocious battles of the British army where victory was balanced on a bayonet point, the Black Watch has usually been there. And still today he is a man of lead whose imaginati on do es no t tin gl e when the hears the pipes play 'Hieland Laddie' (pipe score at rear of book), and sees the long lines of kilts swinging jauntily down the hill." Faint cigarette odor, minor edge wear, minor browning on spine. Dust jacket is pric e c lipp ed , ha s li ght edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few very small edge tears, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
64 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR., Hyde, H. Montgomery.  (Stalin.)
65 Hyde, H. Montgomery. (Stalin.) STALIN: THE HISTORY OF A DICTATOR.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1971 0246640537 / 9780246640536 First Edition Very Good - Good+ 
679 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Map endpapers, b&w plates. "The son of a drunken and poverty-stricken Georgian cobbler, Stalin was born in a wooden shack in a small town in Transcaucasia in 1879. When he died at his country villa outside Moscow in 1953, he was the absolute ruler of more than two hundred million Soviet subjects whom he had governed from his office in the Kremlin for upwards of a quarter of a century through the most brutal system of police terror. 'Like Peter the Great, Stalin fought barbarism with barbarism', said his henchman Nikita Khruschev, 'but he was a great man'. This book is largely an endorsement of that opinion. But it will also adjust the traditional view in many important respects. For instance, (the author) shows clearly that while working with the Bolshevik group led by Lenin, before being co-opted onto the party central committee in 1912, Stalin was also an informer for the Tsarist secret police. He describes how (Stalin) used his position as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party to build up his pattern of dictatorial rule, and eliminate all his opponents, real or supposed, including Trotsky and virtually the whole of the Bolshevik Old Guard. He examines his role as Commander-in-Chief of Soviet forces during the War, and shows that though he constantly interfered with the conduct of operations, he was by no means the military ignoramus portrayed by Kruschev. (Hyde ) traces in detail the means by which Stalin was able to outwit both Churchill and Roosevelt at their various wartime conferences. Finally he describes how Stalin, by now a paranoiac, was prevented only by sudden illness and death from slaughtering all his remaining close colleagues in the Politburo. Using a mass of little-known Russian language sources as well as such important manuscript collections as the Tsarist secret police archives, the Trotsky papers, and the confidential reports from the British Embassy in Moscow, (Hyde) has produced a biography which is not only readable, but likely to prove the definitive study of this most successful dictator of modern times." Previous owner's signature on half -title page, short light ink mark on verso of frontispiece - also tiny mark on title page, very small slub in paper on free front endpaper, large dog-ear crease on page 417, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light soiling to edges of textblock, light line rub down rear board, slight bump to three corners. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, a few tiny/small chips and tears, a few tiny dints on panels, line rub down rear panel and also a tiny dent, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
66 Innes, Michael. APPLEBY AND THE OSPREYS.
London Gollancz 1986 0575039167 / 9780575039162 First British Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
188 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Clusters (a great English country house) is being troubled by bats - bats in the belfry, bats around the moat, as Lord and Lady Osprey complain to their luncheon guests, who include Sir John Appleby, sometime Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and, though now retired, still keenly interested in any puzzling crime. In the matter of the bats he is unhelpful, but soon he faces the challenge of a murder: the murder of Lord Osprey, stabbed with an oriental dagger, and in the library too. The conventions are properly observed. There's an omniscient butler, Bagot. The moat gleams darkly, guarding its secrets. Inspector Ringwood sets up his 'incident room' in the ballroom, which dazzles with mirrors, chandeliers and trompe l'oeil. The house guests include another title, a QC, and two or three experts on numismatics. And that last point takes us to the heart of the mystery: where, in this vast architectural pile, did Lord Osprey conceal his collection of antique coins? There are clues: the key in the library, the skiff on the moat, the intruder glimpsed through the French doors; even, possibly, the local publican's claim that an Osprey has raped his daughter. Appleby solves the problem with all his usual wit, ingenuity and aplomb. And the bats have the last word: very startling so." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
67 Innes, Michael. THE APPLEBY FILE.
London Gollancz 1975 0575019565 / 9780575019560 First British Edition Very Good Very Good 
207 pp, 8vo (8" H). "(A) brilliant collection of Michael Innes short stories about the varied adventures of his great detective, Sir John Appleby, Commissioner of Metropolitan Police (and, later, retired). Appleby has to cope with many diabolically ingenious modes of crime: a faked poltergeist; an exploding antique; a balloon to remove a weapon; an arrow to obliterate a trail. Many of the clues that lead to solutions are equally remarkable: a shubunkin in a pocket; the overpainting of a portrait; photocopies that have stuck together; a broken wine-glass; a coat worn inside-out; a London taxi-cab on the Simplon Pass. And the plots involve elaborate double bluffs: suicides designed to look like murders; X disguised as Y disguised as X; and in 'The Memorial Service' the tangle of impersonation develops into a triple - or is it a quadruple? - bluff." Contents: The Appleby File: The Ascham; Poltergeist; The Fishermen; The Conversation Piece; Death By Water; A Question of Confidence; The Memorial Service. Appleby's Holidays: Two on a Tower; Beggar With Skull; The Exploding Battleship; The Body in the Glen; Death in the Sun; Cold Blood; The Coy Mistress; The Thirteenth Priest Hole. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner of boards, a few tiny foxing marks on edges of text block very small faint mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has two faint line indentations and tiny dint on front panel, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
68 Innes, Michael. THE MYSTERIOUS COMMISSION.
London Gollancz 1974 0575018577 / 9780575018570 First British Edition Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Charles Honeybath's clients are usually successful businessmen, and he does very well out of them, but his latest commission is a most unusual one. He is offered twice his standard fee if he will agree to spend a fortnight in the country, at a place unspecified, painting the portrait of a client who must remain unidentified. Curiosity, rather than cupidity, impels Honeybath to accept the strange terms. Whereupon he is drawn into an extremely bizarre, and for some people fatal, adventure. To give away even the plot's first surprise would be to give away far too much. But when Honeybath discovers the startling motive for the extraordinary commission, this is only the beginning of his own intrepid venture into the field of criminal investigation. True, the police are by now investigating too, and most urgently, for the crime is a big one. But Honeybath goes it alone, with his own private clues, which include the main line from Paddington to Swansea - and Michael Innes fans know that whenever one of his characters boards a train, something interesing happens. Innes is, as ever, delightfully relaxed, and his criminals are an engaging gang - or two gangs, to be precise; but in this novel there are darker colours too, and hints of terror." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top corner of rear board, book is lightly cocked a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
69 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BIGGLES' COMBINED OPERATION., Johns, W.E., Captain.
70 Johns, W.E., Captain. BIGGLES' COMBINED OPERATION.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1959 First Edition Very Good Fair Stead. (Leslie Stead.) 
158 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red covers with black lettering on spine, black illustration on front board. Dust jacket bears price of 8s 6d net on bottom of front flap. Small b&w illustration on title page and 6 colour plates (all present). "In this adventure with some Interpol colleagues Biggles, of the Special Air Police, cleans up a dope racket threatening the United States." Small light foxing mark at fore-edge of 3 page leaves and one illustration page, slight lean to spine, faint foxing on edges of text block, very small bump to fore-edge of front board, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several edge tears - most with creases, very small edge chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling, a few very small scuff marks, small area of partially erased pencill notation at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
ARMY DIARY 1975., Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor.
71 Johnson, F.P., Colonel, editor. ARMY DIARY 1975.
Method, Golspie, Scotland, 1974. 
Unpaginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (imitation red leather with gold lettering on spine and front board), integral ribbon bookmark, dust jacket. Photographs, reproductions. As well as blank diary areas, the book includes: Regiments, Corps and Batteries of the British Army and the Days They Celebrate; Illustrated Directory of Army Museums; Forecast of Main Ceremonial Events; Army Charities; Army Sports Fixtures and Records; Battle Anniversaries of the British Army; Military Mileage Chart; Month-Planners and Year-Planners; An Historical Footnote for Every Weekday. Illustrated Features for this year: Cyrpus - The Divided Isle; The Battle of Dettingen (16th June 1743); 14 Air Despatch Regiment RCT; The Legion of Frontiersmen; E x e m p l o Ducemus: 2,000 Years of Military Police Service; The Relief of Kumasi 1900; The 1st Punjab Regiment; Signals of the Great War (Army Signalling); The King's Own Scottish Borderers; Who's For the Guns?: Nery, 1st Sept. 1914; "Lord Wargrav es ": A B ri ef Account of the Work of Sir Fabian Ware; Cigarette odor, very light browning to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, heavy bro wni ng at top ed g e, delamination at bottom edge of front panel and spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI., Jones, Kathleen.  (Christina Rossetti>)
72 Jones, Kathleen. (Christina Rossetti>) LEARNING NOT TO BE FIRST: THE LIFE OF CHRISTINA ROSSETTI.
New York St. Martin's Press 1992 0312070179 / 9780312070175 First American Edition Good Very Good 
252 pp., 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(E)xamines Christina Rossetti's life alongside those of of other nineteenth-century women writers - notably Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Emily Dickinson. (She) was the youngest of four children, born in England to Italian parents. Although she and her brother, Dante Gabriel, were known as the 'two storms', Christina's passionate nature was curbed in a way that her brother's was not, as she submitted to the social and religious pressures that lay so heavily on Victorian women. Like E.B.B., Christina suffered the tyranny of a loving family. Her sister Maria's influence was described as 'a species of police surveillance', and Christina was always careful never to write anything that would hurt her mother. As her personal life became increasingly tragic, her output of religious poetry grew. Her desire for both poetic and moral excellence kept her continually in conflict, a struggle whose corrosive effects deeply affected her writing. (Her) deliberate self-effacement, Dante Gabriel's portrayal of her as the meek virgin, and William Rossetti's role as editor and interpreter of her work have gradually blotted out the passionate, lively spirit who wrote with such simplicity and power. (The author's) fascinating work finally strips away the shadows of Christina's life to reveal her true self." Varying levels of sun fading to spine, top/bottom edges & top 1 1/2" of rear board; tiny printers ink mark in margin of pages 4 & 5. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S TOP COUNTER-TERRORIST FORCES.  CONCORD 5001., Katz, Samuel M.
73 Katz, Samuel M. THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S TOP COUNTER-TERRORIST FORCES. CONCORD 5001.
Concord, Hong Kong, 1995. 
256 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9623616023 B&w and color photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Americas (Argentina / Brazil / Canada / Colombia / Mexico / USA - FBI HRT - Marshals Service SOG - Army Military - Washington D.C. ERT - NYPD ESU - LAPD SWAT - Seattle ERT - Chicago HBT - Portland SERT - Metro-Dade SRT - Las Vegas SWAT - Kansas City TRT); Europe (Austria / Belgium / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Ireland / Italy / Netherlands / N orway / Poland / Portugal / Russia / Spain / Switzerland / UK - SAS, SBS - Police Units); Middle East & Africa (Egypt / Israel - IDF - Border Guards & Police Units / Jordan / South Africa); Asia & Oceania (Australia / China / Hong Kong / India / I n d onesia / Japan / Korea / Macao / New Zealand / Pakistan / Singapore / Taiwan / Thailand). Interior - small bump at bottom corner of pages from page 207 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - mino r r ub bi ng, crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPITZEE ANOTA., King, D.R.
74 King, D.R. SPITZEE ANOTA.
Longmans, Green, Toronto, (1957), first edition. 
252 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here's an exciting sequel to 'Sukanabi', D.R. King's popular story of fur traders and Indians. Reunited with his family in Fort Edmonton, young Ted MacDonnell quickly makes a name for himself as a hunter and rifle shot. But he does not stay long in the fort. His father plans to return as a settler to the Spitzee Anota - the country around the Spitzee River - where once he traded with the Indians; and Ted goes ahead to reconnoitre..." Whiskey traders, capture by hostile Blackfeet, a prairie fire, living with the tribe of his friend White Calf and the arrival on the scene of the Mounted Police all figure in the adventures Ted experiences in the Assiniboia region. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny soft crease at top corner of approx. page 80 to page 180, very small bump to top corners of boards. Dust jacket has small tears at top of spine and flap-folds, tiny chips at bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, 1/2"x1/4" piece missing at bottom edge of rear panel, light rubbing, very light edge browning, corner crease on rear flap, front panel illustration is bright and complete. VG/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HERITAGE OF CANADIAN MILITARY MUSIC., Kopstein, Jack and Pearson, Ian.
75 Kopstein, Jack and Pearson, Ian. THE HERITAGE OF CANADIAN MILITARY MUSIC.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2002 1551250500 / 9781551250502 First Edition Fine Near Fine 
335 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4' H). B&w and color photographs. "(A)n overview of the history of military bands in Canada, including bands, marches, pipes, drums and tattoos. The authors have collected information from many sources over the years on individual bands, marches and songs, recordings, and the treasury of well-known and rare photographs featured within these pages. In addition to a history of the development of individual bands, they have included histories of the regimental marches, a song book, a chart of military band instruments, and short biographies of Canadian Directors of Music, Bandmasters and Pipe Majors." This is a new unread book. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AMERICAN GUN:  A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS., Kyle, Chris.  With William Doyle.  Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice.  Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle.
76 Kyle, Chris. With William Doyle. Editorial contributions by Jim Defelice. Foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle. AMERICAN GUN: A HISTORY OF THE U.S. IN TEN FIREARMS.
New York William Morrow 2013 0062242717 / 9780062242716 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Drawing on his unmatched firearms knowledge and combat experience, Kyle carefully chose ten guns to help tell (American history): the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt. 45 revolver, Winchester rifle, Springfield 1903 rifle, Thompson submachine gun, 1911 pistol, M1 Garand, .38 Special police revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used as a SEAL. Through them, he revisits thrilling turning points in American history, including the single sniper shot that turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, the firearms designs that proved decisive at Gettsyburg, the 'gun that won the West', and the weapons that gave U.S. soldiers an edge in the world wars and beyond. This is also the story of how firearms innovation, creativity, and industrial genius has constantly pushed American history - and power - forward." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOYD GANG., Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry.
77 Lamb, Marjorie and Pearson, Barry. THE BOYD GANG.
Toronto Peter Martin 1976 0887781454 / 9780887781452 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
256 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "On Friday, September 9, 1949, Edwin Boyd (a little drunk at the time) withdrew $2,300 from a Toronto suburban branch of the Bank of Montreal - at the point of a gun. Bullets whistled past Boyd's head as he left the bank. The manager emptied his revolver at the fleeing bandit, but missed every time. Perhaps if Boyd had been shot or captured in the keystone cops chase that followed, his career would have ended the day it began. But he wasn't and it didn't. Two years later, Boyd was the nation's most notorious bandit and the leader of a phenomenon known as 'The Boyd Gang'. The Canadian public was terrorized and screaming for blood - and still more titillating newspaper stories. When Toronto's Sgt. of Detectives Edmund 'The Chinaman' Tong (a Welshman) was gunned down by gang members, the public waited for the final act in the saga: retribution. But the real story - the intrigues, motives, love affairs, betrayals, and the modus operandi of both criminals and police - was more fascinating than the most lurid fabrications dreamed up by the press. This story is told here for the first time." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, scattered very small scuff/rubbing marks - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
78 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
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
79 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000245 / 9780002000246 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
466 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug territory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS:  INTO THE ABYSS.  (HELL'S), Lavigne, Yves.
80 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS: INTO THE ABYSS. (HELL'S)
Toronto HarperCollins 1996 0002552868 / 9780002552868 Second Printing Very Good Very Good 
305 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). B&w photographs. "(S)trips away the glamorous image of the notorious gang and reveals its 'brothers' for what they are: murderers, drug dealers and big businessmen with an eye to expanding their territory. (This) is the incredible story of one man, FBI informant Anthony Tait, who accomplished what law enforcement officials had believed was impossible - on a bet with two Alaska police officers for a steak dinner and a bottle of bourbon, he became the only person ever to infiltrate the Hells Angels organization. After only six years as a Hells Angel, Tait rose up in the ranks to become the right-hand man of Sonny Barger, the famous leader of the Club. By the time the FBI sting operation had reached its conclusion, 42 Hells Angels - including Sonny Barger himself - were jailed on various drug, weapons and murder charges. With the threat of Hells Angels expansion ever-present, and biker wars erupting in cities where the influence of the Hells Angels was once invisible, 'Into the Abyss' is both a chilling true-crime story and a timely warning about the danger in our own backyard." Minor edge rubbing, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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