VANCOUVER'S FAIR: AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION.

By: Breen, David & Coates, Kenneth.

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192 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, tables, maps. "(F)ocuses on the political and administrative history of a highly visible, controversial provincial institution. The book deals with two main themes: the fair's evolution from a small urban exhibit to one of the largest of its type in North America, and the often stormy relationship between the fair directors, residents of the Lower Mainland, city councillors, and members of the provincial government." Contents: Fairs and Exhibitions: An Historical Background; Origins of the Vancouver Exhibition Association, 1907-1910; First Years, 1910-1914; The War Years, 1914-1918; Controversy, Defiance, and Expansion, 1918-1930; Prosperity in Times of Trouble, 1930-1939; The V.E.A. and World War II, 1939-1946; The Pacific National Exhibition: The "New" Fair and the British Empire Games, 1946-1954; Fall from Favour, 1954-1960; Politics of Change, 1960-1973; Vancouver's Fair in Retrospect; Epilogue: 1973-1982; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, soft creases at top of spine and at top of front panel, minor edge wrinkling elsewhwere.

Title: VANCOUVER'S FAIR: AN ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION.

Author Name: Breen, David & Coates, Kenneth.

Categories: Canada - British Columbia,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver, University of British Columbia Press: 1982

ISBN Number: 07748016111

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 28120

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