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Ambassador of Reconciliation: A Muriel Lester Reader

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A., New Society Pub: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46207650


0865712115 225 pages including bibliography. Lester dedicated herself to justice for the poor, and founded Kingley Hall in East London. She dedicated herself to peace and circled the globe nine times over three decades to voice opposition to both world wars. Like her friend and contemporary Mahatma Gandhi, Lester was spiritually intense and determined to live out her beliefs. Very light wear and soiling. Unmarked. Faint crease to front cover. View more info

Toxic Fame: Celebrities Speak on Stardom

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Detroit, MI, U.S.A., Visible Ink Pr: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 46400126


0787608742 534 pages including index. Would you trade your privacy for guaranteed fame and fortune? Don't answer until you've read this book! Includes 2,000 revealing exclusive quotes from celebrities including Richard Dreyfuss, Julia Roberts, Whitney Houston, John Goodman, Roseanne, and many others. "... Gossip at its best." - Bill Harris, "Showtime" Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. Excellent copy. View more info

Let the Waters Roar!: Evangelists in the Gulag

By: N/A

Price: $54.95

Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Pub Group: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46501239


0801093082 268 pages. True and gripping stories of Christian lives lived on the front lines of the battle. When everything was taken from them, these modern-day witnesses to the power of the Gospel found that Christ was all they needed. Includes some black and white illustrations. Book distributor's inkstamp upon title page else clean and unmarked with very light wear. Illustrated glossy covers. Excellent copy. View more info

Remembering Tim Horton

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Stoddart: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 86102850


077373256X 117 pages. A quircky and at times poignant, look back at one of the greatest rearguards to ever lace up skates. A most worthy addition to the library of those lusting after the Maple Leaf glory days of yore! Lightest wear. Clean and unmarked. Excellent copy. Gift quality. View more info

Haven't Any News: Ruby's Letters from the Fifties (Life Writing)

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Waterloo, ON, Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 55403396


0889202486 165 pages. Correspondence which captures the voice of an ordinary housewife from the fifties. Clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Excellent copy. View more info

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In Grandpa's Shoes

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Essence: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A8350


1894169220 355 pages. "Portrays one of many Reformation Christian families who fled from persecution as the immigrated from Holland to Prussia to Russia and finally to the United States and on to Canada. The suffering they endured to preserve the faith of their fathers is a dominant theme... Later, their great-granddaughter, the author, married a Canadian of Ukrainian Polish descent, and together they returned to minister in Eastern Europe and Russia where their an... View more info

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Now What? *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Nico: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A1208


0973539402 403 pages. Signed by "Nick and Zoya" upon title page. "Takes us through the harrowing life of author's forefathers who survived two World Wars, the Russian Revolution, and the Great Depression, finally establishing their family homestead in the harsh Canadian north country of Alberta. From there, he leads us along his own path of searching and discovery, ultimately coming to understand the power of God in his life." - from back cover. Newsp... View more info

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Daylight in the Swamp: Memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Dundurn: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 815A1564


1550022512 191 pages. Bibliography. "The bush memoirs of Selwyn Dewdney, a noted Canadian artist and recorder of native rock art." - from dust jacket. Black and white illustrations. Average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy working copy. View more info

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Margaret Laurence - Al Purdy, A Friendship in Letters: Selected Correspondence

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, McClelland & Stewart: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 358A3938


0771052561 380 pages. "The letters are like a workshop in creative writing, providing inside information on the process of transmuting experiences into art." - The Financial Post. Bit of liquid paper upon title page else tight, clean and unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

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Five Capital Cities - A Temporal Journey: Volume IV

By: N/A

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15104550


0969591632 308 pages. Undated. Circa 1980s or 1990s. Index. Black and white illustrations. "Begins with the family about to emigrate to Canada from Far Sawrey... In Ottawa he is forty-two and a Medical Radiobiologist-Epidemiologist with appreciable practical and academic experience in the field of human radiation effects." - from preface. Light wear externally. Contents clean, crisp and unmarked. Nice tight square copy. View more info

A Fire Is Kindled *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

By: N/A

Price: $59.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15103928


1550562983 229 pages. Includes black and white illustrations. The story of a young person who returned from serving overseas for four years in the Canadian Army. Like many others, he floundered in the attempt to get himself oriented into civilian life. Deals with author's training to become a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; with a man who loved living, and found real life, love, laughter and lament, in the service of God and humanity. Negligible wear.... View more info

God, Mama and Wheels

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15104607


0969364121 201 pages plus black and white photo section. The autobiography of Norma Hall, victim of a severe case of polio at the age of two months. Her story affirms life: it cries of injustices: her home-grown psychology so innocently portrayed that the reader must rejoice, yet weep inwardly. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

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Lardeau-Duncan Memories - Association Copy

By: N/A

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 321A7669


0968354009 182 pages. Index. Maps. Black and white illustrations. Inside front cover is the interesting handwritten pertinent biographical information of Margaret Barwis (nee Matthews), who states she was "the first public health nurse to work in the Landeau Valley - from Kaslo to Nelson." In this book I have endeavoured to relate the memories and adventures of living and growing up in the Lardeau-Duncan Valleys from the day I was born (in 1914) until the pr... View more info

Set Free - Sent Forth: The Story of Janet Horbas

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Welch Publishing Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42202571


1550110187 149 pages. "The dramatic testimony of Janet Horbas. Explains how God set her free from the bondage of Satan. Janet has a full-time ministry of evangelism, discipling, and counselling and speaks at conferences, youth groups, and churches" - from back cover. Black and white illustrations. Negligible wear. Minor crease to each cover. Clean, bright and unmarked. Lovely copy. View more info

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Growing Roots - Biography (German Title: Der Dollar Un Die Seele)

By: N/A

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Germany, R.G. Fischer Verlag: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A2035


3830104197 283 pages. Black and white illustrations. "Author was born in Kassel, Germany in 1919. He served in the German army in World War II and emigrated to Canada where his adventures took him from Halifax to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island." - from back cover. Prior owner's small ink stamp atop half-title page else clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Almost A Life Sentence - An Autobiography

By: N/A

Price: $349.95

Publisher: Canada, MLH Productions: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46501110


0969136218 329 pages. "I suppose there is really never any justification for yet another autobiography, particularly when the writer would be among the first to acknowledge his inability to commit himself adequately to paper or, so obviously, lacks the talent of setting down even in something like chronological order the relatively uneventful happenings of a life-time spent in the humdrum business of banking." - from author's preface. Includes black and white p... View more info

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The Island family Harris: Letters of an immigrant family in British North America, 1856-1866

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Ragweed Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106A1179


092030429X 159 pages. Black and white plates. "The story of a British family which crossed the Atlantic in the mid 19th century. It is told in their own words in letters written home from Canada West (Ontario) and Prince Edward Island. From the letters emerges a portrait of a fascinating family which included portrait painter Robert Harris and architect William Harris. Here we encounter the beliefs, values and attitudes of a mid-Victorian family, and a view of t... View more info

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Congo Footprints: A Blessing to Share

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Congo Reminiscence Fraternity: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 458C9935


0969476507 223 pages. Signed by Editor upon title page. Black and white illustrations from photos in text. "The story of a brave and noble company of men and women, inspired by the love of Christ and committed to obeying His parting directive to His disciples, recorded in Mat. 28:18-20. The story is humbly told by members of the group of missionaries who went to the Belgian Congo in the first half of the 20th century." - from Foreword. Clean and unmarked wit... View more info

Goethe zwischen Frankfurt und Weimar

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Neu-Isenburg, Germany, Societats-Verlag: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46500733


3797305036 270 pages. Text in German. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy. View more info

Survival - The Story of a Life: 1942-2001 *SIGNED BY AUTHOR*

By: N/A

Price: $99.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Self-Published: 2001

Edition: Third Printing (Revised)

Seller ID: 15103904


0969730713 180 pages. Author's signature and inscription to Jim Munro, of Munro's Books, Victoria, upon front flyleaf. The graphic recollections of a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II. "Richard Sewell writes very well, the major publishing houses to which he sent the manuscript said so, but they were very sorry to have to say 'no' and pass it by - 'because it might possibly offend the Japanese, who are now, after all, our (business) friends and allies..... View more info