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Image for Stalin's Apologist: Walter Duranty: The New York Times's Man in Moscow

Stalin's Apologist: Walter Duranty: The New York Times's Man in Moscow

By: Taylor, S.J.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Oxford University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 234G1642

ISBN: 0195057007

Condition: Fair


0195057007 404 pages. Index. Bibliography. Footnotes. "... Proves again that the successful journalist is often the man who tells people what they want to believe rather than the truth." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Front endpaper neatly removed. Usual library markings. A worthy reading copy. View more info

Beating Around the Bush: A Life in the Northern Forest

By: Taylor, Wilf; Fry, Alan

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC, Canada, Harbour Publishing: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86301884

ISBN: 1550170155

Condition: Fine


1550170155 250 pages. Alan Fry's signature upon title page. In this irreverent look at backwoods life and politics Wilf Taylor recounts his dealings with zesty bears, inept supervisors, and overzealous hunters. Reveals the human side of a rugged and unforgiving land. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket protected by clear glossy protective cover. Excellent copy. View more info

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River Runts

By: Ted Merrill, Bill Merril

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Firgrove Publishing Co.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 462G2706

ISBN: 0973189002

Condition: Very Good


0973189002 156 pages. Signed by both authors upon title page. "An engaging and unique memoir, told with a wry wit by two brothers now in their seventies." - from back cover. Very light wear. Clean and unmarked. A nice copy. View more info

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Henry Chaplin - A Memoir

By: The Marchioness of Londonderry; Chaplin, Henry (Signed)

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1926

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 322G3321

Condition: Fair


347 pages. Index. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. Reprint of the first 1926 edition. Prior owner's details and faint red markings inside front board. Sunning to backstrip. Clearly legible gilt lettering upon backstrip. Handsome gilt decoration upon maroon cloth-covered front board. View more info

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Joseph Stalin - A Short Biography

By: The Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Workers Library Publishers: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 464G3059

Condition: Good


94 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Reprint of the 1939 First edition. Unmarked. Binding intact. Moderate overall age-toning. A sound copy. View more info

Image for Homer Watson, R.C.A., 1855 - 1936: Paintings and Drawings / Peintures et Dessins

Homer Watson, R.C.A., 1855 - 1936: Paintings and Drawings / Peintures et Dessins

By: The National Gallery of Canada

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, The National Gallery of Canada: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 546H2373

Condition: Fair


44 pages. Chronology. Selected bibliography. Catalogue of paintings. Generously illustrated, primarily in black and white. Biographical essay. Letter to Arthur Lismer (ca. 1930). Text in English and French. Printed upon glossy stock. Minimal library markings. Somewhat above-average wear. A worthy reference copy of this informative work on "Canada's first native-born painter who took a significant and perceptive interest in the Ontario landscape." - page 1. View more info

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Pioneer Nuns of British Columbia - Sisters of St. Ann

By: Theodore S.S.A., Sister Mary

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Victoria, B.C., The Colonist Printing and Publishing Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 623G1655

Condition: Good


146 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Edward and Lort 2373. Chapters are devoted to: Sister Mary of the Conception; Sister Mary Lumena; Sister Mary Bonsecours; Sister Mary Clement; Mother Mary Anne of Jesus. Includes a brief report of the work of the Sisters of St. Ann in education and hospitals on Vancouver Island in the twentieth century. Bright gilt lettering upon chocolate brown backstrip. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Curious performations to upper portion of back free endpaper are near spine so relatively unobtrusive. Slight lean to spine. A sound copy of this informative... View more info

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E. J. Hughes

By: Thom, Ian M.; Hughes, E. J.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 663H4335

ISBN: 1550548999

Condition: Very Good


1550548999 226 pages. Index of works. Chronology. Selected bibliography. Illustrated endpapers. Oblong 11" x 12". "Lavishly illustrated with 100 full colour and 25 black-and-white reproductions of prints, drawings and paintings, this is the first full-scale volume to honour the artistic life and work of E.J. Hughes from the start of his long career in the 1930s to the present... His unique talent for depicting the landscape in a way that both he and viewers believe it should be, rather than the way it actually is, enables us to experience and understand place and nature in ne... View more info

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Bannock, Beans and Rabbit Stew - Tales of A Pioneer

By: Thomas, Ara (Signed)

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Self-Published: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123C6817

Condition: Good


391 pages. Author's signature upon title page. Several pages of nice photographic plates. The author, born in 1903, recounts his life with considerable emphasis on his times in the wild hunting, trapping and fishing. Unmarked. Tight and square with average external wear. A sound copy. View more info

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SCTV: Behind the Scenes

By: Thomas, Dave

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Canada, McClelland & Stewart: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A1696

ISBN: 0771085664

Condition: Fine


0771085664 272 pages. Signed and inscribed upon front free endpaper by Dave Thomas. A wonderful throwback to the hilarious SCTV television program. Abundantly illustrated in colour. "The ultimate SCTV book. It will be enjoyed and treasured not only by the show's many fans, but also by lovers of comedy everywhere." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Excellent copy. View more info

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Challenger: Mickey Thompson's Own Story of His Life of Speed

By: Thompson, Mickey; Borgeson, Griffith

Price: $199.95

Publisher: USA, Signet: 1965

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 462C9302

Condition: Good


237 pages. List of Mickey Thompson's speed records. Reproductions of black and white photos. "The thrilling life story of America's Number 1 hot rodder who built - and drove - the fastest automobile in all history!" - from front cover. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound copy. View more info

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Newfoundland and Labrador Who's Who

By: Thoms, James R.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland, E.C. Boone Advertising Limited: 1967

Edition: Centennial Edition

Seller ID: 711H2920

Condition: Good


xxxix, [1], 339 pages. Includes black and white photos of most of the 650 people presented. Printed upon glossy stock. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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That Bastard Churchill

By: Thurgood, Major M.F.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 322G2378

Condition: Very Good


28 pages plus bibliography. Undated. Circa 1990? A scathing indictment of Winston Churchill's personality and policies. Author was born in Saskatchewan in 1923 and served in Italy with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. Unmarked with light wear. Appears to have been printed on a photocopier. View more info

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Strongman

By: Thurston, Tom

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Ronsdale Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 124A5511

ISBN: 1553800095

Condition: Very Good


1553800095 295 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "A plain-spoken and moving biography of strength legend Doug Hepburn." - from back cover. Minor puncture to front cover. Light wear. Unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

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The Feeling of Greatness: The Moe Norman Story

By: Tim O'Connor

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, Eyelevel Videos Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151A4846

ISBN: 096800640X

Condition: Fine


096800640X 214 pages including colour photographic plates. Foreword by Lee Trevino. Intended to bring greater recognition and appreciation for a vastly undervalued and misunderstood legend. "He's the best ball-striker I ever saw come down the pipe. I didn't see them all, but I don't know how anyone could hit the ball better than Moe Norman." - Lee Trevino. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Nice copy. View more info

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The Galts: A Canadian Odyssey

By: Timothy, H. B.

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart Ltd: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15104696

ISBN: 0771084544

Condition: Fine


0771084544 221 pages. Index. "Volume 2 of a lively and personal history of a father and son who left separate and lasting marks on the development of Canada." - from dust jacket. Book clean, unmarked and virtually as new. Minimal wear and touch of sunning to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Beautiful copy. View more info

The Taste of Metal: A Deserter's Story

By: Todd, Jack

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, HarperFlamingoCanada: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 15103908

ISBN: 0002000555

Condition: Fine


0002000555 254 pages. "Now one of Canada's most successful journalists, Jack Todd is a remarkable writer of great power and vibrancy. It has taken him thirty years to come to terms with the guilt and shame of desertion, to break the silence, to hell this controversial and important story." - from dust jacket .Book clean, bright and unmarked with faintest hint of wear. Unread. Light wear to dust jacket. Very nice copy. View more info

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Lost Years: My 1,632 Days in Vietnamese Reeducation Camps (Indochina Research Monographs, No 3)

By: Tran Tri Vu

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., Institute of East Asian Studies: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463H4397

ISBN: 1557290067

Condition: Good


1557290067 xvi, 381 pages. Map. Footnotes. "A very illuminating account of the suffering of one southern Vietnamese among perhaps hundreds of thousands who were confined to 'reeducation' camps by the country's communist authorities after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Unlike other reporters about reeducation camps, Tran Tri Vu's skill and sensitivity make him an extraordinary observer, enabling the reader to sense each numbing day with tangible intensity." - Foreword. Moderate foxing to edges. Date stamped atop half-title page otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. ... View more info

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The Northern Lights - Memoirs of Sidney Travers

By: Travers, Sidney; Kirchhofer, Elizabeth (Introduction)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, The Travers and Kirchhofer Familes: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106G0876

Condition: Very Good


130 pages. Name index. Maps. Several reproductions of black and white photos. The earthy British Columbia biography and genealogy of Sidney Travers, 1904-1978 Handsome blue boards with gilt lettering upon front board and backstrip. Contents clean and unmarked. Faint bit of address label remnant atop front free endpaper. Moderate external wear. A quality copy. View more info

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The (Rev. Robert Terrill) Rundle Adventure Story

By: Travis, John (Signed)

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Banff, AB, Canada, Self-Published: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 431G3597

Condition: Very Good


18 pages. Bibliography. Reproductions of black and white photos. Signed and inscribed by author atop first page. The history of the first missionary in Alberta. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. View more info