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Square John: The Story of Ex-Con Tony McGilvary and the Help Program

By: Webber, Marlene; McGilvary, Tony

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, University of Toronto Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46409583

ISBN: 0802066879

Condition: Good


0802066879 194 pages. "I wish this giant of a man had been there for me when the prison system spat me back onto the street... Tony's story is an inspiration for cons and square Johns alike.' - Roger Caron, author of GO-Boy! Moderate wear. Some writing upon back page and bottom of table of contents. View more info

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George Bush the Unauthorized Biography (Illus)

By: Webster Griffin Tarpley; Marianna Wertz; Anton Chaitkin

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Washington, DC, U.S.A., Executive Intelligence Review: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23704119

ISBN: 0943235057

Condition: Very Good


0943235057 659 pages plus advertisements. Includes index and references. "Here are the details - frightening, gory, hilarious - the background and life of the President: How the Bush family made its money promoting Adolph Hitler and the Nazi war machine; Jupiter Island, Skull and Bones, and other bases of power; the 'war hero' story; George Bush and the secret government - from population control, to Zapata's Watergate burglars, to Iran-Contra; Kissinger, China and genocide in the Third World; Bush's Leveraged Buyout Mob, or the theft of a nation.... Breaks the code of silence which Ang... View more info

Speak for yourself, Daniel: A Life of Webster in His Own Words

By: Webster, Daniel; Lewis, Walker: Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86302214

Condition: Good


505 pages. "We can no longer recapture Webster's voice, or the excitement of his presence. But we can at least catch the words by which contemporaries knew him, and in so doing come closer to the realization of his charm." - from dust jacket. Usual library markings. Average wear. Binding solid. Good working copy. View more info

Webster an Autobiography

By: Webster, Jack

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Douglas Mcintyre/see Pgw: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46105219

ISBN: 0888947062

Condition: Very Good


0888947062 247 Pages. Black and white photos. Autobiography from Canada's best known and most feared reporter, a pioneer of Talk Radio and Talk Television. Outlines the private tragedy behind the public acclaim. View more info

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Trader King, as Told to Mary Weekes; The Thrilling Story of Forty years' Service in the North-West Territories, Related By One of the Last of the Old Time Wintering Partners of the Hudson's Bay Company

By: Weekes, Mary; King, W. Cornwallis; Janzen, H. (Foreword)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, School Aids and Text Book Publishing: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G2292

Condition: Fair


184 pages. Map. Frontis illustration of subject. Reproductions of black and white photos. "Chief Trader King, who died in 1940, was one of the most fearless and colourful traders of the Canadian North. From the day he landed at York Factory in 1862 until his retirement from the Hudson's Bay Company in 1903 his life was filled with stirring adventure in a vast country where only skilled boatmen could make their way over the water routes from one post to the next and where only expert huntsmen and the most rugged individuals could survive." - from Foreword. Moderate age-toning to c... View more info

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The strongest man in history: Louis Cyr, "amazing Canadian"

By: Weider, Ben

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Mitchell Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 46501004

ISBN: 088836010X

Condition: Fair


088836010X Louis Cyr was the strongest boy in his small village... the strongest youth in Quebec... the champion weight lifter in New England. Louis Cyr, a Quebec-born French Canadian, in his prime was famous the world over for feats of incredible strength. Eventually he was crowned the strongest man in the world... measured the strongest in all recorded history. "By the end of the last century, the 'strong men' had produced their own superchampions, whose fame spread far beyond their own countries. Most famous of all was the Canadian Louis Cyr, who was born in 1863. He was almost as ... View more info

Out of the Fury: The Incredible Odyssey of Eliezer Urbach

By: Weigand, Edith S.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Zhera Pubns: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86302324

ISBN: 0961890401

Condition: Good


0961890401 218 pages. Driven from his homeland and orphaned by the forces of the Nazi evil, Polish-born Eliezer Urbach began an incredible odyssey that spanned three continents and many countries. Dogged by hunger, persecution, despair, and the failure to find peace, he finally found what he was looking for in an unexpected place." - from back cover. Gift greetings upon title page else unmarked with moderate wear. Solid copy. View more info

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American Artist Magazine, January 1994, Volume 58, Issue 618 - Landscape Masters Frederic Edwin Church and William Stanley Haseltine

By: Weinbrod, Carmi; Skrapits, Joseph C.; Guthrie, Alexander J.; Stutler, G. Paul; Cottingham, Jane; Pisano, Ronald G.; Weber, Bruce; et al

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, BPI Communications: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 838G4591

Condition: Good


88 pages. Features: Bending Watercolor Traditions - A Look at Mediums and Modifiers; Nineteenth-Century Landscape Through the Eyes of Two Masters - Frederic Edwin Church and William Stanley Haseltine; The Watercolor Page - Zooming in on Shape and Texture; The Importance of Form and Content; Jeanette Pasin Sloan's Stylized Still Lifes; Rediscovering the Society of American Fakirs; Elisabeth Hanna-von Braitenberg's expressive paintings; and more. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy. View more info

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Pez

By: Wells, Jennifer

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Macfarlane Walter & Ross: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G3429

ISBN: 092191220X

Condition: Very Good


092191220X 277 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "Pezim's controversial business practices and flair for publicity have made him a larger-than-life figure whose essence remains hidden behind his persona. This book explores his roots - his Toronto childhood as the son of Romanian Jewish immigrants; his wartime experiences and real estate deals in Jamaica; his apprenticeship on Bay Street in the 1950s and the fas-and-loose days of Earl Glick, Lou Chesler, and Viola MacMillan; his emergence as a major force in Vancouver in the 1960s; his alliances and battles with the lik... View more info

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The Owl Pen

By: Wells, Kenneth McNeill; Oille, Lucille

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Boston Mills Pr: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 445H0770

ISBN: 0773757465

Condition: Fine


0773757465 289 pages plus black and white photo section. Illustrated with many beautiful woodcuts. Originally published in 1947. Author and his wife purchased an abandoned log cabin in Medonte Township, Ontario, and went on to transform four acres of wasteland into four acres of Eden. "Much has changed since The Owl Pen was first published, but the pleasure, humour, and timelessness of rural life in Ontario as captured by Ken and Lucy will remain a treasure for many years to come." - James Hunter, Curator, Huronia Museum, Midland, Ontario. Unread copy. Gift Quality. View more info

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Ginter

By: Wenzel, Jan-Udo

Price: $49.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Caitlin Press Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 863H0311

ISBN: 0920576354

Condition: Very Good


0920576354 196 pages including index and reproductions of black and white photos. "Before he died in 1982, British Columbia's beer baron/construction king had a major impact on the history of B.C. He built highways from northern to southern B.C. He challenged the liquor laws and the major Canadian breweries. He railed against the overly restrictive receivership laws and caused them to be changed, although too late to do him any good." - from dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A nice copy of this interesting read... View more info

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Saudi Aramco World (Magazine), September / October (Sept. / Oct.) 2008 - Washington Irving in Spain

By: Werner, Louis; et al

Price: $69.95

Publisher: USA, Aramco Services Company: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H0002

Condition: Fair


48 pages. Features: Following Washington Irving in Spain; Suitable Luxury - elegant robes used to be given in ceremonies called khil'a, and today, vestiges of them endure around the world; Mayfair to Makkah - Lady Evelyn Cobbold in 1933 became the first British woman to perform the Hajj; Mushaira - Pakistan's festival of poetry; The Syndicate of Troy; and more. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Moderate moisture exposure to bottom quarter. A sound copy. View more info

Image for Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 1 January (Jan.) 1949 - Gil Purcell of Canadian Pacific / The Campbell Family of Squaw Butte Near Cowley, Alberta

Maclean's - Canada's National Magazine, 1 January (Jan.) 1949 - Gil Purcell of Canadian Pacific / The Campbell Family of Squaw Butte Near Cowley, Alberta

By: Werner, Max; Young, Scott; Anderson, John; Albert, Harold A.; O'Hagan, Howard; Campbell, Gray; Sarbach, L.N.; Cave, Hugh B.; Anderson, J.C.; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Toronto, Maclean Hunter / Key Publishers: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201H2470

Condition: Good


52 pages. Features: Great New Year House Party cover illustration by Oscar Cahen; Winners of Maclean's Fiction Contest include Ernest Buckler, John Jeffrey Symons, and Fred Sloman; Russia Won't Attack; Gil Purcell is The CP's (Canadian Pacific's) Benign Simon Legree; A Housebuilder Talks Back - John Anderson admits prices are a scandal but blames labour and the customers themselves; Lord of Roanonga (fiction); Peanut Empire - in the Tanganyika badlands British pioneers aim for three million acres of peanuts; Grizzled Gentleman - experiences with grizzly bears; Happy Landing at Squaw Butte - ... View more info

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Homesteading: Two Prairie Seasons

By: West, Edward

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463H4144

Condition: Fair


301 pages. Index. Thirty-two fascinating black and white photos. "I have tried to picture, from actual experience, something of the life in its early stages of the settler on the Canadian prairie." - page 5. Author spent two years on a homestead north of Radisson, Saskatchewan prior to the outbreak of WWI. Faint pencil erasure atop front free endpaper otherwise unmarked with somewhat above-average wear to publisher's tan cloth-covered boards. Narrow opening in binding at page 16. A worthy vintage copy of this fascinating account. PEEL [2e] 2649, ARTIBISE 619. View more info

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Hear the pennies dropping

By: Whilsmith, Gwyneth J

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Gunbyfield Publishing: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H0530

ISBN: 0921078005

Condition: Very Good


0921078005 158 pages. Signed by author atop title page. Reproductions of photos in text. "Account of a family's capacity to bear hardship and share blessings when blessings were few and hardship all too common. The author's family left Ontario in 1913 to settle in Brock, Saskatchewan, where they endured the Great Depression." - from back cover. Gift greetings atop title page. Light wear. A quality copy. View more info

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Commanding Canadians: The Second World War Diaries of A. F. C. Layard (Studies in Canadian Military History)

By: Whitby

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, UBC Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118C8566

ISBN: 0774811943

Condition: Very Good


0774811943 383 pages. Index. Selected bibliography. Footnotes. Black and white photographic plates. "Commander Layard wrote almost daily in his diary, in bold, neat script, from the time he entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1913 until his retirement in 1947. The pivotal 1943-45 years of this edited volume offer an extraordinarily full and honest chronicle, revealing Layard's preoccupations, both with the daily details and with the strain and responsibility of wartime command at sea." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Tight and square. A ple... View more info

Gentlemen Engineers: The Careers of Frank and Walter Shanly

By: White, Richard

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15104042

ISBN: 0802008879

Condition: Fine


0802008879 262 pages including notes, bibliography and index. Tells the engaging story of the working lives of Frank and Walter Shanly, two well-connected nineteenth-century Canadian civil engineers and businessmen who worked on many of the significant projects of the age. An important contribution to our understanding of the professionalization of civil engineering, and to the modernization of business practices in nineteenth-century Canada. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket in nice Brodart cover. Beautiful copy. Gift quality. View more info

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No Heroes - An Account of a Wellington Bomber Wireless Operator and Gunner During the WWII African Campaign

By: White, Robert Arthur

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1474

Condition: Fine


Signed and inscribed by author and his wife inside front board. 166 pages. Several illustrations in colour and black and white. "I expect that most readers will find especially gripping the author's account of having been shot down over the desert, but it is the description of the mechanics of everyday life which will be most valuable to those who, I hope, will use it to recreate a world that even we who lived in it find increasingly remote." - James H. Winter. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. An excellent copy. View more info

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The Patricks: Hockey's Royal Family

By: Whitehead, Eric

Price: $295.00

Publisher: USA, Doubleday: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 154H3833

ISBN: 0385156626

Condition: Very Good


0385156626 viii, 280 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. "Covering three generations of hockey heroes, this is a fascinating history of the sport, and of its royal family." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper, otherwise book clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this important hockey history. View more info

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Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan

By: Whiting, Robert

Price: $149.95

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Pantheon: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 111A9615

ISBN: 0679419764

Condition: Very Good


0679419764 372 pages including notes, bibliography and index. Black and white photographs. "A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945... Chronicles the half-century rise and fall of the fortunes of Nick Zappetti and his comrades." - from dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Quality copy. View more info