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M-L-B-U: Full Monty in Korea

By: Bob Ringma

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, General Store Publishing House: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 814A2019

ISBN: 1894263855

Condition: Fine


1894263855 170 pages. Black and white photos. "Author was assigned to the Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit during the Korean war. It was his responsibility to move huge vans and personnel to locations near the Front where there was some form of running water, so he could provide weary troops with the luxury of a shower and clean clothing. The process of locating these sites was in itself an adventure." - from back cover. Bookmark custom-made for this book and bearing author's hand-printed name is laid inside front cover. In his retirement, Mr. Ringma served as a highly popular Reform... View more info

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Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator

By: Borovoy, A. Alan

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Lester Pub Ltd: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 151A5429

ISBN: 1895555086

Condition: Fine


1895555086 225 pages. Canada's foremost civil libertarian presents a blueprint for anyone interested in bringing about social change. Clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Broadart cover. Beautiful copy. View more info

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Boss: The Mike Bossy Story

By: Bossy, Mike; Meisel, Barry

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, McGraw-Hill: 1988

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 154A5277

ISBN: 0075496968

Condition: Fine


0075496968 208 pages. Black and white photographic plates. "Throughout his incomparable National Hockey League career, Mike Bossy always shot straight for the net. Now he takes his best shot in this frank, autobiographical account of his life and ten fabulous seasons, 1977-78 through 1986-87, with the New York Islanders." - from dust jacket. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Very nice copy. View more info

On the record

By: Bouchard, Lucien

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Canada, Stoddart: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 64601413

ISBN: 0773728015

Condition: Fine


0773728015 288 pages including index and black and white photos. For the first time in English, Lucien Bouchard reveals the man behind the public persona. In this rare look at a politician in office, we meet a warm human being whose career has been driven and governed by his deep loyalty to Quebec. Part autobiography, part essay, this lively book will give all Canadians rich insight into how Bouchard will play the role of his life. Remainder dot upon bottom edge else book clean, bright and unmarked. Dust jacket in similar condition. Excellent copy. View more info

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Rubber Boots for Dancing and Other Memories of Pioneer Life in the Bulkley Valley

By: Bourgon, Nan; Rosberg, Marjorie (Editor)

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Smithers, BC, Tona and Janet Hetherington: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 648G2181

Condition: Very Good


138 pages. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of archival black and white photos. Biography of Nan Bourgon wonderfully intertwined with the history of British Columbia's Bulkley Valley. Prior owner's name discreetly atop title page, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. Hale and Barman #98. View more info

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Zones of Strain: Memoir of the Early Cold War (Hoover Press publication)

By: Bowman, Alfred Connor

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Hoover Institution Press,U.S.: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 124A5617

ISBN: 0817977317

Condition: Fine


0817977317 175 pages. Index. "Personal account of a critical episode in the history of post-World War II Europe. Focuses upon Colonel Alfred Connor Bowman's experiences as head of the Allied Military Government in the Venezia Giulia area on the northeastern shore of the Adriatic during the years 1945-1947." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with minimal wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Excellent copy. View more info

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We Skirted the War!

By: Bowman, Phylis

Price: $39.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Canada, Self-Published: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 847G0575

Condition: Fair


133 pages. Black and white photographic plates. Author recounts her WWII adventures in the Canadian Women's Army Corps. Average wear. Usual library markings. A worthy working copy. View more info

When the Ship Comes In! - An Autobiography

By: Boyd, Kenneth C. (Signed)

Price: $149.95

Publisher: British Columbia, Western A.R.P. Services: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 75404014

Condition: Very Good


598 pages including index and black and white illustrations. Author's signature and inscription upon title page. Born on a farm in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, the author spent much of his childhood and adult years in the Duncan area of British Columbia. He demonstrated all the attributes for which Canadians have become known; independence, innovation, imagination, perserverance and compassion. His life involved flying, logging, land development, road construction, and helping his fellow man. Light wear. Tight and square. Nice copy. View more info

Catherine Booth

By: Bramwell-Booth, Catherine

Price: $39.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1970

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 46206987

ISBN: 0340106018

Condition: Very Good


0340106018 477 pages including index and several black and white plates, including frontis of subject. The definitive life of the Mother of the Salvation Army, written by her grand-daughter. Based upon much hitherto unpublished material including Booth family letters and papers. The ruling motive in her life was always love for God, for her fellow men and for her own closely united family. The love story of William and Catherine is as enchanting as any in recorded history, and their life-long devotion to one another played no small part in the success of the great achievement of their live... View more info

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"Jenny Lind" - A Collection of Childhood Activities and Adventures in Her Birthplace

By: Brancato (Sanborn), Bernice Grace

Price: $99.95

Publisher: USA, Self-Published: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G3491

Condition: Very Good


129 pages. Glossary. Index. Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. Author's annotated business card laid-in. Abundantly illustrated in color and black and white. Takes readers back to her childhood - describes adventures, trials and tribulations and pleasurable experiences too, of being born in a large family which grew up on Mother Lode country. - from dust jacket. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. View more info

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Engineer-- Around the World in Fifty Years

By: Brawner, C. O.

Price: $199.95

Publisher: British Columbia, BiTech Publishers, Limited: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 624G4752

ISBN: 0921095627

Condition: Very Good


0921095627 338 pages. Many black and white photos. Author provided geotechnical consulting engineering in over forty countries. This book relates his everyday experiences in the form of 71 case histories of landslides, rock slides, transportation geotechnology and geotechnical engineering in surface mining. Each example illustrates at least one important lesson. Light wear. Clean and unmarked. A quality copy of this valuable reference. View more info

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Clear the Track: The Eddie Shack Story

By: Brewitt, Ross

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Stoddart Pub: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15404930

ISBN: 0773730494

Condition: Fine


0773730494 282 pages. Black and white photographic plates. With the possible exception of Philadelphia's Bob "Mad Dog" Kelly, Eddie Shack was probably the highest energy NHLer of all time. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Lovely copy. View more info

Breaking Prairie Sod - The Story of a Pioneer Preacher in The Eighties with a Discussion on the Burning Question of To-day, "Shall the Alien Go?"

By: Bridgman, Rev. (Captain) Wellington

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Toronto, The Musson Book Company, Limited: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 83700399

Condition: Fair


265 pages. Includes black and white photographic plates. Unmarked. Above average wear and soiling. Binding open at page 1. Hinges intact. Very good reading copy of this engaging Canadian biography. View more info

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Stand Up and Fight

By: Brigg, Emil; Tabori, Paul

Price: $59.95

Publisher: U.K., Chambers Harrap Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 464C9514

ISBN: 0245508325

Condition: Fair


0245508325 176 pages. "When the Germans invaded Poland in 1939, Emil Brigg was 14. Captured several times by the S.S. and forced to witness the mass execution of thousands of his people, he was both resourceful and determined enough to escape each time and eventually reached Hungary. There he joined a small underground organization and, for his part in the killing of a German agent, he was imprisoned and severely tortured." - from dust jacket. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. A worthy working copy. View more info

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Old Enough to Say What I Want: An Autobiography

By: Broadfoot, Dave; Sears, Barbara

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, McClelland & Stewart: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 422A2744

ISBN: 0771016565

Condition: Fine


0771016565 Signed by Dave Broadfoot upon front free endpaper. "Now the man behind Sergeant Renfrew of the Mounted, Big Bobby Clobber, Bartholomew X, and the Member for Kicking Horse Pass tells his own story." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Appears unread. Beautiful copy. Gift quality. View more info

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Variations on a Planet

By: Brock, Peter

Price: $119.95

Publisher: Canada, Pottersfield Pr: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 463C6643

ISBN: 0919001777

Condition: Very Good


0919001777 126 pages. "A distinctive, personal book, an autobiographical account of one man's growth towards understanding about himself and the world around him." - from back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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Yukon Trophy Trails

By: Brown, Dolores Cline

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Gray's Publishing: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322H1118

ISBN: 0888260318

Condition: Good


0888260318 Signed, with best wishes, by author upon half-title page. 213 pages. Map endpapers. Author "Invaded the Yukon and bagged the trophy of the year when she married Louis Brown, big-game outfitter and guide. Through eighteen years of adventurous wanderings and blood-tingling escapades she discovered the Yukon - its native peoples, country and climate, the game, the predators and the wealth waiting to be discovered." - from dust jacket. Unmarked with moderate wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. View more info

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Maclean's, Canada's National Magazine, January (Jan.) 5, 1957 - Frank McMahon / Report From Israel / Arctic Priest / Farewell to Artist Oscar Cahen

By: Brown, Father Bernard; Fraser, B.; Earl, Marj.; Porter, M.; Phillips, Alan; Heiney, Donald; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Montreal, Maclean Hunter: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4701

Condition: Good


48 pages. Features: Column - Grammar is snobbish nonsense; London Letter column explains political fallout of Nasser's nationalization of the Suez Canal; Blair Fraser recounts what he saw in Gaza refugee camps; Colourful Allied Van Lines ad; Great one-page colour ad for the 1957 Dodge (with push-button transmission); Blair Fraser Reports from the 'seething cauldron' of Israel - article with photos; Mr. Benturian and the Beautiful Palimpsest; What's it like being married to a genius - Canadian Suzanne Cloutier married Peter Ustinov three years ago - article with photos; Frank McMahon's Five Lu... View more info

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Being Brown

By: BROWN, Rosemary

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Canada, Random House: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 446C7705

ISBN: 0394220501

Condition: Very Good


0394220501 248 pages. Signed and inscribed by author upon front free endpaper. "Rosemary writes about the people and events she has known and witnessed - from her childhood in Jamaica and the family life that helped to shape her early views of life, to her rise within Canada's social fabric, as a politician and a concerned citizen... Filled with provocative statements about racism in Canada, the rights of women, education, the political process, abortion and a host of other issues at the heart of Canada's development as a free and democratic country." - from dust jacket. Clean and u... View more info

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Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford

By: Brown, Sanborn Conner

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, MIT Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815A1557

ISBN: 0262021382

Condition: Fair


0262021382 361 pages. Index. Reference notes. Black and white illustrations. Subject was "One of the most fascinating and complex men of his period (1753-1814). Soldier of fortune, spy, womanizer, autocrat, inventor, adventurer, an American expatriated to England who did his most productive scientific work in Munich and who died in France, a man devoted to relieving the suffering of the poor." - from dust jacket. Average wear. Usual library markings. Front free endpaper removed. Binding sound. View more info