Keyword: Personal Narratives

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 73

We Went Where They Sent Us... and did as we were told (most of the time)

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Lantzville, BC, Canada, Oolichan Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24300243

ISBN: 0889821941

Condition: Fine


0889821941 290 pages. A book of remembrances from World War II. Illustrated. Published as a fund-raiser for the Royal Canadian Legion. Faintest wear and signs of handling. Unmarked. Superb copy. Will give cause to readers to pause and reflect. View more info

Image for Escape From Singapore: The War Memoirs of Fred Thurlby and Bill Maxwell with Gerry Beauchamp

Escape From Singapore: The War Memoirs of Fred Thurlby and Bill Maxwell with Gerry Beauchamp

By: N/A

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Canada's Wings: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 517H3440

ISBN: 0920002374

Condition: Very Good


0920002374 131 pages. Bibliography. Reproductions of black and white photos. Diagrams. Combines the WWII adventures of the three authors as they travel to Singapore only to be chased from place to place by the Japanese before returning for revenge. Small address label inside front cover, otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice tight copy. [Not in Enser] View more info

Image for The Bantams: The Untold Story of World War I

The Bantams: The Untold Story of World War I

By: Allinson, Sidney

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, Riverrun Pr: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13804551

ISBN: 088962190X

Condition: Very Good


088962190X 287 pages. Author's signature and inscription upon half-title page. Index. Black and white photographic plates. The story of short soldiers in Word War I. "Author tracked down 300 surviving Bantams and made good use of unpublished journals and letters. His experience documents again the widespread illogical prejudice against people who happen to be short." - from back cover. Small inkstamp to bottom of front flyleaf else clean and unmarked. Ver... View more info

Image for Where Life and Death Hold Hands

Where Life and Death Hold Hands

By: Allister, W.

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Musson Book Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1333

ISBN: 0773722688

Condition: Good


0773722688 245 pages. Black and white illustrations. "On Christmas Day 1941, Hong Kong fell to the Japanese. William Allister, a young Canadian, was one of 10,000 prisoners captures that day... Like many who suffered in the camps, he returned home a troubled man. For the next forty years he would try to piece his life together, knowing one day he needed to return to Camp 3D in Kawasaki, Japan, to reclaim, resolve and understand." - from dust jacket. Moderate... View more info

One Woman's War: A Canadian Reporter with the Free French

By: Arnold, Gladys

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Lorimer: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42202407

ISBN: 0888628757

Condition: Fine


0888628757 222 pages including black and white photographic plates. Author's vivid, eyewitness account of the fall of France and the growth of the Free French resistance. She was sent to Paris by Canadian Press in October 1939, and was the only Canadian reporter to experience the sudden, traumatic invasion of France by the Germans in the spring of 1940. Clean, bright and unmarked. Cigarette smoke odour. Negligible wear. Splendid copy. View more info

Image for 168 Jump Into Hell: A True Story of Betrayed Allied Airmen

168 Jump Into Hell: A True Story of Betrayed Allied Airmen

By: Arthur G. Kinnis; Stanley A. Booker

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Canada, Self Published: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 665H0538

ISBN: 0968419801

Condition: Good


0968419801 290 pages. Reproductions of black and white photos in text. "Whether by accident or design, governments and agencies have remained silent, so all the research has been up to us. However this true fifty year old shame must be revealed in the hope that mankind remembers and never allows it to be repeated." - from Foreword. "Our story tells what happened to 168 Allied Airmen who jumped into Northern Europe after their planes had met with an explos... View more info

Image for Three Years with Company K, 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Three Years with Company K, 13th Massachusetts Infantry

By: Austin C Stearns

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 118C7132

ISBN: 0838614809

Condition: Fair


0838614809 346 pages. Bibliography. Index. "The narrative of a 24-year-old man who volunteered for three years' service in the infantry of the Union Army." - from dust jacket. Includes 43 of the author's sketches. Above-average wear. Usual library markings. Binding intact. Front free endpaper removed. A worthy working copy. View more info

Out of Iran: A Woman's Escape from the Ayatollahs

By: Azadi, Sousan

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Canada, Irwin Pub: 1987

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 74602990

ISBN: 0772516677

Condition: Fine


0772516677 325 pages. As gripping and emotionally involving as a thriller, this book is the true story of a woman's harrowing escape from the ayatollahs of revolutionary Iran. A devastating picture of the new Iran. Book clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Light rubbing to dust jacket. Excellent copy. View more info

No Time to Wave Goodbye

By: B. Wicks

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Stoddart Kids: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 86302322

ISBN: 0773722157

Condition: Very Good


0773722157 228 pages. Author and thousands of other British children became know as the 'evacuees,' part of the greatest movement of people that Britain had ever experienced. This in the early days of World War II. Clean, bright and unmarked but for prior owner's name atop front endpaper. Light wear overall. Bit of price sticker adhesive remains upon dust jacket. Minor lean to spine. Nice copy. View more info

Image for The world's greatest military spies and secret service agents,

The world's greatest military spies and secret service agents,

By: Barton, George

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Page Co: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 643H3070

ISBN: B00085UH78

Condition: Good


B00085UH78 xi, [5], 322 pages. Complete with sixteen black and white plates of notable personages. First printing. Relates "the big exploits of those who faced great personal danger and risked their lives for the sake of flag and country. Each story is complete in itself, and yet forms a chain of narratives which illustrates the startling and unexpected manner in which battles have been lost and won through the shrewdness and the courage of military spies at vari... View more info

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

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 be... View more info

Image for Forced march to freedom: An illustrated diary of two forced marches and the interval between, January to May, 1945

Forced march to freedom: An illustrated diary of two forced marches and the interval between, January to May, 1945

By: Buckham, Robert

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Canada, Canada's Wings: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1664

ISBN: 0920002250

Condition: Fine


0920002250 98 pages. "The prisoners of Stalag Luft III endured two forced marches across Germany in the final months of World War II. An illustrated diary recorded at the scene." - dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Very light wear and minor toning to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A high-quality copy. View more info

Image for Blood on the Decks, Scales on the Rails

Blood on the Decks, Scales on the Rails

By: Burrows, Bruce (Signed)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 322G1926

Condition: Good


108 pages. "Thoughts of a working fisherman and the strange being who lived in his basement" - subtitle. Signed and inscribed by author upon verso of first leaf. The humourous jottings of a west coast fisherman, originally published in his column entitled "Channel 78A" in a small coastal B.C. newspaper. Average wear. Minor doodle on front cover. A sound copy. View more info

Image for Guest of Hirohito

Guest of Hirohito

By: Cambon, Ken

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, PW Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 815C7433

ISBN: 0969498306

Condition: Good


0969498306 184 pages. "The story of a 17-year-old Canadian rifleman who fights the first World War II battle in Asia immediately after disembaking in Hong Kong, is captured the day after Christmas, 1941, and comes of age during the four years he survives some of Japan's harshest prison compounds." - from front cover. Hong Kong Veterans' Association stamp upon last page. Light wear. Curl to covers. A sound copy. View more info

War According to Anna

By: Chadwick, Kamilla

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Woodside, CA, Seven Stones Pr: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46105913

ISBN: 0940249006

Condition: Very Good


0940249006 132 pages. Contains inscription from author to prominent British Columbia author Joe Garner. Someone once said, "Some things we see too soon for them to make any impressions." That is Anna's story. She didn't know the meaning of rape, or that her mother was living the war on a different level, but Anna did know that all beautiful women were part of the spoils of war. Bombed, shot at, walking on feet bleeding with broken blisters, Anna's mother whe... View more info

Image for River Boy at War

River Boy at War

By: Chapman, J. K.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Goose Lane Editions: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 138A8911

ISBN: 0864920687

Condition: Very Good


0864920687 103 pages. "Tells of the author's service as a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 415 Squadron, between 1940 and 1946. Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy. View more info

Image for We Were Innocents: An Infantryman in Korea

We Were Innocents: An Infantryman in Korea

By: Dannenmaier, William D.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: USA, University of Illinois Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 553H1386

ISBN: 0252024494

Condition: Fine


0252024494 Signed and dated by author upon title page. 230 pages. Black and white illustrations. "Provides Dannenmaier's narrative account of his combat experiences, including a vivid re-creation of the bloody battle for Outpost Harry, which he describes as 'trivial and insignificant - except to the men who fought it.' Describes the frustration of men on the front lines who never saw their commanding superiors, the exhaustion of soldiers whose long-promised leave... View more info

Image for Terror in the Starboard Seat

Terror in the Starboard Seat

By: Dave McIntosh

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, General: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 553H1987

ISBN: 0773600825

Condition: Good


0773600825 184 pages. Several reproductions of black and white photos. "41 trips aboard a Mosquito - A true story of 418 Squadron. A vivid recreation of the shocking realities of war - the witnessing of human torches consumed in a blazing aircraft; the long hours of waiting for men to return who never did - but also the camaraderie and good times spent carousing in London, drinking and wenching at the village pubs, and the near misses they could all laugh about.&#... View more info

Born and raised under a straw roof: A true legacy of the human spirit

By: Drzewiecki, Mary Anna

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Canada, M.A. Drzewiecki: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 46207461

ISBN: 0968745806

Condition: Very Good


0968745806 347 pages. Illustrated. Author's signature upon title page. A story of human endurance; strength of spirit; love and forgiveness; war and peace. A compelling true story following the lives of the author's parents, Sylwester Drzewiecki and Janina Horoszkiewicx, from Eastern Poland, through Germany during the Second World War, to Canada. Cry, laugh, and celebrate as you follow the many journey's, both perilous and joyous, that brought this couple to Canada,... View more info

Image for Don't Tell My Mother: How to Fight War on Your Own Terms

Don't Tell My Mother: How to Fight War on Your Own Terms

By: Duggan-Smith, Peter

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Dundurn: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 138A8229

ISBN: 0919614752

Condition: Very Good


0919614752 258 pages. Black and white illustrations. "... By the end of his final flight in Cambodia in 1974, he had racked up more than 17,000 flying hours - in no less than 70 types of piston-engine aircraft. Peter was small in stature, but a giant among adventurers, with a rare ability to take the reader along with him through his many escapades." - from back cover. Unmarked with very light wear. Nice copy. View more info