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The middle of nowhere: Rediscovering Saskatchewan

By: N/A

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Saskatoon, SK, Fifth House, Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71408066

ISBN: 1895618681

Condition: Fine


1895618681 228 pages. Take a journey of discovery in search of the essence of Saskatchewan. Collected here, as recorded by those who have lived in the landscape and by obervant visitors who have passed through it, are the vivid recollections of aboriginal people,excerpts from fur-trade diaries, accounts of Mounties, explorers, and settlers, stories of protest politics, booze, dust, the Depression, war, and the environment. Captures the heart and soul, the people and places of Saskatchewan. Only the faintest traces of wear. Unmarked. Glossy illustrated covers. 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

ISBN: 0973539402

Condition: Good


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. Newspaper review affixed inside front cover. Average wear. Spine leaning. View more info

Two Major Depressions in One Life Time

By: (Ad hoc) Winnipeg Committee of Unemployed Youth and Veterans of the Great Depression

Price: $59.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, (Ad hoc) Winnipeg Committee of Unemployed Youth and Veterans of the Great Depression: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 83700782

Condition: Very Good


72 pages. Circa 1982-83. Perhaps the first book to be written by workers on the question of Canada's entering the second depression. Their dismay at finding another generation of young families faced with the same prospects of unemployment, has prompted them to compile an outline of world and national development leading to recurring crises in private enterprise systems. The authors have used a historical materialist approach in attempting to make the history and background of depressions understandable to the average working class reader. Gift greetings inside front cover else clean and ... View more info

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Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand: Oral Traditions of the Hul'q'umi'num' Coast Salish of Kuper Island and Vancouver Island

By: Arnett, Chris

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Talonbooks: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 758G0572

ISBN: 0889225559

Condition: Fine


0889225559 351 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. "Originally published during the Great Depression, the sixty stories included here are valuable documents of Coast Salish oral traditions dealing with a wide range of subject matter from known sources, almost all of whom were well-versed in English." - from back cover. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. An excellent copy. View more info

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Doris and the Trolls

By: Atwater, Richard

Price: $249.95

Publisher: USA, Rand McNally & Company: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 219A4586

Condition: Fair


124 pages. Early work of Richard Atwater who went on to write the classic "Mr. Popper's Penguins." Many nice black and white illustrations. Unmarked. Above-average wear. Binding and hinges tender but intact. A worthy copy of this very charming title. View more info

Wilderness Welfare - An Epic of Frontier Life

By: Baity, Earl S.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Mitchell Press Limited: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72409479

Condition: Fair


219 pages. With trap and goldpan - here are pages out of pioneer living, a true, human interest story of Depression years in the woods. Walk the lonely trap lines in the cold, stillness of winter when only the sound of snowshoes breaks the silence, count the pelts that mean the difference between food and no food, a happy Christmas of a bleak one; look over Earl Baity's shoulder as he pans out a prospective site for placering. The simply told account of a man and a woman and two small children who took their living day by day from Nature in the storied Cariboo country. Usual library markin... View more info

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The New York Woman (Magazine), October 21, 1936, Vol. 1, No. 7 : Ted Peckham - New York's Male Escort Tycoon / 47 West 53rd is Home of the Rehearsal Club

By: Barber, Josephine; Maier, Ruth R.; Robb, Inez Callaway; Raushenbush, Winifred; Tieger, Joan; Eberle, Irmengarde; Peters, C.A.; Wilson, Elita; Ferguson, Donita; et al

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, The New York Woman, Inc.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 302G2541

Condition: Good


48 pages. This glamorous publication brought New York women important information including: news of the choicest fashion, entertainment, current happenings, where to go, what to see, and how much to pay. Features: Great color cover photo of cop writing ticket for fashionable lady whose dog has just soiled a hydrant; Nice one-page ad for Franklin Simon's features dresses for dining out; Letters; Half-page Best & Co. ad features photo of "Upholstery Damask"; Fantastic one-page ad for Singer sewing machines features attractive model and text aimed specifically to the women of New York;... View more info

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Reading the Riot Act: A Brief History of Riots in Vancouver

By: Barnholden, Michael

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Canada, Anvil Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 325A2038

ISBN: 1895636671

Condition: Fine


1895636671 135 pages plus bibliography and index. Black and white illustrations. "An indispensible resource for activists, students, historians and anyone interested in the Vancouver the tourist brochures don't talk about. View more info

The Crash of the Millennium: Surviving the Coming Inflationary Depression

By: Batra, Ravi

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, Harmony: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 16201087

ISBN: 0609605127

Condition: Fine


0609605127 276 pages including index. Predicts tough times ahead for the United States. It will begin with a stock market crash in the fall of 1999, followed by a depression made doubly damaging by rising inflation. Its effects will reverberate through the early part of the coming decade. Describes how individuals, businesses, and governments can prepare for the hardships that lie ahead. Author is a Professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Splendid clean unmarked copy with very light wear. View more info

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Rolling in the Grass Roots

By: Benjamin, Les (Leslie) (Signed); Warren, John

Price: $79.95

Publisher: Canada, Self-Published: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151H1225

ISBN: 0968268609

Condition: Very Good


0968268609 Signed and inscribed by author atop title page. 256 pages. Index. Reproductions of black and white photos. Oblong 6" x 9". Biography of this longtime N.D.P. M.P. from Saskatchewan. Clean and unmarked with very light wear. A nice copy. View more info

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CUNA Emerges - A Third Credit Union Book

By: Bergengren, Roy F.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: USA, Credit Union National Association: 1936

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 429A5272

Condition: Fine


289 pages. Index. Written during the depths of the great depression, this work was 'Designed primarily as a text book for the assistance of those who are interested to organize, to operate, or just to learn more about the type of cooperative credit society known in the United States as the 'credit union'... Recounts the beginnings of CUNA, the Credit Union National Association." - from dust jacket. Book clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding sound. Few closed tears to dust jacket which bears average wear and is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Nice cop... View more info

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The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

By: Bernanke, Ben S.

Price: $295.00

Publisher: USA, Norton: 2015

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 324H0885

ISBN: 039324721X

Condition: Fine


039324721X Signed by Ben Bernanke upon half-title page. 610 pages. Selected Bibliography. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "Recounts and explains the worst financial crisis and economic slump in America since the Great Depression, providing an insider's account of the policy response." - from dust jacket. Very light wear. Clean, bright, and unmarked. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A high-quality copy. View more info

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Province with a Heart: Celebrating 100 Years in Saskatchewan

By: Boswell, Randy

Price: $89.95

Publisher: Canada, CanWest Books: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 878C8925

ISBN: 0973671904

Condition: Fine


0973671904 224 pages. "...Takes readers through the rich heritage of the prairie province. Through photographs and a lively narrative, this book moves through stories of the First Nations; the pioneer days when settlers flooded the Prairies seeking a new life in a new land; and the grim days of the Depression and the Dust Bowl that hit Saskatchewan harder than anywhere on the continent. It is a touching tale of Saskatchewan's enormous sacrifice and sense of duty during the world wars; the birth of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation; and Tommy Douglas's crusade to institute Medicar... View more info

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Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street in 1920-1938

By: Brooks, John

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 162G4450

Condition: Good


307 pages. Index. List of Sources. Black and white photographic plates. "A narrative of extravagant events and extraordinary men. Begins with the famous 1920 bomb explosion outside the Morgan bank. Ends with an explosion that had far more lasting impact - the conviction for embezzlement of Richard Whitney, last champion of the Old Guard of American finance." - from dust jacket. Average wear to book. Somewhat above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A sound copy. View more info

WHEN FREEDOM WAS LOST

By: Brown, Lorne

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Montreal, PQ, Canada, Black Rose Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 41601855

ISBN: 0920057772

Condition: Fine


0920057772 208 pages including footnotes and black and white photographs. Backbreaking work for slave wages in labour camps - that was the government's response to thousands of young men looking for jobs in the Dirty Thirties. This historical account tells the little-known story of the jobless who drifted across the country during the Depression and were drawn into the work camps - offered poor food, mass shelter, and a few pennies a day in exchange for doney work on major government projects. Records the desperation, disillusionment, and rebellion of these welfare inmates, and the repressi... View more info

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The Illustrated London News (ILN), September (Sept.) 5, 1942 - Mainz and Osnabruck Heavily Damaged in Recent R.A.F. Raids

By: Bryant, Arthur; Falls, Cyril

Price: $299.95

Publisher: London, The Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd.: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 201G4661

Condition: Good


Pages 253-280. Features: Cover photo of coffin of H.R.H. The Duke of Kent being taken to Windsor; Seven photos illustrated the Russian Soldier - a good friend, but a fierce foe; Two pages of photos from Russia, highlighted by a large photo of Stalingrad's massive Tractor Works, now converted to the production of tanks and heavy guns; Aerial photos of tank factory at Gien before and after R.A.F. raid; Air photos of U.S. attack on Abbeville Aerodrome; Aerial photos of devastating bomb damage to Mainz and Osnabruck; The Russian Achievement (article); Six informative illustrations on one page pre... View more info

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Vogue (U.S.) Magazine, November (Nov.) 1, 1933, Vol. 82, No. 9, Whole No. 1471 - Fashions for Limited Incomes

By: Chase, Edna Woolman: Editor-in-Chief

Price: $495.00

Publisher: USA, Conde Nast / Advance: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 302H2810

Condition: Good


This special depression-era issue features, accordingly, fashions for limited incomes. Graced with classy cover art by Pierre Mourgue of city ladies in dark fur-trimmed coats, the 104 pages include a wonderful assortment of Paris fashions, New York fashions, society and variety news, plus many wonderful ads, our favorites being the color-illustrated Budweiser ad inside the front cover which features a glamorous ballroom scene, and the color-photo back cover Camel cigarette ad which features Mrs. Powell Cabot of Boston. Unmarked with somewhat above-average external wear. Chips from backstrip... View more info

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Economics and Life

By: Chataway, H.D. (Signed)

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Toronto, The Ryerson Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 429A5443

Condition: Very Good


222 pages. Index. "Leads the reader from the simplest life of primitive man to the complexities of the modern monetary system... Will man again blunder tragically into a betrayal of hapless millions as in the last Depression? The author audaciously tackles the problem and points a way out." - from dust jacket. Author's inscription and initials atop front free endpaper. Mild sunning to boards. Moderate wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in a glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. Clean sound copy. View more info

London Pride: The Story of a Voluntary Hospital

By: Clark-Kennedy, A.E.

Price: $89.95

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 86801591

ISBN: 0091365414

Condition: Very Good


0091365414 254 pages including index and black and white photographic plates. 'The London', one of the greatest hospitals of all, was founded in 1740 by six men who met at the Feathers Tavern, Cheapside and put up 100 pounds between them. From then on the story is one of constant dedication. In writing of the hospital he knows best, Dr. Clark-Kennedy speaks for teh whole Voluntary system, providing a fascinating comparison with the modern National Health Service. Light to moderate wear. Clean and unmarked. Illustrated glossy covers. Nice copy. View more info

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By Their Bootstraps

By: Clements, Muriel

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 125A5555

Condition: Very Good


270 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. A history of the Credit Union movement in Saskatchewan. Clean and unmarked but for small dab of liquid paper upon front free endpaper. Light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. View more info