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Image for For Friends At Home A Scottish Emigrant's Letters from Canada, Caligornia and the Cariboo 1844-1864

For Friends At Home A Scottish Emigrant's Letters from Canada, Caligornia and the Cariboo 1844-1864

By: Preston, Richard Arthur

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 1974

Seller ID: BIO1446

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


338 pp. Illus. Endpaper maps. Spine, cornes bumped. Jacket has edgewear, small tears. The letters and diary of James Thomson, a baker's apprentice who emigrated to Canada in 1844. Provides a fascinating look at the flavour of the times, and accounts of places and events seen by Thomson. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

Image for The Billion Dollar BET Robert Johnson and the Inside Story of Black Entertainment Television

The Billion Dollar BET Robert Johnson and the Inside Story of Black Entertainment Television

By: Pulley, Brett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hoboken, Nj, U. S. A., John Wiley & Sons: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1384

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


248 pp. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Charles - With Good Wishes, Brett Pulley June '04". An in depth look at the enigmatic entrepeneur who founded Black Entertainment Television. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Reaching for the Beaufort Sea An Autobiography

By: Purdy, Al

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madeira Park, Bc, Canada, Harbour Publishing: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1048

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


296 pp. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. A fascinating look at the life of one of Canada's most unique poets. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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We All Wore Blue

By: Pushman, Muriel G.; Denny, Winifred (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Miami, FL, U.S.A., Pickering Press, The: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0079

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


180 pp. Unread. The touching memoirs of a girl in the WAAF during WW II. View more info

Image for From Protest to Power Personal Reflections on a Life in Politics

From Protest to Power Personal Reflections on a Life in Politics

By: Rae, Bob

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1457

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


304 pp. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has some edgewear, price clipped. Signed by the author on the title page. Rae provides a frank and personal examination of his time in politics, and the background experiences that shaped his life and thinking. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Image for Witness: From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal An Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran

Witness: From the Shah to the Secret Arms Deal An Insider's Account of U.S. Involvement in Iran

By: Rafizadeh, Mansur

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0440

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


396 pp. Photos. Jacket price clipped, Jacket edges and spine sunned. The former cheif of SAVAK (the Shah's secret police) relates the inside story of the Iranian arms scandal.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Image for Nobody Swings on Sunday The Many Lives and Films of Harry Rasky

Nobody Swings on Sunday The Many Lives and Films of Harry Rasky

By: Rasky, Harry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Don Mills, Collier MacMillan Canada: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1530

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


262 pp. Photos. Spine bumped. Jacket has edgewear, small tear at bottom edge. Signed and dated by the author on the front endpaper. Rasky relates his experiences in the film industry, and his life growing up as the son of a poor immigrant family in Toronto. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Image for The Song of Leonard Cohen Portrait of a Poet, a Friendship and a Film

The Song of Leonard Cohen Portrait of a Poet, a Friendship and a Film

By: Rasky, Harry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oakville, ON, Mosaic Press: 2002

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: BIO1814

Condition: Very Good


160 pp. Index of first lines. Light edgewear. Prev owner's stamp on the inside rear cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Janis of City View The Story of the Little Crusader Who Donated Her Eyes to the Eye Bank

Janis of City View The Story of the Little Crusader Who Donated Her Eyes to the Eye Bank

By: Ray, Rena

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Holy Cross Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO2033

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


103 pp. Photos. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has edgewear, small tears, some discoloured spots to the front. Gift note on the ffep. The account of a young girl who lost her fight against leukemia, and throughout the struggle continually reminded her parents of her desire to donate her eyes to the Eye Bank. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Never Smile before Christmas A Letter to Students of all Ages

By: Raycroft, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Legas: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO1697

Condition: Very Good


303 pp. Light edgewear. Gift note on the front endpaper. A memoir of 26 years of teaching, with a cutting critique of education policies and behavior. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Never Smile before Christmas A Letter to Students of all Ages

Never Smile before Christmas A Letter to Students of all Ages

By: Raycroft, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Legas: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1699

Condition: Very Good


303 pp. Light edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper. A memoir of 26 years of teaching, with a cutting critique of education policies and behavior. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Image for The Thrill of the Deal:  How This Logger Made a Million in the Bush

The Thrill of the Deal: How This Logger Made a Million in the Bush

By: Reierson, Ed

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Quesnel, B. C., E. W. Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1351

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


283 pp. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. The personal account of life as a small scale logger/operator working the interior of British Columbia. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Napoleon: Bisexual Emperor

By: Richardson, Frank

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Horizon Press: 1973

Seller ID: BIO1503

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


255 pp. Illus. Index. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has edgewear, protected in plastic sleeve. An illuminating look at this complex man who bestrode the world. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Political Wives: The Lives of the Saints

Political Wives: The Lives of the Saints

By: Riley, Susan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Deneau: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0381

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


191 pp. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. A look at the unelected partners of Canadian parliamentary officials - the Political Wife, who is criticized for being politically active, but damned if she isn't. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Helene Allen

By: Ringerereide, Mabel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lanark Country, Ontario, Self Published: 1985

Seller ID: BIO1677

Condition: Very Good-


27 pp. Photos. Edgewear, corners rubbed. Front cover creased. Ladies of Lanark series no. 1. A brief account of the life and accomplishments of thie Lanark County musician and teacher. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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Negestanti Ugnis

By: Rinkunas, Antanas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Antano Rinkuno Svietmo Fondas: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0365

Condition: Very Good+


302 pp. Photos. Light shelfwear. Edgewear. Text in Lithuanian. Appears to be a collection of essays, or columns by the author. View more info

Image for Bagman A Life in Nova Scotia Politics

Bagman A Life in Nova Scotia Politics

By: Ripley, Donald F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Key Porter Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1813

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


249 pp. Index. Spine bumped. Jacket edges lightly worn. Signed by the author on the title page. A prominent stockbroker and fundraiser for the Nova Scotia Conservative Party relates the inside story of ordinary people and a crooked system. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info

Image for My Grandfather's House Scenes of Childhood and Youth

My Grandfather's House Scenes of Childhood and Youth

By: Ritchie, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Macmillan of Canada: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO0927

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


167 pp. Photos. Apine, corners bumped. Jacket has a fold in front. Reminiscences of childhood experiences and people from a noted Canadian diplomat. Inscribed by Ritchie on the title page. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author View more info

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Memoirs of a Very Civil Servant Mackenzie King to Pierre Trudeau

By: Robertson, Gordon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIO0943

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


408 pp. Photos. Spine bumped. Jacket has light edgewear, light shelfwear, small tear at mid-spine. A fascinating, inside look at Canadian politics and government from a top civil servant. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for Memoirs of a Very Civil Servant Mackenzie King to Pierre Trudeau

Memoirs of a Very Civil Servant Mackenzie King to Pierre Trudeau

By: Robertson, Gordon

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, University of Toronto Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: BIO1811

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


408 pp. Photos. Index. Notes. Spine bumped. Jacket has light edgewear. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A fascinating, inside look at Canadian politics and government from a top civil servant. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author View more info