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One Canada: Memoirs of the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker: The Crusading Years 1895-1956 (SIGNED)

By Diefenbaker, John G

Macmillan of Canada, 1975. Very Good/Fair 1st Edition, inscribed, signed and dated Dec 5, 1965 by author John G. Diefenbaker. Really nice blue cloth boards, square and solid, unmarked text, small marks on edges of text block. DJ is worn with chipping & tears. 6" x 9.25", 298 pages, index. Volume One of the "Chief's" memoirs, former MP from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Canadian Prime Minister.. Hard Cover.


On the Shores of Scugog: Revised, Enlarged and Illustrated

By Farmer, Samuel

Port Perry, Ontario: The Port Perry Star, 1969. VERY GOOD/No DJ. Third Edition Hardcover, revised, enlarged and illustrated. First 2 editions were in 1913 and 1934. A very nice copy for your collection. Excellent green cloth boards, square and tight binding, crisp & unmarked interiors. A gift inscription on the front paste-down and a couple of minor marks on fore-edge only. Approx. 6" x 9", 256 pages, frontis illustration, frontis portrait, illustrations in the text, b&w photographs. This fascinating local history of the Port Perry Ontario area includes the first settler in Reach Township, black salts and potash, home and social life, early tools and utensils, hotels and whiskey, steamboats on Lake Scugog, schools, the railway, the 1850 tornado, early documents, Scugog island, Seagrave, Cartwright, military matters, local personalities, newspapers.. Hard Cover.


Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion
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Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion

By Tolton, Gordon E

Heritage House, 2007. VERY GOOD+ 6.75" x 9.75" softcover. Light edge wear to covers only, interiors as-new. 335 pages including index, 80 black and white photographs, line drawings, paintings This book describes how Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion by the Metis, fought a small civil war along Canadian prairie rivers using steamboats, ferries and other river craft.. Soft Cover.


120 Years at the Manitoba Club 1874-1994

By Manitoba Club; Benham, Mary Lile; Bulman, John

Winnipeg, Canada: Manitoba Club, 1974. Near-Fine, 5.5" x 8.25" softcover, 126 pages, illustrated with b&w and colour photos. A few minor marks on covers, otherwise Fine. Crisp, clean, no markings, no creases, appears unhandled and unread. 120 year historical record of the Manitoba Club in Winnipeg.. Soft Cover.


Gentle Sinners

By Valgardson, W.D

Canada: Oberon Press, 1980 FINE First Edition in wraps, no markings, no creases, appears unhandled and unread. 5.5" x 8.5", 213 pages. A novel about the intensity of life in a small town on the Canadian prairies, this is Valgardson at his best and most compassionate. . Soft Cover.


Unauthorized Action : Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid

By Villa, Brian

Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1989 FINE/FINE First Edition. An exceptional copy, with previous owner's name and date on front endpaper only. No other markings, no wear to boards, binding or pages. As-new interiors. 6.25" x 9.25", 314 pages, illustrated, index. On August 19, 1942, a mainly Canadian force left England in an attempt to seize the German-occupied French port of Dieppe - a mission that has been described as the largest raid in history. The result was a complete disaster. About 3300 Canadian soldiers and officers who waited more than 2 and a half years for combat, were killed, wounded or captured in a single morning. Here the author unravels all the complexities that led to it: the political interests in both Britain and Canada; the pressures placed on Churchill and the British Chiefs of Staff; and especially the vagaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who was ultimately responsible as Chief of Combined Operations. As the first thorough examination of the disaster, the book is an important contribution to the literature on World War II. The author is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa.. Hard Cover.


Red River Adventure, The Story of the Selkirk Settlers, Great Stories of Canada Series No. 12

By Chalmers, J.W

Macmillan of Canada, 1962 VERY GOOD/VERY GOOD 3rd Printing, ex-school library, but appears as if it was never checked out. Very clean inside and out, interiors like new but for occasional school stamps. Clipped DJ protected in mylar, no tears, no chipping. Truly an excellent copy. 5.75" x 8.5", 158 pages, maps, illustrated by Lewis Parker. . Hard Cover.


And Mighty Women Too, Stories of Notable Western Canadian Women

By MacEwan, Grant

Saskatoon, SK: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1979 VG- Third Printing Trade Paperback. Front endpaper missing, former owner's ID on inside front cover. bright & solid interiors. 5.75" x 8.5", 275 pages, photos, portraits. Biographies of 32 women, from all walks of life, who all contributed to improving the quality of life in Western Canada. Includes Emily Carr Hilda Neatby, Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, Jane Carruthers Trimble, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Kate Simpson Hayes, Elizabeth Boyd McDougall, Mary Drever MacLeod, Jesse Turnbull McEwan, Pauline Johnson, Lucy Margaret Baker, Mary Ellen Andrews, Elizabeth Scott Matheson, Cora Hind, Martha Louise Black, Caroline Mother Fulham, Emily Murphy, Louise Crummy McKinney, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Miriam Green Ellis, Violet McNaughton, Victoria Callihoo, Dora Alice Ma Brainard, Julia Scott Lawrence, Margaret Newton, Edna Jaques, Mary Barter Cody, Ellen Foster, Margaret Ma Murray, Lydia Gruchy and Anahareo, wife of Grey Owl.. Soft Cover.


The Road Past Vimy, The Canadian Corps 1914 - 1918

By Goodspeed, D.J

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1969 VERY GOOD Trade Paperback. Light wear to covers, no spine creases, FINE unmarked interiors. 5.5" x 8.5", 185 pages, 10 battlefield maps. This brilliant book examines the role of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. From gas attacks at Ypres, to the Somme, to the victory at Vimy and the mud of Passchendaele, the bravery and grit of the Canadian Corps won the admiration of its allies and the respect of its enemies. The author is a well known military historian and author of "Battle Royal, A History of the Royal Regiment of Canada.". Soft Cover.


The Forbidden City Within Victoria : Myth, Symbol and Streetscape of Canada's Earliest Chinatown

By Lai, ChuenYan David

Victoria, BC: Orca Book Publishers, 1991 FINE Trade Paperback. No markings, no wear, looks and feels brand new. Gift quality. 6" x 9", 191 pages, index, 100+ photographs, maps. Although many of the elements which created the sense of mystery associated with Victoria's Chinatown have long since vanished, the mystique remains. Intricate networks of narrow passageways and claustrophobic courtyards are still found behind the commercial facades of many old buildings - the remnants of forbidden places, underground tunnels, secret gambling dens and hidden opium dens. The author is a professor of geography at UVic and has chaired the Chinatown Redevelopment Committee in Victoria. . First Edition. Soft Cover.


The Black Experience in Manitoba : A Collection of Memories

By Graham, Patricia; Stevenson, Darryl (Editors)

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Winnipeg School Division Number One, 1993 VERY GOOD+ softcover. Square and solid, nearly perfect covers, crisp and clean interiors. Previous owner's name at top of title page only. 5.5" x 8.5", 130 pages. 44 black Manitobans from all walks of life were interviewed for this book. "The trials and tribulations of living and growing up black in Canada were recorded so that students could appreciate the multicultural diversity of our province." . Soft Cover.


Fifty Mighty Men

By MacEwan, Grant

Western Producer Prairie Books, 1975. Very Good softcover. Really nice copy with excellent wraps and as-new interiors. Previous owner's name only. Everything is clean and tight. 5.25" x 8.5", 342 pages, illustrated with drawings by Wm. W. Perehudoff. Fascinating biographical profiles of 50 great Canadians who influenced the development of the West, originally published in "The Western Producer" in 1957 and 1958. Includes Louis Riel, Jerry Potts, George Simpson, Anthony Henday, Stanley Harrison, Sitting Bull, Peter J. McGonigle, Alfred Schmitz Shadd and Alexander James McPhail. . Soft Cover.


In the Face of The Winds

By Tegart, W.A.S

Saskatoon, SK, Canada: Modern Press, 1962 VERY GOOD+/GOOD+ First Edition. A very nice copy, no bumps, slight spine tilt, crisp and clean interiors, previous owner's name, address and date on ffep is only marking. Bright yellow DJ has short edge tears and light chipping. 5.5" x 8.75", 371 pages. Carried first as a serial in The Western Producer, this excellent book tells the stories of the pioneers of Saskatchewan in the early 1900's, primarily homesteader Lennox Tasker, who grew to love his adopted province. The author homesteaded near Lizard Lake, SK in 1905, and writes this down-to-earth story with solid true-to-life characters, drawn skillfully and realistically as only one who shared the experience can draw them. . Hard Cover.



By McCourt, Edward

Macmillan of Canada, 1968 AS-NEW/VG- First Edition. An extraordinary copy of this higher quality book. No wear to boards, binding, spine or interiors. Previous owner's name and date on ffep only. Clipped DJ has light chipping at spine tips, now expertly repaired. 5.75" x 8.75", 238 pages, maps, colour, sepia and b&w photo plates, index. Excellent history book includes rare photos and stories of the Metis, Swift Current, Qu'Appelle Valley, McINtosh Lake, Churchill River, Cypress Hills, Beaver (Amisk) Lake, South Saskatchewan River, Grey Owl, Prince Albert, Lieutenant Arthur Howard and the Gatling Gun used on the Metis, Big Bear's camp of 1883, the original Fort Walsh, first telegraph station at Humboldt, Reverend Moses Barr, Turkey Track Ranch, Cannington Manor and much more. . Hard Cover.


Another Season's Promise : Hope and Despair in Canada's Farm Country

By Boyens, Ingeborg

Toronto: Penguin - Viking, 2001 FINE/FINE First Edition, 1st Printing. A beautiful copy, nearly as-new, a few passages underlined but no other markings, crisp & clean, unclipped DJ. 6.25" x 9.25", 276 pages, index. As the starting point for each chapter, Boyens looks at a growing season in the life of the Wielers, a one-family farming operation in southern Manitoba. After a brief consideration of the elements that affect the day-to-day reality of the Wielers' lives, Boyens extracts the larger issues: the lessons that can be gleaned from the past; the reality of operating a small farm in a global farm industry; the elusive nature of miracle crops; and the response of governments to the farm crisis.. Hard Cover.


The Pioneer Years, 1895-1914: Memories of Settlers Who Opened the West

By Broadfoot, Barry

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1976 FINE/VG- First Edition, 1st Canadian Printing. Nearly perfect boards, as-new binding and interiors, no markings of any kind, very clean. Original unclipped DJ has only minor edge wear, light chipping at base of spine and very neat tape repair on lower edge. 6.25" x 9.25", 403 pages, 24 pages of photographs. A very readable collection of oral histories and personal recollections from the pioneers of Canada's prairies, foothills and mountains, and their descendants.. Hard Cover.


A Hoofprint on My Heart

By Coleman, Jim

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1971 AS-NEW/VG+ First Edition, 1st Printing. SIGNED by the author on the free front endpaper. The book appears new in all respects - the unclipped DJ has minor edge wear and one 1/2" tear at the base of the spine. 5.75" x 8.75", 256 pages. Famous Canada newspaperman writes about his lifelong love affair with the horse racing track, and his offbeat friends, both equine and excellent read. "Coleman (1911-2000) was the Canadian answer to American humorist Damon Runyon, romanticizing about such colourful backstretch individuals as The Flea, Doc Burns, Yum Yum Dominic, Noodles, Doc Ronald, Banjo Jack, Chicken Pie and even the recently departed Gyp The Blood. He made them come alive in his 1971 book 'A Hoofprint On My Heart.' It was the Northern version of Runyon’s Guys and Dolls, starring Nathan Detroit and Nicely Nicely singing, 'I've got the horse right here.'". Hard Cover.


The Struggle for the Border

By Hutchison, Bruce

Toronto: Longmans Green & Co., 1955 VERY GOOD First Edition (stated) HC, no DJ. Red cloth boards are darkened, but otherwise in excellent condition (no bumps & no wear at spine tips). Binding as-new, no markings, crisp and clean text. 6" x 8.5", 500 pages, index, maps by James MacDonald. A joint account of Americans and Canadians in war and peace, and in the context of exploration, establishing international borders, diplomacy and commerce, written from a Canadian historian's point of view.. Hard Cover.


The Penhandlers' Almanac

By The Penhandlers

Winnipeg, MB, Canada: Peguis Publishers, 1988 FINE First Edition Trade Paperback. Nearly perfect covers. Spine, binding and interiors as-new. Approx. 6" x 9", 169 pages. A collection of short fiction, articles, humour, anecdotes, commentary and poetry by a group of dedicated writers. Started in 1940, the Penhandlers are inspired by the life and works of Lillian Benyan Thomas.. Soft Cover.


The Settlers in Canada

By Marryat, Captain

London, UK: Blackie & Son VERY GOOD Hardcover, undated but circa early 20th century. Lovely blue cloth boards with minimal wear. Square and solid binding. Nice clean text, uniformly tanned, no markings of any kind, no foxing. A very nice book for your collection, no disappointments. 5.25" x 7.5", 256 pages, color frontispiece plate illustrated by Alfred Pearse. . Hard Cover.


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