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Orwell; The Authorized Biography

by Shelden, Michael (Biography of George Orwell.)

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London: Heinemann [0-434-69517-3] 1991, reprint. (Hardcover) 564pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Photographs, bibliography, notes, index. A previous owner's name on the front endpaper, the dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and faded on the spine. Biography of George Orwell. (Biography, Literature).
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Against the Current; Selected Writings 1939-1996

by Trudeau, Pierre Elliott (Edited by Gerard Pelletier.)

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9780771069796
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [0-7710-6979-0] 1996, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 340pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. A previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper. Edited by Gerard Pelletier. Translated by George Tombs. Locale: Canada. (Prime Ministers, Political Theory, Politics--Canada, Prime Ministers--Canada).
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De Sade; A Critical Biography

by Hayman, Ronald (Biography of the Marquis De Sade.)

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9780094612204
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London: Constable [0-09-461220-X] 1978, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 252pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Bibliography, index. The dust jacket is price-clipped. Biography of the Marquis De Sade. Locale: France. (Biography, Perversions, Sexual Abuse).
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Common Ground

by Trudeau, Justin

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9781443433372
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Toronto: HarperCollins 978-1-44343-337-2 [978-1-44343-337-2] 2014, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 343pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Color photographs, appendix, index. Locale: Canada. (Prime Ministers, Prime Ministers--Canada).
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King; William Lyon MacKenzie King; A Life Guided by the Hand of Destiny

by Levine, Allan (Biography of William Lyon MacKenzie King.)

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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre 978-1-55365-560-2 [978-1-55365-560-2] 2011, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 515pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. Biography of William Lyon MacKenzie King. Locale: Canada. (Prime Ministers, Politics--Canada, Prime Ministers--Canada).
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A Sort of Life

by Greene, Graham

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9780370003276
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London: Bodley Head [0-370-00327-6] 1971, 1st edition, second state. (Hardcover) 216pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. The spine is very slightly cocked, a small scar where a price label has been removed on the front panel of the jacket and the grey stain of the top edges is faded near the spine. … Read more
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Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party; A Political History

by Willison, J.S. (Biography of Wilfrid Laurier, Sir.)

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Toronto: George N. Morang 1903. (Hardcover set) 472, 451pp. Very good plus, no dust jackets. 2 volumes. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Deckled edges, top edge gilt, frontispiece with tissue guard, notes, appendix (in French language), index. The spines are lightly faded, and two small spots on the front cover of volume 2.… Read more
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A Complete Guide to Heraldry

by Fox-Davies, A.C.

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9780856138546
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London: Orbis Publishing [0-85613-854-1] 1985, Revised. (4to) 513pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Over 800 illustrations, including 12 color plates, bibliography, index. Annotated by J.P. Brooke-Little. Revised by J.P. Brooke-Little. (Heraldry, Armory, Coats of Arms).
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Guantanamo; My Journey

by Hicks, David

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North Sydney: William Heinemann 978-1-86471-158-5 [978-1-86471-158-5] 2010, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 456pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations, color photographs, bibliography. Locale: Guantanamo Bay. (Biography, Prison Camps).
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Leos Janacek; A Biography

by Vogel, Jaroslav (Biography of Leos Janacek.)

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Prague: Artia 1981. (Hardcover) 439pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Grey cloth with gilt lettering to the front cover and spine. Notes, photographs, illustrations, musical notation, bibliography, index. The covers and spine are faded along the top and bottom edges, there is a previous owner's name and inscription on the front free… Read more
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JBS: the Life and Work of J.B.S. Haldane

by Clark, Ronald W. (Biography of J.B.S. Haldane.)

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New York: Coward-Mccann, Inc. 1969. (Hardcover) 326pp. Very good plus in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, bibliography, index. A previous owner's stamp on the front free endpaper. "Here is that rare thing, a book that at once affords dramatic insight into the very human struggles and conflicts underlying scientific discovery and into a type… Read more
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Called Out of Darkness; A Spiritual Confession

by Rice, Anne (Biography of Anne Rice.)

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9780307268273
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf 978-0-307-26827-3 [978-0-307-26827-3] 2008, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 245pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. The back panel of the dust jacket is lightly soiled. "In 2005, Anne Rice startled her readers with her novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, and by revealing that, after years as an atheist,… Read more
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Slide Rule; The Autobiography of an Engineer

by Shute, Nevil (Biography of Nevil Shute.)

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New York: William Morrow & Company 1954, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 240pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Photographs. A slight twist in the spine, the dust jacket is price-clipped and worn with chipping to the corner and spine, and there are a few toned interior pages. "Nevil Shute, whose fine novels… Read more
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Easter Everywhere; A Memoir

by Steinke, Darcey (Biography of Darcey Steinke.)

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9781582345307
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New York: Bloomsbury 978-1-58234-530-7 [978-1-58234-530-7] 2007, 1st U.S. Edition. (Hardcover) 225pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. "The daughter of a minister and a former beauty queen, Darcey Steinke was a scrappy, stuttering little girl, who saw the mysteries of life and God in even the most mundane childhood activities. In one breathtaking scene… Read more
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Headed for the Blues; A Memoir

by Skvorecky, Josef (Biography of Josef Skvorecky.)

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Hopewell: Ecco Press [0-88001-462-8] 1996. (Hardcover) 148pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Patterned title pages, translator's notes. "With the mordant humor and sardonic irony that mark his celebrated novels, including the Bass Saxophone and the Bride of Texas, Josef Skvorecky, one of the preeminent Czech writers of the post-World War II generation, looks… Read more
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Love and Hatred; The Troubled Marriage of Leo and Sonya Tolstoy

by Shirer, William L. (Biography of Leo Tolstoy; Sonya Tolstoy.)

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New York: Simon & Schuster [0-671-88162-0] 1994. (Hardcover) 400pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, notes, index. There are some light stains in the foreword. "A touching, brilliant, and groundbreaking biography of one of literary history's most famous couples, at once a dual biography, a history, and the portrait of a… Read more
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Marcel Proust

by Caws, Mary Ann (Biography of Marcel Proust.)

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9781585674053
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Woodstock: Overlook Duckworth [1-58567-405-2] 2003. (Hardcover) 119pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Frontispiece, black and white and color illustrations, photographs, musical notation, chronology, bibliography. "Marcel Proust transformed his acute observations of social phenomena and gift for lyrical, ecstatic prose into one of literature's most monumental achievements". Biography of Marcel Proust. (Biography, Biography,… Read more
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The Dust of Combat; A Life a Charles Kingsley

by Martin, Robert Bernard (Biography of Charles Kingsley.)

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New York: W.W. Norton & Company 1960, 1st American edition. (Hardcover) 308pp. Very good plus in very good dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt cover device. Illustrations, photographs, sources, index. The covers and spine are lightly edgeworn, the dust jacket is creased and rubbed with a few chips and… Read more
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Jack's Book; An Oral Biography of Jack Kerouac

by Gifford, Barry (With Lawrence Lee.) (Biography of Jack Kerouac.)

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9780312439422
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New York: St. Martin's Press [0-312-43942-3] 1978. (Small 4to) 339pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, appendix, index. The spine is lightly cocked. "To the rebels and drop-outs who crowned him 'the King of the Beats,' Jack Kerouac's eighteen novels and memoirs were the testament of a generation in search… Read more
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Fists upon a Star; A Memoir of Love, Theatre, and Escape from McCarthyism

by James, Florence Bean (With Jean Freeman.) (Biography of Florence Bean James.)

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9780889772601
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Regina: University of Regina Press 978-0-88977-260-1 [978-0-88977-260-1] 2013. (Hardcover) 298pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, appendices, index. "Fists upon a Star is...a lively, first-person account by a fearless and adventurous theatre artist and teacher, Florence Bean James. She, along with her husband, Burton, created world-class theatre in Seattle until they and their… Read more
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