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A House in the Sky  -(SIGNED)-
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A House in the Sky -(SIGNED)-

By Lindhout, Amanda (signed); Sara, Corbett

New York: Scribner Books, 2013. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Quarter bound black cloth beigh boards with gilt on spine (roughly) 9 1/4" by 6 1/2" (inches), 373 pages, SIGNED by Amanda Lindhout (without inscription), Near Fine condition with some mild rubbing to front board, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Chech out the scans. . Signed by Author. 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.48

The Whisky King:  The Remarkable True Story of Canada's Most Infamous Bootlegger and the Undercover Mountie on His Trail   -(SIGNED)-
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The Whisky King: The Remarkable True Story of Canada's Most Infamous Bootlegger and the Undercover Mountie on His Trail -(SIGNED)-

By Cole, Trevor -(signed)-

Toronto: Harper Collins / Harpercollins, 2017. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Black boards (roughly) 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" (inches), with copper lettering on spine, headband, 493 pages plus 16 pages of b & w plates, SIGNED (without inscription) Very Good Plus condition minor edge wear (spine is a tad concave) (minor), dust jacket is in Near Fine condition now in Mylar. "Rocco Perri, from southern Italy, rose from the life of a petty criminal on the streets of Toronto to running the most prominent bootlegging operation of the Prohibition era, taking over Hamilton & leading one of the country’s most influential crime syndicates. Perri was feared by his enemies & loved by the press, who featured him regularly in splashy front-page headlines. So great was his celebrity that, following the murder of his wife & business partner, Bessie Starkman, a crowd of 30,000 thronged the streets of Hamilton for her funeral." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.52

Shoshanna\'s Story:  A Mother, A Daughter, and the Shadows of History  -(SIGNED)-
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Shoshanna's Story: A Mother, A Daughter, and the Shadows of History -(SIGNED)-

By Naves, Elaine Kalman -(signed)-

Toronto: McLelland & Stewart, 2003. ------The scan you see is the book you get. Grey cloth with silver lettering on spine, (roughly) 8 3/4" by 6" (inches). head band, xi, 295 pages plus 8 pages of b & w plates, Near Fine condition with just a hint of fading to top and bottom edges, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition now in Mylar. "At the end of the Second World War, a survivor of Auschwitz makes her way home to Hungary. Of all her family, only she & one sister have survived the camps; her young officer husband disappeared into Russia years before. Believing herself a widow, Shoshanna falls under the protection of an older man who, like her, lost everything in the Holocaust. She gives birth to this man’s child by the time her beloved soldier returns, and she has to make a choice ----." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.63

Disco's Out.-- Murder's In!:  The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang
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Disco's Out.-- Murder's In!: The True Story of Frank the Shank and L.A.'s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang

By Mattioli, Heath; Spacone, David

Port Townsend WA : Feral House, 2015. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover (roughly) 9" by 6" (inches) flat uncreased spine, square true clean & tight, x, 224 pages with b & w photos and artwork through-out, Near Fine condition. "The result is an arresting first-person narrative that begins with Frank's first punk show (X at the Whisky a Go-Go), but quickly becomes more about beat-downs & murders than a love of punk music. Seminal bands such as The Germs, The Adolescents, and T.S.O.L. appear, but only to soundtrack La Mirada Punks brutal rampages, or worse, get bullied & bruised by the gang. In a way, the book feels like a lost chapter in the already-storied history of LA gangs that have been examined ever since the Prohibition era." Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Raymond Pettibon;. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$27.60

On South Mountain: The Dark Secrets of The Goler Clan  -(Nova Scotia, Annapolis Valley)-
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On South Mountain: The Dark Secrets of The Goler Clan -(Nova Scotia, Annapolis Valley)-

By Cruise, David; Griffiths, Alison

Toronto: Penguin Book, 1998. ------The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade (roughly) 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" (inches), 290 pages plus double page map & a double page family tree, Near Fine condition with faint edge wear. "The Valley's dark secrets are revealed by veteran writers David Cruise & Alison Griffiths in this mesmerizing account of what has gone on behind the picture postcard. For over a century, church officials, academics, politicians, teachers, social workers & doctors knew what was happening on South Mountain (incest)--but they chose to look the other way." Check out the scans. . 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.30

Go-Boy:  The True Story Of a Life Behind Bars
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Go-Boy: The True Story Of a Life Behind Bars

By Caron, Roger; foreword by Pierre Berton

Toronto: Fleet Paperbacks, 1982. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Soft cover, tight true square and clean, 317 pages, Very Good condition with minor edge wear & a back cover crease from top to bottom. "Dubbed "Mad Dog Caron" --- Caron was among the hardest of the hard rocks, those brutal and untamable convicts who are eventually consumed by the intensity of their rage, succumbing to the crippling beatings from the guards, mind altering drugs, insanity or sucide. This is a chilling account of a lifetime behind bars. There are only two methods of escape: one is scaling prison walls, another is to forge a new life. Go-Boy is one man's story." Check out the scans.. 1st Fleet Paperback Printing . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$9.78

Ruth  -(Everyman\'s Library # 673)-
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Ruth -(Everyman's Library # 673)-

By Gaskell, Mrs.E. C. (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell) ; (intro by) Margaret Lane

London: J M Dent & Sons Ltd, 1974. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Green cloth with silver lettering (roughly) 7 1/2" by 4 3/4", xiv, 454 pages, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Very Good Plus condition with faint rubbing & small closed (repaired) tear along top edge, jacket now in Mylar. "The heroine of this novel is Ruth Hilton, an orphan & dressmaker's assistant, who is seduced, becomes pregnant & is heartlessly deserted by Henry Bellingham." (This was a crusading novel when it was published in 1853, and aroused almost as much censure for its shocking scenes as it did sympathy for the heroine.) Check out the scans. . 1974 Reprint Edition . Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by Faith Jaques jackedt illustrator;. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

$29.69

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation I - II
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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation I - II

By Solzhenitsyn, Aleksander Isaevich

New York: Harper & Row, 1974. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Black cloth with gilt (roughly) 6 3/4" by 9 1/2" (inches), headband, xii, 660 pages, Near Fine condition with ink name on ffep, dust jacket is in Very Good Plus condition with minor edge wear, now in Mylar. "In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents & individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power & momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression This first volume involves us in the innocent victim’s arrest & preliminary detention & the stages by which he is transferred across the breadth of the Soviet Union to his ultimate destination: the hard labor camp." Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.74

Homelessness:  How To End The National Crisis   -(SIGNED)-
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Homelessness: How To End The National Crisis -(SIGNED)-

By Layton, Jack -(signed)-

Toronto: Penguin / McGill Institute Book, 2000. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover (roughly) 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" (inches), flat uncreased spine, tight clean square & true, xxiii, 246 pages, SIGNED with personal inscription on title page by Jack Layton, Near Fine condition. "No longer confined to the occasional wanderer, eccentric or addict, today's homeless represent 'the ragged edge of the social fabric." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$38.49

Conspiracy of Brothers:  A True Story of Murder, Bikers and the Law
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Conspiracy of Brothers: A True Story of Murder, Bikers and the Law

By Lowe, Mick

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1988. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Red cloth with gilt, (roughly) 9" by 5 3/4" (inches), 458 pages plus 16 pages of b & w plates, Near Fine condition with faint edge wear, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition with minor edge wear now in Mylar. "Bill Matiyek was just a small-time, small-town biker. On the night of October 18, 1978, a gunman walked up to him as he sat drinking at a bar in Pott Hope, Ontario, & fired three shots point black into his bead. Six members of the Satan's Choice Motorcycle Club were sentenced to ninety years in prison for the Matiyek murder & justice seemed to be done. But two messy questions would not go away: Who killed Bill Matiyek? And why?" Check out the scans. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$98.88

Booze Boats and Billions:  Smuggling Liquid Gold!  -(SIGNED)-
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Booze Boats and Billions: Smuggling Liquid Gold! -(SIGNED)-

By Hunt, C. W. -(signed)-

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1988. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Beigh cloth with blue lettering on spine, (roughly) 9 1/4" by 6 1/2" (inches), head band, 351 pages plus 16 pages of b & w plates, with maps, SIGNED (without inscription) Near Fine condition with faint edge wear, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition price clipped with front flap having a crease, with faint edge wear, now in Mylar. "By 1927 the rum-runners & the coast guard were fighting a full-scale war on the lakes. And while their guns blazed, bootleggers & corrupt officials on both sides of the border lined their pockets. They were not the only ones to profit, Booze, Boats and Billions also details the meteoric rise of the brothers Herb & Harry Hatch, lowly bartenders from Deseronto, Ontario, whom Prohibition shot to the top of the world's greatest liquor empire of the time." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Paul Rivoche jacket illustrator;. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$57.30

Something for Nothing:  A History of Gambling  - Illustrated With Prints & Photographs -
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Something for Nothing: A History of Gambling - Illustrated With Prints & Photographs -

By Fleming, Alice Mulcahey

New York: Delacorte Press, 1978. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Green cloth with gilt, (roughly) 9 1/4" by 6 1/4" (inches), 149 pages illustrated with prints and photographs through-out, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Very Good Plus condition price clipped, with minor edge wear/rubbing, now in Mylar. Contents include: The Die Is Cast / The Devil's Invention / Wanna Bet? / A Sporting Chance / Playing the Horses /. The Luck of the Draw / The Numbers / Monte Carlo / America's Monte Carlos / Sharpers & Suckers / Winners & Losers / Playing with Trouble / Bibliography / index. Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.63

The Border Police:  One Hundred and Twenty Five Years of Policing in Windsor
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The Border Police: One Hundred and Twenty Five Years of Policing in Windsor

By Gervais, C. H.; (researched by) Mary E. Baruth & G. Mark Walsh

Waterloo, Ont. Canada: Penumbra Press, 1992. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover(roughly) 10" by 8 1/4" (inches), flat uncreased spine, true square clean & tight, 160 pages filled with b & w photos & diagrams, Near Fine condition with faint edge wear. "From the chaotic days of the nineteenth century to the present, the lawmakers in the border towns of Windsor, Sandwich & Walkerville proved to be a tough minded, scrappy lot, rarely backing down from confrontations, & rarely compromising principles." Check out the scans. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$33.65

Love Letters From Cell 92:  The Correspondence Between Dietrich Bonhoeffer & Maria von Wedemyer 1943 - 45
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Love Letters From Cell 92: The Correspondence Between Dietrich Bonhoeffer & Maria von Wedemyer 1943 - 45

By Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Wedemeyer, Maria von; (edited by) Ruth-Alice von Bismarck & Ulrich Kabitz; (translated by) John Brownjohn; (postscript by) Eberhard Bethge

Nashville, Tennessee: Abingdon Press, 1995. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Quarter bound red cloth grey boards with gilt on spine, headband, 378 pages plus 8 pages of b & w plates, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition with a few scrapes to back cover,now in Mylar. "---- a deeply moving love story in a deadly time." (Jurgen Moltmann) "Two days after Hitler's inauguration, Bonhoeffer preached a radio sermon condemning the German leader's policies. The transmission was interrupted. In 1935, Bonhoeffer was appointed head of an underground seminary at Findenwalde. The Gestapo closed the school two years later, but Bonhoeffer's resistance activities continued. Bonhoeffer had met Maria von Wedemeryer years before, but when they became acquainted again in 1942 they fell in love. Shortly after their engagement in early 1943, he was arrested. Dietrich & Maria would never see each other again outside prison walls. But through their correspondence their relationship grew deeper, more affectionate, & more passionate." Check out the scans. . 1st US Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.59

The Bewitching of Anne Gunter:  A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England
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The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England

By Sharpe, James

New York: Routledge, 2001. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover (roughly) 9" by 6" (inches), 1st Routledge soft cover edition 1st printing, true square tight and clean, flat uncreased spine, xvi, 238 pages, Near Fine condition with faitnt edge wear. "It is an original & revealing story of one young woman's experience with the greatly misunderstood phenomenon of witchcraft." Check out the scans. . 1st Routledge Soft Cover Edition 1st Pri. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.72

Blood, Sweat and Fear:  The Story of Inspector Vance, A Pioneer Forensics Investigator   -(SIGNED)-
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Blood, Sweat and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, A Pioneer Forensics Investigator -(SIGNED)-

By Lazarus, Eve -(signed)-

Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover (roughly) 9" by 6" (inches), flat uncreased spine, true clean square & tight, 218 pages with b & w photos through-out, SIGNED (without inscription) by author. Near Fine to Fine condition (feels unread, gift giving quality). "John F. C. B. Vance, during his forty-two-year-career he helped detectives in Vancouver, Victoria, & throughout BC solve hit-and-runs, safe-crackings, and some of the most sensational murder cases of the 20th century. Vance was constantly called to crime scenes & to testify in court because of his skills in serology, toxicology, & autopsy. He was known internationally as Canada's Sherlock Holmes." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.59

Bingo!:  The Horrifying Eyewitness Account of a Prison Riot  -(Kingston Penitentiary) - by the author of - Go-Boy
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Bingo!: The Horrifying Eyewitness Account of a Prison Riot -(Kingston Penitentiary) - by the author of - Go-Boy

By Caron, Roger

Toronto: Methuen & Co., 1985. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, headband, 216 pages, Very Good to Very Good Plus condition with minor edge wear/dusty top edge, dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minor edge wear & back cover top right wrinkle, now in Mylar. "Here, then, is one man's incredible journey through two nightmarish years that will leave the reader reeling in shock at the horrifying turn of events, including the awesome eyewitness account of one of the most notorious riots in Canadian penal history." Check out the scans. . First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good to Very Good Plus/Very Good. Illus. by Cover Photo By Mary-Lou Robb. 8vo.

$15.72

The Company Store:  J.B.McLachlan and the Cape Breton Miners, 1900-1925
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The Company Store: J.B.McLachlan and the Cape Breton Miners, 1900-1925

By Mellor, John; (intro) McNeil, Bill ("Voice of the Pioneer", CBC)

Nova Scotia : Breton Books, 2012. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover (roughly) 9" by 6" (inches), flat uncreased spine, square clean & tight, 375 pages plus photos, Near Fine condition with faint edge wear to a few of the early pages. Contents include: Intro by Bill McNeil / Preface / Whitney, Coal and the Steel Boom / The Company Store & the Two Unions / J.B. McLachlan & the 1909 Strike / World War One & Union Amalgamation / The New Waterford Explosion, 1917 / Labour Battles & Postwar Depression / Besco & the Montreal Agreement / Wage Cuts, Slowdown & Strike: 1922 / Steelworkers, Miners & Troops: 1923 / The Trial of J. B. McLachlan / Standing the Gaff: 1924-25 / "We burned the Company Stores" / The death of J. B. McLachlan / Further Reading / John Mellor's Bibliography / index. Check out the scans. . 2012 Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Front cover illustrations by Steve Marchesi;. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.72

Redrum The Innocent:  The Murder of Christine Jessop and the Controversial Conviction of her Next-Door Neighbour, Guy Paul Morin
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Redrum The Innocent: The Murder of Christine Jessop and the Controversial Conviction of her Next-Door Neighbour, Guy Paul Morin

By Makin, Kirk

Toronto: Viking, 1992. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Black cloth with green cloth boards, green lettering on spine, headband, x, 795 pages plus b & w photos and maps, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Very Good Plus condition minor edge wear near heel of spine, with a piece of unnecessary clear tape to reverse along heel of dust jacket spine (minor), now in Mylar. "The cast includes bumbling police officers, a kiddie sex ring, a satanic cult suspected of numerous murders, colourful lawyers, & of course Guy Paul Morin. An admittedly odd young man, yes - but a cold-blooded murderer, or the victim of a justice system gone awry?" Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$44.54

Hell To Pay:  Hells Angels vs. The Million-Dollar Rat
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Hell To Pay: Hells Angels vs. The Million-Dollar Rat

By Hall, Neal

Toronto: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Black cloth with silver lettering, head band, xiv, 210 pages plus 8 pages full colour photos, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Very Good Plus condition with two or three small streaks of transference on reverse at spine ends (does not show through), now in Mylar. "The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police. The police alleged that East End Hells Angels were well known in the criminal underworld for controlling the cocaine trade, using violence to persuade potential competition to stay away. Plante was taken to an interview room where he was visited by two Mounties, who would eventually become his police handlers. One of the officers told him that he was looking at doing prison time. But Plante was told that if he was interested in cooperating, the police would make the charges go away. Plante told the cop he was interested but hesitant, knowing that people who cooperate with the police in Hells Angels investigations usually end up dead. The only good rat is a dead rat, he had been told repeatedly." Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.63

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