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Out of My Mind
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Out of My Mind

By Winspear, Francis G.

Victoria, B.C.: Morriss Printing Company Ltd.. Paperback. B001PQSYMY Signed, without inscription, by author upon half-title page. An updated version of the 1968 first edition. 193 pages. Presents "not only his experiences in business, in University teaching, and in the public service generally, but his views on those qualities of mind and heart and behaviour which are essential to leadership in our modern world. They include integrity, keen observation, broad vision, a willingness to work hard, and a sense of urgency." - Foreword. Above-average but not excessive wear. A worthy copy of this fascinating autobiography. . Fair. 1988. Revised.

$195.00

Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley
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Red Spy Queen: A Biography of Elizabeth Bentley

By Olmsted, Kathryn S.

USA: The University of North Carolina Press. Hardcover. 0807827398 268 pages. Footnotes. Bibliography. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. "Bentley spied for the Soviet Union for seven years. She met with dozens of highly placed American agents who worked for the Soviets. But her spymasters suspected her of disloyalty and planned to silence her. She betrayed her friends to the FBI, thus shutting down Soviet espionage in the United States for years." - dust jacket. Dust jacket sunned along spine otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this important book. . Very Good. 2002. First Edition.

$59.95

A Man and His Century Gerald Smedley Andrews 1903 - 2005
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A Man and His Century Gerald Smedley Andrews 1903 - 2005

Canada: Self Published. Paperback. 0973434902 Signed, without inscription, by Doreen Hunter upon title page. ix, 56 pages. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of photos. Andrews was a teacher, forester, surveyor, engineer, author, artist, and Surveyor-General of British Columbia 1951-1968. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy of this interesting and important B.C. life story. . Very Good. 2003. First Edition.

$79.95

Escape to Honour: The Gripping True Story of Hans Nutt, a Young German Who Escaped from the Nazis to Join the French Resistance
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Escape to Honour: The Gripping True Story of Hans Nutt, a Young German Who Escaped from the Nazis to Join the French Resistance

By NUTT, Hans with HARRIS, Larry; TAYLOR, Brian

Toronto: Macmillan. Hardcover. 0771597940 241 pages. Black and white photographic plates. "A unique account of the life of Hans Nutt, a young anti-Nazi German whose wartime career ranged from concentration camp prisoner to French Resistance worker to British spy." Book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. Enser p.77. . Good. 1984. First Edition.

$59.95

Hitler's table talk, 1941-44;: His private conversations;
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Hitler's table talk, 1941-44;: His private conversations;

By Hitler, Adolf

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Hardcover. 0297765841 746 pages. Index. "This extraordinary document, which has for many years been unobtainable, presents the authentic record of the secret conversations at Hitler's headquarters from July 1941 to November 1944, taken down on Martin Bormann's instructions. The most significant record of Hitler's mind and character in existence." - dust jacket. "A most remarkable addition to our background knowledge of the Nazi era... undoubtedly authentic... fascinating reading." - Chester Wilmot. Unmarked with light wear to publisher's coarse brown cloth. Binding tight. Moderate wear to price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this fascinating and important reference. Enser p.209, Kehr & Langmaid 754, Rees G 911. . Good. 1973. Second Edition.

$495.00

Lost Years: My 1,632 Days in Vietnamese Reeducation Camps (Indochina Research Monographs, No 3)
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Lost Years: My 1,632 Days in Vietnamese Reeducation Camps (Indochina Research Monographs, No 3)

By Vu, Tran Tri

Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.: Institute of East Asian Studies. Paperback. 1557290067 xvi, 381 pages. Map. Footnotes. "A very illuminating account of the suffering of one southern Vietnamese among perhaps hundreds of thousands who were confined to 'reeducation' camps by the country's communist authorities after the fall of Saigon in 1975. Unlike other reporters about reeducation camps, Tran Tri Vu's skill and sensitivity make him an extraordinary observer, enabling the reader to sense each numbing day with tangible intensity." - Foreword. Moderate foxing to edges. Date stamped atop half-title page otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A sound copy of this important and fascinating chronicle. . Good. 1988. First Edition.

$195.00

Of Us and the Oxen: A True Tale of Pioneering in Alberta Around the Turn of the Century
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Of Us and the Oxen: A True Tale of Pioneering in Alberta Around the Turn of the Century

By Roberts, Sarah Ellen

Saskatoon: Modern Press. Hardcover. B0006C3AT0 [6], 260 pages. "Tells the story of an adventure in homesteading on the prairies of Alberta [near Talbot, Alberta] from 1906 to 1912. Author was the mother of a family of five. During her first winter she kept an almost daily record of events. In 1915, three years after leaving, she completed the story for her children, with no thought that it would ever by published. Offers a vivid picture of pioneer life, painted by one who actually lived through the experiences described. Tells of years of hardship and privation, years of bitter struggle, years of loneliness and frustration and disappointment, and yet, years that were rewarding." - Foreword. Prior owner's name and date atop title page, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Binding intact. Above-average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this fascinating and informative Canadian prairie pioneering chronicle. Strathern 3504. . Good. 1968. First Edition.

$250.00

The Dalhousie journals
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The Dalhousie journals

By Dalhousie, George Ramsay

Canada: Oberon Press. Hardcover. 0887502903 212 pages. "George Ramsay, ninth Earl of Dalhousie came to Canada as Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia in 1816. Four years later he became Governor General of Canada . The journals he kept during his four years in Halifax provide us with a unique record of the life of that time. Dalhousie had a shrewd eye for detail and his journals are essential reading for anyone interested in Canadian history." - dust jacket. Former library copy with usual markings and above-average but not excessive wear. Binding intact. A sound reference copy. . Fair. 1978. First Edition.

$69.95

General Wainwright's Story - The account of Four Years of Humiliating defeat, Surrender, and Captivity
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General Wainwright's Story - The account of Four Years of Humiliating defeat, Surrender, and Captivity

By Wainwright, General Jonathan M.; Considine, Robert [Editor]

USA: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Hardcover. 314 pages. Index. Map. Copyright page provides two dates, 1945 and 1946, and states First Edition. General Wainwright's "story is well known - but his own version of the tragic days on Bataan and Corregidor, the years of captivity and suffering, the final victory and the high honors heaped on him by a grateful people, has a more than eyewitness intensity." - dust jacket. Prior owner's name inside front board. Lengthy ink gift greetings upon front free endpaper suggest both gifter and recipient may have been participants in at least some of the events described herein. Enser p.55. . Good. 1946. First Edition.

$150.00

Years of Wonder : A Memoir of Annapolis Royal, 1883-1900
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Years of Wonder : A Memoir of Annapolis Royal, 1883-1900

By Mills, Manfred

Canada: The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal. Paperback. 0969845707 61 pages. Black and white illustrations and reproductions of archival photos. "A rare account of boyhood in a small town 100 years ago." - subtitle. Unmarked with average wear. A sound copy. . Good. 1994. First Edition.

$49.95

A Hatchet Mark in Duplicate
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A Hatchet Mark in Duplicate

By Garrioch, Rev. A.C. [1848-1934]

Toronto: The Ryerson Press. Hardcover. [iv]-vii, [1], [2]-282 p. 19.5 cm. Memoirs of an Anglican missionary at Fort Vermillion and Dunvegan in the Peace River district of Northern Alberta, 1876-1891. Tight and square. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper. Foxing to fore-edge, less-so on bottom edge. Moderate wear to publisher's fire engine red cloth lettered in black. No dust jacket. A sound copy. Wallace p.80, Peel [2e] 3135, Wetherell 9-26. . Good. 1929. First Edition.

$595.00

Mein Kampf - The Definitive New Translation
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Mein Kampf - The Definitive New Translation

By Hitler, Adolf; Manheim, Ralph [Translator]

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Hardcover. 694 pages. Index. "This is the one book which if read and believed by the outside world might have prevented this war [WWII] . Reading it now - in this new and readable edition - may prevent the next." - Edgar Ansel Mowrer. First printing of "a completely new and accurate translation made to supersede the version prepared at great speed and under pressure in 1939. Particular care has been taken to give an exact English equivalent of Hitler's highly individual, and often awkward, style, including his occasional grammatical errors. We believe this new translation should stand as the complete, final, and definitive English version of Hitler's own story of his life, his political philosophy, and his thwarted plans for world domination." - dust jacket. Writing upon blank back leaf, otherwise book clean and unmarked with moderate wear to publisher's red cloth. Binding sound. Heavy wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Bibliographic references: Cole p.226, Phillips p.57, Barnes & Barnes p.135-137. . Good. 1943. New Translation.

$295.00

Someone With Me: The Autobiography of William Kurelek
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Someone With Me: The Autobiography of William Kurelek

By Kurelek, William; Maas, James [Forward]

Cornell University, Ithica, New York: Center for Improvement of Undergraduate Education, Cornell University. Paperback. ix, [1], 523 pages. Two-sided colour frontispiece. Black and white illustrations in text. Kurelek [1927-1977] remains one of Canada's most revered artists. Here, in the true first edition of his life story, he describes his depression and the central role religion played in his cure. 17.5" x 11.5" Two-sided colour poster laid-in features the grisly paintings I Spit on Life and The Maze (1972 version). Gift greetings inside front cover, otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this special work which is a must for any Kurelek devotee. . Good. 1973. First Edition.

$750.00

"The Greater Life With God" and "Life's Other Side"
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"The Greater Life With God" and "Life's Other Side"

By Ellis, Thomas James

Chesterville, Ontario: Self-Published. Paperback. 34 + 65 pages. Illustrated covers. 19 x 14 cm. Author was born in 1883 in Dundas County, Ontario and raised on a farm in Grenville County, Ontario. He grew to become a poet and evangelist with a strong interest in harness racing. Above-average wear and soiling with moisture staining to top edge of all pages. Considerable writing upon first blank leaf. A rough but worthy reading copy of this interesting and uncommon early Ontario life story. . Fair. 1930. First Edition.

$295.00

Rural Roots: The Trials and Triumphs of a Back-to-the-Lander
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Rural Roots: The Trials and Triumphs of a Back-to-the-Lander

By De Candole, Richard [Signed]

Canada: Self-Published. Paperback. 1926747941 Signed and generically inscribed by author atop title page. "Includes many columns written for the Victoria Times-Colonist in the early 2000s about country living." - back cover. Author's column was called Rural Roots and also included personal and family history. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. . Fine. 2009. First Edition.

$69.95

From Fjord to Floathouse: One Family's Journey from the Farmlands of Norway to the Coast of British Columbia
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From Fjord to Floathouse: One Family's Journey from the Farmlands of Norway to the Coast of British Columbia

By Siebert, Myrtle

Canada: Trafford Publishing. Paperback. 1553690621 244 pages. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. "The saga of hardy West Coast pioneers, who lived in snug floating homes and were sustained by surrounding sea and forest. In short time segments, complete with maps, letters, photos and recipes, readers are drawn into a rural lifestyle that only few have experienced, or even been aware existed." - back cover. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. . Good. 2001. Reprint.

$49.95

That Lonesome Road :Autobiography of Carrie M. Best (signed)
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That Lonesome Road :Autobiography of Carrie M. Best (signed)

By Best, Carrie M.

Canada: Clarion Pub. Paperback. B002C3ZG0W Neatly signed, without inscription, by Carrie M. Best atop title page. vi, 258 pages. Colour photo portrait of Ms. Best. Many black and white reproductions of photos in text. News clipping of Ms. Best's obituary laid-in. "A woman of outstanding worth, a tenacious crusader for good and noble causes, a gracious lady who has devoted her life and her generous gifts to the betterment of the human condition. She has given hope and dignity to her own race and is an example and inspiration to all people in both word and work. Poet, journalist, informed commentator, incisive critic, Mrs. Carrie Best in the golden glow of a luminous life, continues to exert articulate leadership and thus engages our abiding admiration." - back cover. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this important Canadian autobiography. . Good. 1977. First Edition.

$750.00

Barbwire Bill's Happy Family
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Barbwire Bill's Happy Family

By Cott, Anne Edmunds [Signed]

Canada: Self-Published. Hardcover. B0031KDAFS Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. vii, [1], 9-167 pages. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Undated but appears to be circa 1977. "Barbwire Bill was my father and in 1931 he moved his family from Willmar in South-eastern Saskatchewan north some 350 miles to Eldersley. Some members of my family have been anxious that I record this event for future generations, and in so doing the story has mushroomed into the following book." - Foreword. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper. Moderate wear to blue boards lettered in silver. Binding intact. No dust jacket, presumably as issued. A sound copy of this excellent family history and genealogical reference to the author's branches of the Edmunds and Fletcher families. . Good. 1977. First Edition.

$129.95

JET : THE STORY OF A PIONEER
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JET : THE STORY OF A PIONEER

London: Not Specified. Hardcover. B00CWCXA38 320 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "This book is not an autobiography. It is primarily the history of my association with the development of the turbo-jet engine in Great Britain." - Preface. Prior owner's name and date atop front free endpaper. Spine leaning. Somewhat above-average wear to publisher's navy cloth which is partially sunned at spine. Dust jacket not included. A worthy reading copy of this fascinating history. . Fair. 1953. First Edition.

$149.95

"I had a row with a German,"
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"I had a row with a German,"

By casualty, R. A. F.

London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd. Hardcover. B0007IYMFE xiv, 108 pages. Black and white plates. "A story of gallantry and fortitude told by a fighter pilot who fought and was badly wounded in the Battle of Britain." - Foreword. Military library stamps to endpapers and title page. Above-average wear. Binding intact. Dust jacket not included. A worthy reference copy. [Not found in Enser] . Fair. 1941. First Edition.

$69.95

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