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Reluctant Genius

by Charlotte Gray

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1/1/2007
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9780006394761
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of Bells' intense relationship with his wife, a deaf woman from an aristocratic Boston family, and chronicles the many discoveries that paved the way for future technological innovation. 468 pages, sources, index.
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The Apostle of Alaska

by Sister Mary Mildred, S.S.A.

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Published
1943
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: A translation of Maurice de Baets' "Vie de Monseigneur Seghers". 292 pages, translator's notes, index.
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John Black: The Apostle of the Red River

by Rev. George Bryce, M.A.,LL.D.

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Published
1898
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Condition: clean copy, some wear, label of Battleford National Historic Park on inside cover, previous owner's label on title page. Content: A later 19 century biography of a clergy man who was involved in the early settlement of Manitoba. Original edition, not a reprint. 158 pages.
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Lord Selkirk of Red River

by John Morgan Gray

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Published
1964
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The life of Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, born in 1771 died 1820 and the story of his settlement efforts in Canada in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. 388 pages, notes, genealogical chart, index.
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The Dog Who Wouldn't Be

by Farley Mowat

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2009-08-04
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9780771064647
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the story of the author's boyhood on the Canadian prairies, with a multibreed dog [mutt], who was some what mad. The dog climbed trees and ladders, rode passenger in an open car wearing goggles, and displayed advanced hunting skills. This story paints a lively portrait of an unorthodox childhood and an unforgettable friendship. 272 pages.
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Condition: clean copy, name of previous owner on upper right corner of first page. Content: A mixture of biography and social history, this is the story of diplomatic life seen through the eyes of some of its least-known participants: the wives, daughters and sisters who accompanied their men to the far corners of the globe. 322 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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York Wilson

by Lela Wilson

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Published
February 3, 1998
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9780886293376
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Condition: clean copy, author's inscription on first page. Content: A biography of Canadian artist York Wilson (1907-1984) by his wife. It documents his art education and commercial art career, and explores his entry into the Toronto art scene, his rise to local and national fame, his leading role in Canadian art, and his forging of an international reputation as a serious,… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: An illustrated essay which offers new research and insights into the evolution of Canada's Expressionist artist, Maxwell Bates, from the positive role of Calgary (1906-1931), to the critical art events affecting Bates in London (1931-1939), to the importance of Bates's POW notebook and its relationship to his art and live, and to the continuing fruition of Expressionism… Read more
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The Man Within My Head

by Pico Iyer

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Published
2012-01-03
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9780307267610
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author sets out to unravel the mysterious closeness he has always felt with the English writer Graham Green. He examines Green's obsessions, his elusiveness, his penchant for mystery. The deeper the author plunges into this haunted kinship, the more he begins to wonder whether the man within his head is not Green but his own father,… Read more
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The Apotheosis of Captain Cook:

by Gananath Obeyesekere

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Published
1997-11
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9780691057521
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Condition: clean copy, some notes in pencil, name of previous owner upper right hand corner, first page.. Content: Using shipboard journals and logs kept by Captain Cook and his officers, the author reveals the captain as both the self-conscious civilizer and as the person who, his mission gone awry, becomes a 'savage h himself. In this edition, the author addresses, in… Read more
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Maxwell Bates: Biography of an Artist

by Kathleen M. Snow

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Published
1993
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9781895176254
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Artist's biography of Maxwell Bates who was born in Calgary in 1906 into a family with a strong interest in architecture and the visual arts. Bates pursue a career in both painting and architecture. He served five years as a prisoner of war, later to suffer a debilitating stroke. He continue to work in both Calgary and… Read more
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Anne Savage: The Story of a Canadian Painter

by Anne McDougall

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December 8, 2000
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9780888878533
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a portrait biography of Anne Savage a lending Canadian artist and artist-educator who was closely allied to the Group of Seven. Her paintings are to be found in the National Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and man other others. Savage had a lifelong artistic and sentimental relationship with… Read more
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A wilderness of days:

by Maxwell Bates

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Published
1978
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9780919462564
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The Canadian painter, Maxwell Bates, is one of the very few mem who experienced and survived both the infamous 'long march' of allied prisoners into Germany at the fall of France nd the equally notorious march out of Germany before advancing Allied troops in 1945. In this work he brings to life the experience of the marches… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author traces from the mid-1970's how the Haida rallied with environmentalists to end the aggressive logging of their old-growth forests, and to reassert their title and rights to their home land. 318 pages, notes, selected bibliography, index.
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How to Live:

by Sarah Bakewell

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Published
2011-02-07
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9780099485155
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This biography of Montaigne relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored. 388 pages, notes, sources, list of illustrations, index.
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Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life

by Peter Raby

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2001-08
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9780691006956
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This biography of Alfred Russel Wallace traces the development of one of the most remarkable scientific travelers, naturalists, and thinks of the 19th century. The author reveals his subject as a courageous, unconventional explorer and a man of exceptional humanity. He draws extensively on Wallace's correspondence and offers a revealing yet balanced account between the… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is about more than the idea of evolution by natural selection. It is about Britain and natural history, impassioned beliefs and ideological struggles. It is a very human book about the Englishness of evolutionary theory and the lives and personalities of those who made it. 390 pages, notes, bibliography, index.
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Frontiers And Sanctuaries A Woman's Life in Holland And Canada

by G. Brender a Brandis

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May 31, 2006
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9780773529687
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The life of Madzy Brender a Brandis [1910-1984] - her experiences in war, as an immigrant and pioneer, wife and mother, writer, and painter, and invalid - exemplifies the challenges faced by many women in the 20th century. In a vivid retelling of her mother's story, Marianne Brandis chronicles Madzy's life. 416 pages, notes, index.
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John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946

by Robert Skidelsky

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Published
August 6, 2004
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9780330488679
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A revised and abridged version of the authors three volume biography of John Maynard Keynes. 1022 pages, bibliography and sources, references, index.
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Man Who Forgot How to Read

by Howard Engel

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Published
2007
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ISBN
9780002007146
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The remarkable journey of a bestselling crime writer, stuck with a rare and devastating affliction, and how he triumphed over his condition. Afterword by Oliver Sacks. 160 pages.
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