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Childhood at Court 1819-1914

by John Van Der Kiste

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2003-01
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9780750934374
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Condition: clean copy. Content: An inquiry into what childhood at court was like between 1819 and 1914. Contrasts are drawn between childhood at the English court and in European capitals, as well as the differing attitudes of royal parents. 196 pages, reference notes, bibliography, index.
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Out in the Noonday Sun

by Valerie Pakenham

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Published
1985
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Good
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9780394522562
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Condition: clean copy, dust jacket protected by plastic cover. Content: Drawing from letters, diaries and memoirs of the period, the author brings the lives of these remarkable men and women who passed their days - flamboyantly, desperately and at times degeneratively - with little company but the mongoose land a stiff cup of tea. We meet readers, soldiers, sportsmen, land-hungry younger… Read more
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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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The Selkirk Settlement on the Red River

by Alex H. Sutherland

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Condition: clean copy, not dated, no publisher, signed by author on first page. Content: 62 pages. Short history of the settlement with poems.
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Flight From Famine: the Coming of the Irish to Canada

by Donald Mackay

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Published
1990
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Good
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9780771054433
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Condition: clean copy, previous owner's name on first page. Content: This tells the story of the mass migration that brought a million Irish to Canada and of their struggle to prosper. After the horrors of the voyage, thousands died at the quarantine stations on Grosse Isle and Partridge Island, where the facilities erected by the Canadian authorities were inadequate to cope… Read more
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The Vanishing American: White Attitudes and U.S. Indian Policy

by Brian W. Dippie

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Published
1991-10
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9780700605071
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The unifying theme is the notion that the Native American is doomed by racial constitution, by historical necessity, by the realities of Indian-white relations, to disappear. The author seeing the importance of this idea from the late 18th century on, and makes a case that it was crucial in every intellectual and policy development in the succeeding… Read more
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Back Bearings: A Navigator's Tale

by Eric Cropper

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Published
2010
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ISBN
9781848841512
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Condition: clean copy, gift inscription on first page, upper right corner. Content: The author RAF career started in 1942 and ended in 1974. It covered a period when the navigation of aircraft changed from astro, dead reckoning and drift bearing all plotted by pencil on charts, to radio, radar and other advanced systems. Now that satellite systems can instantly pinpoint a… Read more
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Raj : The Making of British India

by Lawrence James

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Published
November 5, 1998
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ISBN
9780349110127
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Using official and private papers, this is the story of one of the wonders of the modern world. Provoking debate and shedding much new light on incidents as varied as the Mutiny and the Great Game, and figures as controversial as Clive and Mountbatten, this book is not only a tale of resistance, heroism and wars won… Read more
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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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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author tells the story of the spread of the hippie lifestyle north from San Francisco, and how this rocked the buttoned-town, Protestant, white-bread frontier town that Vancouver had been. From the birth of Greenpeace, to free schooling at Vancouver Free University and the anti-war movement and the Yippies, the Sixties was a decade that reshaped Vancouver… Read more
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VIMY RIDGE ARRAS (Battleground Europe. Arras)

by Nigel Cave

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September 2004
ISBN
9780850523997
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Condition: clean copy. Content: a guide to the Vimy Ridge battle field with focus on Canadian participants in the battle. 208 pages, selective index.
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Dunkirk: The Men They Left Behind

by Sean Longden

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Published
2009
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9781845299774
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Based on extensive new research and interviews with veterans, the author tells the story of thousands of men whose war ended in May 1940 - the Highland Division who fought a last ditch defense against the Nazis, the 'evaders' who missed the boats and were left to their own devices to survive in occupied France, and the… Read more
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Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk

by Joshua Levine

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Published
2011-06-06
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9780091932213
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Drawing on wealth of material from the Imperial War Museum's Sound Archive, this presents in the words of both rescued and rescuers an intimate and dramatic account of what Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle of deliverance.' 312 pages, index of contributors, index.
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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

by Joshua Levine

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Published
2017
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ISBN
9780062792143
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author explores the lives of the soldiers who fought the Battle of Dunkirk in May/June 1940, who were bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition. The civilians whose boats were overloaded, the airmen who risked their lives to buy companions on the ground precious time, and those who did… Read more
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Moscow 1941 A City and Its People at War (Vintage)

by Rodric Braithwaite

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Published
October 9, 2007
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9781400095452
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Condition: clean copy. Content: With extensive research into the lives of soldiers, politicians, writers, artists, workers, and children, the author creates a detailed narrative that captures this moment in history, the battle for Moscow during the Second World War. 398 pages, notes, sources, index.
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Invasion, 1940

by Walter Schellenberg

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Published
August 1, 2001
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ISBN
9780953615131
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Translation of a secret handbook prepared by the German army that was to be distributed to the occupation forces. It reveals exactly how the Nazis perceived Britain and her empire, offering detailed analysis of the political and economic structure of the country, together with chapters covering everything from Parliament and public schools to freemasonry and the Boy… Read more
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The Boys' Crusade

by Paul Fussell

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April 7, 2005
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9780753819760
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The American Army was involved in 1944-45 in some of the most ferocious fighting of the war for which it was not prepared militarily or psychologically. This book reveals devastating examples of 'friendly fire,' the hostility between the Americans and the French, the cover-up of appalling fiascos, the full extent of desertion and self-inflected wounds, and the… Read more
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The Recollections of Rifleman Bowlby (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

by Alex Bowlby

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Published
August 5, 1999
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ISBN
9780304352432
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Condition: clean copy. Content: A classic of World War II, this is Alex Bowlby's account of his life in a rifleman platoon, which came through the North African campaign only to have to battle in bitter fighting against a stubborn and skilled German defense up the spine of Italy. 230 pages.
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Journal of a Trading Voyage Around the World 1805-1808

by Isaac Iselin

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Published
January 1999
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ISBN
9780877706687
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is a facsimile edition of the journal of the author's trading voyage from New York to the coast of California, to Hawaii and west to Canton on the brig 'Maryland' from 1805 to 1808, and returning to the Americas. 112 pages
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Condition: clean copy. Content: a publication of The Hakluyt Society, second series: No. CXXXI. This is the narrative of Captain Charles Bishop's journal of his voyages and relates a minor epic of adventure, courage, and turbulent fortune. The records of his letters and financial accounts show something of the ship's general organization and of the seamen who served such expeditions. 342 pages, fold… Read more
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