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cover of SUN VALLEY: AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY.

SUN VALLEY: AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY.

by Wendolyn Holland

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1998
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First
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9781560445876
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This is a first edition of Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History, written by the American author Wendolyn Spend Holland. She signed the title page. This book, which was published in 1998, is now considered the seminal book on Sun Valley. It captures the glamour of the West's premier ski resort and places its story within the context… Read more
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cover of MAN OF VALOUR: FIELD-MARSHAL LORD GORT V.C.

MAN OF VALOUR: FIELD-MARSHAL LORD GORT V.C.

by J.R. Colville

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Published
1972
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Very Good
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First
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9780002112901
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This is a first edition of Man of Valour: The Life of Field-Marshal The Viscount Gort, VC, GCB, DSO, MVO, MC by Sir John Colville. It is a solid assessment of an underappreciated figure in the Allied war effort of World War II. Known in Britain as 'our man in France', Gort was decorated with the Victoria Cross for… Read more
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cover of THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

by Charles C. Trench

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Published
1989
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9780881844757
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This is a trade paperback copy of The Road to Khartoum, A Life of General Charles Gordon, by the British Indian Army officer and historian Charles Chenevix Trench. It was originally published in 1978. The New York Times Review of Books called in "a rich and judicious biography, an incredible tale." Major-General Gordon (1833-1885) aka Chinese Gordon,… Read more
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cover of WHY I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING: THE SHELDON KENNEDY STORY

WHY I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING: THE SHELDON KENNEDY STORY

by Sheldon Kennedy

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2006
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First
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9781897178072
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This is a first edition of Why I Didn't Say Anything -- The Sheldon Kennedy Story. The title refers to why Kennedy kept secret the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his Minor League hockey coach, Graham James. In 1996, after trauma-related drug and alcohol abuse derailed Kennedy's NHL career, he publicly told his… Read more
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cover of ROLAND GISSING: THE PEOPLES' PAINTER

ROLAND GISSING: THE PEOPLES' PAINTER

by Nonie Houlton, Maxwell Foran

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Published
1988
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First
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9780919813809
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This is a first/only edition of Roland Gissing: The Peoples' Painter, published in 1988. It is both a biography and an art book. Roland Gissing (1895–1967) was a Canadian artist who was born in England and moved to North America to become a cowboy. He settled in Alberta and became one of Canada's most famous landscape painters. This… Read more
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cover of KIALOA US-1 - DARE TO WIN

KIALOA US-1 - DARE TO WIN

by JIM KILROY

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2012
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Fine
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First
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1397809830622
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This is a signed first edition of Kialoa US-1, Dare to Win, the autobiography of American yachtsman Jim Kilroy (1922-2016) who pioneered maxi-yacht racing. From the '50s to the '80s, Kilroy's ocean racing yachts, all name Kialoa, amassed a record of victories that remains unrivalled in the highest levels of Grand Prix racing. This book is the behind… Read more
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cover of THE FOUNDER'S TOUCH: The Life of Paul Galvin of Motorola

THE FOUNDER'S TOUCH: The Life of Paul Galvin of Motorola

by Harry Mark Petrakis

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Published
1965
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First
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This is a stated first edition of The Founder's Touch: The Life of Paul Galvin of Motorola, written by the American novelist Harry Mark Petrakis and published in 1965 (after Galvin's death). From a review: Paul Vincent Galvin was Chairman of the Board of Motorola, Inc. & one of the most dynamic leaders on the American business scene. THE FOUNDER'S… Read more
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cover of HARPER'S MAY 1999. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: PAIN TO PLEASURE. HEMINGWAY'S OWN EPITAPH

HARPER'S MAY 1999. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: PAIN TO PLEASURE. HEMINGWAY'S OWN EPITAPH

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1999
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First
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This is the May 1999 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scans When Legal Pain Relief Becomes Illegal Pleasure Hemingway Writes His Own Epitaph Experiments In Chemistry and Jazz 82 Pages This magazine has not been read, or opened. There are a couple of tiny spots on the cover. Otherwise perfect.
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cover of HARPER'S: WHO WAS SHAKESPEARE?, MONSANTO, CLINTON & THE POOR

HARPER'S: WHO WAS SHAKESPEARE?, MONSANTO, CLINTON & THE POOR

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1999
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This is the April 1999 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents Scan Who Was William Shakespeare? The Aural Life Monsanto Robert Reich on Clinton's Way With the Poor New York's Nightmare Substitute Teachers Ted Nugent on Canada's Bear Market 98 Pages The remains of label glue are the cover, as is a minor doodle. The paper has yellowed. But this magazine was not read; all of the… Read more
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cover of HARPER'S: CAMPAIGN WAR GAME, GRIEVANCE GROUPS, COLD WAR BOYHOOD

HARPER'S: CAMPAIGN WAR GAME, GRIEVANCE GROUPS, COLD WAR BOYHOOD

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Published
1992
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First
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This is the July 1992 issue of Harper's Magazine. See Table of Contents ScanNeil Young on the Damage Done by the CD Orson Welles on Citizen ComplainA Campaign War Game Grievance GroupsA Southern Gothic ChildhoodA Cold War Boyhood 82 Pages The original mailing label is on the cover. The Double Acrostic was completed. The paper has yellowed. But this magazine was not read; all… Read more
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cover of EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

EPIC SEA BATTLES 1798-1944

by WILLIAM KOENIG

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Published
1975
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First
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9780706404456
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of Epic Sea Battles, published in 1975. It was written by the British naval historian William J. Koenig and contains hundreds of photographs, drawings and maps. In discusses 12 battles, beginning with the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and finishing with the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944 (see… Read more
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cover of WORKING THE TIDES: CANADA's WEST COAST FISHERY

WORKING THE TIDES: CANADA's WEST COAST FISHERY

by Peter A. Robson

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Published
1996
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First
ISBN
9781550171532
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This is a first edition of Working the Tides: A Portrait of Canada's West Coast Fishery, published in 1996. It is a series of mini-biographies and stories of vessels and events, all illustrated with lots of photos and maps. It covers fishing in British Columbia, including its rivers. This copy has not been read, but there is a… Read more
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cover of STILL FISHIN', THE BC FISHING INDUSTRY REVISITED

STILL FISHIN', THE BC FISHING INDUSTRY REVISITED

by ALAN HAIG-BROWN

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Published
2010
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First
ISBN
9781550174670
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This is a trade paperback copy of Still Fishin', The BC Fishing Industry Revisited, by the Canadian writer and photographer Alan Haig-Brown, who has covered the industry for decades. It's an update on the industry, in which he talks about specific boats and people who are still working under increasingly difficult conditions. See contents photos. 264 pages,… Read more
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cover of WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

WOODEN SHIP: THE ART, HISTORY & REVIVAL OF WOODEN BOATBUILDING

by Peter H. Spectre, David Larkin

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Published
1991
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Fine
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First
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9780395566923
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This is an unread copy of Wooden Ship: The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding, written by the American maritime expert Peter Spectre and the designer/editor David Larkin. It covers simple craft to schooners to motor boats (see contents photo) and is packed with gorgeous photographs and illustrations. It is a big heavy book--9 1/2" x… Read more
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cover of WOODEN BOAT NUMBERS 19-24, 1977-1978, BOUND

WOODEN BOAT NUMBERS 19-24, 1977-1978, BOUND

by Wooden Boat Magazine

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Published
1983
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First
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This is six issues of Wooden Boat Magazine which someone had professionally bound in 1983. They went to some expense; it's perfectly done. It is the following issues: No. 19, Nov/Dec 1977, 118 pages No. 20, Jan/Feb 1978, 126 pagesNo. 21, Mar/Apr 1978, 118 pagesNo. 22, May/Jn 1978, 118 pages No. 23, Jly/Aug 1978, 118 pagesNo. 24, Sept/Oct 1978, 118 pages The contents of each… Read more
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cover of FANNY BURNEY: SELECTED LETTERS & JOURNALS

FANNY BURNEY: SELECTED LETTERS & JOURNALS

by Joyce Hemlow

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Published
1986
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First
ISBN
9780198185284
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Frances Burney, known as Fanny Burney, was an English satirical novelist and playwright who is equally famous for her diaries. She was writing at a time when society felt it was inappropriate for women to be writers. Her first novel, Evelina, was published anonymously; it is still a well-read book. It was Burney (and Aphra… Read more
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cover of THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF BRITAIN

by Kenneth O. Morgan

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Published
1984
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First
ISBN
9780198226840
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This is an unread first edition of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, written by the Welsh historian Kenneth O Morgan, with contributions from 10 other historians. It begins with Roman Britain (55 BC) and goes up to 1983. It was published in 1984 and remains a best-seller. It is a big, heavy book. 7 3/4" x 10" x 1… Read more
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cover of WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY: 1453-1975

by John Keegan, Andrew Wheatcroft

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Published
1975
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First
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9780688029562
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This is a first edition of Who's Who in Military History: 1453 to the Present Day, written by the military historians John Keegan and Andrew Wheatcroft and published in 1975. It is an alphabetical listing of hundreds of prominent military figures--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everyone has a biography, some short, some quite long. Every… Read more
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cover of THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS

by Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins

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Published
2007
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First American
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9780670038640
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This is a stated First American edition of The War for All the Oceans, From Nelson at the Nile to Napoleon at Waterloo, written by the British historians and archaeologists Roy and Lesley Adkins and published in 2007. It is an account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon's seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with… Read more
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cover of FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

by Doreen Armitage

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Published
2003
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First
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9781550172935
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This is a first edition of From the Wheelhouse, Tugboaters Tell Their Own Stories, by the Canadian author and historian Doreen Armitage. Its focus is the British Columbia coast. Save for two tiny dogears, this book is in mint condition. From the publisher:Towboats have been a part of British Columbia's history since 1836, when the Hudson's Bay Company's ungainly sidewheeler S.S.… Read more
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