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VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II

by Nigel Cawthorne

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Published
2007
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First Canadian
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9781841937717
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This is an unread copy of Victory in World War II, The Allies Defeat of the Axis Forces. It was originally published in 2005; this is the first Canadian edition, published for Indigo Books in 2007. It details how the Allies built on their successes after D-Day on June 6, 1944. It chronicles the Western, Eastern, Italian, and… Read more
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AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II

by ANTONY PRESTON

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Published
1976
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780600365693
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This is a first edition (UK/original) of An Illustrated History of the Navies of World War II, published in 1976. It was written by the British naval historian Antony Preston (1938-2004) and contains dozens of custom drawings showing various ships, in detail, by the British technical illustrator John Henry Batchelor (1936-2019). It discusses all of the… Read more
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READY AYE READY

by Jack MacBeth

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Published
1993
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Near Fine
Edition
6th Printing
ISBN
9781550131215
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This is an unread copy of Ready Aye Ready, An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy, which was written in 1989 by Lt-Cdr Jack MacBeth. It was a best-seller; this copy is from its 6th printing, in 1993. It is a lovely book, heavily illustrated with photographs, paintings and propaganda art. It begins with the RCN's creation in… Read more
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THE VICTORIA CROSS AT SEA

by John Winton

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Published
1978
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780718117016
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This is a first edition of The Victoria Cross at Sea, a series of short biographies of 124 men who won the highest military honor for valor. Winton shows that anyone could win the VC; background and social status meant nothing. All they had in common was extreme gallantry and devotion to duty in the presence… Read more
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THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

by PETER GZOWSKI

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
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First
ISBN
9780771037450
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This is an unread copy of The New Morningside Papers, the second volume of letters, opinion and stories by the famed Canadian journalist and broadcaster Peter Gzowski (1934-2002). Gzowski hosted various shows on CBC Radio for 30 years; his pieces are funny, sad, entertaining and informative. I say that this is a first edition because I… Read more
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STIKINE: THE GREAT RIVER

by Gary Fiegehen

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
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First
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9780888947369
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The Stikine is a 380-mile river running through wilderness from northwestern British Columbia to southeast Alaska. It is one of the last truly wild rivers in BC (it is top-grade difficulty for kayaking); it drains a rugged, pristine area east of the Coast Mountains, cutting a fast-flowing course through the mountains in deep glacier-lined gorges to empty into Eastern Passage.… Read more
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SALT OF THE SEA: THE PACIFIC COD FISHERY & THE LAST DAYS OF SAIL

by Captain Ed Shields

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Published
2001
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781894384353
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This is a rare first edition of Salt of the Sea, The Pacific Coast Cod Fishery and the Last Days of Sail. It was written by the American Master and fishing business owner Captain Ed Shields and published in 2001. Shields tells the comprehensive history of the North Pacific codfish industry, shedding light on the lives of the men… Read more
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DAVID MILNE: LIFE & WORKS

by Ian Thom

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Published
1991
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780888947406
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This is an unread first edition of David Milne, a 1991 book about the Canadian artist (1992-1953) who is now regarded as one of the greatest painters of his generation. His work is generally classified as 'modernist' and his focus was mainly landscapes although, as this book shows, his choice of subjects were widely varied. The… Read more
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CAESARS OF THE WILDERNESS

by Peter C Newman

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780670809677
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This is a first edition of Caesars of the Wilderness, written in 1987 by the Canadian journalist Peter C Newman. It is part two of his history of the Hudson's Bay Company; in this volume, we learn about the war for supremacy over the North American fur trade, and the territory ranging from San Francisco to… Read more
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COMPANY OF ADVENTURERS

by Peter C Newman

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Published
1986
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780670803798
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This is a third printing (1986) of Company of Adventurers, by the Canadian journalist Peter C Newman, who has signed the title page. It is the first of two volumes on the history of the Hudson's Bay Company which, for some time controlled the entire territory between San Francisco and the Beaufort Sea. This book illustrates… Read more
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KLONDIKE, THE LAST GREAT GOLD RUSH 1896-1899

by PIERRE BERTON

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Published
1972
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Fine
Edition
Revised
ISBN
9780771012822
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This is a near-mint copy of Klondike - The Last Great Gold Rush 1896-1899, written by the great Canadian journalist Pierre Berton (1920-2004). He wrote it in 1958 and it was a best-seller. Then, in 1972, he updated it, adding 20,000 words and seventeen maps. The first run of this was also a best-seller; it was… Read more
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CANADA'S GLORY: BATTLES THAT FORGED A NATION 1759-1953

by Arthur Bishop

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780075528098
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This is an unread first edition of Canada's Glory, Battles That Forged a Nation 1759-1953, reviewed as "an excellent account of Canada's involvement in decisive international battles from 1759 to 1953." It was written by the Canadian author Arthur Bishop (1923-2013), a WWII Spitfire pilot and son of the famed Canadian ace Billy Bishop. See Table… Read more
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THE BACKWOODS OF CANADA: LETTERS OF NATURALIST CATHARINE TRAILL

by CATHARINE PARR TRAILL

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
ISBN
9781552673584
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The full title of this book is The Backwoods of Canada: Being the Letters of the Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America. It was first published, in the UK, in 1836. This is a facsimile reprint. Catharine Parr Traill (1802-1899) was a successful English writer when she married a… Read more
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AMIENS - DAWN OF VICTORY

by James McWilliams, R James Steel

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Published
2001
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9781550023428
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This is a near-perfect copy of Amiens - Dawn of Victory, written in 2001 by the military historians James McWilliams and R. James Steel. This is a trade paperback--it was apparently not published in hard cover. Amiens (August 8-11 1918) was the first 'modern battle' attempted by the Allies. Employing secrecy, deception and the troops of… Read more
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THE CAPTAIN WAS A DOCTOR

by Jonathan Reid

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Published
2020
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Very Good+
Edition
First
ISBN
9781459747210
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This is the "unforgettable", "riveting" first-rate biography of Dr. John Reid, a Canadian doctor who was serving in Hong Kong in 1941. After the Japanese victory, he spent a year in a Hong Kong prison camp before being sent to Japan as a slave labourer. His efforts to save his men were heroic, but he… Read more
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THE NOOSE OF LAURELS

by Wally Herbert

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Published
1989
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Very Good+
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First
ISBN
9780340412763
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This is a first edition of The Noose of Laurels, The Discovery of the North Pole, published in 1989. It is both a valuable addition to Arctic history, and a gripping adventure story. Who was the first to reach the North Pole: Frederick Cook or Robert Peary? Or did neither? This book provides a plausible answer. After the British… Read more
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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SEA POWER

by Chris Bishop

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Reprint
ISBN
9780600332749
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This is the second printing (UK) of The Encyclopedia of World Sea Power, which was first published in the UK in 1988. It shows and describes the capabilities of submarines, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, patrol craft, hovercraft, missiles, anti-aircraft weapons, and underwater weapon systems used by the world's navies. It includes 250 color… Read more
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JANE'S NAVAL HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II

by Bernard Ireland

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Published
1998
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780004721439
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This is a first edition (British) of Jane's Naval History of World War II, written by Jane's editor Bernard Ireland. It covers the different types of warships that fought in the war, from aircraft carriers to submarines, assault ships to destroyers and cruisers. Ireland offers new insights, investigating how German U-boats ultimately lost the battle of the… Read more
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FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
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Fine
Edition
First
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9780919931008
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The west coast of Canada has an unusual navy. Since 1911, the wooden ships of the British Columbia Forest Service have sailed the seas and channels of 16,000 mile coastline, and this book tells the story of those ships. It talks about the men, the forests, their jobs and their famous boats. This book was published in… Read more
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EMPEROR OF THE NORTH

by James Raffan

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Published
2007
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002007832
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This is a stated first edition of Emperor of the North: Sir George Simpson and the Remarkable Story of the Hudson's Bay Company. Canada, and North America, cannot be understood without discussing the influence of the Hudson's Bay Company, which once covered 1/12th of the world's land, and remains the world's oldest retailer. It played a huge … Read more
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