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cover of DEBRETT'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN ESTABLISHMENT

DEBRETT'S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN ESTABLISHMENT

by Peter C. Newman

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Published
1984
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780458967902
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This is an unread copy of Debrett's Illustrated Guide to the Canadian Establishment, first published in December 1983. It is a pictorial guide, with family trees and biographies, of the people who shaped Canada and the families who continue to hold influence and power. It is a large book--9" x 11" and 408 pages. It weighs just under… 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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Published
2006
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
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 CANADIAN LIVING'S COUNTRY COOKING

CANADIAN LIVING'S COUNTRY COOKING

by ELIZABETH BAIRD

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Published
1991
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780394222158
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This is an un-read copy of Canadian Living's Country Cooking, written by the Canadian food writer Elizabeth Baird and the staff of Canadian Living Magazine. It was published in 1991. Hard cover with dust jacket, illustrated. 200 recipes for hearty, traditional country dishes. Loads of beautiful photographs. 194 pages. This book has not been read and, aside from minor wear to the… Read more
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cover of THE CANADIAN LIVING ENTERTAINMENT COOKBOOK

THE CANADIAN LIVING ENTERTAINMENT COOKBOOK

by CAROL FERGUSON

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Published
1997
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Fine
ISBN
9780394221533
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This is an un-read copy of The Canadian Living Entertaining Cookbook written by the Canadian Living Magazine food writers and prominent food writer Carol Ferguson. It was published in 1997 and was a best-seller. Soft laminated cover, heavily illustrated with very high-quality photographs. It is laid out by occasion, with occasion ideas, cultural menus, and lots of useful… Read more
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cover of THE GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN RAILWAYS

THE GOLDEN AGE OF CANADIAN RAILWAYS

by Bruce Clement Cooper

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Published
2010
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781903025192
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This is a first edition of The Golden Age of Canadian Railways, published in 2010. It covers the early decades of Canada's classic railway routes, including the social, economic, environmental and technological challenges and achievements, and highlights of the routes and the experiences of passengers. The book contains 1,000 photographs, illustrations, route maps, schedules, and technical appendices.
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cover of THE GOOD COMPANY: HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAMSHIPS.

THE GOOD COMPANY: HISTORY OF THE UNION STEAMSHIPS.

by Tom Henry

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Published
1994
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550171112
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This is a first edition of The Good Company: An Affectionate History of the Union Steamships, written by the Canadian journalist Tom Henry and published in 1994. It is the fascinating story of the legendary Union Steamship Company, which operated up and down the coast of British Columbia between 1890 and 1955. It is a high-quality book which… 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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Near Fine
Edition
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 FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

FROM THE WHEELHOUSE

by Doreen Armitage

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
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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cover of FISHING FOR A LIVING

FISHING FOR A LIVING

by ALAN HAIG-BROWN

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Published
1993
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781550170931
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This is a first edition of Fishing for a Living by the Canadian writer and marine photographer Alan Haig-Brown. From the dust jacket: "On the West Coast [British Columbia], catching fish is a way of life, celebrated in these writings, oral histories and photographs about the people who build the boats and bring in the fish. This book, the… Read more
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cover of EXPO '86 BICYCLE POSTER, MAN IN MOTION

EXPO '86 BICYCLE POSTER, MAN IN MOTION

by Steve Woodhouse

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Published
1986
Condition
Fine
Edition
One of Five
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$375.25

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This is the Expo '86 Commemorative Poster commissioned by the organizers of the world's fair, and by the City of Vancouver for its 100th Anniversary. The theme of Expo was Man in Motion. It was designed and executed by Canadian artist Steve Woodhouse. As you can tell, I had a bit of time getting decent pictures. Photo 4… Read more
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cover of THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

THE NEW MORNINGSIDE PAPERS

by PETER GZOWSKI

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
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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cover of FOREST RANGER AHOY!

FOREST RANGER AHOY!

by Michael Coney

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780919931008
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$16.51

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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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cover of EMPEROR OF THE NORTH

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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cover of HIGH BOATS: A CENTURY OF SALMON FISHING REMEMBERED

HIGH BOATS: A CENTURY OF SALMON FISHING REMEMBERED

by Pat Wastell Norris

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Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First, 1st Printing
ISBN
9781550172898
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This is a first edition of High Boats: A Century of Salmon Remembered. It is the story of the golden age of the salmon fishery in British Columbia, when the fish were plentiful, the work was dangerous and the money was good. There were shore jobs in the canneries, the towns grew. Then it all ended. The… Read more
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cover of EQUINOX SCIENCE MAGAZINE: BEAVERS, ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD

EQUINOX SCIENCE MAGAZINE: BEAVERS, ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD

by Equinox Magazine

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Published
1995
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Fine
Edition
OCTOBER
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Equinox was a high-end magazine that ran investigative articles about science and culture. It published from 1981-2000. October 1995: See Table of Contents Scan 128 Pages. Pristine Condition. Unread. No Label, no barcode. NOTE: My quoted price for shipping OUTSIDE of North America is for surface mail without tracking. For other shipping options, please contact me.
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cover of THE SPAWNING GROUNDS

THE SPAWNING GROUNDS

by GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ

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Published
2016
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780345810816
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This is the fifth novel from the brilliant Canadian novelist Gail Anderson-Dargatz, published in 2016. It takes place in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, specifically around a bend in the river where the salmon run. On one side of the river is a ranch once owned by Eugene Robertson, who came in the gold rush around 1860. On the other… Read more
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cover of SON OF A SMALLER HERO & A CHOICE OF ENEMIES (2 books)

SON OF A SMALLER HERO & A CHOICE OF ENEMIES (2 books)

by MORDECAI RICHLER

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Published
1982
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This is two matching paperbacks of early works of the Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler (1931-2001).They're a bit hard to find. Son of a Smaller Hero is Richler's 2nd novel, published in 1955. It is gritty and realistic and is about an idealistic young Jewish man rebelling against the social and cultural divides in Montreal. A Choice of Enemies is his 3rd novel,… Read more
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cover of A NATION FORGED IN FIRE

A NATION FORGED IN FIRE

by J.L. Granatstein, Desmond Morton

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Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780886192136
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This is a first edition of Nation Forged in Fire: Canadians and the Second World War, written by the Canadian Historians Jack Granatstein and Desmond Morton (1937-2019). It discusses how Canada developed during the war, with women entering the workforce, industry booming and old traditions and loyalties were swept away. 287 pages with lots of maps and… Read more
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cover of SATURDAY NIGHT 1998 - Brian Mulroney

SATURDAY NIGHT 1998 - Brian Mulroney

by Saturday Night Magazine

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Published
1998
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Fine
Edition
First
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Saturday Night was an excellent magazine that published from 1887 to 2005. It is difficult to find a copy of it anywhere. October 1998 - Lolita's Revenge: Joyce Maynard's Affair with J.D. Salinger - Hockey Great Curtis Joseph - Brian Mulroney Fights Charges of Being a Crook - Rick Mercer - Powwows - Machine Gun Enthusiasts Pristine Condition
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cover of MODEL MEMOIRS

MODEL MEMOIRS

by Stephen Leacock

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Published
1940
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Fine
Edition
1st Edition, 4th Printing
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Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. From 1915 to1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. He is famous for his not-unkind criticisms of people's follies and foibles and is still called 'the funniest man who ever lived.' Leacock wrote 22 works of non-fiction, 2 biographies and… Read more
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