Category: Biography & Autobiography


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Skookum Jim : Native and Non-native Stories and Views about his Life and Times and the Klondike Gold Rush


Price: $45.00

Publisher: Whitehorse, YT, YT Heritage Branch: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041185

Condition: About Fine

'Keish', legally James Mason, best known by his nickname Skookum Jim Mason [1855-1916], was a member of the Tagish First Nation in what became the Yukon Territory of Canada. Credited with making the gold discovery at Discovery Claim that led to the Klondike Gold Rush. xiv, 229pp, photo illustrated, index. Prepared for Heritage Branch, Department of Tourism, Government of the Yukon by Rab Wilkie and the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre. A bright, clean, unmarked copy - about... View more info

Gau, Volk, and Reich: Friedrich Rainer and the Paradox of Austrian National Socialism

By: WILLIAMNS, Maurice

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Germany, Verlag des Geschichtsvereines fu¨r Ka¨rnten: 2005

Edition: Firsted

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 041031

ISBN: 3854541074

Condition: As New

Friedrich Rainer’s political careet offers a storybook example of the progress made by a young, ambitious, intelligent man who played his part in making the National Socialist system work. In his book, Professor Maurice Williams reconstructs the rise of a young man from the provinces to the highest echelons of Hitler’s Germany. . . A volume in the 'Archiv für vaterländische Geschichte und Topographie, 91'. Bd.Editors, Ulfried Burz and Claudia Fra¨ss-Ehrfeld. 31... View more info

Between the Lights


Price: $8.95

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20983

Condition: Good VG

Childhood reminiscences of life in England's West Country. Book is clean and bright. Old signature to ffep, otherwise unmarked. Minor wear to cloth at extremities. Dustjacket, in a ew brodart, is clean but with several small pieces missing - to extremities of spine and to top edge of back panel. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 480g un... View more info

The Man for a New Country: Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie

By: WILLIAMS, David R.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Sidney, Gray's Publishing: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27158

ISBN: 0-88826-068-7

Condition: Near Fine

Biography of British Columbia's legendary 'Hanging Judge', the province's first judge, Sir Matthew Baille Begbie. 333pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Clean, bright copy with sound binding. Previous owner has signed/dated twice. otherwise unmarked. No wear to the red cloth. Dustjacket shows some edge wear and rubbing to the rear panel. Weight, 770g. View more info

The Diary of Mary Louise Pickering-Thomson

By: WILLIAMSON, Norman - Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Winnipeg, MB, N. J. Williamson: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29233

ISBN: 0919213650

Condition: VG+

Scarce book! A diary kept from 1893 to 1967 by a girl / woman from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. 185 pages, [1] leaf of plates : portraits ; 28 cm. A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Sound binding. Slight sun-fading to part of the front wrapper, otherwise Fine. Unpacked weight, 513g. View more info

Wilderness Journey: Reliving the Adventures of Canada's Voyageurs

By: WILSON, Ian & Sally

Price: $12.00

Publisher: West Vancouver, B. C., Gordon Soules Book Pub: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by both Authors

Seller ID: 1106

ISBN: 0919574742

Condition: As New

For one year, Ian and Sally Wilson travelled 3000 km by canoe and dog team, following the trading routes of Canada's voyageurs. Signed by both authors on the half-title page. 246 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm. Includes index. Text and photographs by Ian & Sally Wilson. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Unpacked weight, 364g. Ships within North America for $4.50-$6.50. More Overseas. View more info

May I talk to John Howard? : The Story of J.D. Hobden, a Friend to Prisoners

By: WILTON, Jean B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vancouver, Author Published: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author Inscribed & Signed Copy

Seller ID: 15100

Condition: Fine

Prison reformers with particular reference to British Columbia sndd rev J. D. Hobden, founder of the John Howard society of British Columbia. By Jean B. Wilton ; [Forewords by J. Alex Edmison and Mervyn Davis ; artist, Michael J. Evans]. 241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm. Long dedication and signature in the hand of the author, to the ffep. Otherwise unmarked. Very bright and clean with a tight, square binding. No wear to the maroon boards. Unpacked weight, 39... View more info

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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary


Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 039092

ISBN: 0060175966

Condition: Near Fine

A story of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and of two major contributors - Professor James Murrsy, the editor, and Dr. William Chester Minor, a mad, criminal cobtributor. 242pp, illustrated, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy. Gift inscription to the front endpaper but the body of text is unmarked. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Price-clipped dustjacket, Unpacked weight, 412g. View more info

Wisconsin Cranberry Growers : Centennial Heritage Book

By: Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Black River Falls, WI, Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22458

Condition: Fine

History of the WEisconsin Cranberry Growers Asssociation and their many employers and employees over the years. iv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm. OCLC Number: 21196981. Internally very bright, still fresh and unmarked. Tight, square binding. No wear to the cranberry red faux leather binding, Gil stamped titles and 4.25" medallion of a cranberry worker are very bright and fresh. An about 'as new' copy. Heavy book weighing, 1.678kg. View more info

Beijing confidential : a tale of comrades lost and Found

By: WONG, Jan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada: 2007


Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 29647

ISBN: 0616445717

Condition: About 'As New'

In the early 70s, Canadian Jan Wong was studying at Beijing University when a young stranger, Yin Luoyi, asked for help in getting to the United States. Wong, then a starry-eyed Maoist, immediately reported Yin to the authorities. Thirty-three years on, Wong revisits the Chinese capital to begin her search for the person who has haunted her conscience; to apologize, to somehow make amends, and at the very least, to discover whether Yin survived. 320pp, maps. Signed by t... View more info

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910


Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Constable: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2235

Condition: VG+

Classic biography of Florence Nightingale, 1820-1910, English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. vii, 615pp, illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked interior, pages bright white. Tight, square binding, sound hinges. Slight wear to blue cloth at edges of spine.. Silver ink titles to spine are bright. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without ov... View more info

Oliver Cromwell

By: WOOLRYCH, Austin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1968

Edition: Canadian Reprint of 1964

Seller ID: 2391

Condition: Good Very Good

One of the celebrated 'Clarendon Biographies'. 64pp, illustrated. Bright, clean copy, unmarked. Tight, sound binding. Very minor wearto the boards at some edges. Eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within Canada, slightly more to the USA and other Countries. View more info

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A Left-Handed History of the World


Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Pier 9/Murdoch Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2462

ISBN: 1740458109

Condition: As New

About 10 percent of the population is left-handed. However 16 percent of American presidents have been lefties. In fact, a disproportionately high number of left-handers factor in influential moments through history from Julius Caesar to Bill Gates. Through fascinating case studies of notables from ancient to modern times, Ed Wright explains the secret of lefty success. Psychology meets history in this popular look at being left-handed and its effects on our world. 256 p... View more info

TINA: The Tina Turner Story

By: WYNN, Ron

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Collier Books: 1985

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 14650

ISBN: 0020077807

Condition: Fine

Well illustrated and detailed biography of rock singer, Tina Turner. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Looks almost 'as new'. 158 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 565g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size a... View more info

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The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson

By: WYNSTRA, Robert J.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Savas Beatie: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 045580

ISBN: 193271488X

Condition: As New

No commander in the Army of Northern Virginia suffered more damage to his reputation at Gettysburg than Gen. Alfred Holt Iverson. On July 1, 1863, in little more than an hour much of his brigade (the 5th, 12th, 20th, and 23rd North Carolina regiments) were killed, wounded, or captured. xvi, 392 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmaarked in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 714g. We ship Worldwide using b... View more info

Emma Lazarus in Her World: Life and Letters

By: YOUNG, Bette Roth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Jewish Publication Society of America: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22328

ISBN: 0827605161

Condition: Fine

Biography of Emma Lazarus with a selection of her own letters. 298pp. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, about 'as new'. Dustjacket is nearly similar, but, shows some sun-fading to the susceptible pink areas of the front and rear panels. Weight, 750g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. No taxes on Canadian, American or Overseas Orders. Images always available. View more info