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Hoffa's Man: The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa As Witnessed by His Strongest Arm

By: FRANCO, Joseph; HAMMER, Richard

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Prentice Hall: 1987

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2034

ISBN: 0135177642

Condition: VG+


In this blistering story of power abused, Richard Hammer documents the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa as witnessed by Joe France, one of his most trusted lieutenants. xv, 332 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. Includes index. Bright, clkean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding. Mild lower corner-tip bumps to the boards otherwise no wear. The unclipped dustjackjet is bright and clean with a little wear to the top edge and the coirner-tip of the front ... View more info

Beloved Emma: The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton

By: FRASER, Flora

Price: $8.50

Publisher: UK, Papermac: 1999

Edition: Later Edition of Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 20355

ISBN: 0333783204

Condition: As New


An account of the life of Lady Hamilton [1765-1815], Lord Nelson's lover.Originally published: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986. xii, 410 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, 1 map, portraits ; 22 cm. An 'as new' copy - very bright and fresh with a tight, square binding and an uncreased spine. Unpacked weight, 539g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. ... View more info

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The Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808 (Voyageur Classics)

By: FRASER, Simon; LAMB, W. Kaye

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Canada, Dundurn Press Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Printing This Edition

Seller ID: 1333

ISBN: 1550027131

Condition: Fine


Employed by the Montreal-based North West Company, Simon Fraser was responsible for building many of British Columbia's first trading posts. His exploratory efforts helped lead to Canada's boundary later being declared at the 49th parallel. This volume provides a detailed introduction as well as illuminating annotations to Fraser's journals.Originally published: Toronto : Macmillan of Canada, 1960. in series 'Pioneer Books'. edited and introduced by W. Kaye Lamb ; forewo... View more info

Big Bear, Indian Patriot

By: FRASER, William B.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Calgary, Historical Society of Alberta: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16674

Condition: Fine


Big Bear, also known as Mistahi-maskwa [c.1825 -1888], was a powerful and popular Cree chief who played many pivotal roles in Canadian history, in particular 'Treaty Six'. He objected to the signing of the treaty with the Canadian government. Later he was involved in the Riel Rebellion. This article was originally published in the Alberta Historical Review, Spring 1966. 15 pages in double columns: illustrations ; 26 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked, it appears about 'as ne... View more info

The Silence of the North

By: FREDRICKSON, Olive A.; EAST, Ben

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33455

Condition: Fine


East, a veteran outdoors writer, chronicles Fredrickson's incredible life of adventure in the Arctic wilderness--from the time she witnessed her mother's death at age nine through her marriage to a trapper to her desperate fight to survive after his death. 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no wear to the grey cloth. The Unclipped dustjacket has a sun-faded spine, slight edge wear, and a small chip lost from gthe botto... View more info

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The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Fellowship

By: FRIEDLAND, Roger; ZELLMAN, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: USA, Regan [Harper Collins]: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 634

ISBN: 0060393882

Condition: Almost 'As New'


Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin estate, Taliesin, gave rise to a fascinating and provocative cultural experiment: the Taliesin Fellowship, an extraordinary architectural colony where Wright trained hundreds of devoted apprentices, while using them as the de facto architectural practice where all of his late masterpieces--Fallingwater, Johnson Wax, the Guggenheim Museum--were born. . . xii, 689 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm. A 'Remainder' copy with a mark to ... View more info

Never Chop Your Rope: A story of British Columbia logging and the people who logged.

By: GARNER, Joe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Nanaimo, Cinnibar Press: 1988

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1985

ISBN: 0969134347

Condition: VG+


23 short portraits of people central to the logging industry in B.C. over the years. 2nd printing, stiff wrappers, 8vo, 279pp, photo illustrated, folding plate at back. Bright, clean copy overall. Previous owner's name to the htp, otherwise unmarked, still quite fresh. Tight, square binding, central crease to spine. Unpacked weight, 454g. View more info

Never Fly Over an Eagle's Nest. A True Story of Courage and Survival during British Columbia's Early Years

By: GARNER, Joe

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Nanaimo, Cinnabar Press: 1985

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 21666

Condition: As New


Autobiography of Joe Garner, a British Columbia pioneer. Stiff wraps, 8vo, 270pp, photo illustrated, folding map. About 'as new' - no creases to spine and unmarked. Weight, 410g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on... View more info

Love Letters to Art

By: GENN, Robert

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Vancouver, B. C., Studio Beckett Publications: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Author Signed

Seller ID: 20781

ISBN: 0978467302

Condition: As New


"This book chronicles some of the work of the Canadian painter Robert Genn. It mainly covers the years 1989 to 2007. During this period Robert has produced paintings from the Rocky Mountains, the West Coast of British Columbia, the Mackenzie River, Lake of the Woods, Ontario as well as other locations in Canada and abroad. The book includes 150 colour illustrations. The text included is for the most part derived from some of Robert's Twice Weekly Letters. These lette... View more info

Under the K: Memories of Growing Up in Keremeos

By: GIBSON, Bill [Lillian Estabrooks]

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Kelowna, BC, Skookum Publications: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28608

Condition: About 'As New'


The author's account of growing up in Keremeos, a small town in southern, central British Columbia. 56pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, still fresh. Tight stapled binding. About 'as new'. Weight, 102g. Ships at cost via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage within Canada and the USA, approx $5.00 or less. More overseas depending on location. View more info

One Man's Medicine

By: GIBSON, Morris

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Toronto, Collins: 1981

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 040844

ISBN: 0002168316

Condition: Fine


Foreword by James Herriot, who writes - 'A warm, funny, touching book...filled with lovely punch lines'. Book is bright, clean and still quite fresh. Unmarked. Tight, square binding, sound hinges, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with just a little, light edge wear. Unpacked weight, 483g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canad... View more info

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The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust

By: GILBERT, Martin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Henry Holt & Co: 2003

Edition: First American Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 14652

ISBN: 0805062602

Condition: About 'As New'


Gilbert re-creates the stories of hundreds of non-Jews who, during the Holocaust, risked their lives to help save Jews from deportation and death. Drawing on twenty-five years of original research, Gilbert takes us through Germany and every occupied country from Norway to Greece, from the Atlantic to the Baltic, where the Righteous, by their lifesaving actions, challenged Nazi barbarism. xxvi, 529 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 463-478) ... View more info

British Botanists

By: GILMOUR, John

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036574

Condition: Near Fine


Accounts of some of thr leadxing British Botanists over the last few centuries. Embellished with very attractive color plates as well a b&w illustrations. 48pp, 8 plates in color, 19 illustrations in b&w. A very clean, unmarked copy, pages bright white. Tight, square bidning, sound hinges. Unclipped dustjacket shows only very light wear to the spine edges and corner tips. Unpacked weight, 240g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.50-$6.50 depending on l... View more info

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Wellington as Military Commander (Classic Military History)

By: GLOVER, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Penguin Books: 2001

Edition: Third Paperback Printing

Seller ID: 2227

ISBN: 0141390514

Condition: Near New


This documented biography surveys the military history of Wellington, from his days as an Ensign to the glorious Eighteenth of June on the field of Waterloo, relating in details his campaigns in the Low Countries, India, Denmark and the Peninsular. Originally published: London : B.T. Batsford, 1968. 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.. Bright, clean, unmarked interior. Tight, square binding, no spine creases. Almost 's new' but for miniscule waer to the wrappers in... View more info

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John Wayne : the genuine article : the unseen archive of an American Legend

By: GOLDMAN, Michael R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Rafael, CA, Insight Editions: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17937

ISBN: 1608871169

Condition: As New


"John Wayne: The Genuine Article provides readers a rare glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic movie stars of all time through a treasure trove of memorabilia, stories, and interviews. This definitive book includes John Wayne Enterprises' collection of never-before-seen letters and telegrams as well as incredibly compelling text from Wayne's unfinished memoir. Foreword by President Jimmy Carter ; preface by Ethan Wayne. 156 pages : illustrations (some col... View more info

For the Cause of Liberty: A Thousand Years of Ireland's Heroes

By: GOLWAY, Terry

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 040757

ISBN: 0684855569

Condition: Near Fine


'A cursory look at Irish history from the tribes of the early first millenium up through the Troubles to the year 2000' [ GoodReads]. 397pp. : portraitss., maps ; 25 cm. An almost 'as new' copy except for a gift inscription to the ffep and a price-clip to the dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 651g. We ship Worldwide using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with wei... View more info

Journey Into the Fog: The Story of Vitus Bering and the Bering Sea

By: GOODHUE, Cornelia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Editions For the Services: 1944

Edition: Armed Services Edition

Seller ID: 22233

Condition: About VG


Armed Services Edition produced during WWII for use by the United States Armed Forces. 0-11. Complete edition. 255pp in double columns. Bright interior with a sound, stapled binding. Unmarked. Wraps are bright and clean. No creases to spine. Spine is tight and square. Weight, 80g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.50-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Woman of Labrador

By: GOUDIE, Elizabeth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, P. Martin Associates: 1974

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2341

ISBN: 0887780792

Condition: Fine


Autobiography of a pioneer life in Labrador, the wife of a trapper. Edited and with an introduction by David Zimmerly. xix, 166 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 24 cm. Book is bright, clean and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no wear to the cloth boards. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar except for a tiny, light atter [?] stain near the foot of the spine - almost invisible. View more info

Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake: The Complete Biography of the Crusoe of Lonesome Lake

By: GOULD, Ed

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Saanichton, Hancock House: 1979

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 33973

ISBN: 0919654746

Condition: Fine


In addition to his role as a pioneer in Northern B.C., Edwards became famous for his efforts to save the Trumpeter Swan from extinction. 296pp, photo illus. Book is bright and clean with a sound binding. Unmarked. Dustjacket has some light edge wear to the top edges of therear panel. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This item weighs 510g. Canadian dom... View more info

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Riding the Skyline

By: GRAINGER, Martin Allerdale

Price: $9.95

Publisher: B. C., Horsdal & Schubart: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33812

ISBN: 0920663265

Condition: As New


Grainger had a gentle, humorous talent for describing his friends, his much-loved horses and the simple joys of life in the open air. He regularly escaped from his Vancouver office in the 1920s and 1930s to camp in the North Cascades. x, 118 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 22 cm. Edited by Peter Murray. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked. Ships via inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail. Postage $4.00 to 6.00 within North America, more outside North America. View more info