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Wisconsin Cranberry Growers : Centennial Heritage Book

By: Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association

Price: $35.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22458

Condition: Fine


History of the Wisconsin 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. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadia... View more info

Beijing confidential : a tale of comrades lost and Found

By: WONG, Jan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canada, Doubleday Canada: 2007

Edition: CHINA TRAVEL BEIJING AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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 the author on the title page. Bright, clean, unmarked copy. Tight, square binding, no wear to the red cloth. Unclipped dustj... View more info

Gabriel Dumont: The Metis Chief and His Lost World

By: WOODCOCK, George

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Edmonton, Hurtig Publishers: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 07162

ISBN: 0888300956

Condition: About Fine


Biography of the Canadian Metis Leader from Saskatchewan, a central figure in the Rebellion of 1885. 256pp, photo illustrated, endpaper maps. Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Tight square binding, no wear to the cloth. The price-clipped dustjacket shows minor edge wear, no tears or chips. Unpacked weight, 495g. 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

Florence Nightingale 1820-1910

By: WOODHAM-SMITH, Cecil

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 overcharging. This item weighs 816g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the... 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

They Call Me Gump

By: WORSLEY, Lorne; MORIARTY, Tim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 883

ISBN: 0396070299

Condition: VG+


Biography of celebrated NHL Hockey Goaltender, Lorne 'Gump' Worsley [1929-2007]. "An Associated Features book." xii, 176 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm. Interior of book is bright, clean and unmarked, pages bright white. Binding is tight and square, hinges sound. Emerald green cloth is bright and sghows no wear, but, with a little discoloration to the fore-edges. Sharp corners. The price-clipped dustjacket is bright and clean but with some light edge wear. Unpacked weight, 390g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer ... View more info

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A Left-Handed History of the World

By: WRIGHT, Ed

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 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm. Internally very bright and clean, and, quite unmarked. Binding is tight and squar... 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 and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates are based on specific destination and w... 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 both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domes... View more info

Line Screw: My Twelve Riotous Years Working Behind Bars in Some of Canada's Toughest Jails

By: YATES, J. Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Inscription: Dedicated Author's Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 19406

ISBN: 077109082X

Condition: About Fine


An account of a 12-year career as a prison guard in British Columbia - 'tough, chilling yet frequently comic'. 316pp. Bright, clean, interior. Previous owner's name to ffep otherwise unmarked. Almost 'as new'. Unpacked weight, 650g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. Canadian's GST is included. Images always available. Shipped well packed. Maximum postage to anywhere within Canada is now approx U$15.00- up to 5kg total weight, boxed, insured, trackable and faster that regular parc... 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

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Notes of a Russian Sniper: Vassili Zaitsev and the Battle of Stalingrad

By: ZAITSEV, Vassili

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Frontline Books: 2017

Edition: New Edition in English

Seller ID: 32033

ISBN: 1473892708

Condition: As New


"When Vasili Zaitsev arrived in Stalingrad in October 1942 the average life expectancy of a Red Army soldier was only twenty four hours. This figure improved gradually during the battle, partly due to the success of a determined group of snipers, the greatest of whom was Zaitsev. He was also one of the lucky ones - he fought at Stalingrad and lived to tell his tale." Text in English: translated from a Russian original. Translated by David Givens, Peter Kornakov and Konstatin Kornakov ; edited by Neil Okrent. xii, 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; index ; 24 cm. ... View more info

Berni Wrightson: A Look Back

By: ZAVISA, Christopher; WRIGHTSON, Berni; ELLISON, Harlan

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Detroit, MI, The Land of Enchantment: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21748

ISBN: 0960382801

Condition: About Fine


Retropspective of the fantasy and horror art of Bernie Wrightson [1948-2017]. Written, designed & edited by Christopher Zavisa ; special introduction by Harlan Ellison. 358pp, [2] pages, over 100 in color : chiefly illustrations ; 31 cm, Book is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight with a very slight forward lean. The bron, faux-leather cloth shows no wear. Corners are sharp. The unclipped dustjacket is protected in a brodart and shows no wear. Attractive copy. Unpacked weight, 5lbs 5oz. Shipped in a box. Postage from Canada to the USA is $10.00; more within Canada, depending on distan... View more info