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Lotta and the Unitarian Service Committee Story

By: Sanger, Clyde

Price: $22.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart Publishing Co., Ltd.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012701

ISBN: 0-7737-2072-3

Condition: Near Fine


"She was young and small and a woman. She was a new Canadian with an unpronounceable name. It was not a winning combination for the year 1945. But this did not deter Lotta Hitschmanova from launching the Unitarian Service Committee of Canada (now USC Canada) with headquarters in her own tiny Ottawa apartment." - DJ. No writing or damage to book or DJ. 266 pp. with index. View more info

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Africville; A Spirit That Lives On

By: Saunders, Charles R.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Africville, N. S., Africville Exhibition Steering Committee: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012485

ISBN: 0-7703-9348-9

Condition: Good to Very Good


Softcover booklet of 26 pp. shows and tells the story of the destruction of Africville, one of many towns of black residents closed down in the 60's under the guise of Urban Renewal. About 400 individuals were affected. View more info

Share and Care; The Story of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children

By: Saunders, Charles R.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Nimbus Publishing, Limited: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012711

ISBN: 1-55109-065-1

Condition: Good Plus


The author gives a well-rounded picture of the challenges involved in the administration of the NSHCC. Originally for the care of black children, it has now accepted a few whites as well. The board and staff are to be congratulated for providing good care in a situation complicated by changing race issues. 254 pp. View more info

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The Tragedy of Quebec; The Expulsion of Its Protestant Farmers

By: Sellar, Robert

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: Huntingdon, Que., The Gleaner: 1907

Seller ID: 009216

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards. Spine lettering in gilt. Believed to be one of the original copies "printed for the author" as stated on the Quebec History website. The author blames the Catholic Church policy and personnel, especially for influencing elections unduly. The author of the online review points out the fact that many farmers left the Eastern Townships in search of better land. 122 pp. View more info

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The Haligonians; 100 Fascinating Lives from the Halifax Region

By: Senn, Roma (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Halifax, Formac Publishing Company Limited: 1005

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007833

Condition: Near Fine


Original photo cover paperback. Exceptionally attractive collection of brief personal portraits, most with portraits. ISBN 0-88780-671-6. 144 pp. View more info

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The Social List of Washington, D.C. 1953(Executive and Congressional Supplement)

By: Shaw, Carolyn Hagner

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Washington, D.C., The Editor: 1953

Seller ID: 007937

Condition: Very Good


Original green suede paper softcover booklet. Lists new officials of the Executive Departments (Dwight David Eisenhower) and the complete 83rd Congress, their families and residences.49 pp. View more info

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First Man West; Alexander Mackenzie's Journal of His Voyage to the Pacific Coast

By: Sheppe, Walter (Ed.)

Price: $40.00 USD

Publisher: Montreal, McGill University Press: 1962

Seller ID: 010138

Condition: Very Good


Beige cloth on boards. No writing or damage. Mackenzie's journal forms the basis of the book. 366 pp. with index. View more info

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China in Disintegration; The Republican Era in Chinese History 1912-1949

By: Sheridan, James E.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Free Press/ Macmillan: 1975

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 007126

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. DJ lightly worn head and foot. ISBN 0-02-928610-7. "The turbulent years from fall of the imperial monarchy to the founding of the People's Republic." - DJ. No writing or damage to book. 338 pp. View more info

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Maritime Mysteries; Haunting Tales from Atlantic Canada

By: Sherwood, Roland H.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Hantsport, N.S., Lancelot Press: 1988

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 000725

Condition: Very Good


Original pictorial covered paperback, no DJ. P.O.N., OW unmarked. Ghost stories of the region. 112 pp. View more info

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Ragman's City

By: Simon, Boris

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, The Harvill Press: 1957

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 005373

Condition: Very Good


Original red cloth on boards. DJ has a few small tears. Book is clean and undamaged. Translated by Sidney Cunliffe-Owen, this is the author's second book about Abbe Pierre and his efforts to help the homeless in Paris. This priest founded the Emmaus movement to that end, notice of which resulted in his invitation to India to assist with similar efforts there. 198 pp. View more info

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The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest

By: Sinclair, Upton (Ed.)

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: Upton Sinclair: 1925

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 003601

Condition: Good Plus


Original red cloth lettered in gilt. Introduction by Jack London. A re-issue of a 1915 book copyrighted by John C. Winston. Many illustrations among the essays gleaned from a variety of sources over the last 5000 years. 891 pp. View more info

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Russia; A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East

By: Sixsmith, Martin

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: New York, The Overlook Press: 2012

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 012579

ISBN: 978-1-59020-723

Condition: Very Good


"Gives a human face to a paradoxical people." - The Times. 611 pp. with index. Heavy book will need extra postage. View more info

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Report from Ground Zero

By: Smith, Dennis

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., Viking: 2002

Seller ID: 000171

Condition: As New


Black boards, pictorial DJ, as new. The story of the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. 366 pp. View more info

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The New Russians

By: Smith, Hedric

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1990

Seller ID: 003342

ISBN: 0-917470-23-0

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Colour pictorial DJ very good. NOT to be confused with his earlier work entitled, The Russians. 621 pp. with index. Heavy, so please inquire for postage quote first. View more info

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The Canada Life Assurance Company in New Brunswick Since 1848 (Signed)

By: Somerville, Graeme F.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., Privately Printed: 1997

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 007343

Condition: Very Good


Original beige softcover. Privately printed and signed by the author. Laid in is a letter of presentation, also signed by the author. Extensive bibliography testifies to the author's historical interest and expertise. 77 pp. ISBN 0-9681649-0-0 View more info

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The Strategy of Great Railroads

By: Spearman, Frank H.

Price: $30.00 USD

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012253

Condition: Good Plus


Black cloth on boards. Normal cover corner wear. No writing. I read only the first chapter, which waxes eloquently on the achievements of the Vanderbilts, especially the New York Central System. My father worked for that outfit until he fell from an engine catwalk and injured his spine. Misdiagnosed as a polio victim, he was shipped to Sheltering Arms in St. Paul for six months. He got back to work in time to be layed off due to the switch from steam to diesel, after which he worked only on call. Still, the New York Central is linked with happy memories of a trip to Cleveland for baseball, amo... View more info

Will O`the Wisp; Folk Tales and Legends of New Brunswick

By: Spray, Carole

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Fredericton, N. B., Brunswick Press: 1991

Edition: Twelfth Printing

Seller ID: 013151

ISBN: 0-88790-106-9

Condition: Very Good Minus


Photographic trade paperback with red titles. Crease down back of spine. No writing or other damage. Folklore will be found wherever there are folks. The author spent five years collecting and transcribing New Brunswick folklore for this collection. 132 pp. View more info

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The Door of No Return; The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade

By: St. Clair, William

Price: $20.00 USD

Publisher: N.Y., BlueBridge: 2007

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 007283

Condition: As New


Original black paper boards. Unclipped DJ. Purchased at bookstore dispersal. ISBN 1-933346-05-1 and 978-1-933346-05-1. The African headquarters of the British slave trade on the coast of Ghana. 282 pp. View more info

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Canada and the Age of Conflict; A History of Canadian External Policies

By: Stacey, C.P.

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1977

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006806

ISBN: 0770514286 (v.1

Condition: Very Good


Original black cloth on boards. Author is the Official Historian of the Canadian Army in WW II. Begins at Confederacy and ends with the elction of MacKenzie King as Prime Minister in 1921. 410 pp. including index. View more info

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Newton MacTavish's Canada; Selected Essays of Newton MacTavish

By: Stafford, Ellen (Ed.)

Price: $15.00 USD

Publisher: Toronto, Baxter: 1963

Seller ID: 001027

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon cloth on boards, no DJ. Apparently first edition, in very good condition. Nostalgia from days gone by - partly historical. 176 pp. View more info