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121 Mowat, Farley (signed)

My Father's Son: Memories of War and Peace ---a Signed Copy ( follows And No Birds Sang --- Farley Mowat's war experiences )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books, 1992, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1992 1550134302 / 9781550134308
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
----------hard cover, Near Fine, in a Near Fine dust jacket, many people mistake the signature on the second front blank page as actually being Mowat's signature BUT it is not his signature ----however this copy has been SIGNED and inscribed by Mowat on the title page, 340 pages, b&w photos, ---"It was an era of hope, heroism, and upheaval, a time of tragedy and unexpected humor. Now, through an extraordinary series of original letters exchanged with his parents, along with a connecting narrative, Farley Mowat brings those pivotal World War II years back to life, re-creating his own experiences as a member of the First Canadian Infantry--a division that fought its way up the Italian "boot" in a series of savage and bloody battles.This continuation of the story related in And No Birds Sang is perhaps Farley Mowat's most personal work to date. My Father's Son is not only a remarkable evocation of a bygone era of innocence and idealism but also a testament to family loyalty and affection--a record of the enduring love between a father and a son."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150562


Price: 23.87 CDN
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122 Munro, Sheila ( Alice Munro related)

Lives of Mothers and Daughters: Growing Up with Alice Munro ---by Sheila Munro

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing
2001 0771066694 / 9780771066696
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 272 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---"Sheila Munro is the daughter of one of the world’s most admired fiction writers: Alice Munro, three-time winner of Canada’s prestigious Governor General’s Award. In Lives of Mothers and Daughters, she reveals what it was like to grow up with a mother of such tremendous renown. At the core of the book lies a loving and intimate biography of Alice, presented as only a daughter can. Sheila traces the story back to her ancestors, who left Scotland in the early 19th century, before telling of Alice’s birth in 1931, her youth growing up on an Ontario farm, and her two marriages, and two grandchildren—Sheila’s own children. ---Sheila has a tale to tell that’s her own as well, involving her writerly aspirations and her efforts to forge a unique path while following in her mother’s footsteps. And so, from her perspective as both an author and a mother, Sheila writes frankly about her mother and her mother’s writing. The legions of devoted Alice Munro fans will glimpse real-life settings, situations and characters that have worked their way into her fiction as Sheila offers a behind-the-scenes tour (replete with Munro family snapshots) of the inspirations for the tales Munro fans know and love"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
160195


Price: 39.83 CDN
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123 Murray, Anne (signed) with Michael Posner

ANNE MURRAY: All of Me ---a signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Random House Canada, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 0307398447 / 9780307398444
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Fine (see description)

Very Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, an unread Very Fine copy in a Very Fine dustjacket, signed WITHOUT INSCRIPTION by Anne Murray on the title page, 344 pages, b&w and colour photographs, "In this revealing autobiography, Canada’s first lady of song, for the first time, tells the whole story of her astonishing 40-year career in show biz. It is a candid retrospective of the extraordinary success achieved, and the prices that had to be paid. ---"After ‘Snowbird’ hit, I was swept up like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and catapulted into a strange new universe. If I thought for a moment that I was really in control of events, I was deluded." ---An unflinching self-portrait of Canada’s first great female recording artist, All of Me documents the life of Anne Murray, from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage. Anne recounts her story: the battles with her record companies over singles and albums; the struggle with drug- and alcohol-ridden band members; the terrible guilt and loneliness of being away from her two young children; her divorce from the man who helped launch her career, Bill Langstroth; and the deaths of two of her closest confidantes. The result is a must-read autobiography by Canada’s beloved songbird. any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
153393


Price: 15.89 CDN
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124 Nadel, Ira B (Leonard Cohen related)

Various Positions : A Life of Leonard Cohen ---by Ira B Nadel ( Biography )

Mississauga, Ontario: Mississauga, ON: Random House of Canada, Limited, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing
1996 0394224132 / 9780394224138
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ glassine dustjacket, a bit of light rubbing to glassine jacket, 325 pages, b&w photos, ---"For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the 'Prince of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a meticulously detailed and insightful portrait of this singular artist"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
152089


Price: 13.23 CDN
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125 Nadel, Ira B, with a New Afterword by the author (Leonard Cohen related)

Various Positions : A Life of Leonard Cohen, with a New Afterword by the author ---by Ira B Nadel ( Biography )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Vintage Canada / Random House, 1997, 1st Softcover Edition, 2nd Printing
1997 0679308849 / 9780679308843
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy with a bit of light rubbing, 336 pages, b&w photos, ---"For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the 'Prince of Bummers' and Canada's best known and most respected poet and performer ---Given access to Cohen's private archive of unpublished letters, journals, notebooks, songs, and other writings, and incorporating interviews with Cohen and his closest friends and colleagues, Ira Nadel gives us a meticulously detailed and insightful portrait of this singular artist"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
151307


Price: 11.90 CDN
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126 Newlands, Monica (signed)

Beyond the Trees: An Arctic Experience -by Monica Newlands -a Signed Copy

Cambridgeshire: Melrose Books, 2010, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
2010 1907040099 / 9781907040092
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 145 pages, b&w photos, ---" Monica Newlands was born Monica Scott in Barbados and has lived, studied, and worked in Quebec, the Canadian Arctic, Newfoundland, Uganda, Kenya and Australia. She holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from McGill University and a B.Ed. degree from Memorial University in Newfoundland. She taught for many years at Combermere School in Barbados. She is currently the owner of a successful floristry business Quality FlowersA" in Barbados, which she and a partner founded when they both retired early from teaching. While this is her first published book, she has manuscripts in progress about her times in Africa and children's stories which she read to her own children. ---Beyond the Trees: An Arctic Experience relates the experiences Monica, who goes from the Caribbean to Canada to attend McGill University. There she meets an Austrian, Erich, also a student and despite the differences in age, culture and language, they fall in love. This is in the 1960s when racial tensions are high in America and inter-racial marriages are uncommon. However, the pair forges ahead with a romance that overcomes prejudice, anger and discrimination, and they are married. Upon graduation Erich takes a job in the North West Territories as the Chief Social Worker and the family, which now includes a toddler and another baby in the womb, moves to Frobisher Bay, just 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle. The backdrop of the frozen northern landscape, so different and in such a contrast to the lush Caribbean landscape of blue seas, sky and hot temperatures, makes Monica stressed and consequently the marriage heads towards breaking point. This story captures the rhythms of daily life of a young Caribbean woman and other southerners in the remote Arctic community, the adventures, challenges, and humorous anecdotes which come with life in such circumstances."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150673


Price: 15.89 CDN
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Giant's Dream:  A Healing Journey Through Nitassinan -by Nikashant Antane -a Signed Copy ( Innu / Snowshoeing Through Newfoundland and Labrador ), Nikashant Antane / Michel Andruw - Alex Andrew (signed)
127 Nikashant Antane / Michel Andruw - Alex Andrew (signed)

Giant's Dream: A Healing Journey Through Nitassinan -by Nikashant Antane -a Signed Copy ( Innu / Snowshoeing Through Newfoundland and Labrador )

St John's, Newfoundland: St John's, Newfoundland / Labrador: Creative Publishers, 2011, 1st Edition, First Printing
2011 1897174535 / 9781897174531
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
------------softcover, about 11 x 8.5 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed on the half-title page Michel Andruw and also signed Best wishes Alex Andrew, 101 pages, colour photos, ---"This book invites the reader, through stunning photographs and vivid words, to accompany Giant (Michel Andrew) as he journeys 400 kilometres across northeastern Nitassinan (Labrador) on snowshoes pulling a toboggan. Inspired by his deceased grandfather’s counsel conferred in a dream, Giant elicits the help of his uncle Nikashant to organize a walk to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, a disease afflicting so many of his people. Readers will cheer through their tears.", any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154450


Price: 23.87 CDN
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In Quest of the Perfect Book:  Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman -by William Dana Orcutt ( Memoir ), Orcutt, William Dana
128 Orcutt, William Dana

In Quest of the Perfect Book: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman -by William Dana Orcutt ( Memoir )

Boston, Massachussetts: Boston, MA.: Little, Brown and Company, 1926, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1926 
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

No Jacket Text Cover
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy in brown cloth with gilt lettering and design, upper edge gilt, ink name and 1927 date on front blank endpaper, no dustjacket, 316 pages, b&w photos, colour frontispiece, 1920'2 former owners bookplate on verso of front board, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157026


Price: 19.88 CDN
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129 Park, Nancie (signed)

School Days at Chatsworth: A Personal Memoir of the War Years - a Signed Copy

Derby, England: Derby, UK: Derbyshire Countryside Limited, 2003, 1st edition , Later Printing
2003 0851001173 / 9780851001173
Later Printing of the first Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, signed by the author, 122 pages, b&w photographs, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
148746


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Three Weeks in Spring -a love story ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy  ( 3 ), Parker, Robert B. ( Brown )(signed)
130 Parker, Robert B. ( Brown )(signed)

Three Weeks in Spring -a love story ---by Robert B Parker -a signed copy ( 3 )

Boston, Massachussetts: Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1978, 1st Edition, First Printing
1978 0395262828 / 9780395262825
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Text Cover
Signed by Author
-----------hardcover, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket with just the tiniest bit of rubbing, signed without inscription by Parker, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
145287


Price: 199.43 CDN
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The Paper Garden:  Mrs Delany ( Begins Her Life's Work ) at 72 ---by Molly Peacock -a Signed Copy  ( Mary Delany ) ( Tole Flowers ), Peacock, Molly (signed) ( Mary Delany related)
131 Peacock, Molly (signed) ( Mary Delany related)

The Paper Garden: Mrs Delany ( Begins Her Life's Work ) at 72 ---by Molly Peacock -a Signed Copy ( Mary Delany ) ( Tole Flowers )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing
2010 0771070330 / 9780771070334
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine (see description)

Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
----------hardcover, a Fine copy, in a Fine dustjacket, looks new, signed without inscription by MOLLY PEACOCK, 397 pages, colour photos throughout of Mrs Delany's spectaculat tole work, ---"The Paper Garden is unlike anything else you have ever read. At once a biography of an extraordinary 18th century gentlewoman and a meditation on late-life creativity, it is a beautifully written tour de force from an acclaimed poet. Mary Granville Pendarves Delany (1700-1788) was the witty, beautiful and talented daughter of a minor branch of a powerful family. Married off at 16 to a 61-year-old drunken squire to improve the family fortunes, she was widowed by 25, and henceforth had a small stipend and a horror of a marriage. She spurned many suitors over the next twenty years, including the powerful Lord Baltimore and the charismatic radical John Wesley. She cultivated a wide circle of friends, including Handel and Jonathan Swift. And she painted, she stitched, she observed, as she swirled in the outskirts of the Georgian court. In mid-life she found love, and married. Upon her husband's death 23 years later, she arose from her grief, picked up a pair of scissors and, at the age of 72, created a new art form, mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs Delany created an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Botanica Delanica. Delicately, Peacock has woven parallels in her own life around the story of Mrs Delany's and, in doing so, has made this biography into a profound and beautiful examination of the nature of creativity and art. Gorgeously designed and featuring 35 full-colour illustrations, this is a sumptuous and lively book full of fashion and friendships, gossip and politics, letters and love. It's to be devoured as voraciously as one of the court dinners it describes."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155847


Price: 33.18 CDN
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A Life of Philip K Dick:  The Man Who Remembered the Future -by Anthony Peake ( PKD Biography ), Peake, Anthony ( Philip K [ Kindred ] Dick related)
132 Peake, Anthony ( Philip K [ Kindred ] Dick related)

A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future -by Anthony Peake ( PKD Biography )

London, England: London, UK: Arcturus Publishing, 2013, 1st Edition, First Printing
2013 1782122427 / 9781782122425
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine (see description)

Fine (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hard cover, a Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket, unread, 256 pages, b&w photos, ---"Philip K. Dick was a hugely influential writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences of all kinds. He was a prolific author and many of his books were turned into popular films such as Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, and Minority Report. This book has been written with the cooperation of several close acquaintances and looks to examine his work as well as the socio-political-cultural environment in which he lived. It will be of great interest to any fan of Philip K. Dick or science fiction in general, as well as anyone who grew up the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s."---, ---Contents include: Foreword; The End (1982); The Beginning (1928-46); The Young Writer (1947-53) ; The Novelist (1954-58) ; The Bourgeois Idyll (1959-64); The Hackett Years (1965-70) ; The Single Life (1970-71); The Theophany (1972-74) ; The High Earner (1975-80); The Final Years (1979-82) ; The Esoteric Explanation; A Neurological Explanation ; Epilogue: The Man Behind the Myth ; Endnotes; Index, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154346


Price: 19.88 CDN
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133 Peake, Sebastian ( Mervyn Peake related)

A Child of Bliss: Growing Up with Mervyn Peake -by Sebastian Peake

Oxford, England: Oxford, UK: Lennard Books, 1989, 1st Edition, First Printing
1989 1852910577 / 9781852910570
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Mervyn Peake
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks quite close to new, jacket is in a hi-quality mylar protector, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151545


Price: 13.23 CDN
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By the Way ---by Gordon Pinsent -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )( Canadian Actor ), Pinsent, Gordon (signed)
134 Pinsent, Gordon (signed)

By the Way ---by Gordon Pinsent -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Biography )( Canadian Actor )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 1992, 1st Edition, First Printing
1992 0773726470 / 9780773726475
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, ink name on front blank endpaper, signed without inscription by Mr Pinsent, 264 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155904


Price: 19.88 CDN
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135 Pollock, John

Gordon: The Man Behind the Legend -by John Pollock ( Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum / Governor-General of the Sudan )( Charles )

London, England: London, UK: Constable, 1993, 1st Edition, First Printing
1993 0094685606 / 9780094685604
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Val Prinsep Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine price clipped dustjacket, small nick at upper spine tip, 373 pages, b&w photos, ---" This biography is the story of General Charles Gordon - his exploits in the Crimean War, his secondment to the Chinese government to defeat the Boxer rebels, his care of street boys in Gravesend, his rule in Sudan and persecution of the slave trade and, finally, his death in 1885 trying to save the people of Khartoum from fire and sword - remains one of the great sagas of the 19th century. The author has used extensive manuscript sources to reveal the zeal of Gordon, telling his story from an objective viewpoint. After Gordon's death the legend grew of the perfect hero. Then, a second legend grew - of the tarnished hero, the secret drinker, perhaps something worse. This has dominated and distorted his biographies. This book rehabilitates the reputation of one of Victorian England's great heroes, and places the man's Christian faith at the heart of his life."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151080


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Paris Was Our Mistress:  Memoirs of a Lost and Found Generation -by Samuel Putnam, Putnam, Samuel
136 Putnam, Samuel

Paris Was Our Mistress: Memoirs of a Lost and Found Generation -by Samuel Putnam

London, England: London, UK: Plantin Publishers, 1987, 1st Edition Thus , First Printing
1987 1870495020 / 9781870495028
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------trade paperback, about 5.5 x 9 inches, a Very Good+ copy with a bit light wear and rubbing, a tight square copy, 264 pages, ---"Paris between the two world wars provided the setting for as fabulous a group of artists, poets and writers, of geniuses and charlatans, as ever lived in the same city at the same time. For dozens of Americans and others, these were the years of exile. Today many of their names are very much a part of our literary and artistic heritage, so what was it that made them exiles; what were the goals they sought; what sort of people were they and what kind of times produced them? Here is their story, written by an observant and witty member of the group who returned home to America in 1933 after a decade in Europe, seven years of which were spent in Paris. It gives the picture, too, of what happened after exile, what made those who did return return and what they brought with them. Among the exiles who walk these pages are Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Elliot Paul and John Dos Passos. "---, and also Ernest Hemingway and Morley callaghan as well as a host of other literary luminaries, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156054


Price: 23.87 CDN
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137 Puxley, Mary; Edited By Molly Titus (signed)

Letters from India, 1932 - 1945 Mary Puxley, Edited By Molly Titus (signed)

Nova Scotia: Lockeport, NS: Community Books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 1896496687 / 9781896496689
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------softcover, about 6 x 9 inches, a Near Fine copy, signed by Titus without inscription, 208 pages, b&w photos, ---Mary Robertson Sedgewick marries Jimmy (H.L.) Puxley in Toronto in 1932, a week after her 20th birthday, and heads to India, where she lives and writes letters for the next 13 years. In these letters she introduces us to Ronald, Joyce, Gladys, Betty and Reg, as well as Tula Ram, Hira, Ayah, and Mahaj; and to Aryan Samajists, rajahs, the low caste and the wealthy, big game hunters, professors, Indian civil servants, and intrepid women. She takes us from the dusty plains to the waterfalls and heights of the Himalayas; from the city of Agra to the “excitement of real jungle.” --An encounter with German sailors from a cruiser in Bombay, Chamberlain’s infamous speech on the wireless, and English relatives plastering the nursery fireplace against a gas attack foreshadow the upheaval to come. With the words “don’t worry” to her mother (and perhaps to herself), Mary downplays the anti-imperial ferment and the very real possibility of a Japanese invasion of India. Set against a backdrop of momentous world events, the letters — vivid, perceptive, compassionate, witty and informative — draw the reader into a world which remains forever fascinating. --Although we hear Jimmy’s voice in one or two of his surviving letters, most of the Letters from India are Mary’s. Many characters turn up on their pages, not the least of which is Mary, the letter writer herself. The letters have been selected and edited by Mary and Jimmy’s daughter, Molly Titus., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151822


Price: 19.88 CDN
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138 Reisfeld, Scott; Robert Dance / Rizzoli Books ( Greta Garbo )

GARBO: Portraits from Her Private Collection ( Greta Garbo - B&W Photographs )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Rizzoli, 2005, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2005 0847827240 / 9780847827244
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
------------hardcover, about 9 x 13 inches, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, faint small crease on front flap, a bit of light rubbing to the jacket, 255 pages, packed with b&w/two-tone photographs, a lovely collection of photographs for one of the most enigmatic movie stars -even today, ---" Famously elusive, Greta Garbo only had her picture taken when a contract required it. She shunned publicity, kept her private life a secret, and rejected the spotlight. Though ambivalent about fame and her public image, Garbo saved all of her favorite portraits, carefully archiving original prints by Clarence Sinclair Bull, Arnold Genthe, Ruth Harriet Louise, Edward Steichen, and Cecil Beaton, among others. Published here for the first time are these portraits–impeccably reproduced in tritone, one more beautiful than the next. In addition, the book features family pictures, candid photographs, and letters previously viewed only by her closest friends and relatives. --Scott Reisfield provides an intimate portrait of his great aunt, spanning well beyond her career in the public eye–from the earliest days in Sweden when she would sneak through the back door of the theater to see actors rehearse, to her later years in New York when she traveled exclusively through back entrances, side doors, and secret elevators. --Co-author Robert Dance’s essay traces the evolution of the image of Garbo–from the ingénue of her first publicity shots to the icon that she became–while an illustrated film production history documents all the still photography and portraiture of her entire career. --Long treasured by her immediate family alone, this collection of photographs, and the essays that accompany them, form a spectacular tribute to Garbo, the woman and the myth, on the eve of her centennial. "---, , any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151628


Price: 14.56 CDN
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Hope is Our Deliverance:  Aeltester Jakob Aron Rempel - The Tragic Experience of a Mennonite Leader and His Family in Stalin's Russia, Rempel, Alexander and Amalie Enns
139 Rempel, Alexander and Amalie Enns

Hope is Our Deliverance: Aeltester Jakob Aron Rempel - The Tragic Experience of a Mennonite Leader and His Family in Stalin's Russia

Kitchener, Ontario: Kitchener, On: Amalie Enns / Pandora Press, 2005, 1st edition, First Printing
2005 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Photo Cover
Not Signed
-----------large (quarto) softcover, a solid Very Good+ copy, a bit of light wear, b&w photos, 321 pages, contents include: Preface; Introduction; BIOGRAPHY - Childhood and Youth; Early School Days; Student Days in Switzerland; Jakob as Teacher and Professor; Election as Aeltester; Work in the Church; Family Life in Gruenfeld; Ministry to the Mennonite Community at Large; Mennonite World Conference 1925; The Task Resumed; A Change in Direction; Arrest and Exile; The Family in Zentral; Reunion; Escape; Attempt to Escape the Soviet Union; Father and Son; Tashanzo; Einlage; Ak Metcher; Arrest in Khiva; Communication from Jakob; Escalating International Tensions; German Occupation; Christmas of 1944; On the Island of Rugen; Escape to the west; Epilogue; Letters written in exile, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
141691


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Gabrielle Roy:  A Life ---by Francois Ricard ( Biography / Canadian Literature ), Ricard, Francois (signed ? ); Translated By Patricia Claxton ( SIGNED ) ( Gabrielle Roy related)
140 Ricard, Francois (signed ? ); Translated By Patricia Claxton ( SIGNED ) ( Gabrielle Roy related)

Gabrielle Roy: A Life ---by Francois Ricard ( Biography / Canadian Literature )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart ( M&S ), 1999, 1st Edition (in English ), First Printing
1999 0771074514 / 9780771074516
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, looks close to new and may actually be unread, signed by Claxton, as well this may be signed by Ricard as there is a second signature in a different pen and style which is difficult to make out (if you squint and turn out the lights and hide in a closet I can kinda see the signature as being by Ricard ), 600 pages, b&w photos, ---"Despite the popularity and critical success Gabrielle Roy found as a writer, she lived a life often touched by sadness. In this definitive account of her life, François Ricard draws a penetrating and eloquent portrait that does full honour to his extraordinary subject."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
155141


Price: 26.53 CDN
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