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181 Williamson, J D ( Bob )( John David )(signed)

Twice Around the Pan: A Canadian Mining Autobiography -by J D ' Bob ' Williamson -a Signed Copy ( Prospecting )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Williamson Publications, NO DATE (circa 1980- 1984), 1st edition, First Printing
1984 
First Edition
Soft Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Uncredited Cover Art
Signed
----------trade paperback, a Very Good+ copy with a bit of light rubbing, signed and inscribed by the author, no date but Williamson references 1980 so this is likely from 1980 or early 1980's, 256 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151472


Price: 13.23 CDN
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I Was Among the Captives:  Life in a Japanese Concentration Camp  ( Yangchow, Kiangsu / POW / Prisoner of War )( WWII / World War Two ), Willis, G Christopher
182 Willis, G Christopher

I Was Among the Captives: Life in a Japanese Concentration Camp ( Yangchow, Kiangsu / POW / Prisoner of War )( WWII / World War Two )

Singapore: Singapore: Christian Book Room, No Date (circa 1947), 1st Edition, First Printing
1947 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good+ ( see Description )

Very Good+ (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Very Good+ copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket, a bit of foxing to endpapers, a sound clean tight square copy, 144 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
146818


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Dreaming to Some Purpose:  An Autobiography ---by Colin Wilson, Wilson, Colin
183 Wilson, Colin

Dreaming to Some Purpose: An Autobiography ---by Colin Wilson

London, England: London, UK: Century / Random House Group, 2004, 1st Edition, First Printing
2004 1844131882 / 9781844131884
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, slight bruising to upper spine tip of book, a bit of age toning to paper, b&w photos, 402 pages, ---"Colin Wilson is the bete-noir of the Oxbridge literary establishment. He never went to university, let alone Oxbridge, yet wrote "The Outsider", a brilliant account of the pain of being alive today, when he was just twenty-four. It sold millions of copies around the world, and he was acclaimed as one of the leading intellectuals of the age, finding a huge audience with the anti-establishment, alternative and underground thinkers. Because of his radically new attitudes he was - with John Osborne - dubbed an 'angry young man' in the article that originally coined that phrase. In this way, a young man from a working class background suddenly found himself moving in the most colourful literary and artistic circles of the day. In his autobiography he tells stories about, among others, Aldous Huxley, Angus Wilson, John Osborne, Kingsley Amis, Kenneth Tynan, Francis Bacon and Norman Mailer - all observed with a true outsider's eye for absurdity. He is regarded by many as a true literary hero - Julian Cope stopped a recent concert to pay tribute to Wilson who as sitting in the audience and Donovan Leitch dedicates his new autobiography to him - but he also has huge mass market appeal. His insightful, brilliant books on the Occult, the Mysteries and Atlantis and the Sphinx were all huge bestsellers netting millions of copies. In this return to the themes of "The Outsider", looked at from the point of his own life story, he again proves himself one of the great intellectuals of our age, never ceasing to wrestle with the great questions of life and death, and writing with an erudition and an easy way with ideas that is rare in English literary life."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
154888


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184 Wilson, W Brett (signed); Foreword By Joni Avram

Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes -by W Brett Wilson -a Signed Copy ( Dragon's Den / Risky Business related)

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Penguin / Portfolio, 2012, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
2012 067006694X / 9780670066940
Later Printing of the 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, signed by Wilson on the title page (without inscription), signed and inscribed on the title page as well "_______ & ___, Brett", 252 pages, b&w photos, ---"Dragonsí Den star and Risky Business host W. Brett Wilson often gets asked about his secrets to success. He became one of Canadaís top investment bankers because he was driven, willing to take risks, and saw opportunity where others saw problems. But his path to business success also saw him tripping over a multitude of misguided priorities. --For many years, Wilson pursued business with uncompromising focus, willingly working long hours seven days a week. But in the process, his marriage and his health suffered greatly; he was rarely home as his kids were growing up, divorce was inevitable, and cancer struck at age forty-three. He truly learned the hard way that one can enjoy financial success and the respect of business peers while suffering the loss of what matters most: health, family, and friends. --Redefining Success details how Wilson was forced to redefine his life, making health and relationships his first priorities. Through trial and error, he learned that these simple virtues are the foundation for real, enduring success, both in business and life. --Wilsonís compelling insights are the basis for Redefining Success. Not just for entrepreneurs and business professionals, it outlines how we can change our lives for the better by re-evaluating our personal definitions of success, then reworking them into a life plan that is both feasible and rewarding. Inspirational and paradigm-changing, Redefining Success will help you implement and sustain lasting, positive change in your lifeóand make the world a little more meaningful every day"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
151986


Price: 11.90 CDN
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My Maasai Life:  From Suburbia to Savannah ---a Signed Copy -by Robin Wiszowaty  ( Masai / Kenya ), Wiszowaty, Robin (signed), Foreword By Craig and Marc Kielburger
185 Wiszowaty, Robin (signed), Foreword By Craig and Marc Kielburger

My Maasai Life: From Suburbia to Savannah ---a Signed Copy -by Robin Wiszowaty ( Masai / Kenya )

Vancouver, British Columbia / Toronto, Ontario: Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON: Douglas and McIntyre / Me To We Books / Greystone books, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 1553655095 / 9781553655091
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Signed
-----------trade paperback, a Near Fine unread copy, signed by the author with a Maasai greeting, 274 pages, b&w and colour photos, ---A memoir of a girl''s choice to leave childhood comforts behind to live in her adoptive country of Kenya. Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty never pictured herself living with an impoverished Maasai family in rural Kenya. Yet in her early twenties Wiszowaty embarked on an incredible journey that would shake her from complacency, take her to unimaginable locales, and change her life forever. My Maasai Life follows Wiszowaty''s remarkable voyage as she explores some of the most remote areas of East Africa and has her eyes opened to the diverse issues facing the fascinating Maasai people."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
147005


Price: 19.88 CDN
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TWO VOLUMES / BOOKS:  YEAGER:  An Autobiography ---with Press ON!  Further Adventures in the Good Life -by General Chuck Yeager ( Press On is Signed By Chuck Yeager and C E BUD Anderson ), Yeager, Chuck (signed) (with Leo Janos and Charles Leerhsen )( C E " Bud " Anderson -signed)
186 Yeager, Chuck (signed) (with Leo Janos and Charles Leerhsen )( C E " Bud " Anderson -signed)

TWO VOLUMES / BOOKS: YEAGER: An Autobiography ---with Press ON! Further Adventures in the Good Life -by General Chuck Yeager ( Press On is Signed By Chuck Yeager and C E BUD Anderson )

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Bantam, 1985 / 1988, 1st edition, First Printing for Both
1985 0553050931 / 9780553050936
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed (one book)
-----------2 volumes, hardcovers, about 6.25w x 9.25 h inches, both are Near Fine copies in near Fine dustjackets, 342 and 247 pages, b&w photos, PRESS ON has been signed by yeager and C E ( Clarence Emil ) " BUD " Anderson, YEAGER is not signed, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159860


Price: 99.68 CDN
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Hello Canada!:  The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt ---by Scott Young -a Signed Copy, Young, Scott (signed) ( Foster Hewitt related)
187 Young, Scott (signed) ( Foster Hewitt related)

Hello Canada!: The Life and Times of Foster Hewitt ---by Scott Young -a Signed Copy

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart / M&S / Bantam - Seal, 1985, 1st Edition, First Printing
1985 0770421008 / 9780770421007
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, signed by Young on the title page, 216 pages, b&w photos, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo..
155610


Price: 37.17 CDN
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