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Conversations with a Rattlesnake:  Raw and Honest Reflections on Healing and Trauma ---by Theo Fleury and Kim Barthel ( Sexual Abuse ), Fleury, Theo and Kim Barthel
61 Fleury, Theo and Kim Barthel

Conversations with a Rattlesnake: Raw and Honest Reflections on Healing and Trauma ---by Theo Fleury and Kim Barthel ( Sexual Abuse )

Canada: Canada ( North Vancouver, BC ): Influence Publishing, 2014, 1st edition, First Printing
2014 177141071X / 9781771410717
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, 453 pages, ---"Following the release of his mind-blowing first book, Playing with Fire, Theo Fleury joins forces with world-renowned therapist Kim Barthel in a new book, Conversations with a Rattlesnake, coming out November 2014. The book is a raw and honest conversation, loaded with personal insights and cutting-edge information about healing from trauma and abuse. Fleury calls Barthel the -Wayne Gretzky of therapy- and within their emotionally safe relationship he bares his soul so that others can learn from his mistakes, triumphs and new learnings. Fleury’s story will inspire not only those overcoming their own trauma but friends, parents, teachers, coaches, therapists and health practitioners -anyone who is in the critical position of supporting someone who needs to share their own story. Co-author Kim Barthel provides an in-depth explanation of early childhood attachment and addiction that ties into the reasoning behind our behaviours and the science of how our brains work. Barthel explains how understanding groundbreaking scientific and psychological research can eliminate the unnecessary and damaging shame that so often accompanies abuse and trauma. Her dialogue with Fleury illuminates self-awareness, mindfulness and the power of relationships. Fleury’s life experiences and Barthel’s informed interpretation combine to provide a unique look at the healing process that is easy to read, entertaining and transformational."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155170


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H.G.:  The History of Mr Wells ---by Michael Foot ( Herbert George Wells Biography ), Foot, Michael ( H G [ Herbert George ] Wells related)
62 Foot, Michael ( H G [ Herbert George ] Wells related)

H.G.: The History of Mr Wells ---by Michael Foot ( Herbert George Wells Biography )

Washington, DC: Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1995, 1st Edition, First Printing
1995 188717804X / 9781887178044
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Rene Magritte Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy, in a Near Fine dustjacket, 318 pages, b&w photos, ---"H.G. Wells was at one time a popular novelist and journalist on both sides of the Atlantic. But since his death, he has suffered much criticism. Wells played a leading role in some of the most important controversies this century, including the fight for women's rights and the arguments between democracy and Communism. In this biography, Michael Foot, a long-time sympathizer with most of the causes for which Wells fought, offers new insights into Wells's life and works. The text argues that several of Wells's novels should restore his reputation when most of his detractors are forgotten. It casts light on the women he loved and who loved him, showing their influential role in guiding him towards some of his greatest heights of literary achievement - among them four of the most independent-minded women of his century - his wife Jane Wells, Amber Reeves, Rebecca West and Moura Budberg. As a personal friend of Wells in his youth, and strongly influenced by him in his own political beliefs, Foot is well-placed to bring fresh insight to one of this century's most colourful and controversial figures."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155379


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63 Forrester, Helen ( penname for June [ Jamunadevi ] Bhatia )(aka: J Rana; June Edwards )

The Liverpool Trilogy: Twopence to Cross the Mersey; Liverpool Miss; By the Waters of Liverpool -book 1, 2 and 3 -in a Slipcase -THREE VOLUMES -by Helen Forrester ( Autobiography / Autobiographical ) ( Boxed Set )

London, England: London, UK: Fontana, 1987 for All, Later Printing for All ( 1st Boxed Set )
1987 0006361684 / 9780006361688
Later printing(s)
Soft Cover
Good (see description)

Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
------------3 volumes, paperbacks, all are solid Good copies, a bit of light wear, spine creases, a bit of age toning to paper, all housed in an original matching slipcase which is Very Good+, these are autobiographical, 224, 290 and 280 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155524


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A Jockey's Life:  The Biography of Lester Pigott ---by Dick Francis -a Signed Copy, Francis, Dick (signed and inscribed)
64 Francis, Dick (signed and inscribed)

A Jockey's Life: The Biography of Lester Pigott ---by Dick Francis -a Signed Copy

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: Putnam / G P Putnam's, 1986, 1st Edition, 2nd Printing
1986 0399131795 / 9780399131790
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a close to Near Fine dustjacket but there is a bit of sunning to the spine so a Very Good+ dustjacket, 338 pages, b&w photos, signed and inscribed "Sept 1986 W___ M____ & his fellow security guards at Bldg 'A' Sea Ranch Club. Very best wishes Dick Francis", the Sea Ranch Club was a condo complex in Florida where Dick and Mary Francis would spend part otf the year, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157907


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The Sport of Queens:  The Autobiography of Dick Francis  / The Armchair Detective Library - Otto Penzler Book, Francis, Dick / The Armchair Detective Library - Otto Penzler Books
65 Francis, Dick / The Armchair Detective Library - Otto Penzler Books

The Sport of Queens: The Autobiography of Dick Francis / The Armchair Detective Library - Otto Penzler Book

New York, NY: N.Y. / New York: The Armchair Detective Library - Otto Penzler Book, 1993, 1st Edition Thus, First Printing
1993 1562870483 / 9781562870485
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Carolyn Hartman Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket with a black mark on the verso of the jacket at the lower spine tip, feels unread, 254 pages, ---The author of more than thirty best-selling mystery and suspense novels describes the exciting story of his journey from champion steeplechase jockey to successful writer, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
157553


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Lessons from a Tour Bus Presents ALAN FREW The Action Sandwich: A Six ( 6 ) Step Recipe to Success By Doing What You are Already Doing ( Success, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll ) -by Alan Frew -a Signed Copy ( Glass Tiger related), Frew, Alan (signed) Withsharon Brennan; Foreword By Tim Long ( Executive Producer of The Simpsons )
66 Frew, Alan (signed) Withsharon Brennan; Foreword By Tim Long ( Executive Producer of The Simpsons )

Lessons from a Tour Bus Presents ALAN FREW The Action Sandwich: A Six ( 6 ) Step Recipe to Success By Doing What You are Already Doing ( Success, Thugs and Rock 'n' Roll ) -by Alan Frew -a Signed Copy ( Glass Tiger related)

London, Ontario: London. ON: Binea Press, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing
2007 0973686391 / 9780973686395
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Signed
-----------hard cover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 251 pages, signed and inscribed "To J___ Thank you. Alan Frew", ---"Alan Frew knows that truth lies within each bite of THE ACTION SANDWICH and that THE ACTION SANDWICH lives in the space between life’s questions and answers. This is not a book of group-hugs or high-fives, nor will it win awards from the Moral Majority any time soon. That's not where it comes from. Alan writes with no apology, of the raw reality and hardcore nature of life on the streets managing to parlay that into undeniable proof that abundance is for everyone, even for a cheeky wee bugger from Coatbridge. Follow the true purpose of a boy from his hometown in Scotland to the sobering world of autopsies and from the repetitive life of a factory worker to the excessive realm of a rock star. Laugh and cry through tales of being chased by a mad priest, beaten by Mrs. Biggart's umbrella, discovering a dead man and burning down the neighbourhood and that’s all before the age of ten! If you are driven to part the waters of confusion by allowing RECEPTIVITY to decipher the signals of the universe, and if you DESIRE the BELIEF system that you once had, and if your unwavering INTENTION is to live your absolute best life, committed to taking ACTION with a burning PASSION to make it all happen, then this book is indeed for you. Are you hungry? Here comes THE ACTION SANDWICH! Let’s eat!."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
159224


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At Sea and Ashore ( Canadian Merchant Navy Seaman Memoirs )( Shipyards )( World War II / WWII ), Gardner, Hamor
67 Gardner, Hamor

At Sea and Ashore ( Canadian Merchant Navy Seaman Memoirs )( Shipyards )( World War II / WWII )

Bloomington, Indiana: Bloomington, IN: Trafford, 2007, 1st Edition, Later Printing
2007 1425105556 / 9781425105556
Later printing(s)
Soft Cover
Very Good (see description)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------trade paperback, a Very Good copy, 154 pages, b&w photos, a recollection of incidents from Gardner during his time as a merchant seaman, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
145871


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1982 ---by Jian Ghomeshi -a Signed Copy ( a Memoir ), Ghomeshi, Jian (signed)
68 Ghomeshi, Jian (signed)

1982 ---by Jian Ghomeshi -a Signed Copy ( a Memoir )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Viking / Penguin Canada, 2012, 1st Edition, Later Printing
2012 0670066486 / 9780670066483
Later Printing of the first Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Michael Vrana Cover Design
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, a few small faint smudges on the predominately white dustjacket, signed without inscription by JG, ---"In 1982 the Commodore 64 computer was introduced, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland War started and ended, Michael Jackson released, Thriller, Canada repatriated its Constitution, and the first compact disc was sold in Germany. And that’s not all. In 1982 I blossomed from a naive fourteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids to something much more: a naive eyeliner-wearing, fifteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids. --So writes Jian Ghomeshi in this, his first book, 1982. It is a memoir told across intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie ("I wanted to be Bowie,” he recalls), the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran. --It is a bittersweet, heartfelt book that recalls awkward moments such as Ghomeshi’s performance as the “Ivory” in a school production of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s Ebony and Ivory; a stakeout where Rush was rehearsing for its world tour; and a memorable day at the Police picnic of 1982. Music is the jumping-off place for Ghomeshi to discuss young love, young heartache, conformity, and the nature of cool. At the same time, 1982 is an entertaining cultural history of a crazy era of glam, glitter, and gender-bending fads and fashions. And it is definitely the first rock memoir by a Persian-Canadian new waver."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155583


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1982 ---by Jian Ghomeshi -a Signed Copy ( a Memoir ), Ghomeshi, Jian (signed)
69 Ghomeshi, Jian (signed)

1982 ---by Jian Ghomeshi -a Signed Copy ( a Memoir )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Viking / Penguin Canada, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing
2012 0670066486 / 9780670066483
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Michael Vrana Cover Design
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Near Fine dustjacket, a few small faint smudges on the predominately white dustjacket, signed without inscription by JG, ---"In 1982 the Commodore 64 computer was introduced, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland War started and ended, Michael Jackson released, Thriller, Canada repatriated its Constitution, and the first compact disc was sold in Germany. And that’s not all. In 1982 I blossomed from a naive fourteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids to something much more: a naive eyeliner-wearing, fifteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids. --So writes Jian Ghomeshi in this, his first book, 1982. It is a memoir told across intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie ("I wanted to be Bowie,” he recalls), the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran. --It is a bittersweet, heartfelt book that recalls awkward moments such as Ghomeshi’s performance as the “Ivory” in a school production of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s Ebony and Ivory; a stakeout where Rush was rehearsing for its world tour; and a memorable day at the Police picnic of 1982. Music is the jumping-off place for Ghomeshi to discuss young love, young heartache, conformity, and the nature of cool. At the same time, 1982 is an entertaining cultural history of a crazy era of glam, glitter, and gender-bending fads and fashions. And it is definitely the first rock memoir by a Persian-Canadian new waver."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155584


Price: 19.88 CDN
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70 Ghomeshi, Jian (signed)

1982 ---by Jian Ghomeshi -a Signed Copy ( a Memoir )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Viking / Penguin Canada, 2012, 1st Edition, First Printing
2012 0670066486 / 9780670066483
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Very Good+ (see description) Michael Vrana Cover Design
Signed
-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a lightly rubbed Very Good+ dustjacket, a few small faint smudges on the predominately white dustjacket, signed "Good luck in reaching your recovery goals! Yours Jian Ghomeshi 2012", ---"In 1982 the Commodore 64 computer was introduced, Ronald Reagan survived being shot, the Falkland War started and ended, Michael Jackson released, Thriller, Canada repatriated its Constitution, and the first compact disc was sold in Germany. And that’s not all. In 1982 I blossomed from a naive fourteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids to something much more: a naive eyeliner-wearing, fifteen-year-old trying to fit in with the cool kids. --So writes Jian Ghomeshi in this, his first book, 1982. It is a memoir told across intertwined stories of the songs and musical moments that changed his life. Obsessed with David Bowie ("I wanted to be Bowie,” he recalls), the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran. --It is a bittersweet, heartfelt book that recalls awkward moments such as Ghomeshi’s performance as the “Ivory” in a school production of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s Ebony and Ivory; a stakeout where Rush was rehearsing for its world tour; and a memorable day at the Police picnic of 1982. Music is the jumping-off place for Ghomeshi to discuss young love, young heartache, conformity, and the nature of cool. At the same time, 1982 is an entertaining cultural history of a crazy era of glam, glitter, and gender-bending fads and fashions. And it is definitely the first rock memoir by a Persian-Canadian new waver."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155632


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After the Falls:  Coming of Age in the Sixties ---a Signed Copy ( 60s / 60's ), Gildiner, Catherine (signed)
71 Gildiner, Catherine (signed)

After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties ---a Signed Copy ( 60s / 60's )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 0307398226 / 9780307398222
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 and inscribed by the author, ink name on front blank endpaper, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"Catherine Gildiner recounts her remarkable coming-of-age in the 1960s with the same wit, candour and exhilarating storytelling that has made Too Close to the Falls a modern classic. When Cathy McClure is thirteen years old, her parents make the bold decision to move to suburban Buffalo in hopes that it will help Cathy focus on her studies and stay out of trouble. But norma” has never been Cathy’s forte, and leaving Niagara Falls and Catholic school behind does nothing to quell her spirited nature. As the 1960s dramatically unfold, Cathy takes on many personas -cheerleader, vandal, HoJo hostess, civil rights demonstrator -with the same gusto she exhibited as a child working split shifts in her father’s pharmacy. But when tragedy strikes, it is her role as daughter that proves to be most challenging. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155981


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After the Falls:  Coming of Age in the Sixties ---a Signed Copy ( 60s / 60's ), Gildiner, Catherine (signed)
72 Gildiner, Catherine (signed)

After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties ---a Signed Copy ( 60s / 60's )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2009, 1st Edition, First Printing
2009 0307398226 / 9780307398222
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 and inscribed by the author, ink name on front blank endpaper, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"Catherine Gildiner recounts her remarkable coming-of-age in the 1960s with the same wit, candour and exhilarating storytelling that has made Too Close to the Falls a modern classic. When Cathy McClure is thirteen years old, her parents make the bold decision to move to suburban Buffalo in hopes that it will help Cathy focus on her studies and stay out of trouble. But norma” has never been Cathy’s forte, and leaving Niagara Falls and Catholic school behind does nothing to quell her spirited nature. As the 1960s dramatically unfold, Cathy takes on many personas -cheerleader, vandal, HoJo hostess, civil rights demonstrator -with the same gusto she exhibited as a child working split shifts in her father’s pharmacy. But when tragedy strikes, it is her role as daughter that proves to be most challenging. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155982


Price: 17.22 CDN
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The Pavement My Pillow, Gillain, Louis E ( Elphage )( Not Spelled Gillian )
73 Gillain, Louis E ( Elphage )( Not Spelled Gillian )

The Pavement My Pillow

London, England: London, UK: Arco Publications, 1954, 1st Edition, First Printing
1954 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

Good (see description) Uncredited Cover Art
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a clean Very Good copy, in an attractive Good dustjacket, some browning and offset to theendpapers, a bit of foxing mainly to the edge of the text block, Gillain starts out with his birth and how his mother could never have known how big a disappointment he was meant to be, from the dustjacket flap --- " In his introduction, Gillain explains, "I may be accused of vulgarity and dullness, of being morbid, facetious, egotistical and vain, and of being ignorant. I know I am a careless writer. But this book is the story of my life ---" Brought up in the gutters of London, he joined the army by mistake and deserted by design. He then became a street entertainer, a white witch doctor, a ventriloquist, a thief, a pedlar of patent medicines, an escapologist, an unsuccessful smallholder, and narrowly escaped becoming a murderer. But at no time does he become dull. This is the confession of a man with many talents and as many failings, a man who could commit almost every sin and retain a moral sense of decency and honour. ---a real story about a man who fought against the gutter, ---but who returned to it time and again, because in the coloured men who saved him from starvation, the prostitutes who befriended him, the crooks, barrow-boys and dawn-and-outs who were his companions he found the warmth, kindness and generosity that he could not find in more respectable circles. ---a book that contains the red blood of humanity."any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
146116


Price: 33.18 CDN
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The Pavement My Pillow, Gillain, Louis E ( Elphage )( Not Spelled Gillian )
74 Gillain, Louis E ( Elphage )( Not Spelled Gillian )

The Pavement My Pillow

London, England: London, UK: Arco Publications, 1954, 1st Edition, First Printing
1954 
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good (see description)

No Jacket No Dustjacket
Not Signed
-----------hardcover, a clean Very Good copy, no dustjacket, small address label and ink number on endpapers, some browning to the covers, Gillain starts out with his birth and how his mother could never have known how big a disappointment he was meant to be, " In his introduction, Gillain explains, "I may be accused of vulgarity and dullness, of being morbid, facetious, egotistical and vain, and of being ignorant. I know I am a careless writer. But this book is the story of my life --- Brought up in the gutters of London, he joined the army by mistake and deserted by design. He then became a street entertainer, a white witch doctor, a ventriloquist, a thief, a pedlar of patent medicines, an escapologist, an unsuccessful smallholder, and narrowly escaped becoming a murderer. But at no time does he become dull. This is the confession of a man with many talents and as many failings, a man who could commit almost every sin and retain a moral sense of decency and honour. ---a real story about a man who fought against the gutter, ---but who returned to it time and again, because in the coloured men who saved him from starvation, the prostitutes who befriended him, the crooks, barrow-boys and dawn-and-outs who were his companions he found the warmth, kindness and generosity that he could not find in more respectable circles. ...a book that contains the red blood of humanity."any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
142269


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75 Gray, Charlotte

Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention -by Charlotte Gray

N.Y.: Arcade Publishing, 2006, 1st Edition, 1st Printing
2006 1559708093 / 9781559708098
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine

Near Fine Photo Cover

-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 467 pages, b&w photos, ---" This extraordinary biography explores the brilliant mind of an eccentric, obsessive man. There can scarcely be a reader who has not heard of the inventor of the telephone. Yet this invention was only one of the many ideas that Alexander Graham Bell developed into fascinating new theories and technologies. --Bell investigated how to transmit speech along light waves, how to distill fresh water from sea-water, and how to reinflate collapsed lungs by means of an early version of an iron lung. In Washington, he became the esteemed head of the National Geographic Society, and a regent of the Smithsonian Institute. In Nova Scotia, he established a remarkable family fiefdom on a headland near Baddeck, and bred a flock of -supersheep- that regularly produced twins. He was in at the birth of aviation, and supervised a team of young men ( Bell's Boys ) who made important contributions to the early history of flight. In his final years, he built a hydrofoil that broke all speed records for water craft. --Born in Edinburgh, Bell originally dedicated himself to helping the deaf. Thanks to his father, a speech therapist in Edinburgh who moved to Canada, he understood how human speech and hearing works. It was the insights from human anatomy that allowed Alec Bell to invent the telephone before his many rivals got there. --However, throughout his life the inventor remained committed as a teacher and advocate to the interests of the hearing-impaired. He was a beloved mentor of Helen Keller. And as a teacher, this intense and neurotic man met a young deaf woman who gave him the stability and security he required to explore his genius. --Mabel Hubbard lost her hearing when she was five years old, and met Alec Bell when she became his student in Boston at age 14. She never let her disability hamper her, in society or in the raising of their family in Washington. Nevertheless, she was ambivalent about Alec’s lifelong devotion to the deaf as she herself did not want to be seen as handicapped. She gave Alec more encouragement for his technological work on communication and aeronautics, and saw to it that their two daughters received as much attention as his inventions. --Mabel and Alec exchanged letters with each other during their frequent separations and corresponded regularly with parents, children, friends, in-laws and acquaintances. These papers are rich in personal detail and reflection. With literary skill and psychological insight, Charlotte brings both Alexander Graham Bell and his wife vividly alive."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
150677


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Growing Up in Wales:  Collected Memories of Childhood in Wales - 1895 to 1939, Grenfell-Hill, Jeffrey
76 Grenfell-Hill, Jeffrey

Growing Up in Wales: Collected Memories of Childhood in Wales - 1895 to 1939

England: Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales - UK: Gomer Press, 1996, 1st Edition, First Printing
1996 1859023495 / 9781859023495
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------trade paperback, a Near Fine copy, address label on front endpaper, 178 pages, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
146114


Price: 13.23 CDN
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Black Like Me ---by John Howard Griffin ( New Epilogue By the Author ), Griffin, John Howard
77 Griffin, John Howard

Black Like Me ---by John Howard Griffin ( New Epilogue By the Author )

Boston, Massachussetts: Boston, MA.: Houghton Mifflin, 1977, 2nd Edition ( 1st Edition with New Epilogue ), 21st Printing
1977 0395251028 / 9780395251027
Later printing(s)
Hard Cover
Fair (see description)

Good (see description) Text Cover
Not Signed
...................hardcover, a Fair ony ex library copy, usual library marks and stamps, front blank endpaper has been removed, some hi-liting and underlining in the book, in a Good price clipped dustjacket, library sticker on spine of jacket, some sunning to the spine, offered as is, 208 pages, still a fascinating read after 40+ years, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155993


Price: 10.57 CDN
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The Spitting Champion of the World: Memories of Antigonish -by Max Haines -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Nova Scotia ), Haines, Max (signed)
78 Haines, Max (signed)

The Spitting Champion of the World: Memories of Antigonish -by Max Haines -a Signed Copy ( Autobiography / Nova Scotia )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: Viking Canada, 2007, 1st Edition, First Printing
2007 0670064831 / 9780670064830
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 MaxHaines, 270 pages, ---"Bootlegger, chicken-plucker, naval cadet, and public speaker—Max Haines has led an interesting life. Long before becoming Canada’s best-known crime writer, Max was a young boy surrounded by colourful characters in his hometown of Antigonish. Watch out for Mother St. Regina, the strict nun who finds fault with Max after a misunderstanding over a piece of candy; beware of Mary Ellen “The Spook,” whose other-worldly powers have all the town talking; catch up with telephone operator Alison, whose eavesdropping and gossiping keeps the whole town informed at remarkable speed, and heed the word of Willie the jailer, who lets his charges roam for the day but threatens to lock them out for good if they don’t make it back by curfew. Let Max lead you back to the Nova Scotia of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s. There are no traffic lights, no mail delivery, and no numbers on doors, and if you want to call, Max’s family’s phone number is simply 9. Filled with the larger-than-life inhabitants of a small town (and its occasionally baffled visitors), The Spitting Champion of the World is a lively, funny, and heartwarming collection of stories from a simpler time, told with Max Haines’s signature sparkling humour."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
158985


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Dispatches from the Front:  Matthew Halton - Canada's Voice at War ( WWII / World War II Correspondent )( Biography / Life ), Halton, David ( Matthew Halton related)
79 Halton, David ( Matthew Halton related)

Dispatches from the Front: Matthew Halton - Canada's Voice at War ( WWII / World War II Correspondent )( Biography / Life )

Toronto, Ontario: Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart / M&S, 2014, 1st Edition, First Printing
2014 0771038135 / 9780771038136
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
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---------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 344 pages, b&w photos, ---"As senior war correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the Second World War, Matthew Halton reported from the front lines in Italy and Northwest Europe and became “the voice of Canada at war.” His gripping, passionate broadcasts chronicled the victories and losses of Canadian soldiers and made him a national hero. --Born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, in 1904, Halton was to achieve the fastest ever ascent in Canadian journalism. A year after joining the Toronto Daily Star as a cub reporter, he was in Berlin to write about Adolf Hitler’s seizure of power and – long before most other correspondents – to begin a prophetic series of warnings about the Nazi regime. For more than two decades, he witnessed first-hand the major political and military events of the era. He covered Europe’s drift to disaster, including the breakdown of the League of Nations, the Spanish Civil War, the sellout to Fascism at Munich, and the Nazi takeover of Czechoslovakia. Along the way he interviewed Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hermann Göring, Neville Chamberlain, Charles de Gaulle, Mahatma Gandhi, and dozens of others who shaped the history of the century. --In Dispatches from the Front, acclaimed former CBC correspondent David Halton, Matthew’s son, also examines his father’s often tumultuous personal life. He unravels the many paradoxes of his person­ality: the war correspondent who loathed bloodshed yet became addicted to the thrill of battle; the loner who thrived in good company; and, in some ways most puzzling of all, the womanizer with a deep and enduring love for his wife. Drawn from extensive interviews and archival research, this definitive biography is a captivating portrait of the life of one of Canada’s most accom­plished journalists. "---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
155994


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The Ear of the Heart:  An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows -by Mother Dolores Hart ( Elvis Presley related)( Nun / Holy Orders ), Hart, Mother Dolores with Richard DeNeut
80 Hart, Mother Dolores with Richard DeNeut

The Ear of the Heart: An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows -by Mother Dolores Hart ( Elvis Presley related)( Nun / Holy Orders )

San Francisco, California: San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2013, 1st edition, First Printing
2013 1586177478 / 9781586177478
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine (see description)

Near Fine (see description) Photo Cover
Not Signed
----------hardcover, about 6.25 x 9.25 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, lower corners are ever so slightly bumped, 457 pages, colour and b&w photos, ---"Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life, with co-author and life-long friend, Richard DeNeut. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Myrna Loy. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Pleasure of His Company and appeared in two television shows, including The Virginian. A new chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, which was filmed on location in Italy. Born Dolores Hicks to a complicated and colorful Chicago family, Mother Hart has traveled a charmed yet challenging road in her journey toward God, serenity and, yes, love. She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Conn., at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious summons she heard with the "ear of the heart". While contracted for another film and engaged to be married, she gave up everything to become a bride of Christ"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo
156180


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