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Cultures - Canada

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The Life of a River, Andy Russell
1 Andy Russell The Life of a River
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1987 0771078781 / 9780771078781 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/very good. Book is from the Writers Guild of Alberta library and has a few ex-lib type markings, including a front pocket and spine sticker. Hardcover is clean and tight, with minimal wear and no markings other than as above. Dustjacket has light age tanning, light scuffing and very light edgewear, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; “For those with eyes to see, a river can be a living link with our past. ” In this unique blend of history and reminiscence, Andy Russell tells the story of the Oldman River, running east from the Rocky Mountains. He recalls his personal encounters with the land and the people; the astonishing role this area has played since the Ice Age as the only ice-free passage on the continent; the ancient peoples who lived and hunted along its shores; the coming of the first white explorers, and then settlers; and finally, the dam that will destroy the river. Part memoir, part history, part passionate defence of nature, this book is an “emotional and fascinating tale” (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix). (465not,0514) 
Price: 13.50 USD
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NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD Canada's Global Future, Axworthy, Lloyd
2 Axworthy, Lloyd NAVIGATING A NEW WORLD Canada's Global Future
Alfred A. Knopf (Canada) 2003 0676974635 / 9780676974638 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition, clean and unmarked, only very light wear overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From Inside Flap: In Navigating a New World Lloyd Axworthy charts how we can become active citizens in the demanding world of the twenty-first century, to make it safer, more sustainable and more humane. Throughout he emphasizes the human story. As we meet refugees from civil war and drought, child soldiers and landmine victims, the moral imperative is clear: this is a deeply compassionate appeal to confront poverty, war and environmental disaster.... Arresting and provocative.... (750) 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 Baldwin, Douglas LAND OF THE RED SOIL A Popular History of Prince Edward Island
Ragweed Press / Gynergy Books 1998 0921556721 / 9780921556725 Second Printing Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in great condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Overall wear is light, pages clean and intact. B/w illus. 190 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Canada's smallest province has a rich and fascinating history. Its first inhabitants, the Mi'kmaq, named this crescent-shaped island "Abegweit" (cradled in the waves) ; and the Acadian settlers, who were deported in 1758 by the British, called it Ile St. Jean". It wasn't until 1799 that is became known as Prince Edward Island. (295-osl) 
Price: 6.00 USD
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CHINOOK COUNTRY Alberta South, Bill Simpkins
4 Bill Simpkins CHINOOK COUNTRY Alberta South
Oxford University Press 1979 019540307X / 9780195403077 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Signed by former premier, Ralph Klein, when he was still Mayor of Calgary: "Thank you for driving safely, Ralph Klein, Mayor". Foreword by Peter Lougheed and intro by Grant MacEwan. Oblong hardcover - approximately 9" x 11". Only light wear overall. Jacket has a brodart sleeve, which has been taped to book. The sleeve has some scuffing and light scratches, however dustjacket underneath is excellent with no tears. Pages clean and unmarked. Wonderful Southern Alberta photos throughout. 88 pages. [646] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Contributor 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Manitoba Thompson Historical, Heritage & Museum Society 1988 0889255105 / 9780889255104 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, fine other than small inscription (covered by front flap) inside front cover and slight paper break at crease near spine. Otherwise unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing & light creasing of rear top, not price clipped. "...In many ways the story of Thompson from the early days of the 1950's and 60's to its place today as the 3rd largest city in Manitoba is typical of the North as a whole. It is a story of dedication, hard work and triumph over the elements. It is a story of hope & vision, of growth, decline and then growth again. Above all else, it is the story of people, working successfully together to develop a strong community..."--Steve Ashton, M. L. A. Profuse b/w photos. (*Note: due to it's heavy weight, there will be an addt'l shipping charge to most locations); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 312 pages 
Price: 30.50 USD
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"COMING CANADIANS" An Introduction to a History of Canada's Peoples, Burnet, Jean R.
6 Burnet, Jean R. "COMING CANADIANS" An Introduction to a History of Canada's Peoples
Mcclelland & Stewart 1988 0771017839 / 9780771017834 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Only light wear overall, ex-library with heavy laminated cover and usual stamps/stickers, light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight, no markings. B/w photos/illus. 253 pages. "Surveys the social history of immigration to and settlement in Canada, reveals the similarities of experience across the many ethnic groups who comprise Canada's cultural mosaic, and examines the enormous part these peoples have played in many facets of Canadian life. "; 8vo 
Price: 11.95 USD
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Taking to the Road,  Early Auto Touring and Camping in Alberta, Buziak, Kelly
7 Buziak, Kelly Taking to the Road, Early Auto Touring and Camping in Alberta
Friends of Reynolds-Alberta Museum Society 1992 1895706041 / 9781895706048 First Edition Softcover Fine 
As new other than slight edgewear, clean & unmarked. Wonderful vintage photos throughout. 37 pages. "Imagine packing up your car and heading off to Banff in 1920. There were few road maps to guide you, and gas stations and repair garages were few and far between...." (160osl) ; 8vo 
Price: 13.50 USD
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ALBERTA IN THE 20TH CENTURY, VOLUME TWO, THE BIRTH OF THE PROVINCE 1900-1910 A Journalistic History of the Province in Eleven Volumes, Byfield, Ted (editor)
8 Byfield, Ted (editor) ALBERTA IN THE 20TH CENTURY, VOLUME TWO, THE BIRTH OF THE PROVINCE 1900-1910 A Journalistic History of the Province in Eleven Volumes
United Western Communications 1992 096957181x / 9780969571810 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Volume TWO only. Very good condition. No jacket as published. Cover has some light scuffing/light scracthes but othewise minimal wear. Light soiling to one outer edge of pages and upper edge first endpage. Previous owner's name written top of title page. Pages otherwise clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges. Section Headings: The War at the End of the Century, A Province is born, The Resurgence of Edmonton, The Inurush of Settlers, The Emerging Economy, Live in a New Province and The Northern Bonanza Proves Rutherford's Ruin. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*Note: due to heavy weight - approx. 6 lbs wrapped, extra postage will be required) Feel free to contact us for exact shipping cost. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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OF MEN AND SEALS:  A History of the Newfoundland Seal Hunt, Candow, James E.
9 Candow, James E. OF MEN AND SEALS: A History of the Newfoundland Seal Hunt
Environment Canada 1989 0660129388 / 9780660129389 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover, usual stamps & stickers, light wear overall, light soiling/scuffing to laminate and outer edge of pages.. Interior pages clean & tight. B/w photos & illus. 239 pages. Description: Sealing has been part of Newfoundland since the arrival of the first native peoples. It was a major contributor to the island's economy in the 19th century and continued to have regional impact in the 20th century. Attacked by environmentalists and animal-welfare groups, today's hunt bears few traces of its former importance. Its fate tells us much about modern society's ambivalent attitude to the natural world..... (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 24.50 USD
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CANADIAN SAYINGS 2, Casselman, Bill
10 Casselman, Bill CANADIAN SAYINGS 2
McArthur & Company Publishing, Ltd. 2002 1552782727 / 9781552782729 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Overall wear is very light. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 200 pages; Folk sayings are passed by word of mouth in communities where life and work are shared, and Bill Casselman has collected 1,000 absolute beauties in this all new edition. (*lower shipping avail to all locations) [155-osl] 
Price: 3.50 USD
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STANDING ON NEW GROUND Women in Alberta, Alberta Nature and Culture Series, Cavanaugh, Catherine A. & Warne, Randi R. (editors)
11 Cavanaugh, Catherine A. & Warne, Randi R. (editors) STANDING ON NEW GROUND Women in Alberta, Alberta Nature and Culture Series
University of Alberta 1993 088864258x / 9780888642585 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, clean, tight and unmarked. Very light edge/corner wear, a little upturning to corners, price sticker on rear. B/w photos. 202 pages. Alberta women have helped shape and develop the province's landscape for generations. This book explores the activities and contributions that Alberta women have made to prairie culture...various authors contribute. (400-noto) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 10.95 USD
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN MADNESS A Bittersweet Romance, Stories & Photos of History in the Making, Cavell, Edward and Whyte, Jon
12 Cavell, Edward and Whyte, Jon ROCKY MOUNTAIN MADNESS A Bittersweet Romance, Stories & Photos of History in the Making
Banff, AB Altitude Publishing 1982 0919381049 / 9780919381049 First Edition Softcover Good+ 
Ex-library book in good condition, laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings, a little loosening of the laminate at spine. Light edge and corner wear, a little corner curling, scuffing of laminate. Internal pages are clean, with age tanning to edges, occasional light wrinkling and a small chip from edge of last page. There's also some ink rubbing inside covers. "Welcome to a celebration of the mountain dwellers and pilgrims - the guides, packerts, wranglers and cooks, jinglers, tourists, Indians, climbers, painters, mounties, poets, bears, shopkeepers, skiers, ne'er-do-wells, romantic fools, sweethearts and a moose......who have been affected by Rocky Mountain Madness....; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Who have lived in or have visited the Rockies and Selkirks of Canada and who are herein held up to a light of their own making for our delight and enlightenment. A historical miscellany which includes accounts of occasional accomplishment, accomplished adventure, adventurous rambling, campfire tales, newspaper accounts, reminiscences and letters....A real cliffhanger!" [600] 
Price: 11.95 USD
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THE STORY OF LOUIS RIEL The Rebel Chief 1885, Collins, Joseph Edmund
13 Collins, Joseph Edmund THE STORY OF LOUIS RIEL The Rebel Chief 1885
Toronto Coles Publishing 1970 Softcover Very Good 
Facsimile of 1885 edition published by J. S. Robertson & Brothers, b/w illustrations. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light staining to one outer edge, light creasing to back upper corner and last few pages. Several tiny edge tears to pages. Pages otherwise clean and tight. The story of the Riel led rebellion in the Canadian Red River country. Louis Riel, the Canadian religious figure and prophet of a new order in the West who was plagued with bouts of insanity, was a once enigmatic man who has become one of the most closely scrutinized figures in Canadian history, leading to a century-long debate about whether Riel was a great political leader or a madman..... Louis Riel died on the gallows in 1885, and his nation died with him. [300-osl]; 8vo 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Butter Down the Well Reflections of a Canadian Childhood, Collins, Robert
14 Collins, Robert Butter Down the Well Reflections of a Canadian Childhood
Saskatoon, SK Western Producer Prairie Books 1986 0888331304 / 9780888331304 Third Printing Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, pages clean and unmarked, light age tanning. Light scuffing to cover. Minor wrinkling to small area near bottom of first section of pages. " The dirty thirties might have been barren - a veritable physical wasteland - but to a young boy with a large imagination and an alert mind, they were years of joy and delight. It is a compelling story which holds one's interest from beginning to end. "--Canadian Book Review Annual. (180os) ; 8vo; 149 pages 
Price: 6.50 USD
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PRAIRIE PEOPLE A Celebration of My Homeland, Collins, Robert
15 Collins, Robert PRAIRIE PEOPLE A Celebration of My Homeland
Mcclelland & Stewart 2003 0771022573 / 9780771022579 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine. Excellent condition. Interior clean and unmarked, light soiling to outer edge of pages - only very light wear overall. 348 pages. B/w photos. An intimate look at the people of the prairies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta - who they are, how they live, what makes them a breed apart. ; 8vo; The prairies are Robert Collins's spiritual home. He was born and raised on a Saskatchewan farm, but spent most of his adult life living elsewhere. Now he returns to his homeland to pay homage to the special character of the people who live in this unique region of Canada. Prairie People is an absorbing combination of stories, anecdotes, and touches of history told in the voices of ordinary people and linked by the author's own narrative and memories. ... (700) 
Price: 15.00 USD
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FARMERS "MAKING GOOD"  The development of Abernethy District, Saskatchewan, 1880-1920, Dick, Lyle
16 Dick, Lyle FARMERS "MAKING GOOD" The development of Abernethy District, Saskatchewan, 1880-1920
National Historic Parks and Sites, Canadian Parks Service, Environment Canada 1989 0660129396 / 9780660129396 Softcover Very Good 
Earlier Edition, National Historic Parks & Sites 1989. ISBN: 0660129396. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Library type sticker on spine but no other indication of this being a libary book. Pages are unmarked. Light edge/corner wear to cover. B/w photos. ; Studies in archaeology, architecture, and history; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; "Between 1882 & 1920, settlers from Ontario established social and economic structures at Abernathy, SK, reflecting their ethnic dominance in prairie society. With hard work & perseverance, they transformed Pheasant Plains into a prosperous farming community..." (*lower shipping available to Cdn & some Int'l locations) [416-osl] 
Price: 19.95 USD
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17 Donald Smith BEYOND TWO SOLITUDES French Quebec and Multiculturalism / National Unity
Halifax, NS Fernwood 1998 155266001X / 9781552660010 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Only light wear overall, pages clean and intact. As the debate between French and English Canada rages on, this book takes another look at the national unity issue. The central theme of Beyond Two Solitudes is one of optimism and harmony. Author Donald Smith gives an insider? S point-of-view, as a French-speaking English Canadian who has made Quebec his home..... (250? Osl) ; 8vo 
Price: 7.50 USD
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RED ON WHITE The Biography of Duke Redbird, Dunn, Marty
18 Dunn, Marty RED ON WHITE The Biography of Duke Redbird
Toronto New Press 1971 0695802313 / 9780695802318 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & tight, minimal wear, small inscription on blank endpage. Jacket has light edgewear and a couple small tears. 121 pages. B/w Illustrations. Duke Redbird was one of the first voice's of Indian protest heard in the sixties. As editor of The Thunderbird, Canada's first national Indian newspaper, he bitterly attacked the white's for their cruel repression of his people. As a poet he revived the archetypal images of his people, and exposed the deep, bitter humiliation they suffer in Canada. He tells of his own long search for the meaning of his Indian identity. This biography is a unique and thought provoking portrait of a unique Canadian. Illustrated with collages throughout by the author. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 17.50 USD
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ORDINARY HEROES The Journal of a French Pioneer in Alberta, Durieux, Marcel
19 Durieux, Marcel ORDINARY HEROES The Journal of a French Pioneer in Alberta
University of Alberta Press 1980 0888640692 / 9780888640697 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Ex-library book, but still in quite good condition - sturdy laminated cover and usual type ex-lib markings. Light edgewear and scuffing to cover, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Interior clean. ; 8vo; "The journal of Marcel Durieux records the joys of harvesting vegetables after a winter of rice and beans, of spiritual awareness and of strong ties among the people, as well as the suffering that came from hardship, pain, loss and loneliness in pioneering the West. " [227-osl] 
Price: 6.50 USD
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AT HOME IN CANADA Photography by Joy Von Tiedemann, Eaton, Nicole & Weston, Hilary
20 Eaton, Nicole & Weston, Hilary AT HOME IN CANADA Photography by Joy Von Tiedemann
Toronto Viking 1995 067084988X / 9780670849888 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edgewear to hardcover, a little moreso to bottom edge. . Jacket has light edgewear but is very good & now under a mylar cover. Interior pages are clean & tight. A little scuffing to the mylar. ". ...Authors travelled across Canada to learn what home means to Canadians. The result is this rich celebration of the many different, sometimes surprising, ways we make ourselves at home. Offers a dazzling variety of homes-and people. Meet Mordecai Richler at work and playing snooker; Alex Colville in his studio and taking his daily bicycle ride; Trisha Romance celebrating a sumptuous family Christmas; Jim Coutts playing a spirited game of gin rummy with his mother. Includes hundreds of breathtaking colour photographs.." (*Note: book is oversize and will incur addt'l shipping charges) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 23.00 USD
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