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    • E.P. DUTTON & COMPANY, 1926
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    • Description: [9], 10-320 pages. Name Index. Subject index. Dedicated to Arthur Kitson, "the British pioneer of the new economics, to whose writings the author owes his initial interest in the fascinating problems of wealth and currency." - dedication page. Soddy [1877-1956] was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work related to isotopes and the transmutation of elements resulting from radiation. Inspired by Kitson, he began writing about economics in 1921, focussing on monetary policy and the role of energy in economic systems. "Soddy's economic writings were largely ignored in his time,... Lisez plus
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    • Description: x, 361 pages. Index. Footnotes. "An analysis of the causes of the great American depression which began in 1929." - dust jacket. Murray Rothbard [1926-1995] was a prominent American economist, libertarian and adherent of the Austrian School. Gift greetings upon front free endpaper, otherwise book clean and bright with light wear to publisher's red cloth. Binding tight. Average wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality first edition copy of this profound and most timely treatise which contends that "crises and depressions are caused, not by the free market econom... Lisez plus
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    • Description: [4], 243 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of the author's WWII photos. Robert Capa [1913-1954] was a prominent 20th-century war photographer. Here he recounts the years 1942 through 1945 which he spent covering the war in Europe and North Africa for major American periodicals. Slight lean to spine. Unmarked with average wear to publisher's clay-colored cloth. Binding intact. Dust jacket not included. A sound copy. Enser p.340. Lisez plus
  4. Thumb_rules-radicals-practical-primer-realistic-radicals-7e306f4f-974d-45bd-89ab-387f7947fc5b
    • Librairie: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Description: Fourth printing of the 1971 first edition. "Lest we forget... the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom - Lucifer." - page ix. "The revolutionary force today has two targets, moral as well as material. Its young protagonists are one moment reminiscent of the idealistic early Christians, yet they also urge violence and cry, 'Burn the system down!' They have no illusions about the system, but plenty of illusions about the way to change the world. It is to this point that I have written this book." ... Lisez plus
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    • JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC., 1958
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    • Description: 1958 reprint of the 1950 second edition. xxxii, 1151 pages including index and several fold-outs. Black and white photos. Numerous detailed line drawings. Presents a compendium of all phases of modern hydroelectric practice. Chapters include: Rainfall; Evaporation; Factors affecting Runoff; River Gaging; Float Measurements; Estimating Stream Flow; Flood Flows; Investigation of Sites; Hydraulics; Head, Power and Efficiency; Pondage and Storage; Types of Hydro Plants; Cost of Steam Power; Cost of Hydro Power; Market Requirements and Load Studies; Capacity and Development and Economic Advisabi... Lisez plus
  6. Thumb_signal-canadian-soldier-memoir-liberation-9499853b-9584-445d-9435-b93fc275d0fa
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    • Description: "A Canadian soldier's memoir of the liberation of the Netherlands and the capture of the Rhineland. Takes readers on a guided tour of the ground-level experiences of a small-town Canadian boy, from his training at Camp Petawawa and Kingston to the soggy battlefields of the Netherlands and beyond to the Canadian Army of Occupation in Germany. xiv, 394 pages. Bibliography. Index. Black and white reproductions of photos. Gift greetings upon title page otherwise unmarked with moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this important Canadian WWII memoir. Lisez plus
  7. Thumb_mystery-banking-3067b77a-9600-44a2-8320-c5986c58a847
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    • Description: "Expands upon the hard money analysis of Rothbard's 'What Has The Government Done To Our Money?', and combines it with the T-account analysis of banking found in conventional money and banking texts. 'This', says Rothbard, 'has never been done before, and fills an important gap in hard-money analysis, and in explaining how the banking system creates money.'" - dust jacket. "If you want to find out how banks play with your deposits, if you want to know what money really is, and what it isn't, Murray Rothbard's account of the banking pyramid, built by depositors of all sizes, read this book a... Lisez plus
  8. Thumb_jews-race-e3cc3c2a-1c7a-48c0-a3f4-02b029a15e26
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    • Description: "An early attempt by one of the world's leading Jewish Communist theoreticians to counter early twentieth century anti-Semitism - which argued that Jews were an alien non-European race - by attempting to prove that the Jews do not constitute a specific race, but are rather a mixture of many different groups." - Bokus. "Appearing in English for the first time. The first German edition appeared in 1914, under the title Rasse und Judentum; the second edition, in 1921, already included a number of important additions and improvements, particularly the new chapter entitled 'Zionism After the War... Lisez plus
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    • Librairie: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Description: 72 pages. Features: Cover photo of Ursula Theiss; Nice color two-page 1952 Chevrolet ad; News from Asia - unrest in Hong Kong, Korean War, Chiang Kai-shek's forces in Formosa; Photo of topless well-endowed young African woman pounding food while wearing a wrap-around fabric featuring images of the King and Queen of England; Photo of Cuba's Gen. Fulgencio Batista with wife and son; Feature interview with Admiral William M. Fechteler about the Navy's plans for using atomic power and weapons (colour photo-portrait of the Admiral on back cover); Quote attributed to David Ben Gurion "We've cross... Lisez plus
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    • Description: 50 pages. Black and white reproductions of photos. Features: Fare - $17.99 - Union Pacific satisfies the demand of Californians wanting to visit Las Vegas; "Heavy-Duty" Blue and the Flying Dutchman (short story); Joe Fisher's Neighborly Reading Railroad; The Land Grant Legend - how the federal government actually made land grants to promote the construction of railroads through the sparsely settled or unsettled areas of the country; Steam with a European Accent - six pages of European locomotives; Arizona's Town Hall Shortline - The Santa Fe, Wickenburg and Hassayampa River Valley Railroad;... Lisez plus
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    • Librairie: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Description: xxviii, 352 pages. Index. Footnotes. "Offers a new theory of money with specific proposals for replacing the nation's outdated monetary and tax policies, calls for general prosperity without sacrifice, and is written in plain language." - dust jacket. Clean and bright with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A high-quality copy. Lisez plus
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    • Librairie: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Description: 261 pages. Bibliography. Grainy black and white reproductions of photo. "...Reveals for the first time shocking incidents of misconduct by Ben Gurion throughout his political career and later by the succeeding Israeli governments. Examples include: The sinking of ships carrying Jewish survivors from Europe; The bombing of Jewish installations in Iraq in order to force the Jews to leave Iraq for Israel; His disregard of vital information pertaining to the slaughter of Jews in Europe during the Holocaust. When the author first saw the research material used for this book, he was shocked. He d... Lisez plus
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    • PRENTICE-HALL, INC., 1968
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    • Description: xv, 254 pages. Index. Bibliography. 1968 reprint of the 1960 first edition. Bibliography. "Filled to the brim with tried, tested rules and personal case histories, this book will go with you on your journey to success - but you must put the principles to work. Start now, on your way to success in business, at home and in your social life. Here is your guide. Read what others have done, how they have done it, and remember that you can do it, too." - dust jacket (not included). "These two men have the rare gift of inspiring and helping people. In fact, I owe them both a personal debt of grati... Lisez plus
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    • Librairie: RareNonFiction.com (Canada)
    • Description: 192 pages. Totally jam-packed with black and white reproductions of fantastic archival photos, plus some in color. Glossary of Trucker Talk. "Trucking is a way of life, with its own perspective on the world. It is a job with dignity and plenty of responsibility. It has its heartaches and it has its high times. It offers independence and a whiff of freedom, but for most who get behind the wheel of a semi truck, it soon becomes an obsession. Here is the story of these individuals and their vehicles from the Pioneer period to the present day." - dust jacket.. Umarked with average wear to book ... Lisez plus
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    • Description: xi, [3], 322 pp. Index. Chronology of the Hitler movement. Statistical tables. "Professor Abel went directly to the source of Hitler's power - the German people - for the truth, and by an ingeniously contrived literary contest secured this collection of simple and eloquent life histories. The direct testimony of eye witnesses and participants in the revolutions, riots and coups ushering in the most powerful of modern dictatorships gives this book a stirring and realistic validity." - dust jacket (not included). Rebound former library copy with usual markings and above-average wear. Binding ... Lisez plus
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    • Description: x, 114 pages. Numerous vignettes and red and black card illustrations throughout. Text in French. Publisher's goldenrod cloth beautifully adorned with elaborate black decoration and gilt lettering and design. Undated but appears to be circa 1890. Front hinge starting. Back hinge open. Boards not quite flat. Moderate foxing throughout. A worthy and still attractive copy of this beautifully presented antiquarian card game reference. Lisez plus
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    • SELF-PUBLISHED, 1975
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    • Description: [2], 31 pages. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Fascinating and delightful reading. Describes the life of the author's hardy European ancestors who settled in the Cowichan area on Vancouver Island in the 1800s. The story begins with Robert McLay who left Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to first visit Vancouver Island in 1862. Modern residents of the area will marvel at how these settlers got by without any of the infrastructure we now take for granted. Also interesting is the description of relations with the local native peoples. Unmarked with average wear to beige card co... Lisez plus
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    • Description: Wonderful 1922 colour map of Alberta "showing the complete railroad system in detail, and accurately locating all towns, post offices, railroad stations, etc. Provincial constituencies are outlined. Verso provides a detailed index of towns and post offices, some of which are indicated to lie along the CPR or CNR. 78 x 61cm. Folds down to 17 x 11.4 cm inside publisher's beige card covers. Unmarked with moderate wear. Few tiny openings to periphery of map and a 5cm opening along fold in upper left corner. A quality example of this fascinating representation of Alberta a century ago. Lisez plus
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    • Description: [3], 4-32 pages. Undated but probably circa early 1960s. "This booklet is intended to provide helpful information, rates of postage, important postal regulations and a list of up-to-date services - all for the guidance of patrons of the Postal Service. Unmarked with average wear. Binding intact. An interesting vintage copy from back in the day when "The postman is one salesman who is never turned away from the prospect's door." - back cover. Lisez plus
  20. Thumb_colman-mustard-cook-book-cookbook-5dd09d36-f159-4599-a228-af8cd5e82d4b
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    • Description: [ii], 30 pages. Many two-colour illustrations of elegant dining scenes. "Its host of new and novel recipes, together with a select few of the old favourites, all thoroughly tested by a graduate dietitican, the logical arrangement of its pages in compolete dinner menu order, its special departments covering every imaginable social function, make Colman's the model Cook Book of the day." - page 1. Includes a wonderful one-page discussion of 'Stag Suppers' for men. Clean and unmarked with pleasingly light wear. A high quality vintage copy. Driver Q193.1 (Note: Driver's entry indicates the titl... Lisez plus


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