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1 Andree Sheehy Skeffington Skeff - The Life of Owen Sheehy Skeffington 1909 - 1970
Dublin, Ireland The Lilliput Press 1991 0946640602 / 9780946640607 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Owen Sheehy Skeffington was one of the few Irish public figures who carried a flame for individual conscience and humanitarianism during the mid century. He came from a socialist-republican background (his father, Francis, a pacifist, murdered in 1916; his mother, Hanna, a prominent suffragette), and was to dedicate his life to the defense of liberal values. In her biography, his wife chronicles his schooldays in Ireland and America, his career as teacher at Trinity College, Dublin and time as senator during the 1950s and 1960s; and, most especially, his struggles with authoritarianism in all its guises, from the clerical right to the Maoist left. In every available forum - classroom, lecture hall, senate floor, newspaper column - this controversialists championed freedom of thought and encouraged debate on then-closed topics such as education, law, politics and religious affairs. Skeff was perhaps best encapsulated by Sean O'Faolain, speaking at his funeral in 1970: 'He was one of the noblest and most complete men our country has ever produced, a man undefeated by all the weaklings and the cowards who yapped at him while he laughed and fought them, a man who, in a country and a time not rich in moral courage, never swerved or changed and who kept his youthful spirit to the very end. Such a man never leaves us.' Andrée Sheehy Skeffington, née Denis, was born in Amiens in 1910 and graduated from the Sorbonne. In 1935 she married Owen and had two sons and one daughter. 
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2 Ching, Francis D. K. Ancestors : Nine Hundred Years in the Life of a Chinese Family
New York, NY William Morrow and Company 1988 0688044611 / 9780688044619 Hardcover Very Good Dust Jacket Included Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 

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3 Contributing Authors Great Journeys Of The World
Washington, D.C. The National Geographic Society 1996 0792229428 / 9780792229421 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall 

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4 Irving, David The Trail of the Fox
New York, New York, U.S.A. E P Dutton 1977 0525222006 / 9780525222002 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 

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5 Mitchell S. Ross The Literary Politicians
Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1978 0385130775 / 9780385130776 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Dust Jacket Included Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 

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6 Mowat, Farley My Father's Son : Memories of War and Peace
Toronto, ON, Canada Key Porter Books 1992 1550134302 / 9781550134308 Hardcover Very Good Dust Jacket Included Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 

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7 Pelzer, Dave A Child Called It : One Child's Courage to Survive
Deerfield Beach, Florida Health Communications, Inc. 1995 1558743669 / 9781558743663 Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 

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8 Peres, Shimon The New Middle East
New York, NY. Henry Holt and Company 1993 0805033238 / 9780805033236 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Dust Jacket Included Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 

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9 Woods, Shirley E. Molson Saga, 1763-1983
Toronto, ON, Canada Doubleday Canada, Limited 1983 0385178638 / 9780385178631 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Dust Jacket Included Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
One of this country's "first families," the Molsons are best known as the owners of Canada's largest brewery business. Yet their role in Canadian commercial life and its development has been much farther-reaching, through involvement in such areas as banking, shipping, and rail transportation. And this says nothing of their contribution to the cultural and sporting life of Canada in general and the city of Montreal in particular. In The Molson Saga, author Shirley E. Woods presents a fascinating portrait of the private and public lives of this remarkable family through its six generations in Canada. (Canadian Book Review Annual) 
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