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1 BOILEAU, John Fastest in the World : The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils
Formac, Halifax, 2004, ISBN:088780621X 
BOILEAU, John. Fastest in the World : The Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils. Halifax, NS: Formac, 2004. Pp. (2),3-96. Illustrated with numerous b/w and/or colour photos to text; double column. Square 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. Mr. Boileau presents the reader with a well-researched history of Canadian involvement in the development of hydrofoils in the twentieth century. He begins in 1919 in Cape Breton with Alexander Graham Bell and Casey Baldwin's hydrofoil prototype, the HD4 that achieved a record-breaking speed of 61.5 knots. He ends with the mothballing of the Bras d'Or, another record breaking hydrofoil, launched under the auspices of the Canadian Navy in the mid 1960's. Chapters : 1. Bell & Baldwin; 2. "A Boat Which isNot a Boat"; 3. End of an Era; 4. The Canadian Hydrofoil Project; 5. Remem bering Bell & Baldwin; 6. The New Bras d'Or; 7. Bras d'Or Flies ... & Falls; 8. Not Made in Canada. Chronology of Hydrofoil Development. Abbreviations& Glossary. Select Bibliography. Photo Credits. Index. Name to title page, else very good. 15.00

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2 BOILEAU, John Half-Hearted Enemies : Nova Scotia, New England, and the War of 1812. Paperback.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:0887806570 
BOILEAU, John. Half-Hearted Enemies : Nova Scotia, New England, and the Warof 1812. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2005). Pp. (6),[7]-1 76. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. John Boileau (b. 1945,Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author. A volume focusing largely on the indifferent relations between two regions supposedly at war, in Nova Scotia and New England, and the reluctance of Nova Scotia's merchants -- in spite of strong suggestions from the English Crown - to cease and desist their business relations with the Americans during the War of 1812. "[...] Upper and Lower Canada quickly became the main battleground, but in Nova Scotia, merchants were reluctant to imperil a strong and long-standing trading partnership with their new England neighbours. While officially at war, they tried to maintain a separate peace. "Half-Hearted Enemies explores this ambiguous wartime relationship. It examines the role played by Nova Scotia in the war, and the impact of the conflict on the lives of everyone, military and civilian alike. [...] offers vivid descriptions of some of the largest battles. He also recounts the human cost of the conflict: the economic impact of war, garrison and prison life, and the inevitable flow of refugees. "While the British navy carried on its operations against the US from its base in Halifax, the war also created opportunity for private naval warfare by the many privateers that plied the waters of the eastern seaboard. Many American prisoners were brought to Halifax, and some who died in the notorious Melville Island prison still lay buried inan almost-forgotten cemetery nearby." - from the rear cover. Of nautical i nterest: 1. "Don't Give Up the Ship!", 2. Prize, Profit, and Privateers, 6.Spoils of War. Very good. 12.00

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3 BOILEAU, John Images of our Past series) Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy. pbk.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2010, ISBN:9781551097473 2010 1551097478 / 9781551097473 
BOILEAU, John. Halifax and the Royal Canadian Navy. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x,1-214. Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. 8vo, photo-illustrated white card covers.

A volume in the Images Of Our Past series.
An ampersand is used in the title.

"On May 4, 1910, the Liberal government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier passed the Naval Service Act, which created the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Evere since, the RCN and the city of Halifax -- a strategic Canadian port on the Atlantic -- have been partenrs. During the Second World War's Battle of the Atlantic, Halifax was a major centre of operations for the RCN, which was tasked with the crucial missions of escorting merchant ships and hunting German U-boats not far from Halifax's coast. But the relationship with the city of Halifax was not without turmoil; at the conclusion of the war the pent-up frustrations of sailors boiled over into the V-E day riots.

Part of the popular Images of Our Past series, Halifax and the RCN marks the centennial of the Royal Canadian Navy's founding in 1910. Author John Boileau's superbly researched narrative is supplemented with over 150 historical photos of the sailors, ships, and shore establishments that defined the RCN. An accessible and lively photographic history, Halifax and the RCN is a worthy tribute to the Royal Canadian Navy and its home port." - from the rear cover.

Contents:
1. Humble Beginnings;
2. The Halifax Patrols;
3. An End, an Interlude, and a Beginning;
4. The Courage of the Convoys;
5. Death and Destruction on Halifax's Doorstep;
6. The Sailors Who Saved the City;
7. Reaching the Boiling Point;
8. Sailors in Skirts [the WRCNS, Wrens, &c];
9. Conflict in the Land of the Morning Calm;
10. Above and Below;
11. The Cold War Navy;
12. New Horizons;
13. Unification and After.
Includes an introductory note entitled "Naval Nomenclature for the Novice".

Very good. 15.00

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4 BOILEAU, John. Images of our Past). Historic Eastern Passage. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096315 
BOILEAU, John. Historic Eastern Passage. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing, (2007). First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout. Pp.[i]-vi,1-186. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. From the Images of Our Pastseries. John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadi an miliary officer and author. "Drawing upon powerful images and stories ofthe past, John Boileau takes readers on a journey through the Eastern Passage region, including Imperoyal, Shearwater, South East Passage, Cow Bay, McNab's Island, Lawlor's Island, and Devil's Island. From fortifications and quarantine sites to aviation bases and even to Bill Lynch's amusement ridesand buried treasure, 'Historic Eastern Passage' illuminates the history of the region to the end of the Second World War. Follow Helen Creighton on h er search to record folk music and stories, or learn how the air base played a role in the first flight across the Atlantic. With attention to both the special and everyday events, a full picture of what life was once like inEastern Passage is vividly depicted." - from the rear cover. Chapters: 1. Life in the Passage; 2. Work in the Passage; 3. Defending the Great Harbour: Eastern Passage; 4. Defending the Great Harbour: McNab's Island; 5. Fun Island; 6. Devils and Quarantine; 7. The Tallahassee Incident; 8. Byrd at Baker's Point [Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr]; 9. Imperial Village; 10. First Lady of Folklore [Helen Creighton]; 11. Home of Naval Aviation.Very good. Due to its relative small size, shipping costs should be cheape r than quoted. 15.00

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5 BOILEAU, John. Images of our Past). Historic Eastern Passage. First Edition, signed.
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:1551096315 
BOILEAU, John. Historic Eastern Passage. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing,(2007). First Edition. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout. Pp.[i]-vi,1-186. 8vo, illustrated grey card covers. From the Images of Our Past series. John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving C anadian miliary officer and author. "Drawing upon powerful images and stories ofthe past, John Boileau takes readers on a journey through the Eastern Passage region, including Imperoyal, Shearwater, South East Passage, Cow Bay, McNab's Island, Lawlor's Island, and Devil's Island. From fortificationsand quarantine sites to aviation bases and even to Bill Lynch's amusement rides and buried treasure, 'Historic Eastern Passage' illuminates the history of the region to the end of the Second World War. Follow Helen Creightonon her search to record folk music and stories, or learn how the air base played a role in the first flight across the Atlantic. With attention to both the special and everyday events, a full picture of what life was once like in Eastern Passage is vividly depicted." - from the rear cover. Chapters: 1. Life in the Passage; 2. Work in the Passage; 3. Defending the Great Harbour: Eastern Passage; 4. Defending the Great Harbour: McNab's Island; 5. Fun Island; 6. Devils and Quarantine; 7. The Tallahassee Incident; 8. Byrd at Baker's Point [Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd, Jr]; 9. Imperial Village; 10. First Lady of Folklore [Helen Creighton]; 11. Home of Naval Aviation. Very good. Signed and inscribed by Boileau on the title page. 20.00

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6 BLACK, Dan. BOILEAU, John. DALLAIRE, Romeo, foreword. Old Enough to Fight : Canada's Boy Soldiers in the First World War. First Editon Hardcover in dustjacket.
James Lorimer and Company, Toronto, 2013, ISBN:9781459405417 
BLACK, Dan and John BOILEAU. Old Enough to Fight : Canada's Boy Soldiers inthe First World War. Foreword by Romeo Dallaire. Toronto: James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, (2013). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-448, + 16 p. ofcolour map plates. WIth 139 black and white photos and reproductions to te xt. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to front cover and spine. "Between 15,000 and 20,000 underage youths, some as young as ten, signed up to fight in Canada's armed forces in the First World War. They served in the trenches alongside their elders, and fought in all the major battles: including Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele. Many were injured or suffered psychological wounds. Many died. 'Old Enough to Fight' is the first book to tell their story. Some boys joined up to escape unhappyhomes and workplaces. Others went with their parents' blessing, carrying l etters from fathers and mothers asking the recruiters to take their eager sons. The romantic notion of a short, victorious campaign was wiped out the second these boys arrived on the Western Front. The authors, who narrate with both military professionalism and humanity, portray the many boys who, in the heat of battle, made a seamless transision from follower to leader tohero. Dan Black and John Boileau combed the archives and collections to br ing these stories to life. Passages from letters the boy soldiers wrote home reveal the range of emotions and experiences they underwent, from the humorous to the unspeakably horrible. Their parents' letters touch us with their concern, love, uncertainty, and often, grief. Meticulously researched and abundantly illustrated with photographs, paintings, and a collection of specially commissioned maps, 'Old Enough to Fight' is Canaidan military and social history at its most fascinating." -from the dustjacket. Of Newfoundland Interest: 6. 'Dead men can advance no further': The Newfoundland Regiment at Gallipoli and the Somme, August 1914-October 1916 (pp. 127-144); 11. 'He seems to want to go... his mother and I will be willing to let him': The Newfoundland Regiment, October 1916-October 1917 (pp. 223-239); 17. 'Thisis the youngest VC in my army': The Royal Newfoundland Regiment, April-Nov ember 1918 (pp. 342-360). Of specifically nautical interest: 19. 'What is this, a nursery? This kid can't be more than fifteen. I won't put up with this': Canada's First Sailors and Airmen (pp. 381-402). Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

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7 CUNARD, Samuel). BOILEAU, John. Samuel Cunard : Nova Scotia's Master of the North Atlantic. First Edition
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2006, ISBN:9780887807121 
(CUNARD, Samuel). BOILEAU, John. Samuel Cunard : Nova Scotia's Master of the North Atlantic. Halifax : Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2006). First Edition. Pp [1]-112. Illustrated. Index. Double Column. Square 8vo, illustrated blue card covers. John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author. “Worldwide the name Cunard is synonymous with luxurious ocean travel. This book tells the story of Samuel Cunard who established the world's first ocean steamship line. As a boy in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cunard showed an early bent for making money. He became a leading citizen of his home port city, with his finger in many piesand a seat on the unelected body that ran the colony. He saw the potential of steamships early, and invested in a service between Halifax and Quebec. He went on to establish the first reliable service between Britain, Halifa x and Boston. But his business ambitions led him to leave Nova Scotia and move to Britain where he found investors, shipbuilders, government supporters, and eager customers. The Cunard line put safety first when other steamship owners did not, but competition encouraged Cunard to pay attention to passenger comfort too. After Samuel's death, the Cunard family continued their involvement in the family business, and the Cunard line remained pre-eminent among the world's passenger lines. Their best-known ships carried the rich and famous as well as many immigrants to North America, and helped Britain in time of war. This book is a fascinating account of a brilliant and determined man who played a key role in world transportation history.” - from the back cover. Very good. 15.00

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8 BOILEAU, John. The Peaceful Revolution : 250 Years of Democracy in Nova Scotia. First Edition
Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 2008, ISBN:9781551096803 2008 1551096803 / 9781551096803 
BOILEAU, John. The Peaceful Revolution : 250 Years of Democracy in Nova Scotia. (Halifax) : Nimbus Publishing, (2008). First Edition. Pp (6),[vii]-xiv,[1]-226. Illustrated throughout. Index. Large 8vo (185 x 235 mm), art- & photo-illustrated green cardcovers, with French flaps. With white, brown, & black lettering to spine.

John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author.

Foreword by Premiers John Hamm & Russell MacLellan.
Prologue - The Beginnings of Parliamentary Democracy.
1. Conflict for a Continent.
2. Colonial Government in Acadia.
3. The Fight for Representative Government.
4. The First Legislative Assembly.
5. New France and New England.
6. Revolution and Rebellion.
7. The Loyalist Ascendance.
8. Reform Begins.
9. The Accidental Reformer [on Joseph Howe].
10. The Growth of Reform.
11. The Struggle for Responsible Government.
12. Responsible Government and Beyond.
Conclusion - Participating in Democracy.
Appendix 1 - Celebrating Democracy.
Appendix 2 - Governors of Acadia, 1603-1710.
Appendix 3 - Governors, Lieutenant-Governors, and Administrators of Nova Scotia, 1710-1786.
Appendix 4 - Governors of Ile Royale, 1654-1763, and Lieutenant-Governors and Administrators of Cape Breton, 1784-1820.
Appendix 5 - Lieutenant-Governors and Administrators of Nova Scotia, 1786-2008.
Appendix 6 - Premiers of Nova Scotia, 1848-2008.
Appendix 7 - Speakers of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly, 1758-2008.

Very good. 15.00

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9 BOILEAU, John MacKENZIE, Lewis W., Major-General, foreword Valiant Hearts : Atlantic Canada and the Victoria Cross. First Paperback Edition.
Nimbus, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:1551095483 
BOILEAU, John. Valiant Hearts : Atlantic Canada and the Victoria Cross . Foreword by Major-General (ret'd) Lewis W. MacKenzie. (Halifax): Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (2005). First Paperback Printing. Pp. [i]-xii,[1]-276. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated cream card covers. John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, NewBrunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author. Contents: 1. "I Will Take the Chance, Sir": Assistant Surgeon Valentine Munbee McMaster and Able Seaman William Neilson Hall; 2. On Imperial Service: Command John Edmund Commerell, Lieutenant William Henry Snyder Nickerson, Lieutenant Ronald Neil Stuart, and Command Claude Congreve Dobson; 3. Slaughter on the Somme: Private John Chipman Kerr and Private Robert Edward Ryder; 4. "The Greatest Martyrdom of the War": Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel Philip Eric Bent and Private James Peter Robertson; 5. "The Black Day of the German Army": Private John Bernard Croak and Corporal Herman James Good; 6. Kilted Canadians: Lance Corporal William Henry Metcalf and Lieutenant-Colonel Cyrus Wesley Peck; 7. "The Most Unlikely Hero One Could Imagine": Lieutenant Milton Fowler Gregg; 8. The Fighting Newfoundlanders: Acting Lieutenant-Colonel James Forbes-Robinson and Private Thomas Ricketts; 9. And the Sea Shall Have Them: Acting Captain Edward Stephen Fogarty Fegen and Acting Captain Frederick Thornton Peters; 10. First and Last: Flight-Lieutenant David Ernest Hornell and Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray. With appendices. Very good. 15.00

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10 BOILEAU, John Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. First Edition
Halifax Waterfront Development Corporation Limited, Halifax, 2007, ISBN:9780973883022 2007 0973883022 / 9780973883022 
BOILEAU, John. Where the Water Meets the Land : The Story of the Halifax Harbour Waterfront. (Halifax): Waterfront Development Corporation Limited / (Dartmouth, NS : Saltscapes Publishing Limited, (2007). Waterfront Development Corporation Limited 30th Anniversary Edition. First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-ix,10-80. Double column. Illustrated throughout. Oblong 8vo, photo-illustrated card covers with blue spine, white lettering to spine.

John Boileau (b. 1945, Moncton, New Brunswick) long-serving Canadian miliary officer and author.

"The waterfront is the historical core of commercial and naval Halifax. In the past, the waterfront was very animated, with a broad range and intensity of goings-on - a compliment to the thriving commercial and government activities further up the hill. From mid-twentieth century, as ships became larger and handling facilities more sophisticated, major shipping moved southward and northward to container terminals, while the navy moved northward.

Over the same period, Halifax declined as a fishing port because of improved transportation connections to more remote coastal areas and pollution in the harbour, which resulted in declining fish stocks. These factors left the old waterfront to deteriorate, both commercially and physically, until only a handful of users were left scattered over its length.

The waterfront should be a place to work, eat, live, shop, walk, play and relax - a place where office workers spend their lunch hours, where people stroll or attend the theatre and visit museaums, a place where families live and tourists visit. By the 1970s, it was none of these.

In 1976, the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited was created, with responsibilities for the redevelopment of the Halifax, Dartmouth, and - later - Bedford waterfronts to restore the flavour and vigour of an earlier time. In Where the Water Meets the Land, author and historian John Boileau recounts the story of Halifax Harbour and its waterfront from prehistory to the modern day, detailing the rise and decline of this historic area, and its rejuvenation during the least 30 years under the guidance of the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited." - from the rear cover.

Chairman's Letter by Eric Thomson
Introduction : Kjipuktuk.

Chapters :
1. The Great Long Harbour
Harbour Vignettes:
Founding Father [Edward Cornwallis] -
The King's Yard -
A Royal Prince [The Duke of Kent] -
Defending the Great Long Harbour -
Master of the North Atlantic [ Samuel Cunard ];

2. Halifax's Second Century
Harbour Vignettes:
Titanic Tragedy -
Halifax's Horror [on the Halifax Explosion, pp.26-27] -
Imperial Village;

3. Setting the Stage.
Harbour Vignettes:
Spanning the Great Harbour [on the Angus L Macdonald bridge, opened on April 2, 1955] -
Demise of a Community [on Africville, pp.34-35];

4. The Tall Ships Arrive.
Harbour Vignettes:
Preserving Our Maritime Heritage -
North America's Oldest Ferry Service -
The Romance of Sail;

5. New Initiatives.
Harbour Vignettes:
Guardians of the Coast [on the Canadian Coast Guard] -
The Last Corvette [HMCS Sackville];

6. The World on the Waterfront.
Harbour Vignettes:
The World Economic Summit [the Halifax G7 Summit] -
Shotgun Wedding -
Coal by Wire -
Waterfront Festivities.

7. The Tall Ships Return.
Harbour Vignettes:
Canada's Ellis Island [on Pier 21] -
Still More Festivals.

Conclusion : Recent Past, Immediate Future.
Harbour Vignettes:
Storm of the Century [Hurricane Juan] -
The Navy Turns 100 -
Gateway for the Future.
With bibliography.

Very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs should be a bit cheaper. 15.00


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