A Military History of Canada

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McClelland & Stewart, Feb 24, 2009 - History - 432 pages
Updated to 2007, including Canada’s war on terrorism.

Is Canada really “a peaceable kingdom” with “an unmilitary people”? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war — there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote.

From the shrewd tactics of Canada’s First Nations to our troubled involvement in Somalia, from the Plains of Abraham to the deserts of Afghanistan, Morton examines our centuries-old relationship to war and its consequences. This updated edition also includes a new chapter on Canada’s place in the war on terrorism.

A Military History of Canada is an engaging and informative chronicle of Canada at war, from one of the country’s finest historians.
 

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It's a history book , of course and one which I believe acknowledges the American and English jingoisms. My favourite theme of Morton, however is his assertion that North Americans lost heavily in ... Read full review

Contents

THE ANCIEN REGIME
1
THE BRITISH EMPIRE
41
HI THE YOUNG DOMINION
85
THE GREAT WAR
130
VII
173
THE LONG COLD WAR
225
NATO and Korea
232
Nuclear War and NORAD
239
The End of the Cold War
263
THE AWKWARD PEACE 2 70
270
Peacekeeping and Peacemaking
277
The Somalia Inquiry
285
BuyUp or RustOut
292
A NEW KIND OF WAR?
300
Other Commitments
306
A New Government
314

Integration and Unification
247
The Trudeau Détente
254
Appendix I
339
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A professor emeritus of history from the University of Toronto, Desmond Morton was also founding director of McGill’s Institute for the Study of Canada. He is the author of forty books on Canadian history, a lecturer at the Canadian Forces Staff College, and a frequent media commentator. He lives in Montreal.

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