Clio's Warriors: Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars by Tim CookClio's Warriors: Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars by Tim Cook

Clio's Warriors: Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars

byTim Cook

Paperback | January 1, 2007

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Clio's Warriors examines how the Canadian world war experience has been constructed and reconstructed over time. Tim Cook elucidates the role of historians in codifying the sacrifice and struggle of a generation as he discusses historical memory and writing, the creation of archives, and the war of reputations that followed each of the world wars on the battlefield.

Only recently have academic military historians pushed the discipline to explore the impact of war on society. Even so, the publications of official historians remain the central narrative of the national experience. In analyzing where the profession has come from and where it needs to go, Clio’s Warriors plays a vital role in the ongoing challenge of writing critical history. It will be an essential addition to the library of all Canadian military historians and students of military history and historiography.

Tim Cook is the curator of the Canadian War Museum. He is the author of No Place to Run: The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare in the First World War (1999-2000), which won the C.P. Stacey award for best book in Canadian military history, and Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting in the Great War 1917-18 (2009), winner of the Charles Taylor Pr...
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Title:Clio's Warriors: Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.84 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774812575

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Writing the World Wars

1 Documenting War and Forging Reputations, 1914-18

2 The War of Reputations, 1918-39

3 Clio in the Service of Mars, 1939-45

4 History Wars and War History, 1945-48

5 Official History, Contested Memory, 1948-60

6 Forging the Canon of Canadian World War History, 1960-2000

Conclusion: An Ongoing Dialogue

Notes

Select Bibliography of Official and Semi-official Canadian Histories

Index

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Clio’s Warriors examines how the Canadian world war experience has been constructed and reconstructed over time. Tim Cook elucidates the role of historians in codifying the sacrifice and struggle of a generation as he discusses historical memory and writing, the creation of archives, and the war of reputations that followed each of the world wars on the battlefield. Only recently have military historians pushed the discipline to explore the impact of war on society. In analyzing where the practice of academic military history has come from and where it needs to go, Clio’s Warriors plays a vital role in the ongoing challenge of writing critical history.Clio’s Warriors is a lively and impeccably researched study that confirms how important it is to understand, not just how history is made, but how it is recorded. In writing so persuasively about Canada’s foremost military historians of the twentieth century, Tim Cook shows why he is such a worthy successor to their tradition. - Jonathan Vance, author of Building Canada: People and Projects that Created the Nation and Death So Noble: Memory, Meaning, and the First World War