The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History

Hardcover | October 12, 2010

byJ. L. Granatstein, Dean F. Oliver

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Winner of the 2011 C.P. Stacey Award.The battle of Vimy Ridge, the Dieppe raid, the Italian Campaign: the Canadian military has been indispensable to many of the greatest victories - and disasters - of our time. The evolution of Canada as a military power is chronicled here by military historians J.L. Granatstein and Dean F. Oliver inthis authoritative and highly readable book. Their entries include concise biographies from James Wolfe to Louis Riel to Rick Hillier; key military-political issues like the conscription crises, war finance, and Canada-US relations; lesser-known conflicts such as the Pig War and the Aroostook War; and more recent issues facing the CanadianForces, including sexual harassment and post-traumatic stress disorder. We see Canada through an international lens as a war fighter and a peacekeeper - and as a participant in some darker moments (as in the Somalia Affair of the 1990s). Rare photographic material and original wartime paintings (reproduced in full colour) illustrate the people, events, and hardware that define Canada's military history. Additional material includes a timeline chart and a list of ministers and military chiefs. An authoritative guide and compellingread, The Oxford Companion to Canadian Military History reminds us of our collective history that we must continue to investigate, understand, and now - more than ever - remember.

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Winner of the 2011 C.P. Stacey Award.The battle of Vimy Ridge, the Dieppe raid, the Italian Campaign: the Canadian military has been indispensable to many of the greatest victories - and disasters - of our time. The evolution of Canada as a military power is chronicled here by military historians J.L. Granatstein and Dean F. Oliver int...

J.L. Granatstein is an award-winning historian who has received the Order of Canada and the Pierre Berton Award, among other distinctions. For over 30 years he was a professor of Canadian History at York University, and later the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian War Museum. He is the author of over 60 books, includ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 9.62 × 7.5 × 1.22 inPublished:October 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195430883

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List of MapsPrefaceAcknowledgementsTimelineThe Oxford Companion to Canadian Military HistoryAppendix: Ministers and Military ChiefsIllustration Credits

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"A valuable reference and a good read." --Journal of Canadian Military History