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Cover image: Stephenson Family Collection, Burlington, Ontario. This photograph appears in From Victoria to www.ubcpress.ca Vladivostok, by Benjamin Isitt (see page 3).

CONTENTS
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Veterans with a Vision Serge Marc Durflinger From Victoria to Vladivostok Benjamin Isitt Militia Myths James A. Wood Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1954–2009 James Fergusson Kiss the kids for dad, Don’t forget to write Edited by Y.A. Bennett Crisis of Conscience Amy J. Shaw Clio’s Warriors Tim Cook Renegades Michael Petrou An Officer and a Lady Cynthia Toman Battle Grounds P. Whitney Lackenbauer Betrayed Richard O. Mayne The Soldiers’ General Douglas E. Delaney Commanding Canadians Edited by Michael Whitby Prisoners of the Home Front Martin F. Auger Fighting from Home Serge Durflinger Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers Jeffrey A. Keshen Canadians Behind Enemy Lines, 1939–1945 Roy MacLaren Fight or Pay Desmond Morton

The Red Man’s on the Warpath R. Scott Sheffield
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Hometown Horizons Robert Rutherdale Frigates and Foremasts Julian Gwyn A War of Patrols William Johnston Avoiding Armageddon Andrew Richter No Place to Run Tim Cook

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Death So Noble Jonathan F. Vance Objects of Concern Jonathan F. Vance

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The Politics of Procurement Aaron Plamondon Canada, the Congo Crisis, and UN Peacekeeping, 1960–64 Kevin A. Spooner Pearson’s Peacekeepers Michael K. Carroll The Paradoxes of Peacebuilding Post–9/11 Edited by Stephen Baranyi Cautious Beginnings Kurt F. Jensen Alliance and Illusion Robert Bothwell “Here Is Hell” Grant Dawson Common Sense on Weapons of Mass Destruction Thomas Graham Jr. Another Kind of Justice Chris Madsen

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Veterans with a Vision
Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War
serge Marc durflinger

Based on fascinating personal stories, thorough archival research, and rigorous scholarship, Veterans with a Vision illuminates the lives of Canadian veterans from the world wars and their integration back into society as contributing members ... Well-written and thoughtfully argued, this provocative book is essential reading for military and social historians and those with an interest in the interaction of citizens and the state.
– Tim Cook, author of Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918 We know something about our war dead but almost nothing about our war wounded. Veterans with a Vision provides a vibrant, poignant, and very human history of Canada’s war-blinded veterans and of the organization they founded in 1922, the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded. Serge Durflinger details the veterans’ process of civil re-establishment, physical and psychological rehabilitation, and social and personal coping and describes their public advocacy for government pension entitlements, job retraining, and other social programs. This book captures the spirit of perseverance that permeated the veterans’ community and highlights the accomplishments of the war blinded as advocates for all Canadian veterans and for all blind citizens. contents Preface Introduction 1 Canada’s First War Blinded, 1899–1918 2 The Sir Arthur Pearson Club of War Blinded Soldiers and Sailors, 1919–29 3 The Years of Struggle, 1930–39 4 Rehabilitating the Blinded Casualties of the Second World War, 1939–50 5 Older and Wiser: Canada’s War Blinded in the Aftermath of War, 1945–70 6 Twilight, 1971–2002 Conclusion Notes; Select Bibliography; Index

serge Marc durflinger is an associate professor of history at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of Fighting from Home: The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec and co-editor of War and Society in Post-Confederation Canada. 2010 978-0-7748-1855-1 Hc $85.00 978-0-7748-1856-8 pb $29.95 484 pages, 6 x 9” Printed in ClearType, 54 b&w photos StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HISTORY SERIES Published in Association with the Canadian War Museum and the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded

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from Victoria to Vladivostok
Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917–19
benjamin isitt

Isitt’s work is new, innovative, and important. He deftly weaves the Canadian working class opposition to war and the rising leftist sentiment among workers with the inner life of the Siberian Expedition itself. That inner life included opposition to the Siberian venture among a substantial section of the contingent. No less important, he melds a national story with an international one.
– Larry Hannant, editor of The Politics of Passion: Norman Bethune’s Writing and Art This ground-breaking book brings to a life a forgotten chapter in the history of Canada and Russia – the journey of 4,200 Canadian soldiers from Victoria to Vladivostok in 1918 to help defeat Bolshevism. Combining military and labour history with the social history of BC, Quebec, and Russia, Benjamin Isitt examines how the Siberian Expedition exacerbated tensions within Canadian society at a time when a radicalized working class, many French-Canadians, and even the soldiers themselves objected to a military adventure designed to counter the Russian Revolution. The result is a highly readable and provocative work that challenges public memory of the First World War while illuminating tensions – both in Canada and worldwide – that shaped the course of twentieth-century history. contents Preface Introduction: Why Siberia? part 1: canada’s road to siberia 1 1917: A Breach in the Allied Front 2 Vladivostok: 1917 3 The Road to Intervention 4 Mobilization 5 Departure Day part 2: to Vladivostok and back 6 Vladivostok: 1919 7 “Up Country” and Evacuation 8 Afterword Conclusion Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index

benjaMin isitt is a historian specializing in twentieth-century Canadian and world history, with an emphasis on labour, social movements, and the process of cultural change. 2010 978-0-7748-1801-8 Hc $85.00 January 2011 978-0-7748-1802-5 pb $29.95 320 pages, 6 x 9” 37 b&w photos, 5 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HISTORY SERIES

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Militia Myths
Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896–1921
james a. Wood

This is a must-have book in Canadian military and social history, representing both fields at their very best. Wood sets the record straight on one of the most discussed but nonetheless little known concepts in our history: the militia myth. For the first time, we have a real and compelling understanding of what was once demonized in our history – the idea of being a citizen first and a soldier if necessary.
– Roch Legault, co-editor of Loyal Service: Perspectives on French-Canadian Military Leaders This cultural history of the amateur military tradition traces the origins of the citizen soldier ideal to long before Canadians donned khaki and boarded troopships for the Western Front. Before the Great War, Canada’s military culture was in transition as the country navigated an uncertain relationship with the United States and fought an imperial war in South Africa. Militia Myths explores the ideological transformation that took place between 1896 and 1921, arguing that by the end of the War, the untrained citizen volunteer had replaced the long-serving militiaman as the archetypical Canadian soldier. contents Introduction: Canadian Ideas of the Citizen Soldier1 1 A Military Spirit in Canada, 1896–98 2 An Army for Empire, 1898–1901 3 “Don’t Call Me Tommy,” 1901–4 “Who Are You Going to Fight?” 1905–8 5 Continental Commitments, 1909–11 6 Involuntary Action, 1911–14 7 War and Citizenship, 1914–17 8 Victory and Vindication, 1918–21 Conclusion: A Citizen’s Duty in “Canada’s Century” Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index

jaMes Wood teaches history at the University of Victoria and is the author of We Move Only Forward: Canada, the United States, and the First Special Service Force, 1942-44 and Army of the West: The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B from Normandy to the West Wall. 2010 978-0-7748-1765-3 Hc $90.00 January 2011 978-0-7748-1766-0 pb $32.95 384 pages, 6 x 9” 29 b&w photos, 6 tables StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HISTORY SERIES

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canada and ballistic Missile defence, 1954–2009
Déjà Vu All over Again
james fergusson

this is important scholarship. it is the first history of Canada and ballistic missile defence, placing the most recent debates in the context of more than fifty years of developments and revealing recurring (and lamentable) patterns of Canadian decision making. Moreover, it also sheds needed light on Canadian involvement in NORAD, Canada-US relations more broadly, and how important defence decisions are made in Canada.
– Joseph Jockel, author of Canada in NORAD, 1957–2007: A History Since the mid-1950s, successive Canadian governments have responded to US ballistic missile defence initiatives with fear and uncertainty. Officials have endlessly debated the implications – at home and abroad – of participation. Drawing on previously classified government documents and interviews with senior officials, James Fergusson offers the first full account of Canada’s unsure response to US initiatives. He reveals that factors such as weak leadership and a tendency to place uncertain and ill-defined notions of international peace and security before national defence have resulted in indecision. In the end, policy-makers failed to transform the ballistic missile defence issue into an opportunity to define Canada’s strategic interests at home and on the world stage. contents Preface Prologue – What’s with Defence? Act 1 – Anti-Ballistic Missiles: Don’t Worry, Be Happy (1954–1971) Act 2 – The Strategic Defence Initiative: Much Ado About Very Little (1972–1985) Act 3 – Global Protection Against Limited Strikes: Too Close for Comfort (1986–1992) Act 4 – national Missile Defense: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (1993–2000) Act 5 – Ground-Based Mid-Course Defense: Is this the End? (2001–2005) Epilogue – Forward to the Past (2005 and Beyond) Notes; Bibliography; Index

jaMes fergusson is the director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies and a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. 2010 978-0-7748-1750-9 Hc $85.00 January 2011 978-0-7748-1751-6 pb $34.95 268 pages, 6 x 9” 18 b&w photos, 3 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HISTORY SERIES

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Kiss the kids for dad, don’t forget to write
the Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916–18
edited by y.a. bennett

crisis of conscience
Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War
amy j. shaw

Between 1916 and 1918, Lance-Corporal George Timmins, a British-born soldier who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, wrote faithfully to his wife and children. Sixty-three letters and four fragments survived. These letters tell the compelling story of a man who, while helping his fellow Canadians make history, used letters home to remain a presence in the lives of his wife and children, and who drew strength from his family to appreciate life’s simple pleasures. timmins’s letters offer a rare glimpse into the experiences and relationships, the quiet heroism, of ordinary soldiers on the Western Front. y.a. bennett is an associate professor of history at Carleton University. 2009, 978-0-7748-1609-0 pb $32.95 224 pages, 6 x 9” 24 b&w photos

The First World War’s appalling death toll and the need for a sense of equality of sacrifice on the home front led to Canada’s first experience of overseas conscription. While historians have focused on resistance to enforced military service in Quebec, this has obscured the important role of those who saw military service as incompatible with their religious or ethical beliefs. Crisis of Conscience is the first and only book about the Canadian pacifists who refused to fight in the Great War. the experience of these conscientious objectors offers insight into evolving attitudes about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship during a key period of Canadian nation building. aMy j. sHaW is an assistant professor in the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge. 2008, 978-0-7748-1594-9 pb $34.95 264 pages, 6 x 9” StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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clio’s Warriors
Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars
tim cook

renegades
Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
Michael petrou

Shortlisted for the 2009 ottawa book award, non-fiction

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.
tiM cooK is a historian with the Canadian War Museum. 2006, 978-0-7748-1257-3 pb $30.95 352 pages, 6 x 9” 22 b&w photos StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

Between 1936 and 1939, almost 1,700 Canadians defied their government and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. They left behind punishing lives in Canadian relief camps, mines, and urban flophouses to confront fascism in a country few knew much about. Michael Petrou has drawn on recently declassified archival material, interviewed surviving Canadian veterans, and visited the battlefields of Spain to write the definitive account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Renegades is an intimate and unflinching story of idealism and courage, duplicity and defeat. MicHael petrou, a senior writer at Maclean’s magazine, has covered wars and conflicts across Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. He holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford. 2008, 978-0-7748-1418-8 pb $25.95 304 pages, 6 x 9” StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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an officer and a lady
Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War
cynthia toman

battle grounds
The Canadian Military and Aboriginal Lands
p Whitney lackenbauer .
Shortlisted for the 2006 raymond Klibansky prize, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

During the Second World War, more than 4,000 civilian nurses enlisted as Nursing Sisters, a specially created all-female officers’ rank of the Canadian Armed Forces. They served in all three armed force branches and all the major theatres of war, yet nursing as a form of war work has long been under-explored. An Officer and a Lady fills that gap. Cynthia toman analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military, and explores the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as “officers and ladies.” cyntHia toMan is an assistant professor of nursing and is associate director of the Associated Medical Services Nursing History Research Unit at the University of Ottawa. 2007, 978-0-7748-1448-5 pb $34.95 272 pages, 6 x 9” 29 b&w photos StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

Base closures, use of airspace for weapons testing and low-level flying, environmental awareness, and Aboriginal land claims have focused attention in recent years on the use of Native lands for military training. But is the military’s interest in Aboriginal lands new? Battle Grounds analyzes a century of government-Aboriginal interaction and negotiation to explore how the Canadian military came to use Aboriginal lands for training. It examines what the process reveals about the larger and evolving relationship between governments and Aboriginal communities and how increasing Aboriginal assertiveness and activism have affected the issue. p WHitney lacKenbauer is an assistant . professor in the Department of History at St. Jerome’s University. 2006, 978-0-7748-1316-7 pb $30.95 368 pages, 6 x 9” 32 b&w illustrations, 20 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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betrayed
Scandal, Politics, and Canadian naval Leadership
richard o. Mayne

the soldiers’ general
Bert Hoffmeister at War
douglas e. delaney

Winner, 2007 c.p stacey prize, . Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War

In January 1944, Vice Admiral Percy Walker nelles was fired from his position as head of the Royal Canadian Navy. Betrayed reveals the true story behind the dismissal: a divisive power struggle between two elite groups within the RCN pitted the navy’s regular officers against a small group of self-appointed spokesmen for the voluntary naval reserve. Threats of public scandal, mass insurrection, and political intimidation caused one of the worst breakdowns ever in Canadian civil-military relations. This fascinating investigation into the machinations of a divided navy tackles important questions of military professionalism, leadership, and identity. ricHard o. Mayne is a historian with the Department of National Defence’s Directorate of History and Heritage in Ottawa. 2006, 978-0-7748-1296-2 pb $30.95 296 pages, 6 x 9” 32 b&w illustrations StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

By the end of the Second World War, Bert Hoffmeister had risen from captain to major-general and won more awards than any Canadian officer in the war. this native Vancouverite earned a reputation as a fearless commander on the battlefield – one who led from the front, one well loved by those he led. With an astute analytical eye, Delaney carefully dissects Hoffmeister’s numerous battles to reveal how he managed and how he led, how he directed and how he inspired. douglas e. delaney is an associate professor of history at the Royal Military College of Canada and a retired infantry officer (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry). 2005, 978-0-7748-1149-1 pb $34.95 320 pages, 6 x 9” 21 b&w photos, 11 charts, 15 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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commanding canadians
The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard
edited by Michael Whitby
Shortlisted for the 2006 Keith Matthews award, Canadian Nautical Research Society

prisoners of the Home front
German POWs and “Enemy Aliens” in Southern Quebec, 1940–46
Martin f. auger

Commander A.F.C. Layard, Rn, wrote almost daily in his diary, in bold, neat script, from the time he entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1913 until his retirement in 1947. The pivotal 1943–45 years of this edited volume offer an extraordinarily full and honest chronicle, revealing Layard’s preoccupations, both with the daily details and with the strain and responsibility of wartime command at sea. Enhanced by Michael Whitby’s explanatory essays, the diary is a highly personal piece of history that enlarges our understanding of the Canadian naval experience and of the Atlantic war as a whole. MicHael WHitby is a senior naval historian at the Canadian National Defence Headquarters. 2005, 978-0-7748-1194-1 pb $34.95 416 pages, 6 x 9” 30 b&w photos, 3 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

In the middle of the most destructive conflict in human history, the Second World War, almost 40,000 Germans civilians and prisoners of war were detained in internment and work camps across Canada. Prisoners of the Home Front details the organization and day-today affairs of these internment camps and reveals the experience of their inmates. Auger concludes that Canada abided by the Geneva Convention; its treatment of German prisoners was humane. This book sheds light on life behind barbed wire, filling an important void in our knowledge of the Canadian home front during the Second World War. Martin f. auger is an analyst at the Library of Parliament. 2005, 978-0-7748-1224-5 pb $34.95 240 pages, 6 x 9” 8 tables StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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fighting from Home
The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec
serge durflinger

saints, sinners, and soldiers
Canada’s Second World War
jeffrey a. Keshen

Shortlisted for the 2006 raymond Klibansky prize, Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

In Verdun, English and French speakers lived side by side. Through their home-front activities as much as through enlistment, they proved themselves partners in the prosecution of Canada’s war. Shared experiences and class similarities shaped responses based first and foremost in a sense of local identity. Fighting from Home paints a comprehensive, at times intimate, portrait of Verdun and Verdunites at war. Durflinger offers an innovative interpretive approach to wartime Canadian and Quebec social and cultural dynamics in this history of the Canadian home front during the Second World War. serge durflinger is an associate professor of history at the University of Ottawa. 2006, 978-0-7748-1261-0 pb $34.95 296 pages, 6 x 9” 23 b&w photos, 5 tables, 2 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

the first-ever synthesis of both the patriotic and the problematic in wartime Canada, Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers shows how moral and social changes, and the fears they generated, precipitated numerous, and often contradictory, legacies in law and society. From labour conflicts, to the black market, to prostitution, and beyond, Keshen acknowledges the underbelly of Canada’s Second World War, and demonstrates that the “Good War” was a complex tapestry of social forces - not all of which were above reproach. jeffrey a. KesHen is a professor and chair of the Department of History at the University of Ottawa. 2004, 978-0-7748-0924-5 pb $30.95 416 pages, 6 x 9” 31 b&w photos, 8 charts, 3 tables StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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canadians behind enemy lines, 1939–1945
roy Maclaren

fight or pay
Soldiers’ Families in the Great War
desmond Morton

During the Second World War, almost one hundred Canadians served the Allied forces by passing as locals in occupied countries. At the behest of two British secret services, these men made language and custom their costumes. They risked their lives assisting resistance groups in sabotage and ambush missions or in smuggling Allied airmen out of occupied territories. Quiet heroes of the war, these bold Canadians helped to make the brutal and unrelenting warfare of the underground a potent weapon in the Allied arsenal. This is a study of unstinting personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds. The Honourable roy Maclaren was a diplomat, businessman, and Member of Parliament. He is the author of four other books on Canadian military and political subjects. 2004, 978-0-7748-1100-2 pb $30.95 352 pages, 6 x 9” 37 b&w photos, 3 maps

The First World War is remembered in Canada largely for the immense sacrifice in life and limb of its soldiers. In Fight or Pay, Desmond Morton turns his eye to the stories of those who paid in lieu of fighting – the wives, mothers, and families left behind when soldiers went to war. A pan-Canadian story, Fight or Pay brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked in previous histories. It is an incisive and honest look at the beginnings of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. desMond Morton is the Hiram Mills Emeritus Professor at McGill University and is the author of numerous books on Canadian military, political, and industrialrelations history. 2004, 978-0-7748-1108-8 Hc $39.95 368 pages, 6 x 9” 27 b&w photos, 5 tables StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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the red Man’s on the Warpath
The Image of the “Indian” and the Second World War
r. scott sheffield

Hometown Horizons
Local Responses to Canada’s Great War
robert rutherdale

During the Second World War, thousands of First Nations people joined in the national crusade to defend freedom and democracy. High rates of Native enlistment and public demonstrations of patriotism encouraged Canadians to re-examine the roles and status of Native people in Canadian society. The Red Man’s on the Warpath explores how wartime symbolism and imagery propelled the “Indian problem” onto the national agenda and why assimilation remained the goal of post-war Canadian Indian policy – even though the war required that it be rationalized in new ways.

r. scott sheffield teaches at the University
of the Fraser Valley in the Department of History. 2004, 978-0-7748-1095-1 pb $34.95 240 pages, 6 x 9” 9 b&w photos

Robert Rutherdale considers how people and communities on the Canadian home front perceived the Great War. Drawing on newspaper archives and organizational documents, he examines how farmers near Lethbridge, Alberta, shopkeepers in Guelph, Ontario, and civic workers in TroisRivières, Québec took part in local activities that connected their everyday lives to a tumultuous period in history. The making of Canada’s home front, Rutherdale argues, was experienced fundamentally through local means. Hometown Horizons challenges historians to consider the place of everyday modes of communication in forming collective understandings of world events. robert rutHerdale is a member of the Department of History at Algoma University College. 2004, 978-0-7748-1014-2 pb $34.95 360 pages, 6 x 9” 29 b&w illustrations and photographs

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frigates and foremasts
The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters 1745–1815
julian gwyn
Winner of the 2004 john lyman book award, North American Society for Oceanic History Honourable Mention, 2004 Keith Matthews prize, Canadian Nautical Research Society

a War of patrols
Canadian Army Operations in Korea
William johnston

the first comprehensive study of naval operations involving North American squadrons in Nova Scotia waters, Frigates and Foremasts offers a masterful analysis of the motives behind the deployment of Royal Navy vessels between 1745 and 1815, and the navy’s role on the Western Atlantic. Interweaving historical analysis with vivid descriptions of pivotal events from the first siege of Louisbourg in 1745 to the end of the wars with the United States and France in 1815, Julian Gwyn illuminates the complex story of competing interests among the Admiralty, navy Board, sea officers, and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic. julian gWyn is a professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa and the author of Excessive Expectations: Maritime Commerce and the Economic Development of Nova Scotia, 1740–1870. 2003, 978-0-7748-0911-5 pb $34.95 224 pages, 6 x 9” 18 b&w illustrations, 2 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

In June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. Responding to a United Nations call, Canada deployed an 8,000-man brigade to the peninsula to fight as part of an American-led UN force. This comprehensive account of the Canadian campaign in Korea provides the first detailed study of the training, leadership, operations, and tactics of the brigade under each of its three wartime commanders as well as its relationship with American and Commonwealth allies. This impeccably researched analytical history also examines the various units, from the first deployed “Special Force” to the army’s regular battalions that replaced them. WilliaM joHnston is a historian with the Department of National Defence’s Directorate of History and Heritage in Ottawa. 2003, 978-0-7748-1008-1 Hc $34.95 448 pages, 6 x 9” 43 b&w photos, 17 maps StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

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avoiding armageddon
Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950–63
andrew richter

no place to run
The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare in the First World War
tim cook
Winner of the 2002 c.p stacey award, . Canadian Committee for the History of the Second World War

Drawing on previously classified government records, Richter reveals that Canadian defence officials independently came to strategic understandings of the most critical issues of the nuclear age regarding the use of force in resolving disputes. Canadian appreciation of deterrence, arms control, and strategic stability differed conceptually from the US models. Similarly, Canadian thinking on the controversial issues of air defence and the domestic acquisition of nuclear weapons was primarily influenced by decidedly Canadian interests. This book illustrates Canada’s considerable latitude for independent defence thinking while providing key historical information that helps make sense of the contemporary Canadian defence debate. andreW ricHter is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor. 2002, 978-0-7748-0889-7 pb $32.95 224 pages, 6 x 9” StuDiES in CAnADiAn MiLitARy HiStORy SERIES

Historians of the First World War have often dismissed the important role of poison gas in the battles of the Western Front. Tim Cook shows that the serious threat of gas did not disappear with the introduction of gas masks. By 1918, gas shells were used by all armies to deluge the battlefield, and those not instructed with a sound anti-gas doctrine left themselves exposed to this new chemical plague. This book provides a challenging re-examination of the function of gas warfare in the First World War, including its important role in delivering victory in the campaign of 1918 and its curious postwar legacy. tiM cooK is a historian with the Canadian War Museum. 1999, 978-0-7748-0740-1 pb $35.95 304 pages, 6 x 9” 16 b&w photos

US paperback rights held by Michigan State University Press

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death so noble
Memory, Meaning, and the First World War
jonathan f. Vance
Winner of the 1998 c.p stacey award, . Canadian Historical Foundation Winner of the 1998 dafoe book prize, John Wesley Dafoe Foundation Winner of the 1998 sir john a. Macdonald prize, Canadian Historical Foundation Honourable Mention, 2000 françois-Xavier garneau Medal, Canadian Historical Foundation Shortlisted for the 1997 lionel gelber prize, Munk Centre for International Studies This book examines Canada’s collective memory of the First World War through the 1920s and 1930s. It is a cultural history, considering art, music, and literature. Thematically organized into such subjects as the symbolism of the soldier, the implications of war memory for Canadian nationalism, and the idea of a just war, the book draws on military records, memoirs, war memorials, newspaper reports, fiction, popular songs, and films. it takes an unorthodox view of the Canadian war experience as a cultural and philosophical force rather than as a political and military event. jonatHan f. Vance is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of History at the University of Western Ontario. 1997, 978-0-7748-0600-8 pb $32.95 336 pages, 6 x 9” 82 b&w illustrations

objects of concern
Canadian Prisoners of War Through the Twentieth Century
jonathan f. Vance

Fifteen thousand Canadians were captured during Canada’s twientieth-century wars. They experienced the bewilderment that accompanied the moment of capture, the humiliation of being completely in the captor’s power, and the sense of stagnating in a backwater while the rest of the world moved forward. Jonathan F. Vance provides the first comprehensive account of how the Canadian government and non-governmental organizations have dealt with the problems of prisoners of war, examining Canada’s role in the formation of aspects of international law, the growth and activities of national and local philanthropic agencies, and the efforts of ex-prisoners to secure compensation for the long-term effects of captivity. jonatHan f. Vance is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of History at the University of Western Ontario. 1994, 978-0-7748-0520-9 pb $29.95 330 pages, 6 x 9” 35 b&w photos

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the politics of procurement
Military Acquisition in Canada and the Sea King Helicopter
aaron plamondon

The best book yet on what’s wrong with Canada’s military procurement system using the Maritime Helicopter Project as a case study.
– David Bercuson in 1993, Canada’s Liberal Party cancelled an order to replace the navy’s Sea King helicopter. It claimed that the Tory plan was too expensive, but the cancellation itself actually cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Aaron Plamondon connects this incident to the larger story of the evolution of the defence procurement process in Canada. He reveals that partisan politics, rather than a desire to increase the military’s capabilities, have driven the military procurement process. This saga of the government playing havoc with weapons acquisition offers an explanation for, and clues for resolving, the underequipped state of Canada’s military. contents Preface Introduction: The Canadian Defence Procurement System 1 Procurement in Canada: A Brief History 2 Early Helicopter Operations: The Exploration of a New Capability 3 The Procurement of the Sea King: Slow but Solid 4 The Sea King in Canada: Time Is the Enemy of Us All 5 The New Shipborne Aircraft Project: A Commitment to Replace the Fleet 6 The Vulnerability of the NSA: Political Parrying 7 The 1993 NSA Cancellation: Money for Nothing 8 The 1994 White Paper and the New Statement of Requirement: The Ghost of Procurements Past 9 The Maritime Helicopter Project: Procuring on Eggshells 10 The Cyclone Decision: Caveat Emptor Conclusion Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index

aaron plaMondon teaches Canadian and Military History at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. He is also a National Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. 2009 978-0-7748-1714-1 Hc $85.00 July 2010 978-0-7748-1715-8 pb $32.95 288 pages, 6 x 9” 12 b&w photos

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canada, the congo crisis, and un peacekeeping, 1960– 64
Kevin a. spooner

pearson’s peacekeepers
Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956–67
Michael K. carroll

In 1960 the Republic of Congo teetered near collapse as its first government struggled to cope with civil unrest and mutinous armed forces. When the UN established a peacekeeping operation to deal with the crisis, the Canadian government faced a difficult decision. Should it support the intervention? By offering one of the first detailed accounts of Canadian involvement in a UN peacekeeping mission, Kevin Spooner reveals that Canada’s involvement was not a certainty. The Diefenbaker government had immediate and ongoing reservations about the mission, reservations that challenged cherished notions of Canada’s commitment to the UN and its status as a peacekeeper. KeVin spooner is an assistant professor of north American studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. 2009, 978-0-7748-1637-3 pb $32.95 296 pages, 6 x 9” 3 figures

in 1957, Lester Pearson won the nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. The award launched Canada’s enthusiasm and reputation for peacekeeping. Pearson’s Peacekeepers explores the reality behind the rhetoric by offering a detailed account of the unEF’s decade-long effort to keep peace along the Egyptian-Israeli border. While the operation was a tremendous achievement, the UNEF also encountered formidable challenges and problems. This nuanced account of Canada’s participation in the UNEF challenges perceived notions of Canadian identity and history and will help Canadians to accurately evaluate international peacekeeping efforts today. MicHael K. carroll is a SDF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. 2009, 978-0-7748-1582-6 pb $29.95 254 pages, 6 x 9” 21 b&w photos, 1 map

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the paradoxes of peacebuilding post–9/11
edited by stephen baranyi

cautious beginnings
Canadian Foreign Intelligence, 1939–51
Kurt f. jensen

Is sustainable peace an illusion in a world where foreign military interventions are replacing peace negotiations as starting points for postwar reconstruction? What would it take to achieve durable peace? This book presents six provocative case studies authored by respected peacebuilding practitioners in their own societies. The studies address two cases of relative success (Guatemala and Mozambique), three cases of renewed but deeply fraught efforts (Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Palestinian territories), and the case of Sri Lanka, where peacebuilding was aborted but where the outlines of a new peace process can be discerned. stepHen baranyi is Principal Researcher on Conflict Prevention at the north-South Institute in Ottawa. contributors: Wenche Hauge, Carolina Hunguana, Hérard Jadotte, Gabriel Aguilera Peralta, Yves-François Pierre, Kristiana Powell, Pamela Scholey, Khalil Shikaki, Eduardo J. Sitoe, Arne Strand, Jane Murphy Thomas, Beate Thoresen, Jayadeva Uyangoda, and Omar Zakhilwal. 2008, 978-0-7748-1452-2 pb $34.95 392 pages, 6 x 9”

Kurt F. Jensen argues that Canada was a more active intelligence partner in the Second World War alliance than has previously been suggested. He describes Canada’s contributions to Allied intelligence before the war began, as well as the distinctly Canadian activities that started from that point. He reveals how the government created an intelligence organization during the war to aid Allied resources. This is a convincing portrait of a nation with an active role in Second World War intelligence gathering, one that continues to influence the architecture of its current capabilities. Kurt f. jensen is a former Canadian diplomat whose assignments included work with foreign intelligence. He also teaches political science at Carleton University. 2008, 978-0-7748-1483-6 pb $34.95 252 pages, 6 x 9”

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alliance and illusion
Canada and the World, 1945–1984
robert bothwell

“Here is Hell”
Canada’s Engagement in Somalia
grant dawson

Honourable Mention, 2008 sir john a. Macdonald prize, Canadian Historical Association

Alliance and Illusion is the definitive assessment of the domestic and international aspects of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era. Robert Bothwell provides nuanced studies of Canada’s leaders, and discusses international currents that drove Canadian external affairs, from American influence over Vietnam and the draft dodgers, to the French case of de Gaulle’s eruption into Quebec in 1967. this definitive recounting and assessment of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era fills a crucial gap in Canadian history and provides invaluable context for understanding Canada’s present-day foreign policy dilemmas.
robert botHWell holds the May Gluskin Chair in Canadian History at the University of Toronto, where he is Director of the international relations program at Trinity College. He is author of The New Penguin History of Canada , as well as Canada and the United States , Canada and Quebec , and The Big Chill. 2007, 978-0-7748-1369-3 pb $34.95 480 pages, 6 x 9”

Grant Dawson’s analysis of political, diplomatic, and military decision making avoids a narrow focus on the shocking offences of a few Canadian soldiers, deftly investigating the broader context of the deployment in Somalia. He shows how media pressure, government optimism about the United Nations, and the Canadian traditions of multilateralism and peacekeeping all helped to determine the level, length, and tenor of the country’s operations. His findings will undoubtedly play a seminal role in informing scholarly debate about this important period in Canadian diplomacy and military engagement. grant daWson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton university. He teaches political science at Carleton and history at the University of Ottawa. 2006, 978-0-7748-1298-6 pb $30.95 240 pages, 6 x 9” 25 b&w photos

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common sense on Weapons of Mass destruction
thomas graham jr.

another Kind of justice
Canadian Military Law from Confederation to Somalia
chris Madsen

In our post-9/11 world of shoe bombers and cyberterrorism, a crude nuclear device no larger than a baseball could devastate a major city. As we live in fear of attacks of unknown proportion, why do people remain confused and complacent in the face of potential disaster? Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. believes that a tide of misinformation has led to the public’s lack of understanding of the vital issues. Here, in a straightforward and comprehensible style, Graham concisely provides the background necessary to understand the news and opinions surrounding WMDs. tHoMas graHaM jr. served as general counsel and acting director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. His work culminated in the agreement to indefinitely extend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Graham is special counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Washington, DC, and he teaches classes in international law and arms control. 2004, 978-0-7748-1147-7 pb $20.95 200 pages, 6 x 9”

Another Kind of Justice is the first historical survey of Canadian military law, providing insights into military justice in Canada, the purpose of military law, and the level of legal professionalism within the Canadian military. After delving into the British roots of Canadian military law, Chris Madsen brings his discussion up to date with analysis of recent sexual discrimination cases and the Somalia inquiry. He explains how the law has served a strictly functional purpose in maintaining discipline, and demonstrates how it claims its legitimacy and distinct status in relation to civil law.
cHris Madsen is associate professor of Warfare Studies at the Canadian Forces College. 1999, 978-0-7748-0719-7 pb $32.95 248 pages, 6 x 9”

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