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Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Studies in Canadian Military History Series

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Series editor: Andrew Burtch

The Studies in Canadian Military History Series, published in association with the Canadian War Museum, presents the best of contemporary scholarship to provide new insights into all aspects of Canadian military history, from earliest times to recent events. The work of a new generation of scholars is especially encouraged and the books employ a variety of approaches - cultural, social, intellectual, economic, political, and comparative - to investigate gaps in the existing historiography. The books in the series feed immediately into future exhibitions, programs, and outreach efforts by the Canadian War Museum.

Engaging the Line

Engaging the Line
How the Great War Shaped the Canada--US Border

By Brandon Dimmel

Engaging the Line explores how the First World War forever changed the Canada–US border by examining reactions to increasingly strict security measures in six adjacent border communities.

2016, 242 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past

Capturing Hill 70
Canada's Forgotten Battle of the First World War

Edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger

Capturing Hill 70 tells the long-forgotten story of a spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle that helped forge the character of the famed Canadian Corps.

2016, 332 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past

Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past

By Colin McCullough

Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past delves into diverse representations of Canadian peacekeeping, including National Film Board documentaries, political rhetoric, and high school textbooks to show how peacekeeping became a symbol of Canadian national identity in both French and English Canada.

2016, 272 pages, 6 x 9"

 

The Weight of Command

The Weight of Command
Voices of Canada's Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them
By J.L. Granatstein

The senior Canadian officers of the Second World War learned how to fight a war on the job; for all of them, the weight of command was a burden to be borne.

2016, 312 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Zombie Army

Zombie Army
The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War
By Daniel Byers

This book tells the story of more than 150,000 Canadians who were subjected to conscription during the Second World War, and how their experiences shaped and were shaped by the decisions of the generals and politicians who guided the country's war effort.

2016, 344 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Sister Soldiers of the Great War

Sister Soldiers of the Great War
The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps
By Cynthia Toman

Award-winning author Cynthia Toman brings to life the experiences of Canada's first women soldiers – nursing sisters who served during the First World War.

2016, 312 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Maritime Command Pacific

Maritime Command Pacific
The Royal Canadian Navy's West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War
By David Zimmerman

One of Canada's leading military historians recounts the story of the Canadian navy's Pacific fleet during the tense years of the early Cold War.

2015, 206 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Unwanted Warriors

Unwanted Warriors
The Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
By Nic Clarke

Uncovers the history of Canada's first casualties of the Great War – men who tried to enlist, were deemed "unfit for service," and then lived with shame, guilt, and ostracism.

2015, 256 pages, 6 x 9"

 

In Peace Prepared

In Peace Prepared
Innovation and Adaptation in Canada's Cold War Army
By Andrew B. Godefroy

A definitive account of how Canada's peacetime army prepared for nuclear war.

2014, 292 pages, 6 x 9"

 

African Canadians in Union Blue

African Canadians in Union Blue
Volunteering for the Cause in the Civil War
By Richard M. Reid

A landmark account of the background, motivations, and experiences of African Canadian volunteers in America's Civil War.

2014, 308 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Unlikely Diplomats

Unlikely Diplomats
The Canadian Brigade in Germany, 1951-64
By Isabel Campbell

An original and critical account of the motives behind – and the influence of – the Canadian brigade in Germany during the army’s so-called golden age.

2013, 268 pages, 6 x 9"

 

A National Force

A National Force
The Evolution of Canada's Army, 1950-2000
By Peter Kasurak

A groundbreaking reassessment of when, and why, Canada's army broke away from its British imperial roots to become a truly national force.

2013, 368 pages, 6 x 9"

 

A Small Price to Pay

A Small Price to Pay
Consumerism on the Canadian Home Front, 1939-45
By Graham Broad

A long overdue account of how Canadians, wary of war but weary of Depression, helped launch one of the largest spending booms in our nation's history.

2013, 288 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Death or Deliverance

Death or Deliverance
Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War
By Teresa Iacobelli

A revisionist account of the fate of Canadian soldiers found guilty of cowardice and desertion during the Great War.

2013, 192 pages, 6 x 9"

 

The Canadian Rangers

The Canadian Rangers
A Living History
By P. Whitney Lackenbauer

A lavishly illustrated history of the Canadian Rangers and their evolving role as defenders and stewards of Canada's remote regions.

2013, 658 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Labour Goes to War

Labour Goes to War
The CIO and the Construction of a New Social Order, 1939-45
By Wendy Cuthbertson

A fascinating look at the cultural and economic forces behind the explosive growth of the CIO in Canada during the Second World War.

2012, 241 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Give Me Shelter

Give Me Shelter
The Failure of Canada's Cold War Civil Defence
By Andrew Burtch

A revealing examination of Canada's efforts to prepare its citizens to face nuclear war, from 1945-63.

2012, 300 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Cold War Fighters

Cold War Fighters
Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54
By Randall Wakelam

An illuminating account of the complexities of aircraft procurement in the early years of the Cold War before the ill-fated Arrow project.

2011, 208 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Canada's Road to the Pacific War

Canada's Road to the Pacific War
Intelligence, Strategy, and the Far East Crisis
By Timothy Wilford

This intriguing account of Canadian intelligence gathering and strategic planning shatters the assumption that the US and the Allies were totally unprepared for war with Japan.

2011, 312 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Corps Commanders

Corps Commanders
Five British and Canadian Generals at War, 1939-45
By Douglas E. Delaney

An eloquent historical analysis that provides the most cogent picture to date of command and leadership at the corps level.

2011, 408 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Defence and Discovery

Defence and Discovery
Canada's Military Space Program, 1945-74
By Andrew Godefroy

A revealing investigation into the origins, development, and impact of Canada's space program from 1945 to 1974.

2011, 256 pages, 6 x 9"

 

The Information Front

The Information Front
The Canadian Army and News Management during the Second World War
By Timothy Balzer

An illuminating study of the Canadian military's use of public relations to manage news during the Second World War.

2011, 272 pages, 6 x 9"

 

From Victoria to Vladivostok

From Victoria to Vladivostok
Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19
By Benjamin Isitt

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.

2010, 352 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1954-2009

Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1954-2009
Déjà Vu All Over Again
By James Fergusson

This insightful book offers the first full account, based on newly declassified information, of Canada’s uncertain response to US ballistic missile defence initiatives and reveals the implications of this indecision.

2010, 352 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Militia Myths

Militia Myths
Ideas of the Canadian Citizen Soldier, 1896-1921
By James Wood

This compelling cultural history explores the citizen soldier as an ideal and symbol, tracing its evolution in Canadian society from the late nineteenth century to the end of the First World War.

2010, 368 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Veterans with a Vision

Veterans with a Vision
Canada’s War Blinded in Peace and War
By Serge Durflinger

A vibrant, poignant, and very human history of war-blinded veterans and of the advocacy organization they founded, the Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded.

2010, 484 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Crisis of Conscience

Crisis of Conscience
Conscientious Objection in Canada during the First World War
By Amy J. Shaw

This 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 the attitudes about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship that were revolving during a key period of Canadian nation building.

2008, 264 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Renegades

Renegades
Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
By Michael Petrou

"The best and most complete account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War we are ever likely to get." – J.L. Granatstein

2008, 304 pages, 6 x 9"

 

An Officer and a Lady

An Officer and a Lady
Canadian Military Nursing and the Second World War
By Cynthia Toman

An exploration of the incongruous expectations placed on military nurses as “officers and ladies." This book analyzes how gender, war, and medical technology intersected to create a legitimate role for women in the masculine environment of the military.

2007, 272 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Battle Grounds

Battle Grounds
The Canadian Military and Aboriginal Lands
By P. Whitney Lackenbauer

This analysis of a century of government-Aboriginal interaction and negotiation explores how the Canadian military came to use Aboriginal lands for training and reveals what this process says about the larger and evolving relationship between governments and native communities.

2006, 368 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Betrayed

Betrayed
Scandal, Politics, and Canadian Naval Leadership
By Richard O. Mayne

This is the story of how threats of public scandal, mass insurrection, and political intimidation caused one of the worst breakdowns in Canadian civil-military relations, leading to the dismissal of the head of the RCN in January, 1944. This fascinating investigation into the machinations of a divided navy tackles important questions of military professionalism, leadership, and identity.

2006, 296 pages, 6 x 9”

 

Fighting from Home

Fighting from Home
The Second World War in Verdun, Quebec
By Serge Durflinger

In WWII 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. Fighting from Home paints a comprehensive, at times intimate, portrait of Verdun and Verdunites at war.

2006, 296 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Clio's Warriors

Clio's Warriors
Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars
By Tim Cook

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.

2006, 352 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Prisoners of the Home Front

Prisoners of the Home Front
German POWs and "Enemy Aliens" in Southern Quebec, 1940-46
By Martin F. Auger

In the middle of the most destructive conflict in human history, almost 40,000 German civilians and prisoners of war were detained in internment and work camps across Canada. Prisoners of the Home Front details the organization and day-to-day affairs of these internment camps and reveals the experience of their inmates.

2005, 240 pages, 6 x 9"

 

Commanding Canadians

Commanding Canadians
The Second World War Diaries of A.F.C. Layard
By Michael Whitby

A highly personal piece of history that greatly enhances our understanding of the Canadian naval experience and the Atlantic war as a whole.

  • Honourable Mention, 2006 Keith Matthews Award, The Canadian Nautical Research Society
  • 2005, 383 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    The Soldiers' General

    The Soldiers' General
    Bert Hoffmeister at War
    By Douglas E. Delaney

    The Soldiers' General explains, in eloquent and accessible prose, how Hoffmeister conducted his business as a military commander. 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.

    2005, 320 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    Fight or Pay

    Fight or Pay
    Soldiers' Families in the Great War
    By Desmond Morton

    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 of the Great War. It is also an incisive and honest look at the beginnings of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship.

    2004, 368 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

    Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers
    Canada's Second World War
    By Jeffrey A. Keshen

    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.

  • Shortlisted, 2005-2006 Raymond Klibansky Prize, The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2004, 416 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    Frigates and Foremasts

    Frigates and Foremasts
    The North American Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters 1745-1815
    By Julian Gwyn

    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.

  • Winner, 2004 John Lyman Book Award, The North American Society for Oceanic History
  • Honourable Mention, Keith Matthews Prize, The Canadian Nautical Research Society
  • 2003, 224 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    A War of Patrols

    A War of Patrols
    Canadian Army Operations in Korea
    By William Johnston

    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.

    2003, 448 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    Avoiding Armageddon

    Avoiding Armageddon
    Canadian Military Strategy and Nuclear Weapons, 1950-63
    By Andrew Richter

    Avoiding Armageddon is a work with far-reaching implications. It illustrates Canada’s considerable latitude for independent defence thinking while providing key historical information that helps make sense of the contemporary Canadian defence debate.

    2002, 224 pages, 6 x 9"

     

    The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy

    The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy
    Inquiry and Intrigue
    By John Griffith Armstrong

    The Halifax Explosion and the Royal Canadian Navy catches the pulse of disaster response in official Ottawa after the explosion and provides a compelling analysis of the legal manoeuvres, rhetoric, blunders, public controversy, and crisis management that ensued.

  • Winner, 2003 John Lyman Book Award for Canadian Naval and Maritime History, The North American Society for Oceanic History
  • Honourable Mention, 2003 Keith Matthews Prize, The Canadian Nautical Research Society
  • Shortlisted, 2003 Dartmouth Book Award, Non-fiction
  • Shortlisted, John and Mary Savage First Book Award, Atlantic Book Awards
  • 2002, 256 pages, 6 x 9”

     

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