Death So Noble
Memory, Meaning, and the First World War
Death so Noble will be of interest to specialists in First World War history and literature as well as a general audience.
- 1998, Winner - Charles P. Stacey Award
- 1997, Winner - Dafoe Book Prize, J.W. Dafoe Foundation
- 2000, Commended - Francois-Xavier Garneau Prize, Canadian Historical Association
- 1997, Short-listed - Lionel Gelber Prize, Munk Centre for International Studies (Trinity College)
- 1998, Winner - Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, Canadian Historical Association
Jonathan Vance … is to be congratulated on his fine achievement in spelling out how Canadians met this collective need to commemorate their war-time participation, suffering and death … His success in pulling together the previous Canadian writings and sources, including his splendid use of illustrations … is altogether admirable, excellently researched, finely published.
One attractive feature of this book is the illustrations, more than 80 of them, accompanied by excellent captions.
This is a most impressive, sophisticated, and original contribution to Canadian historical writing … written with verve and is a delight to read; it would not be excessive to rank it with the brilliant books by Fussell and Eksteins.
1 The Just War
2 Christ in Flanders
3 O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
4 Accurs’d They Were Not There
5 The Soldier as Canada
6 Safeguarding the Past
7 If Ye Break Faith
8 To Found a Country
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