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Trudeau’s World

Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84

Key insiders from the Trudeau era offer behind-the-scenes insights into his foreign, trade, and defence policies, revealing them in a new – and clear – light.

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The Politics of War

Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001–14

The Politics of War analyzes the impact of political elites, Parliament, and public opinion on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan to demonstrate how much of Canada’s involvement was shaped by the vagaries of domestic politics.

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Mike’s World

Lester B. Pearson and Canadian External Affairs

A major reassessment of a man synonymous with Canadian foreign policy, this book explores the complicated actions and legacy of Canada’s foremost statesman.

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Reluctant Warriors

Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

The first in-depth examination of Canadian conscripts in the final battles of the Great War, Reluctant Warriors provides fresh evidence that conscripts were good soldiers who fought valiantly and made a crucial contribution to the success of the Canadian Corps in 1918.

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The Canadian Party System

An Analytic History

In this long-awaited book, Richard Johnston combines an arsenal of recently developed analytic tools with a deep understanding of history to makes sense of the Canadian party system.

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After Morgentaler

The Politics of Abortion in Canada

A long-overdue update on the dynamics of abortion politics in Canada, After Morgentaler explores the role of both state and non-state actors in the creation and maintenance of access to abortion services following the 1988 Morgentaler decision.

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A Frontier Made Lawless

Violence in Upland Southwest China, 1800-1956

In the first Western language history of Liangshan, Joseph Lawson argues that the region was not inherently violent but made violent by turmoil elsewhere in China.

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The New Lawyer, Second Edition

How Clients Are Transforming the Practice of Law

The New Lawyer analyzes the changes that are transforming the role of lawyers, the nature of client service, and how law is practised – including how lawyers seek resolution before trial – to stress the need for new approaches to lawyer/client collaboration if the legal profession is to remain relevant in the twenty-first century.

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Invisible Scars

Mental Trauma and the Korean War

Invisible Scars explores the treatment of psychological casualties during the Korean War and the long-term repercussions for former soldiers living with trauma.

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Mothers and Others

The Role of Parenthood in Politics

The first major comparative analysis of the role of parenthood in politics, this book raises important questions about the intersection of gender, parental status, and political life.

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Crerar’s Lieutenants

Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45

This book illustrates not only the challenges many junior officers faced during the Second World War, it also points to the enduring problem of living up to the image of an ideal middle-class male.

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West Ham and the River Lea

A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839–1914

This original account of industrial London’s expansion into West Ham’s suburban marshlands highlights how pollution, poverty, and water shortages fuelled social democracy in Greater London.

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