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Canada 1919

A Nation Shaped by War

edited by Tim Cook & J.L. Granatstein

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jun 2020
Category
Canada, Veterans, World War I, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774864107
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $32.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774864077
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774864084
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $32.95

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With compelling insight, Canada 1919 examines the concerns of Canadians in the year following the Great War: the treatment of veterans, including nurses and Indigenous soldiers; the rising farm lobby; the role of labour; the place of children; the influenza pandemic; the country’s international standing; and commemoration of the fallen. Even as the military stumbled through massive demobilization and the government struggled to hang on to power, a new Canadian nationalism was forged. This fresh perspective on the concerns of the time exposes the ways in which war shaped Canada – and the ways it did not.

About the authors

TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. He is the author of five other books, including Shock Troops, which won the prestigious Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction in 2009. He was also awarded the Ottawa Book Award and the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End. Cook lives in Ottawa with his family.

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J. L. GRANATSTEIN is the author of over 60 books, including the bestsellersWho Killed The Canadian Military? and Whose War Is It?, along withYankee Go Home?, Victory 1945 and The Generals, which won the J. W. Dafoe Prize and the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography. A distinguished research professor of history emeritus at York University, he was a member of the RMC Board of Governors and is chair of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute. He lives in Toronto. Visit Granatstein atwww.whosewar.ca.

J.L. Granatstein's profile page

Editorial Reviews

Altogether, this is a fascinating collection of papers and recommended reading for anyone interested in the history of Canada’s role in the Great War.

Prairie History

All the articles are short and highly readable and provide multiple notes for further research that will prove useful to beginning researchers.

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