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Canada's Voice

The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes

by (author) Adam Chapnick

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2010
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2010
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2009
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2009
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It is hard to imagine a person who embodied the ideals of postwar Canadian foreign policy more than John Wendell Holmes. Holmes joined the foreign service in 1943, headed the Canadian Institute of International Affairs from 1960 to 1973, and, as a professor of international relations, mentored a generation of students and scholars. This book charts the life of a diplomat and public intellectual who influenced both how scholars and statespeople abroad viewed Canada and how Canadians saw themselves on the world stage.

About the author

Adam Chapnick est directeur adjoint de l’éducation au Collège des Forces canadiennes et professeur agrégé des études de la défense au Collège militaire royal du Canada. Ses domaines de recherche comprennent l’histoire politique et la politique étrangère du Canada ainsi que l’enseignement et l’apprentissage. M. Chapnick est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages. M. Chapnick poursuit ses recherches sur l’histoire des expériences canadiennes au Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies.

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  • Short-listed, Dafoe Book Prize, Dafoe Foundation
  • Commended, The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2009

Editorial Reviews

It took one of the rising stars in the study of Canadian foreign policy – Adam Chapnick – to take on this task. The result is a tour de force.

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