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Politics of Survival

The Conservative Part of Canada, 1939-1945

by (author) J.L. Granatstein

University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2018
Canadian, Conservatism & Liberalism, History & Theory
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Professor Granatstrin's book is a fascinating account of the Conservative party's struggle for survival during the Second World War. In some respects a new departure in Canadian history and with some startling parallels to present-day events and personalities in Canadian politics, it is the first full-length look at a major party during a critical period of our history. Lively writing and a wealth of documentation that has only recently become available help to make it one of the most interesting studies to be published in this field.

About the author

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

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Editorial Reviews

Certain to become an indispensable source for Canadian historians and students of political affairs.

Dalhousie Review

"Of enduring value to any student of modern Canadian politics."


A most welcome book for both political and historical analysts of Canadian politics.

Canadian Journal of Political Science

"a scholarly, well-written, and fascinating volume"

Journal of American History

"This book will fascinate anyone with a bent for recent Canadian political history. Its author deserves praise both for the remarkable resourcefulness he has shown in getting his hands on hitherto untapped soruces and for the skill with which he has organized and presented his account. ... he has produced an excellent specimen of the kind of monograph on a well-defined subject which makes a genuine contribution to Canadian political studies."

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