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 atwww.whosewar.ca.
A most welcome book for both political and historical analysts of Canadian politics.
Canadian Journal of Political Science
Certain to become an indispensable source for Canadian historians and students of political affairs.
"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."
"Of enduring value to any student of modern Canadian politics."
Other titles by J.L. Granatstein
Canada at War
Conscription, Diplomacy, and Politics
A Nation Shaped by War
Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84
Waging War and Keeping the Peace
Filling the Ranks
Manpower in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1918
The Weight of Command
Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them
The Greatest Victory
Canada's One Hundred Days, 1918
Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War
In the National Interest
Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009