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History World War Ii

The Weight of Command

Voices of Canada’s Second World War Generals and Those Who Knew Them

by (author) J.L. Granatstein

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2016
Category
World War II, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867-)
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774832991
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774833011
    Publish Date
    Aug 2016
    List Price
    $34.95

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Three-quarters of a century after the Second World War, almost all the participants are gone. This book contains interviews with and about the Canadian generals who led the troops during that war. Edited and introduced by one of the foremost military historians of our time, this carefully curated collection brings to life the generals and their wartime experiences. The content is revealing and conversations frank. Peers and subordinates alike scrutinize key commanders of the war, sometimes offering praise but often passing harsh judgment. We learn of their failings and successes – and of the heavy weight of command borne by all.

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.

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