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War and Remembrance

Recollecting and Representing War

edited by Renée Dickason; Delphine Letort; Michel Prum & Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger
edition: Hardcover
tagged: military science

Memory, while seemingly a thing of the past, has much to reveal in the present. With its focus on memory, War and Remembrance provides new viewpoints in the field of war representation.

Bringing an interdisciplinary approach to discussions of the cultural memory of war, the collection focuses on narratives, either fictional or testimonial, that chal …

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A Scientific Way of War

Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought

by Ian C. Hope
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), history

While faith in the Enlightenment was waning elsewhere by 1850, at the United States Military Academy at West Point and in the minds of academy graduates serving throughout the country, Enlightenment thinking persisted, asserting that war was governable by a grand theory accessible through the study of military science. Officers of the regular army …

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Joey Jacobson's War

A Jewish Canadian Airman in the Second World War

by Peter J. Usher, read by Braden Wright
edition: Audiobook
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged: military, world war ii, aviation

In the spring of 1940 Canada sent hundreds of highly trained volunteers to serve in Britain's Royal Air Force as it began a concerted bombing campaign against Germany. Nearly half of them were killed or captured within a year. This is the story of one of those airmen, as told through his own letters and diaries as well as those of his family and fr …

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Two Years Below the Horn

Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946

by Andrew Taylor, edited by Daniel Heidt & Whitney Lackenbauer, read by Speechki
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook Hardcover
tagged: expeditions & discoveries, polar regions, world war ii

 

In Two Years Below the Horn, engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War. When mental strain led the operation’s first commander to resign, Taylor—a military engineer wit …

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The Devil's Trick

How Canada Fought the Vietnam War

by John Boyko
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: post-confederation (1867-), 20th century, vietnam war

Through the lens of six remarkable people, some well-known, others obscure, bestselling author and historian John Boyko explores Canada's often-overlooked involvement in that conflict as peacemaker, combatant, and provider of weapons and sanctuary.

When Brigadier General Sherwood Lett arrived in Vietnam over a decade before American troops, he and …

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The Ones We Let Down

Toxic Leadership Culture and Gender Integration in the Canadian Forces

by Charlotte Duval-Lantoine
edition: eBook
tagged: security (national & international), canada, gender studies

In 2021, a sexual misconduct scandal struck the Canadian military, leading to a profound crisis in leadership. While some more recent allegations came to light before the #MeToo movement, these latest revelations have historical roots in the 1990s, an era known to service members as the “decade of darkness.”
Due to drastic budget cuts and alle …

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Jackson's Wars

A.Y. Jackson, the Birth of the Group of Seven, and the Great War

by Douglas Hunter
edition: Hardcover
tagged: canadian, world war i, modern (late 19th century to 1945), canada, post-confederation (1867-), military

A captivating account of the formative years of one of Canada’s best-known artists, Jackson’s Wars follows A.Y. Jackson’s education and progress as a painter before he was a well-known artist and his time on the battlefield in Europe, before he cast his lot in with a group of like-minded Toronto artists.

Jackson fought many battles: he was a f …

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Myths of Modern History

From the French Revolution to the 20th century world wars and the Cold War - new perspectives on key events

by Jacques R. Pauwels
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: world war ii, world war i

At a time when it’s all too easy to see history in black-and-white terms, historian Jacques R. Pauwels urges readers to let go of conventional history textbooks and re-examine historical events outside the bounds of conventional ideologies and agendas.

Pauwels uses twelve key events, from the French Revolution onwards, to debunk well-known accepte …

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