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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Friends and Enemies

Essays in Canada's Foreign Relations

by (author) J.L. Granatstein

Publisher
University of Toronto Press
Initial publish date
May 2024
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), 20th Century, Canadian
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781487549855
    Publish Date
    Mar 2024
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781487549848
    Publish Date
    Apr 2024
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781487549831
    Publish Date
    May 2024
    List Price
    $120.00

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Friends and Enemies presents a collection of essays on Canadian foreign policy written by J.L. Granatstein, one of the leading political and military historians in the country. The essays cover a period primarily from the Second World War through to the early 2000s and examine policy under prime ministers Mackenzie King, Louis St. Laurent, John Diefenbaker, Lester Pearson, and Pierre Trudeau.

 

These essays are not theoretical; instead, they are narrative accounts based on interviews and extensive research in archives across Canada, the United States, and Britain. The collection addresses important topics such as peacekeeping and Canada-US relations, as well as multiculturalism and foreign policy, the Cold War, and Canada-Soviet relations. Written over many years, the essays reveal how Granatstein’s views shifted as he reacted to altered conditions in Canada, Canadian alliances, and the world situation.

 

Offering rich and masterful insight into the events that shaped our understanding of Canadian foreign policy, Friends and Enemies allows readers and students of history and political science to examine events from a sharply pointed perspective.

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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