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The Weight of Command 1

J.L. Granatstein

Capturing Hill 70 2

Edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge

Marc Durflinger

Engaging the Line 3

Brandon R. Dimmel

Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past 4

Colin McCullough

Zombie Army 5

Daniel Byers

Maritime Command Pacific 6

David Zimmerman

Unwanted Warriors 7

Nic Clarke

War-Torn Exchanges 8

Andrea McKenzie

Sister Soldiers of the Great War 9

Cynthia Toman

In Peace Prepared 10

Andrew B. Godefroy

Food Will Win the War 10

Ian Mosby

African Canadians in Union Blue 11

Richard M. Reid

A National Force 11

Peter Kasurak

Unlikely Diplomats 12

Isabel Campbell

Death or Deliverance 12

Teresa Iacobelli

A Small Price to Pay 13

Graham Broad

Game Changer 13

Edited by Jonathan Paquin & Patrick James

Disarming Intervention 18

Seantel Anaïs



Canadian, US, and international

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Beyond Afghanistan 14

Edited by James Fergusson and Francis


Lock, Stock, and Icebergs 15

Adam Lajeunesse

Hearts and Mines 16

Tanner Mirrlees

Unsettled Balance 17

Edited by Rosalind Warner

Military History



The Weight of Command

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

J.L. Granatstein

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.


is a distinguished research

professor of history emeritus at

York University.

312 pages, 6 x 9"

16 b&w photos

August 2016

978-0-7748-3299-1 HC $34.95

Military History, Canadian


Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum




Major-General Bert Hoffmeister; Major-General George Kitching;

Major-General Harry F.G. Letson; Major-General Bruce Matthews


Brigadier H.P. Bell-Irving; Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Bennett; Major-

General M.P. Bogert; Colonel J. Allan (“Ding”) Calder; Major-

General W.J. Megill; Lieutenant-General Robert Moncel; Major-

General Roger Rowley; Major-General J. Desmond B. Smith;

Major-General James Tedlie; Lieutenant-General Henri Tellier;

Major-General C.B. Ware; Brigadier-General Denis Whitaker


Brigadier G. Edward Beament; Lieutenant-General William A.B.

Anderson; Brigadier George Pangman; Major Giles Perodeau;

Finlay Angus Morrison; Major-General N. Elliot Rodger;

Lieutenant-General Geoffrey Walsh; Major-General Robert P.

Rothschild; Lieutenant-General S.F. Clark; Lieutenant-Colonel J.

Douglas Crashley; John W.H. Bassett; Harold Morrison; Colonel

H.O. Moran; Lieutenant-Colonel E.T. Winslow; Major-General

H.A. “Sparky” Sparling; Colonel Robert Raymont; Brigadier

John D. (Jack) Christian; Colonel Ernest A. Côté; Lieutenant-

Colonel Donald Mingay; Brigadier P.A. Stanley Todd; Colonel W.

Clement Dick; Brigadier-General R.T. Bennett; Brigadier Frank

Lace; Brigadier Beverley Matthews; Brigadier William Ziegler;

Rt. Hon. J.W. Pickersgill; Lieutenant-Colonel Trumball Warren


Mrs. Margaret Palmer; Peter Crerar; Group Captain Victor C.H.

Stuart; Marguerite Stuart Shortreed; Dr. Mary Burns; Joseph

Pope; Major W.H. Pope; Mrs. Simonne Pope Fletcher; Tony

Foster; Peter Hertzberg; Thea Hertzberg Gray; Mrs. Dagmar

Hertzberg Nation; Mrs. Sherwood Lett; George Montague; P.K.

(Patricia Katherine) Page; Mrs. Helen Price Perodeau; Mrs.

Mary Plow; Mr. Justice Joseph Potts; Mrs. Betty Spry; Malcolm

and Atholl Sutherland-Brown; W.F.R. Stein; Colonel Malcolm

Turner; Major Fred Vokes; Harvie Walford; Peter Worthington;

Mrs. Clara “Larry” Worthington; William Young

Appendices; Selected Readings; Index

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Capturing Hill 70

Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War

Edited by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger

In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured

Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French

town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some

5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days

defeated twenty-one German counterattacks.

This spectacularly successful but shockingly

costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few

Canadians have heard of it. Capturing Hill 70

marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting

different facets of the battle, from planning and

conducting operations to long-term repercussions

and commemoration. It reinstates Hill 70 to its

rightful place among the pantheon of battles that

forged the reputation of the famed Canadian

Corps during the First World War.


professor and Canada Research

Chair in War Studies at the Royal

Military College of Canada.


is a professor in the History

Department at the University of


288 pages, 6 x 9"

50 b&w photos, 4 maps, 9 charts,

3 tables

October 2016

978-0-7748-3359-2 HC $34.95

Military History, Canadian


Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum


Foreword / David Johnston


Introduction / Douglas E. Delaney

1 Higher Command: First Army and the Canadian

Corps / Nikolas Gardner

2 The Corps Nervous System in Action:

Commanders, Staffs, and Battle Procedure /

Douglas E. Delaney

3 The Best-Laid Plans: Sir Arthur Currie and the

Operation / Mark Osborne Humphries

4 The Fire Plan: Gas, Guns, Machine Guns, and

Mortars / Tim Cook

5 Sinews of War: Transportation and Supply /

Andrew Iarocci

6 Force Preservation: Medical Services / Robert


7 The Other Side of the Hill: The German Defence /

Robert T. Foley

8 To Win at Any Cost: Politics and Manpower / J.L.


9 A Battle Forgotten? Remembering the Battle /

Serge Marc Durflinger

Conclusion / Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc


Appendix 1: Canadian Corps Order of Battle, August


Selected Bibliography; Index

Military History 2


Engaging the Line

How the Great War Shaped the Canada-US Border

Brandon R. Dimmel

For decades, people living in adjacent communities

along the Canada–US border enjoyed close

social and economic relationships with their

neighbours across the line. The introduction of

new security measures during the First World

War threatened this way of life by restricting

the movement of people and goods across the

border. Many Canadians resented the new

regulations introduced by their provincial and

federal governments, deriding them as “outside

influences” that created friction where none

had existed before. Engaging the Line examines

responses to wartime regulations in six

communities and offers a glimpse at the origins of

our modern, highly secured border.


historian and writer based in

London, Ontario.

224 pages, 6 x 9"

32 photographs

September 2016

978-0-7748-3274-8 HC $95.00

March 2017

978-0-7748-3275-5 PB $32.95

Military History, British

Columbia, Ontario, New

Brunswick, Canadian History,

Historical Geography, Security


Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum





1 Brothers Once More: Relations between Windsor

and Detroit during the First World War

2 Part and Parcel: Administering the Windsor-

Detroit Border, 1914-18



3 The Ties that Bind: Relations between St.

Stephen and Calais during the First World War

4 A Very Convenient Arrangement: Administering

the St. Stephen-Calais Border, 1914-18



5 God Save the King: Relations between White

Rock and Blaine during the First World War

6 Booze and Bandits: Administering the White

Rock-Blaine Border, 1914-18

Conclusion; Bibliography

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Creating Canada's Peacekeeping Past

Colin McCullough

Creating Canada’s Peacekeeping Past illuminates

how Canada’s participation in United Nations’

peacekeeping efforts from 1956 to 1997 was used

as a symbol of national identity – in Quebec and

the rest of the country. Delving into four decades'

worth of documentaries, newspaper coverage,

textbooks, political rhetoric, and more, Colin

McCullough outlines the continuity and change in

the production and reception of messages about

peacekeeping. Engaging in debates about Canada’s

international standing, as well as its broader

national character, this book is an ingeniously

conceived addition to the history of Canada's

changing national identity.


adjunct professor in history at

McMaster University.

288 pages, 6 x 9"

43 photographs, 1 map

August 2016

978-0-7748-3248-9 HC $95.00

February 2017

978-0-7748-3249 PB $32.95

Canadian History,

Communication & Cultural

Studies, Military History,

Canadian Foreign Policy,

Security Studies

Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum




1 The Political Rhetoric of Peacekeeping, 1956–97

2 Peacekeeping in Canadian High School History

Classrooms, 1959–97

3 The National Film Board of Canada’s

Representations of Peacekeeping, 1957–95

4 English and French Canadian Newspaper

Coverage of Peacekeeping Operations, 1956–97

5 From Policeman to Klansman: Depictions of

Peacekeeping in Newspaper Editorial Cartoons,


6 Nostalgia and Commemorations of Canada’s

Peacekeeping Past

Conclusion; Bibliography

Military History 4


Zombie Army

The Canadian Army and Conscription in the Second World War

Daniel Byers

Zombie Army tells the story of Canada’s Second

World War military conscripts – reluctant

soldiers pejoratively referred to as “zombies” for

their perceived similarity to the mindless movie

monsters of the 1930s. In the first full-length book

on the subject in almost forty years, Byers combines

previously underused and newly discovered

records to argue that although conscripts were

only liable for home defence, they soon became

a source from which the active army recruited

overseas fighters. He also challenges the traditional

nationalist-dominated impression that Quebec was

only a grudging participant in the war.

DANIEL BYERS is an assistant

professor in the Department

of History at Laurentian


384 pages, 6 x 9"

22 b&w photographs, 10 tables,

3 maps

May 2016

978-0-7748-3051-5 HC $95.00

January 2017

978-0-7748-3052-2 PB $34.95

Military History, Canadian


Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum




1 Conscription and Canadian History, 1627 –1939



2 Mobilizing Canada: The Creation of the Thirty-

Day Training System, 1939 –40

3 Enshrining the NRMA: Compulsory Military

Service, 1940–41

4 Creating the “Big Army”: Conscription and

Army Expansion, 1941–43



5 Canada’s Zombies, Part I: A Statistical Portrait

6 Canada’s Zombies, Part II: Life in Uniform


7 “No stone ... unturned”: The Failure of

Conscription and the Big Army, 1943–44

8 Revolt or Realization? The NRMA and the

Conscription Crisis of 1944


Epilogue: Conscription and Canadians in the Second

World War

Archival Sources Consulted

Appendix; Notes; Index

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Maritime Command Pacific

The Royal Canadian Navy's West Coast Fleet in the Early Cold War

David Zimmerman

In Maritime Command Pacific, Zimmerman

skilfully proves his main contention – that

Canada’s West Coast fleet did not operate merely

as an agreeable “yacht club” during the early

years of the Cold War. In correcting this significant

fallacy in the received history of the Royal

Canadian Navy, he enhances our understanding of

the RCN as a whole.

– Richard Gimblett, command historian, Royal

Canadian Navy


professor of military history at

the University of Victoria.

206 pages, 6 x 9"

20 b&w photos, 2 maps


978-0-7748-3034-8 HC $95.00

July 2016

978-0-7748-3035-5 PB $32.95

Military History, British

Columbia, Canadian History,

Security Studies

Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum

The Royal Canadian Navy crews that sailed

the Atlantic during the early Cold War held a

contemptuous view of their West Coast brethren,

likening the Pacific fleet to a “yacht club” where

sailors enjoyed a life of leisurely service on a

tranquil sea. As David Zimmerman reveals,

nothing could be further from the truth. From the

fleet’s postwar downsizing, through to its rapid

expansion in the wake of the Korean War as Cold

War fears gripped the nation, Maritime Command

Pacific fought to hold steady amid drifting

Japanese mines, Soviet submarines, and joint

US-Canadian training exercises.



1 The Legacy of War and Demobilization

2 From Peace to Cold War, 1945-50

3 Defending the West Coast in the Nuclear Age

4 Cold War Expansion

5 Reorganization of Pacific Command and West

Coast Defence Planning, 1958-61

6 The Golden Age

7 The Cold War on the Pacific Coast, 1958-65

Conclusion; Notes on Sources; Notes; Index

Military History 6


Unwanted Warriors

Rejected Volunteers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Nic Clarke

Vast numbers of men tried to enlist during the

Great War and were turned down, sometimes

repeatedly. Until now, we have known little about

these individuals – why they were rejected by the

army and the impact this had on them personally

and in their community. In Unwanted Warriors,

Nic Clarke answers these very questions, adroitly

documenting the war’s impact on Canadian


– Pat Brennan, fellow of the Centre for Military

and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary

NIC CLARKE is a historian at the

Canadian War Museum.

256 pages, 6 x 9"

7 photos, 3 charts, 2 tables

April 2016

978-0-7748-2889-5 PB $29.95

Military History, British Empire

History, Canadian History,

History of Medicine, Disability


Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum

Unwanted Warriors uncovers the history of

Canada’s first casualties of the Great War – men

who tried to enlist but were deemed “unfit for

service.” What impact did military exclusion

have on these men? Nic Clarke looks for answers

in the service files of 3,400 rejected volunteers

and explores the mechanics of the medical

examination, the physical and psychological

qualities that the authorities believed made a

fighting man, and how evaluations changed as

the war dragged on. In the process, he exposes the

deleterious effects that socially constructed norms

about health and fitness had on individual men and

Canadian society during the First World War.



1 Grading Blocks of Meat: The Fit and the Unfit

2 No Longer Cause for Rejection

3 An Imperfect System

4 Clashing Concepts of Fitness

5 Not Visibly Different: Describing the Rejected

6 Uncounted Casualties: The Costs of Rejection

7 Claiming Disability to Avoid Military Service


Appendices; Notes; Bibliography

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War-Torn Exchanges

The Lives and Letters of Nursing Sisters Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes

Edited by Andrea McKenzie

Laura Holland and Mildred Forbes, an inseparable

duo, set off from Montreal in June 1915 to serve

as nursing sisters in the Great War. Over the

next four years, the two cared for each other

through sickness and health, air raids and

bombings, unrelenting work, and adventurous

leaves. This thoughtfully curated collection

of their letters home paints a vivid account

of nursing through the battles of Gallipoli,

Passchendaele, and beyond. Mildred and Laura

were remarkably forthright, revealing how they

relied on friendship, humour, and professional

ethics to carry on in the face of mismanagement,

discrimination, deprivation, and trauma.


associate professor at York

University in Toronto.

296 pages, 6 x 9"

17 b&w photos, 2 maps

May 2016

978-0-7748-3253-3 HC $95.00

November 2016

978-0-7748-3254-0 PB $32.95

Gender & Sexuality, Canadian

Women's History, History of

Medicine, Military History


Introduction: Friendship and War

A Note on the Text

1 Journeying to War

2 Lemnos: “Poor Souls” and “Pathetic Sights”

3 Alexandria and Cairo: Mosques and Minarets

4 Salonika: In the Shadow of Olympus

5 England: Officers and Honours

6 France: Trauma and Taking Charge

Conclusion and Epilogue

Appendix: Laura Holland’s Travel Diary, 1907

Notes; Bibliography; Index

Military History 8


Sister Soldiers of the Great War

The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

Cynthia Toman

In Sister Soldiers of the Great War, award-winning

author Cynthia Toman recovers the long-lost

history of Canada’s first women soldiers – nursing

sisters who enlisted as officers with the Canadian

Army Medical Corps. The nursing sisters had a

mandate to salvage as many sick and wounded men

as possible for return to the frontlines. Nothing

prepared them for the poor living conditions, the

scale of the casualties, or the type of wounds they

encountered. However, their letters and diaries

reveal that they were determined to soldier on

under all circumstances while still “living as well

as possible.”

CYNTHIA TOMAN is a historian

and retired professor of nursing

from the University of Ottawa.

336 pages, 6 x 9"

30 photographs, 2 maps, 1 chart,

6 tables

April 2016

978-0-7748-3213-7 HC $95.00

October 2016

978-0-7748-3214-4 PB $34.95

Women's Studies, Canadian

Women's History, History of

Medicine, Military History

Studies in Canadian Military

History Series

Published in association with the

Canadian War Museum



1 The Great Machine of Healing

2 The Cast of Characters

3 Soldiering On under All Conditions

4 Soldiering On with Medical and Surgical Work

5 Social Sisters: “Living as Well as Possible”

6 Contemplating the Costs of War


Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index

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In Peace Prepared

Innovation and Adaptation in

Canada’s Cold War Army

Andrew B. Godefroy

Food Will Win the War

The Politics, Culture, and Science

of Food on Canada’s Home Front

Ian Mosby

The Allies claimed victory at the end of

the Second World War, but the United

States’ invention of the atomic bomb

and its replication by the Soviet Union

posed new dangers for all nations. This

book examines what Canada’s Cold War

Army did to prepare for nuclear war

– and why and how it did it. Although

the war never materialized, officers,

scientists, engineers, and designers

developed a collaborative and systematic

approach to problem solving that not only

transformed the organization of Canada’s

army but also influenced how armies

in the Western Alliance related to one

another during the Cold War and beyond.

ANDREW B. GODEFROY is a strategic

analyst and historian with the Canadian

Army, editor-in-chief of the Canadian

Army Journal, and the author of Defence

and Discovery: Canada’s Military Space

Program, 1945-74 (UBC Press, 2011).

292 pages, 6 x 9"

21 b&w photos, 2 maps, 22 tables

April 2015

978-0-7748-2703-4 PB $32.95

Military History, Cold War History,

Canadian History, Security Studies

Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Published in association with the Canadian

War Museum

JOINT WINNER 2015 Political History

Group Book Prize, Canadian Historical


During the Second World War, as Canada

struggled to provide its allies with

food, public health officials warned

that malnutrition could derail the war

effort. Posters admonished Canadians

to “Eat Right” because “Canada Needs

You Strong” while cookbooks helped

housewives become “housoldiers” through

food rationing, menu substitutions,

and household production. Ian Mosby

explores the symbolic and material

transformations that food and eating

underwent as the Canadian state took

unprecedented steps into the kitchens

of the nation, changing the way women

cooked, what their families ate, and how

people thought about food. Canadians, in

turn, rallied around food and nutrition to

articulate new visions of citizenship for a

new peacetime social order.

IAN MOSBY is a historian of food, health,

and nutrition in Canada and a postdoctoral

fellow in the L.R. Wilson Institute for

Canadian History at McMaster University.

288 pages, 6 x 9"

15 illustrations, 2 tables

January 2015

978-0-7748-2762-1 PB $32.95

Home Front History, Canadian Social

History, Food Studies, WWII

Military History 10


African Canadians in Union Blue

Volunteering for the Cause in the

Civil War

Richard M. Reid

A National Force

The Evolution of Canada’s Army,


Peter Kasurak

When Lincoln issued the Emancipation

Proclamation, he also authorized the army

to recruit black soldiers. Nearly 200,000

men answered the call. Several thousand

came from Canada. What compelled these

men to leave the relative comfort and

safety of home to fight in a foreign war? In

African Canadians in Union Blue, Richard

Reid sets out in search of an answer and

discovers a group of men whose courage

and contributions open a window on the

changing nature of the Civil War and the

ties that held black communities together

even as the borders around them shifted

and were torn asunder.

RICHARD M. REID is a professor emeritus

at the University of Guelph and the

author of several books on Canadian and

American history, including Freedom

for Themselves: North Carolina’s Black

Soldiers in the Civil War Era.

308 pages, 6 x 9"

21 b&w photographs, 2 maps, 7 illustrations

October 2014

978-0-7748-2746-1 PB $32.95

Canadian History, United States History,

Transnationalism, History of Civil

Liberties & Human Rights

Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Published in association with the Canadian

War Museum

Co-published with University of Alberta Press

World rights excluding US paperback

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SHORTLISTED 2013 C.P. Stacey Prize,

Canadian Commission for Military History

and the Canadian Committee on the History

of the Second World War

This landmark book dispels the idea that the

period between the Second World War and

the unification of the armed services in 1968

constituted the Canadian Army’s “golden

age.” Drawing on recently declassified

documents, Peter Kasurak depicts an era

clouded by the military leadership’s failure

to loosen the grasp of British army culture,

produce its own doctrine, and advise political

leaders effectively. The discrepancy between

the army’s goals and the Canadian state’s

aspirations as a peacemaker in the postwar

world resulted in a series of civilian-military

crises that ended only when the scandal of

the Somalia Affair in 1993 forced reform.

PETER KASURAK retired in 2007 after

leading the defence and national security

sections of the Office of the Auditor General

of Canada. He holds a PhD in military and

diplomatic history from Duke University and

teaches part-time at the Canadian Forces

College in Toronto.

368 pages, 6 x 9"

July 2014

978-0-7748-2640-2 PB $34.95

Military History, Canadian Diplomatic

History, Canadian Public Policy &

Administration, Security Studies

Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Published in association with the Canadian War



Unlikely Diplomats

The Canadian Brigade in Germany,


Isabel Campbell

Death or Deliverance

Canadian Courts Martial in the Great


Teresa Iacobelli

In 1951, Canada sent troops to western

Europe to support its NATO allies. The

brigade helped Canada establish its

international status. In private, however,

Canadian officials and military leaders

expressed grave doubts about NATO’s

strategies and operational plans. Despite

these reservations, they sent military

families overseas and implemented

personnel policies that permanently

changed the distribution of the defence

budget and the character of the Canadian

Army. This original account of the

evolution of the Canadian Army – from a

small training cadre to a truly national

force – offers a new perspective on

military policy and diplomacy in the Cold

War era.

ISABEL CAMPBELL is a military and

naval historian with the Directorate of

History and Heritage, National Defence


268 pages, 6 x 9"

July 2014

978-0-7748-2564-1 PB $32.95

Military History, Canadian Diplomatic

History, Canadian Foreign Policy,

Security Studies

Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Published in association with the Canadian

War Museum

WINNER 2013 C.P. Stacey Prize, Canadian

Commission for Military History and the

Canadian Committee on the History of the

Second World War

Soldiers found guilty of desertion or

cowardice during the Great War faced death

by firing squad. Novels, histories, movies, and

television series often depict courts martial

as brutal and inflexible, and social memories

of this system of frontline justice have

inspired modern movements to seek pardons

for soldiers executed on the battlefield.

In this powerful and moving book, Teresa

Iacobelli looks beyond stories of callous

generals and quick executions to consider

the trials of nearly two hundred soldiers

who were sentenced to death but spared by

a disciplinary system capable of thoughtful

review and compassion. By bringing to

light these men’s experiences, Death or

Deliverance reconsiders an important chapter

in the history of both a war and a nation.

TERESA IACOBELLI received her doctorate

from the University of Western Ontario and

is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow.

192 pages, 6 x 9"

January 2014

978-0-7748-2568-9 PB $32.95

Military History, Canadian History, Law &


Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Published in association with the Canadian War


Military History 12


A Small Price to Pay

Consumer Culture on the Canadian

Home Front, 1939-45

Graham Broad

Game Changer

The Impact of 9/11 on North

American Security

Edited by Jonathan Paquin & Patrick


SHORTLISTED 2013 C.P. Stacey Prize,

Canadian Commission for Military

History and the Canadian Committee on

the History of the Second World War

We often picture life on the Canadian

home front as a time of austerity, as a

time when women went to work and men

went to war. Graham Broad explodes this

myth of home-front sacrifice by bringing

to light the contradictions of consumer

society in wartime. Governments

pressured Depression-weary citizens

to save for the sake of the nation, but

Canadians had money in their pockets,

and advertisers tempted them with

fresh groceries, glamorous movies, and

new cars and appliances. Broad reveals

that our “greatest generation” was not

impervious to temptation but rather

embarked on one of the biggest spending

booms in our nation’s history.

GRAHAM BROAD is a member of

the Department of History at King’s

University College, Western University.

288 pages, 6 x 9"

36 photos, 17 graphs

July 2014

978-0-7748-2364-7 PB $32.95

WWII Home Front History, Canadian

History, Consumer Studies, Gender Studies

Studies in Canadian Military History Series

Published in association with the Canadian

War Museum

The events of 9/11 turned North

American politics upside down. US

policy makers focused less on how they

could better integrate the economies of

Mexico, Canada, and the United States

and more on security and sovereignty.

Security experts have tended to view

the developments that followed within a

bilateral framework, but Game Changer

broadens the canvas by examining how

America’s desire to keep its two borders

closed to threats but open to trade has

influenced both Canada and Mexico.

By adopting a truly North American, or

trilateral, framework, this authoritative

volume suggests new approaches to

security in the post-9/11 world.

JONATHAN PAQUIN is an associate

professor of political science and director

of the International Peace and Security

Program at Université Laval. PATRICK

JAMES is Dornsife Dean’s Professor of

International Relations at the University

of Southern California.

324 pages, 6 x 9"

5 graphs, 2 tables

August 2014

978-0-7748-2707-2 PB $34.95

Security Studies, Political Science,

International Relations

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Beyond Afghanistan

An International Security Agenda for Canada

Edited by James Fergusson and Francis Furtado

For over a decade, Canada’s participation in the war in

Afghanistan dominated media headlines, government

discussions, academic studies, and the public

international security debate. Now that the mission

in Afghanistan is over, what issues should shape

Canada’s international security agenda? This collection

of essays, written by leading observers of Canadian

policy, seeks to answer this question by investigating

how Canada will likely respond to new threats and

security challenges in light of experience gained in

Afghanistan. Topics include the future place of NATO

in defence and security policy, regions of concern and

interest, and nuclear weapons and arms control.


the director of the Centre

for Defence and Security

Studies and a professor in the

Department of Political Studies

at the University of Manitoba.


for over twenty years with the

Government of Canada and

currently works as a consultant

in Ottawa.

272 pages, 6 x 9"

May 2016

978-0-7748-3198-7 HC $95.00

March 2017

978-0-7748-3199-4 PB $32.95

Security Studies, Canadian

Foreign Policy




1 Way Back Then and Now: NATO and the Canadian

Interest / Denis Stairs

2 From Foulkes to Foulkes: Transforming the Structure of

NATO / Douglas Bland

3 Afghanistan and After: The NATO Factor in Canadian

Defence Decision Making / Danford Middlemiss

4 The Alphonse Karr Version of Canada and NATO (or Plus

ça change) / David G. Haglund

5 NATO: Canada’s Indispensable Alliance / Alexander



6 Arctic Security: Keeping NATO Out, Russia and China

Down, and the United States In / Andrea Charron

7 Eight Years into Forever: NORAD’s Place in Canada-US

Defence Relations / Joseph T. Jockel and Joel J. Sokolsky

8 Is Time out of Joint? Growing Challenges for Canada

in Inter-American Defence and Security Affairs / Hal


9 An “Astrategic” Power: Canada, China, and Great Power

Transitions / Kim Richard Nossal

10 Canada and the Middle East: Working within

Multilateralism / David Dewitt and Bessma Momani



11 Still in the Water Supply: Myths in Canadian Defence and

Security Policy Debates / Francis Furtado

12 From Prague to Chicago to Honolulu: Toward Nuclear

Abolition and a Renewed Canadian Role in American and

NATO Nuclear Deterrence / Douglas Alan Ross

13 A Reason for Hope, No Reason for Optimism: Canada,

Arms Control, and Disarmament / Gordon Vachon

14 Off the Radar: Strategic Defence and Military Space /

James Fergusson

Conclusion; List of Contributors; Index

Military History 14


Lock, Stock, and Icebergs

A History of Canada’s Arctic Maritime Sovereignty

Adam Lajeunesse

Exceptionally well-written and researched, this

book adds critical new insight into Canadian-

American relations and negotiations over the

status of Canada’s Arctic waters, particularly

the Northwest Passage. It is a "must read" for

all federal politicians, foreign affairs officials,

scholars of the north, and anyone interested in

Canada’s Arctic sovereignty and the measures

needed to protect it.

– Shelagh D. Grant, author of Polar Imperative: A

History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America


SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at

St. Jerome’s University at the

University of Waterloo.

416 pages, 6 x 9"

14 photographs, 11maps, 3 tables

January 2016

978-0-7748-3108-6 HC $95.00

July 2016

978-0-7748-3109-3 PB $34.95

Security Studies, Naval History,

Canadian History, Northern

Studies, International Law, Law

& Politics

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In April 1988, after years of failed negotiations over

the status of the Northwest Passage, Brian Mulroney

gave Ronald Reagan a globe, pointed to the Arctic,

and said “Ron that’s ours. We own it lock, stock,

and icebergs.” A simple statement, it summed up

Ottawa’s official policy: Canada owns the icy waters

that wind their way through the Arctic Archipelago.

Behind the scenes, however, successive governments

have spent over a century trying to figure out how to

enforce this claim. Drawing on recently declassified

material, Lajeunesse guides readers through the

evolution of Canada’s Arctic sovereignty, showing

how the Northwest Passage and the surrounding

waters became Canadian.




1 The Origins of Canada’s Arctic Maritime


2 The Early Cold War and the End of Splendid


3 Continental Defence and Straight Baselines

4 Working with the Americans in the Arctic

5 The Nuclear Submarine and Early Arctic


6 Canada’s Law of the Sea Priorities

7 The Manhattan Crisis and the Arctic Waters

Pollution Prevention Act

8 Securing the Canadian Claim: Defence and


9 Canada and the Third UN Law of the Sea


10 The Cold War under Ice

11 The Establishment of Straight Baselines

12 Unfinished Business

Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index


Hearts and Mines

The US Empire’s Culture Industry

Tanner Mirrlees

A fascinating, provocative book that invigorates

our understanding of the relationship between

the culture industries and US empire. Mirrlees

detonates prevailing myths about the “liberal

bias” of popular culture through a meticulous

excavation of how imperial political interests,

values, and objectives are woven into the

production of news, cinema, and digital gaming.

Hearts and Mines will change how you think about

the politics of culture.

– Shane Gunster, author of Capitalizing on Culture:

Critical Theory for Cultural Studies


assistant professor in the

Communication and Digital

Media Studies Program at the

University of Ontario Institute

of Technology (UOIT).

336 pages, 6 x 9"

January 2016

978-0-7748-3014-0 HC $95.00

June 2016

978-0-7748-3015-7 PB $34.95

Security Studies, Media Studies,

Political Communication, US

Politics, US Foreign Policy,


The US security state is everywhere in cultural

products: in army-supported news stories, TV

shows, and video games; in CIA-influenced

blockbusters and comics; and in State Department

ads, broadcasts, and websites. Hearts and Mines

examines the rise and reach of the US Empire’s

culture industry – a nexus between the US’s

security state and media firms and the source

of cultural products that promote American

strategic interests around the world. Building on

Herbert I. Schiller’s classic study of US Empire and

communications, Tanner Mirrlees interrogates the

symbiotic geopolitical and economic relationships

between the US state and media firms that drive

the production of imperial culture.


Preface: The Personal is Geopolitical

Introduction: The US Empire’s Culture Industry,

circa 2012

1 The US Empire and the Culture Industry

2 Public Diplomacy and Selling the American Way

to the World

3 The US Culture Industry: Still Number One

4 The DOD–News Media Complex

5 The DOD–Hollywood Complex

6 The DOD–Digital Games Complex

Conclusion: US Empire, Cultural Imperialism, and

Cultural Policy, at Large

References; Index

Military History 16


Unsettled Balance

Ethics, Security, and Canada’s International Relations

Edited by Rosalind Warner

The wars on terror, economic crises, climate change,

and humanitarian emergencies have challenged

decision makers to institute new measures to

maintain security. Foreign policy analysts tend to

view these decisions as being divorced from ethics,

but is this the case? Unsettled Balance, the first

rigorous and sustained analysis of security and

ethics in the post-9/11 world, shows that ethical

arguments about rights, obligations, norms, and

values have played a profound role in Canadian

foreign policy and international relations, from

debates on the “responsibility to protect” as a

practice to the militarization of humanitarian aid.


continuing college professor of

political science at Okanagan

College and the editor of Ethics

and Security in Canadian

Foreign Policy (UBC Press, 2001).

318 pages, 6 x 9"

January 2016

978-0-7748-2866-6 PB $32.95

Security Studies, Canadian

Foreign Policy, Ethics



Ethics and Security: New Issues and Contexts for Decision

Making / Rosalind Warner

Part 1: Freedom from Fear: Humanitarianism and

Military Security

1 The Responsibility to Protect: From Evolving Norm to

Practice / W. Andy Knight

2 War-Fighting and the Decline of Humanitarian Space

in Canadian Security Policy / Alistair Edgar

3 The Commercial Military and Security Services

Industry: A Canadian Consideration? / Chris


Part 2: Security across Borders

4 Charter Values and Post-9/11 Security and Terrorism

Law and Policy: Comparing Canada’s “Home” and

“Away” Games / Barbara J. Falk

5 The Ethics of Mega-Event Security: When the World

Comes to Visit / Veronica Kitchen

Part 3: Freedom from Want: Development, Gender, and


6 What Does It Mean to Be a Country of Focus? Canada’s

Foreign Aid to Ethiopia / David R. Black and Rebecca


7 Losing Gender Equality along the Way: The Failure

to Mainstream Gender in Canada’s Commitments to

International Security and Development / Rebecca

Tiessen and Sarah Tuckey

8 Spreading the Guilt: Canada and Climate Change

Adaptation Funding / Peter Stoett

Part 4: Regional Security: Countries and Areas

9 Ethics, Security, and Free-Trade Agreements: The Case

of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement / Jim


10 Canada’s Moral Identity in Africa and Its Implications

for Policy in the Twenty-First Century / Edward Akuffo

Conclusion: Moving Forward with Ethics and Security /

Rosalind Warner

Questions for Discussion; Suggested Readings; Index

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Disarming Intervention

A Critical History of Non-Lethality

Seantel Anaïs

An excellent, important book. Anaïs persuasively

limns the blurring of the lethal and nonlethal:

killing by non-lethal weapons is not a

technological failure but rather an effect of

the very idea of non-lethality. She troubles the

dividing lines between international and domestic

spheres, between military and the police, adding a

historical richness to a problem thrown into high

relief by the post-9/11 War on Terror.

– David Mutimer, author of The Weapons State:

Proliferation and the Framing of Security

SEANTEL ANAÏS is an assistant

professor in the Department of

Sociology at the University of


168 pages, 6 x 9"

December 2015

978-0-7748-2854-3 PB $24.95

Security Studies, Peace &

Conflict Studies, Political

Science, US Foreign Policy

Non-lethal weapons take many forms – from

rubber bullets to electroshock and long-range

acoustic devices – which their proponents argue

are ethical, legal, and humane. Social scientists,

historians, legal scholars, and activists have

long challenged the use of non-lethal weapons

in policing and war. Until now, little scholarly

attention has been paid to the social, historical,

and legal relations that animate the concept

of non-lethality, nor is there a comprehensive

account of how the concept has achieved social

and political acceptance. Disarming Intervention

tells the story of how the concept of non-lethality

emerged in a series of nineteeth-century legal

codes that governed the conduct of international

hostilities, and how it continued to legitimate

US-led armed conflicts as ethical, legal, and

humane throughout the twentieth century.


Introduction: On the Rise of Non-Lethality in

Domestic and International Intervention

1 Locating Non-Lethality

2 Governmentality, Technology, and Security

3 The Conduct of Conflict: Historicizing Non-


4 Non-Lethality, Riot-Control, and the Governance

of US Cities

5 “Softening Fires”: Non-Lethality in Vietnam

6 Tragic Consequence: University Unrest and the

Ethico-Politics of Tragedy

7 Paper Traces: Towards a Genealogy of Non-


Conclusion: Articulations of Past and Present

Notes; References; Index

Military History 18


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