Updated to 2007, including Canada’s war on terrorism.
Is Canada really “a peaceable kingdom” with “an unmilitary people”? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided, and transformed by war — there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote.
From the shrewd tactics of Canada’s First Nations to our troubled involvement in Somalia, from the Plains of Abraham to the deserts of Afghanistan, Morton examines our centuries-old relationship to war and its consequences. This updated edition also includes a new chapter on Canada’s place in the war on terrorism.
A Military History of Canada is an engaging and informative chronicle of Canada at war, from one of the country’s finest historians.
About the Author
A professor emeritus of history from the University of Toronto, Desmond Morton was also founding director of McGill’s Institute for the Study of Canada. He is the author of forty books on Canadian history, a lecturer at the Canadian Forces Staff College, and a frequent media commentator. He lives in Montreal.
“This book should be required reading for anyone interested in Canadian history.” — Kitchener-Waterloo Record
“Desmond Morton decisively dispels the notion that we are a nation without warriors. . . . [He] enables the reader to discover the inherent trends in Canada’s defence strategies, and the significant formative impact that the armed services have had on Canada.” — London Free Press
“A welcome and important addition to Canadian historical literature.” — Ottawa Citizen