Canada in the Great Power Game: 1914-2014Book - 2014
"Canada in the Great Power Game 1914-2014" is a serious contemplation of what it means to engage in major world conflicts, and the price we pay when we do. Gwynne Dyer moves back and forth between the seminal event, the First World War, and all the later conflicts that Canada chose to fight in. He draws parallels between these conflicts, with the same idealism among the young soldiers, and the same deeply conflicted emotions among the survivors. Echoing throughout the book are the voices of the people who lived through the wars: the veterans, the politicians, the historians, the eyewitnesses. He revisits the events and puts them in context, pausing to ask such questions as "What if we hadn't fought Hitler?" and "Is war written in our genes?" This entertaining and provocative book casts an unsparing eye over what happens when Canada and the great powers get in the war business, illuminating much about how we see ourselves on the world stage.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, Random House Canada, .
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 423 pages, 12 pages of unnumbered plates ;,illustrations ;,24 cm.