Canada and the Cold War /
Reg Whitaker and Steve Hewitt.
Toronto : Lorimer, c2003.
255 p. : ill., ports. ; 27 cm.
1550287699 (pbk.) :
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Toronto : Lorimer, c2003.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author Affiliation
Reg Whitaker was a professor of political science at York University for many years. He now teaches at the University of Victoria Steve Hewitt was born and raised in Southern Ontario. He teaches at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom
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"Lavishly illustrated with photographs, Canada and the Cold Waroffers a fascinating portrait of the turbulent times that did so much to shape today's Canada."
"Lavishly illustrated with photographs, Canada and the Cold War offers a fascinating portrait of the turbulent times that did so much to shape today's Canada."
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Main Description
The Cold War was initiated in Canada in 1945 by the dramatic defection of Soviet cipher clerk, Igor Gouzenko. This event marked the start of what turned out to be more than four decades of muted conflict between the Soviet Union and the West. The story of Igor Gouzenko is only one of many tales of espionage and intrigue told in this lavishly illustrated history. Authors Reg Whitaker and Steve Hewitt offer anecdotes, analysis, and lively discussion of a subject that has seldom been written about before. The book is organized by decade with each decade introduced by a short contextualizing essay. Canada and the Cold War is an attractive gift book as well as a fascinating historical overview of a key period in Canadian history.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 5
The 1940sp. 8
The 1950sp. 64
The 1960sp. 136
The 1970sp. 184
The 1980sp. 216
Conclusionp. 239
Timelinep. 243
Additional Readingsp. 248
Documentaries and Filmsp. 251
Indexp. 252
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