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THE DEFENCE OF CANADA:  IN THE ARMS OF THE EMPIRE, 1760-1939., Dyer, Gwynne and Viljoen, Tina.
1 Dyer, Gwynne and Viljoen, Tina. THE DEFENCE OF CANADA: IN THE ARMS OF THE EMPIRE, 1760-1939.
McClelland & Stewart, (Toronto, 1990). 
375 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771029756 B&w plates, maps. "...goes back to the roots of our present defence policies in 1760, when Britain first gained a tenuous hold in Canada. From this point on, our policies have been moulded by tactical alliances - between the English-speaking and French-speaking peoples of Canada, and between the great powers which dominated world politics no less in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries than they do today...stri p ( s ) b a ck the mythologies that now surround the key events in our half-remembered past, showing how fragile was Britain's initial rule of Canada, what really was a stake in the War of 1812, why we became embroiled in the Boer War, and just who e xa ct ly re fu sed to rush to Britain's defence during the First World War. These events and many others...rarely mentioned in other history books, are related..." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dint on top edge of rear bo ard , t iny ink ma rk on bottom of text block and bottom of front board - NOT a remainder mark. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one small edge tear with crease. Ve ry G ood+ /Ver y Go o d 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Dyer, Gwynne. IGNORANT ARMIES: SLIDING INTO WAR IN IRAQ.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2003, 2nd printing. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0771029772 "Around the world thoughtful people are asking one vital question: How could an unspeakable terrorist act carried out by a small group of Islamist zealots, most of them Saudi Arabian, result in w ar being declared on Iraq, a country with a brutal but firmly secular government that had no known connection with 9/11? Is it a grotesque mistake, a sinister plot, or just the strategic equivalent of a highway pileup? Far too many politician s a n d journalists who should know better have swallowed the story that Saddam Hussein is a threat to the West, that his weapons of mass destruction are about to fall into the hands of suicidal terrorist fanatics, and that we must invade Iraq bef or e t he B east of Baghdad eats us, hair and all. And too few observers have pointed out that the weapons are not very dangerous, that Saddam has been successfully contained for over a decade without a war, and that the emperor has not clothes - --" Int eri or - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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