Covering the major conflicts in depth, and exploring battles, tactics, and weapons, J.L. Granatstein offers a rich analysis of the political context for the battles and events that shaped our understanding of the nation’s army.
J.L. Granatstein is the former director and CEO of the Canadian War Museum and taught Canadian history for thirty years.
Marc Milner, Department of History, University of New Brunswick, and author of Canada's Navy: The First Century:
'Lucid and compelling, Canada's Army combines masterfully written narrative history with a trenchant critique of the relationship between the nation and its army in war and peace. A must-read for all Canadians who ever wonder about our role in the world, this synthesis by Canada's pre-eminent historian is long overdue and it will remain the standard text for some time to come.'
David Bercuson, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary, and author of Blood on the Hills: The Canadian Army in the Korean War:
'Jack Granatstein is the dean of Canadian military history. In Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace, he has combined his sweeping knowledge of the subject with the easy flowing writing style that has made so many of his books best-sellers … This intensely interesting and readable book will become the standard by which other histories of Canada's army will be measured for many years to come.'
Lieutenant-General Charles H. Belzile, CM CMM CD (Retired), Commander of Canada's Army (Force Mobile Command) 1981–6:
'Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace is a veritable tour de force … This book, which reads like a novel, belongs on all concerned citizens' bookshelves.'