Canada's Navy, 2nd Edition: The First Century
From its eighteenth-century roots in exploration and trade, to the major conflicts of the First and Second World Wars, through to current roles in multinational operations with United Nations and NATO forces, Canada's navy - now celebrating its one hundredth anniversary - has been an expression of Canadian nationhood and a catalyst in the complex process of national unity.
In the second edition of Canada's Navy, Marc Milner brings his classic work up to date and looks back at one hundred years of the Navy in Canada. With supplementary photos, updated sources, a new preface and epilogue, and an additional chapter on the Navy's global reach from 1991 to 2010, this edition carries Canadian Naval history into the twenty-first century. Milner brings effortless prose and exacting attention to detail to his comprehensive and accessible examination of this fascinating Canadian organization. This much-needed update of Canada's Navy will continue to provoke discussion about the past and future of the country's naval forces and their evolving role in the interwoven issues of maritime politics and economics, defence and strategy, and national and foreign policy.
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- Page Count: 504 pages
- Illustrations: 82
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
Reviews'A focused and consolidated history, Milner has achieved a great accomplishment with this much-needed addition and upgrade to the history of the Canadian Navy.'
H-Canada, September 2010
‘Milner’s book is an essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the broader question of Canadian defense politics… He has opened up the door for a much more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the nexus of Canadian politics, national interest, and sea power.’
War in History vol 20:02:2013
'Milner's book ... will serve for many as the navy's "official history." '
John D. Harbron
Globe and Mail
'[Canada's Navy] will long remain the standard account of how the Canadian navy was created, developed, and used ... Marked by breadth of learning, masterly analysis, and a generous scholarship, it is a model and an inspiration. Canadians, and naval historians around the world, are once again in Milner's debt.'
The International History Review
'This book, like the first edition, provides an outstanding narrative of the history of the Canadian Navy, and should hold a place of honour on every naval officer’s bookshelf.'
Canadian Military Journal, vol10:03:2010
'Marc Milner is one of the soundest counsels in Canadian military history.'
Atlantic Books Today
'This welcome new book is stimulating, authoritative, and current. Canada's Navy: The First Century is a great read.'
'A delightful tour de force.'
Author InformationMarc Milner teaches at the University of New Brunswick and has written extensively on Canadian naval and military history. His previous books include The U-Boat Hunters (1994) and North Atlantic Run (1985).
Table of contents
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION
PART ONE THE ORPHAN SERVICE
CHAPTER 01 Nobody’s Baby
CHAPTER 02 Hove To, 1910–1914
CHAPTER 03 The Not-So-Great War, 1914–1918
CHAPTER 04 The Lean Years, 1919–1939
PART TWO FINDING A ROLE
CHAPTER 05 Building a Fleet and Finding a Role, 1939–1941
CHAPTER 06 Taking a Hit for the Team, 1942
CHAPTER 07 The Politics of Ambition, 1943
CHAPTER 08 Forging a Tradition and a Postwar Fleet, 1943–1945
CHAPTER 09 Towards a National Navy, 1945–1948
CHAPTER 10 A ‘Made in Canada’ Navy, 1947–1950
PART THREE SECURING A PLACE
CHAPTER 11 The Halcyon Days, 1950–1958
CHAPTER 12 Uncharted Waters, 1958–1964
CHAPTER 13 Hard Lying, 1964–1968
CHAPTER 14 The Locust Years, 1968–1980
CHAPTER 15 Renaissance, 1980–1991
CHAPTER 16 Global Reach, 1991–2010
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