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Clio’s Warriors

Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Clio’s Warriors

Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars

Clio’s Warriors examines how the Canadian world war experience has been constructed and reconstructed over time. Tim Cook elucidates the role of historians in codifying the sacrifice and struggle of a generation as he discusses historical memory and writing, the creation of archives, and the war of reputations that followed each of the world wars on the battlefield. Only recently have military historians pushed the discipline to explore the impact of war on society. In analyzing where the practice of academic military history has come from and where it needs to go, Clio’s Warriors plays a vital role in the ongoing challenge of writing critical history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Writing the World Wars

1 Documenting War and Forging Reputations, 1914-18

2 The War of Reputations, 1918-39

3 Clio in the Service of Mars, 1939-45

4 History Wars and War History, 1945-48

5 Official History, Contested Memory, 1948-60

6 Forging the Canon of Canadian World War History, 1960-2000

Conclusion: An Ongoing Dialogue

Notes

Select Bibliography of Official and Semi-official Canadian Histories

Index

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