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Canada's Voice

The Public Life of John Wendell Holmes

by Adam Chapnick

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list price: $99.00
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
category: History
published: 2010
ISBN:9780774858878
publisher: UBC Press
Awards
  • Short-listed, Dafoe Book Prize, Dafoe Foundation
  • Commended, The Hill Times List of Top 100 Best Books for 2009
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Description

It is hard to imagine a person who embodied the ideals of postwar Canadian foreign policy more than John Wendell Holmes. Holmes joined the foreign service in 1943, headed the Canadian Institute of International Affairs from 1960 to 1973, and, as a professor of international relations, mentored a generation of students and scholars. This book charts the life of a diplomat and public intellectual who influenced both how scholars and statespeople abroad viewed Canada and how Canadians saw themselves on the world stage.

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Contributor notes

Adam Chapnick is the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and an assistant professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. His previous book with UBC Press, The Middle Power Project: Canada and the Founding of the United Nations, was shortlisted for the 2005 Dafoe Book Prize.

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Editorial Review

It took one of the rising stars in the study of Canadian foreign policy – Adam Chapnick – to take on this task. The result is a tour de force.

— Canadian Foreign Policy
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