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Author Name:    CREIGHTON, Donald Canadian Centenary Series No. 18

Title:   Forked Road : Canada 1939-1957. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:077102360X 

Seller ID:   6239

CREIGHTON, Donald. The Forked Road : Canada 1939-1957. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1976). First Printing. Pp (14), 1-319, (3), + 16 p. of photos. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Vol.18 in the Canadian Centenary Series. Spadoni & Donnelly 2723. Many references to Newfoundland in the index. "'In the eighteen years from 1939 to 1957, Canada made a number ofcrucial decisions about its direction. It chose one fork of the road to th e future; and the Canada we inhabit today is, for both good and ill, very largely the result of that decisive choice.' Canads's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regimein 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material res ources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by particiaption in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through an exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly toa new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social eq ualization. In The Forked Road, Canada's most accomplished and honoured historian sheds new light on the major issues, events and political personalities affecting the course of Canada's recent past and dictating her present and future direction. Donald Creighton presents telling assessments of Mackenzie King, Louis St. Laurent, Lester Perarson, C.D. Howe and others. He chronicles Canada's involvement in the Second World War, Korea and the U.N., and analyzes Canadian-American relations, internal Canadian economic trends, social reforms and the genesis of the resource crisis." - from front dj flap. Chapters : 1. Ambiguous Prelude; 2. The Canadians Before the Battle; 3. The Unco-Opreative Commonwealth; 4. The Excluded Middle Power; 5. The Coming of the Planners; 6. The Hopes and Realities of Nationalism; 7. The Diplomatic Revolution; 8.The Commonwealth in Dissolution; 9. The New Colonialism; 10. The Liberals Rampant. Epilogue: The Tenth of June, 1957. With notes and index. Name, else very good in dustjacket. 35.00


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