A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H D G Crerar -by Paul Douglas Dickson ( Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar )( Canadian Army / Armed Forces )

By: Dickson, Paul Douglas ( General H. D. G. Crerar related)

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-----------hardcover, a Near Fine example in a Near Fine dustjacket, 571 pages, b&w photos, ---"General H.D.G. 'Harry' Crerar (1888-1965) was involved in or directly responsible for many of the defining moments of Canadian military history in the twentieth century. In the First World War, Crerar was nearly killed at the second battle of Ypres, was a gunner who helped to secure victory at Vimy Ridge, and was a senior staff officer during the pivotal battles of the last Hundred Days. During the Second World War, he occupied and often defined the Canadian army's senior staff and operational appointments, including his tenure as commander of First Canadian Army through the northwest European campaign. --Despite his pivotal role in shaping the Canadian army, however, General Crerar has been long overlooked as a subject of biography. In A Thoroughly Canadian General, Paul Douglas Dickson examines the man and his controversial place in Canadian military history, arguing that Crerar was a nationalist who saw the army as an instrument to promote Canadian identity and civic responsibility. From his days as a student at the Royal Military College in Kingston, to his role as primary architect of First Canadian Army, the career of General H.D.G. Crerar is thoroughly examined with a view to considering and reinforcing his place in the history of Canada and its armed forces."---, ---Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Abbreviations; Maps; Map Credits; Hamilton Roots; Baptism of Fire; The Killing Ground; Learning the Game; Stagnation ; The Politics of Preparedness; Limited Liability War; Chief of the General Staff; Hong Kong and the Politics of Army Expansion; Father of First Canadian Army; Preparing 1st Canadian Corps; Dieppe; Replacing McNaughton; Corps Command in Italy ; Taking Command of the Army; First Canadian Army and Overlord; The Normandy Campaign; The Learning Curve: Totalize and Tractable; Coalition Battles; First Canadian Army and the Scheldt; The Rhineland Offensive; Veritable: Crerar’s Battle; The Final Campaign; Casting the Postwar Army; Fading Away; Notes; Bibliography, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and NOT a generic image ///NOT SIGNED ---GUARANTEED to be AVAILABLE///

Title: A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H D G Crerar -by Paul Douglas Dickson ( Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar )( Canadian Army / Armed Forces )

Author Name: Dickson, Paul Douglas ( General H. D. G. Crerar related)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Canadian History,

Edition: Later Printing of the first Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press ( UTP ), 2008, 1st Edition, Later Printing: 2007

ISBN Number: 080200802X

ISBN Number 13: 9780802008022

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see desciption)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine ( FACSIMILE )

Type: Flap Not Clipped

Inscription: Not Signed

Size: 6.25w x 9.25h Inches

Seller ID: 164008

Keywords: A Thoroughly Canadian General: A Biography of General H D G Crerar -by Paul Douglas Dickson Henry Duncan Graham "Harry" Crerar )( Canadian Army / Armed Forces )