NATO and the Bomb

Canadian Defenders Confront Critics

Par (auteur) Erika Simpson
Catégories: Political Science
Éditeur: McGill-Queen's University Press
Paperback : 9780773521186, 384 pages, Avril 2002

La description

During the Cold War, the Canadian government’s approach to NATO and nuclear weapons raised eyebrows, provoked newspaper headlines, and angered Americans and Europeans alike as new ways of thinking among Canadian leaders competed with traditional attitudes and approaches. In NATO and the Bomb Erika Simpson helps explain contemporary defence decisions and Canada’s support - or lack thereof - for NATO.


"Brilliant. At last, a fair, thoroughly unbiased study of Diefenbaker's defence policy. Scholarship at its finest. " John Munro, editor of the Pearson and Diefenbaker memoirs ----- "A fine piece of scholarship that contributes to a deeper understanding of Canada's rather tortured history of association with nuclear weapons. " Canadian Senator Douglas Roche, Chair, Middle Powers Initiative ----- "A meticulous and enjoyable book which evokes memories of past battles concerning Canada's nuclear involvement in NATO. " Harald von Riekhoff, author of NATO: Issues and Prospects ----- "An original and illuminating analysis of Canadian attitudes and policies to NATO and nuclear weapons during the Cold War. " Ambassador Geoffrey Pearson, author of Seize the Day: Lester B. Pearson and Crisis Diplomacy ----- "From an impressive range of sources … Simpson's approach sets it apart from other published accounts. " Hector Mackenzie, Senior Department Historian, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade ----- "A good review of the issue and attitudes/beliefs that played a part in the policy-making process on the acquisition of nuclear weapons' capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Simpson does an effective job in portraying the link between the beliefs of selected policy makers and their position on the issues under debate. " Tom Keating, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta