These books are the newest literature in the field, as well as books that help to fill in gaps in the library’s subject matter to ensure a comprehensive look at the subject.
What is this program?
Each year, at the end of January, the Military History Research Centre of the Canadian War Museum provides the Friends charity with a list of titles they wish to acquire for enhancing the Centre’s research capability but are beyond its budget allocation resources.
Why is this program important?
Since the program’s inception over 1,000 titles with a value exceeding $42,000 have been sponsored on behalf of the Military History Research Centre. This generosity has enhanced the Centre’s international reputation, enabling Canadian and global researchers – through the Inter-library Loan Service – to pursue their studies in military history; and by extension add to the public understanding of wars and their impact on societies.
Why should you support this program?
- Knowing that you are helping to enhance the capabilities of the Military History Research Centre and its international reputation for excellence;
- Knowing that each adopted title has your name inserted on the inside cover, hence a permanent record of your generosity; Knowing that, in addition to your name, you have the ability to recognize another individual or group – living or departed – in tribute, or in memoriam;
- Knowing that your name will be published on the website and in ‘The Torch’ as a public recognition of your generosity; and
- Knowing that you have contributed positive and practical support through the Friends charity for the on-going work of the Canadian War Museum as a national treasure.
How can I support?
Adopt-a-book or books and honour a person you admire. Here is how. Go to the donate now page and follow the steps. Enter the required information, and in the ‘message box’ insert ‘Adopt-a-Book’ together with the listed number(s) and title(s) you wish to sponsor. If you wish, there is also a further box in which you may enter an ‘in memoriam’ or ‘dedication’. When complete, submit a cheque to the Friends.
Adopt-A-Book Campaign 2020
The books adopted during this campaign will help to ensure that the Military History Research Centre’s library continues to be the best collection of Canadian military history titles in the world. These books are the newest literature in the field, as well as books that help to fill in gaps in the library’s subject matter to ensure a comprehensive look at the subject. This year several titles have been chosen with inter-war and modern themes, as these are becoming more heavily studied areas. There are also titles on Canada’s relations with other countries, studies on foreign military powers, and new views on military theory.
The titles the MHRC library wishes to acquire are listed below. You may of course leave the selection of a title or titles to the campaign coordinator. In the event that a title has already been adopted, the coordinator will assign an alternate title of equal value. The library will then acquire the book(s) and inscribe the name of the sponsor on a bookplate in each volume.
|1||SOLD Empire of Defense : Race and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War||Joseph Darda||SOLD|
|2||Le Meilleur des hommes: l’histoire de Guy Biéler, le plus grand espion canadien||Guy Gendron||$23.00|
|4||Not for King or Country: Edward Cecil-Smith, the Communist Party of Canada, and the Spanish Civil War||Tyler Wentzell||$30.00|
|7||Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies||Rhonda L. Hinther||$32.00|
|8||SOLD Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the Forces||Kelly S. Thompson||SOLD|
|9||SOLD Terrorisme: peurs et realité||François Légaré||SOLD|
|10||SOLD Seven Days in Hell: Canada’s Battle for Normandy and the Rise of the Black Watch Snipers||David O’Keefe||SOLD|
|11||Culture and the Soldier: Identities, Values and Norms in Military Engagements||H. Christian Breede||$90.00|
|12||SOLD Undiplomatic History: the New Study of Canada and the World||Asa McKercher and Philip Van Huizen||SOLD|
|13||Colt Factory Engravers of the 19th Century||Herbert G. Houze||$65.00|
|14||Creating the Visitor Centered Museum||P. Samis & M. Michaelson||$60.00|
|15||SOLD Trading in War: London’s Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson||Margarette Lincoln||SOLD|
|17||No Diplomacy: Musings of an Apathetic Soldier||Andrew Lafleche||$20.00|
|18||Waste into Weapons : Recycling in Britain during the Second World War||Peter Thorsheim||$120.00|
|19||Guide du maintien de la paix 2013||David Morin/Athéna||$20.00|
|20||Fascist Warfare 1922-1945: Aggression, Occupation, Annihilation||Miguel Alonso||$168.00|
|22||SOLD Women as Veterans in Britain and France after the First World War||Alison S. Fell||SOLD|
|25||War Stuff: the Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War||Joan E. Cashin||$30.00|
|26||Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against Iraq||Paul Rutherford||$30.00|
|27||SOLD The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines||Kara Dixon Vuic||SOLD|
|28||Flight Risk: The Coalition’s Air Advisory Mission in Afghanistan, 2005-2015||Forrest L. Marrion||$65.00|
|29||Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern War||Jason Lyall||$48.00|
|30||Diplomaties en Guerre : Sept États face à la crise irakienne||Alex Macleod et David Morin||$25.00|
|31||Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States||Susan L. Smith||$45.00|
|32||The Rise and Fall of an Officer Corps: the Republic of China Military, 1942-1955||Eric Setzekorn||$80.00|
|33||Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Plot to Bring America into World War II||Henry Hemming||$30.00|
|35||SOLD The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion: the Canadian Contingent in the Spanish Civil War||Victor Howard||SOLD|