Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers

Canada's Second World War

Book - 2004
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The first-ever synthesis of both the patriotic and the problematic in wartime Canada, Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers shows how moral and social changes, and the fears they generated, precipitated numerous, and often contradictory, legacies in law and society. From labour conflicts, to the black market, to prostitution, and beyond, Keshen acknowledges the underbelly of Canada's Second World War, and demonstrates that the "Good War" was a complex tapestry of social forces - not all of which were above reproach.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9780774809238
077480923X
Characteristics: x, 389 p. :,ill. --

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jimbedley Sep 08, 2014

Was this book necessary? Either you are interested in WWII and you know this information already - or else you are not and this is definitely not the book to get you started on it. Dry, repetitive and painfully politically correct it will annoy you after 10 pages. I fought my way through it to the end (I think I deserve a medal) but if you want to learn something from this - just read the last two chapters. The book is summed up and you skip all the boring details.

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