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Adopt-a-Book Program 2022

The 2022 Adopt-A-Book List has is now ready.  This year we have 90 Books available to be adopted.

The Friends thank all who supported Adopt-A-Book.

See List of Books below.

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 1,090 titles with a value exceeding $46,000 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 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.
  • Knowing that each adopted title has your name inserted on the inside cover, hence a permanent record of your generosity; and
  • 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;

How can I support?

Adopt-a-book or books and honour a person you admire.  Here is how.  Go to the Sponsor a Book 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’. 

Adopt-A-Book Campaign 2022

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 our offering is of 90 books of which 69 are in English and 21 in French. These books deal with a very large array of topics: from geopolitics and strategy to military tactics; personal experiences, including women’s perspective in war; general and military history through the ages; economic weapons, wargaming and photography.

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 and the “In Memorium” or “Dedication” on a bookplate in each volume.

Number TitleAuthor Price Notes
1
Fabric of WarBill Alexander $220 ENG
2Biological and Toxin Weapons: Research, Development and Use from the Middle Ages to 1945 John Ellis van Courtland Moon$100ENG
3NCSM Montcalm
Le français dans la Marine canadienne. 1923-2008
Christian HébertSOLDFR
4
Peur rouge (La)Hugues Théoret$25FR
5Ton kaki qui t’adore
Lettres d’amour en temps de guerre
Denys Lessard$15FR
6
Stratèges, diplomates et espionsSylvain Fortin$15FR
7Trudeau et ses mesures de guerre
Vus du Canada anglais
Guy Bouthillier et Édouard Cloutier$30FR
8Blessures de guerre
Des camps nazis à l’Afghanistan
Gilbert Lavoie$20FR
9Calepin d’espoirÉmilien Dufresne et Danielle Dufresne $15FR
10Capitaine-Abbé Rosaire Crochetière
Un vicaire dans les tranchées
Alain M. Bergeron$20FR
11
Chronique d’une insurrection appréhendée, nouvelle éditionÉric Bédard$25FR
12
Crise d’Oka (LaEmilie Guilbeault-CayerSOLDFR
13Monty and the Canadian Army
John A. EnglishSOLDENG
14Canada at War: Conscription, Diplomacy, and Politics
J.L. Granatstein SOLDENG
15
D DAY Through German Eyes – The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944Holger Eckhertz$15ENG
16L’histoire militaire de Charlevoix racontée : De la période écossaise à une milice fédérale (1763-1901)Raymond Falardeau$20FR
17
With Winston Churchill at the FrontAndrew Dewar GibbSOLDENG
18
Badges of the regular infantry 1914-1918David Bilton$35ENG
19The Red Baron A Photographic Album of the First World War’s Greatest Ace, Manfred von RichthofenTerry C TreadwellSOLDENG
20
Wargames Terrain and Buildings -WWI Trench SystemsDouglas Hardy$20ENG
21
Empire of destructionAlex J. Kay$30ENG
22
Madam of the Maritimes: The Life and Times of Ada McCallumBlain Henshaw$20ENG
23
A Guide to the Commonwealth War Graves CommissionSOLDENG
24
From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19Benjamin Isitt$35ENG
25The Rise and Fall of Comradeship
Hitler’s Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century
Thomas Khune$35ENG
26The Encyclopedia of Weapons of WWII: The Comprehensive Guide to over 1,500 Weapons Systems, Including Tanks, Small Arms, Warplanes, Artillery, Ships, and Submarines$90ENG
27
Our War, how the british commonwealth fought the second world warChristopher Somerville$20ENG
28
Guderian, souvenirs d’un soldatBenoit Lemay$30FR
29
La guerre totaleBenoit Lemay$40FR
30Les Ardennes 1944-1945 – L’Offensive D’Hiver De HitlerCHRISTER BERGSTROM$135FR
31Slaughter and Stalemate in 1917: British Offensives from Messines Ridge to CambraiAllen Warren$45ENG
32
Hitler’s Northern UtopiaDespina Stratigakos$40ENG
33
Scorched EarthEmmanuel Kreike$45ENG
34
Active Defense: China’s Military Strategy since 1949M Taylor Fravel$45ENG
35
D-Day: Minute by MinuteJonathan Mayo$30ENG
36
D-Day and NormandyAnthony Richards$30ENG
37
War Time ChristmasAnthony Richards$20ENG

38
Holocaust EducationStuart Foster$50ENG

39
Pearson’s Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67Michael K. CarrollSOLDENG

40
African PeacekeepingJonathan Fisher$35ENG

41
A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous LandsBenjamin Hoy$40ENG

42
A Medic’s MindMatthew HenneghanSOLDENG

43
The Economic WeaponNicholas Mulder$30ENG

44
Asia in Flanders FieldDominiek Dendooven$35ENG

45
Photographing the Fallen-A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front 1915–1919Jeremy Gordon-SmithSOLDENG

46
The True Story of the Christmas TruceAnthony Richards,$30ENG

47
Deserters of the First World WarAndrea Hetherington$40ENG

48
DÖNITZ ET LA GUERRE DES U-BOOTE N.E.: 16 SEPTEMBRE – 24 DÉCEMBRE 1980Peter Padfield$50FR

49
The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam WarJohn Boyko$30ENG

50
The Historical Atlas of Weaponry$60ENG

51
Beyond the Great War: Making Peace in a Disordered WorldCarl Bouchard$60ENG

52
Biographical Index of Artists in CanadaEvelyn de R. McMann$135ENG

53
Canada’s Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace, Third EditionJ.L. GranatsteinSOLDENG

54
Unbound in War?: International Law in Canada and Britain’s Participation in the Korean War and AfghanistanSean Richmond$65ENG
55Part of Life Itself: The War Diary of Lieutenant Leslie Howard Miller, CEFLeslie . Howard Miller$70ENG
56Spain, the Second World War, and the Holocaust: History and RepresentationSara J. Brenneis and Gina Herrmann$125ENG
57How to Kill a Tiger Tank: Unpublished Scientific Reports from the Second World WarCraig Moore$60ENG
58
Hitler’s Navy: The Kriegsmarine in World War IIGordon WilliamsonSOLDENG
59
Panzer IIIThomas Anderson$55ENG
60British Naval Trawlers and Drifters in Two World Wars: From The John Lambert CollectionSteve R. Dunn$90ENG
61
Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile CrisisSerhii Plokhly$35ENG
62
Slaughter at Halbe: The Destruction of Hitler’s 9th ArmyTony Le Tissier$30ENG
63Bletchley Park’s Secret Source: Churchill’s Wrens and the Y Service in World War IIPeter HoreSOLDENG
64
Operation Barbarossa: The History of a CataclysmJonathan Dimbleby$35ENG
65
Sherman Tank, Vol. 4: The M4A3 Medium Tank in World War II and KoreaDavid DoyleSOLDENG
66SOE Heroines: The Special Operations Executive’s French Section & Free French Women AgentsBernard O’connor$40ENG
67
A photographic History Infantry Warfare, 1939–1945Simon Forty$45ENG
68The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s GhettosJudy Batalion$20ENG
69
Bomber CommandGordon AA Wilson$40ENG
70
The Pathfinders: The Elite RAF Force that Turned the Tide of WWIIWill Iredale$45ENG
71
Escaping Hitler’s Bunker: The Fate of the Third Reich’s LeadersSjoerd J de Boer$45ENG
72
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War IISvetlana AlexievichSOLDENG
73
The Battle For Burma, 1942-1945Philip Jowett$35ENG
74
Blitzkrieg: The Invasion of Poland to the Fall of FranceStephen, Russell Hart $50ENG
75
Radio Hitler: Nazi Airwaves in the Second World WarNathan Morley$40ENG
76
The Military History of the Bicycle: The Forgotten War MachineJohn Norris$40ENG
77
Korean Air War: Sabres, MiGs and Meteors, 1950–53Michael Napier$50ENG
78Sub Hunters: Australian Sunderland Squadrons in the Defeat of Hitler’s U-boat Menace 1942-43Antony Cooper$50ENG
79
Animals in the Second World WarNeil R. Storey$20ENG
80
The Western FrontNick Lloyd$35ENG
81
Operation ColossusLawrence Paterson$40ENG
82
World War II Fighter Planes Spotter’s GuideTony Holmes$15ENG
83
Allied Armour, 1939–1945: British and American Tanks at WarAnthony Tucker-Jones$45ENG
84
British Empire Uniforms 1919 to 1939Edward HallettSOLDENG
85
Seconde guerre mondiale par les cartes$60FR
86La seconde Guerre mondialeIvor Mantale et Stephen BadseySOLDFR
87La seconde guerre mondialeIsabelle Bournier, Bruno Heitz$25FR
88Les Grandes erreurs de la Seconde Guerre mondialeJean Lopez & Olivier Wieviorka$40FR
89
Infographie de la seconde guerre mondialeNicolas Aubin$80FR
90
Seconde guerre mondiale à travers les cartesJeremy Black$65FR

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