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Adopt-a-Book Program 2020 is Sold Out. Thank you for your support.

COMING April 1st, 2021 – “New” Adopt a Book List .

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 1,035 titles with a value exceeding $44,000 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 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’.  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.

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1SOLD Empire of Defense : Race and the Cultural Politics of Permanent WarJoseph DardaSOLD
2SOLD Le Meilleur des hommes: l’histoire de Guy Biéler, le plus grand espion canadienGuy GendronSOLD
4SOLD Not for King or Country: Edward Cecil-Smith, the Communist Party of Canada, and the Spanish Civil WarTyler WentzellSOLD
7SOLD Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and LegaciesRhonda L. HintherSOLD
8SOLD Girls Need Not Apply: Field Notes from the ForcesKelly S. ThompsonSOLD
9SOLD Terrorisme: peurs et realitéFrançois LégaréSOLD
10SOLD Seven Days in Hell: Canada’s Battle for Normandy and the Rise of the Black Watch SnipersDavid O’KeefeSOLD
11SOLD Culture and the Soldier: Identities, Values and Norms in Military EngagementsH. Christian BreedeSOLD
12SOLD Undiplomatic History: the New Study of Canada and the WorldAsa McKercher and Philip Van HuizenSOLD
13SOLD Colt Factory Engravers of the 19th CenturyHerbert G. HouzeSOLD
14SOLD Creating the Visitor Centered MuseumP. Samis & M. MichaelsonSOLD
15SOLD Trading in War: London’s Maritime World in the Age of Cook and NelsonMargarette LincolnSOLD
17SOLD No Diplomacy: Musings of an Apathetic SoldierAndrew LaflecheSOLD
18SOLD Waste into Weapons : Recycling in Britain during the Second World WarPeter ThorsheimSOLD
19SOLD Guide du maintien de la paix 2013David Morin/AthénaSOLD
20SOLD Fascist Warfare 1922-1945: Aggression, Occupation, AnnihilationMiguel AlonsoSOLD
22SOLD Women as Veterans in Britain and France after the First World WarAlison S. FellSOLD
25SOLD War Stuff: the Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil WarJoan E. CashinSOLD
26SOLD Weapons of Mass Persuasion: Marketing the War Against IraqPaul RutherfordSOLD
27SOLD The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front LinesKara Dixon VuicSOLD
28SOLD Flight Risk: The Coalition’s Air Advisory Mission in Afghanistan, 2005-2015Forrest L. MarrionSOLD
29SOLD Divided Armies: Inequality and Battlefield Performance in Modern WarJason LyallSOLD
30SOLD Diplomaties en Guerre : Sept États face à la crise irakienneAlex Macleod et David MorinSOLD
31SOLD Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United StatesSusan L. SmithSOLD
32SOLD The Rise and Fall of an Officer Corps: the Republic of China Military, 1942-1955Eric SetzekornSOLD
33SOLD Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Plot to Bring America into World War IIHenry HemmingSOLD
35SOLD The Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion: the Canadian Contingent in the Spanish Civil WarVictor HowardSOLD

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