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Bothwell, Robert

Works: 88 works in 434 publications in 2 languages and 13,478 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Robert Bothwell
The Penguin history of Canada by Robert Bothwell( )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada's history, eminent historian Robert Bothwell argues, is more than simply regional or national. In some respects, Canada makes most sense when viewed from the outside in, and in "The Penguin History of Canada" we are invited to do just that. The world has always seen Canada as a terrain for experiment and a land of opportunity. At first Canada's survival and, later, its prosperity depended on links with the world outside - the technologies that drove steamships and trains across oceans and continents; the armies that battled for North America; the furs, wheat, and gold that bought Canada a place in the world's trading system. An uneasy and difficult country, most of Canada's space is uninhabited, and much uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge North but with most of its population in the South, hugging the American border. Canada has nevertheless defied the odds: it remains, in the twenty-first century, a haven of peace and a beacon of prosperity. Erudite yet accessible and marked by narrative flair, "The Penguin History of Canada" paints an expansive portrait of a dynamic and complex country
Canada and Quebec : one country, two histories by Robert Bothwell( )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through interviews with a wide variety of politicians, journalists, and academics, Robert Bothwell skilfully weaves together a coherent account of the relationship between Canada and Quebec. We hear from Jean Chretien, Sharon Carstairs, and Ovide Mercredi: Lise Bissonnette and Graham Fraser; Michael Bliss and Ramsay Cook; and many more. The text is an absorbing collage of personal accounts and considered opinions, one that acquaints us with the many different facets of this complicated yet crucial question: How did Canada and Quebec get to this impasse, and where do we go from here?"--Jacket
Canada since 1945 : power, politics, and provincialism by Robert Bothwell( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

100 years of Canadian foreign policy( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors take a critical look at the now almost mainstream "declinist" thesis and at the continued relevance of Canada's relationships with its principal allies - the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Contributors discuss a broad range of themes, including the weight of a changing identity in the evolution of the country's foreign policy, the fate of Canadian diplomacy as a profession, the often complicated relationship between foreign and trade policies, the impact of immigration and refugee procedures on foreign policy, and the evolving understanding of development and defence as components of Canada's foreign policy
Canada, 1900-1945 by Robert Bothwell( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As in their earlier work, the highly acclaimed Canada since 1945, the authors focus on the political context of events. Electronic Format Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder
The big chill : Canada and the Cold War by Robert Bothwell( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Canada since 1867 by Robert Bothwell( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eldorado, Canada's national uranium company by Robert Bothwell( )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Eldorado Nuclear Ltd. whose mine at Port Radium, NWT became famous first for its radium and later its uranium content
Canada and the United States : the politics of partnership by Robert Bothwell( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your country, my country : a unified history of the United States and Canada by Robert Bothwell( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canada: land of hockey, terrible weather, unfailing politeness-and little else, as far as many Americans are aware. For Canadians, the United States is seen as a land of unparalleled opportunity and unparalleled failure, a country of heights and abysses. The straitlaced country in the north could hardly have much to tell about its powerhouse of a neighbor to the south, eh? Not so, according to historian Robert Bothwell. In this witty and accessible book, Bothwell argues that the shared history of the United States and Canada reveals more about each country than most would suspect. Your Country, My Country takes readers back to the seventeenth century, when a shared British colonial heritage set the two lands on paths that would remain intertwined to the present day. Tracing Canadian-American relations, shared values, and differences through the centuries, Bothwell suggests that Americans are neither unique nor exceptional, in terms of both their good characteristics and their bad ones. He brings this contention down to the present day by examining Canadian and American differences over such questions as universal health care in domestic policy and the Iraq war in foreign policy. What happens in Canada often reflects what has happened in the United States, but by the same token, what happens in Canada signals what could happen in its American neighbor. From whatever direction, this innovative volume contends, Canada's story illuminates America's-and vice-versa"--
A traveller's history of Canada by Robert Bothwell( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Canada's story begins with the arrival of the first immigrants over 15,000 years ago who travelled across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska Starting around 1000 AD with the Vikings, European settlers arrived, bringing with them their cultures, languages and societies. By 1700 Canada was divided between the French and British. The next century was spent in wars to determine who should rule in North America. The French lost, but left behind a vigorous colony that evolved into modern Quebec, and 6-million French-speakers scattered across modern Canada." "Unlike the rest of the Americas, Canada long maintained a close connection with Europe, actively participating in two world wars and in the Cold War that followed The impact of these events and its relationship with its brash neighbour, the USA are discussed. The book is brought fully up to date with a profile of modern Canada, its successors, present difficulties and a prognosis for the future."--Jacket
Pirouette : Pierre Trudeau and Canadian foreign policy by J. L Granatstein( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alliance and illusion : Canada and the world, 1945-1984 by Robert Bothwell( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alliance and Illusion is the definitive assessment of Canadian foreign policy in the modern era. A nuanced study of Canada's political leaders and the international influences that have driven external affairs, it gives invaluable context to today's policy dilemmas."--Jacket
Nucleus : the history of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited by Robert Bothwell( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pearson, his life and world by Robert Bothwell( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.D. Howe, a biography by Robert Bothwell( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short history of Ontario by Robert Bothwell( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great brain robbery : Canada's universities on the road to ruin by David Jay Bercuson( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy by other means; essays in honour of C.P. Stacey( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures and misadventures of two boys growing up in a small Vermont town
Pearson's peacekeepers : Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67 by Michael K Carroll( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1957, Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. A crowning achievement in a distinguished career, the award also established Canadaʹs reputation as a peacekeeping nation. Was this reputation earned, or do accounts of Canadian peacekeeping reside in the realm of national myths that obscure complex historical realities? Pearsonʹs Peacekeepers explores the reality behind the rhetoric by offering a comprehensive account of the UNʹs first major peacekeeping operation. The UNEF eased tensions and kept peace along the Egyptian-Israeli border for more than a decade. Yet peacekeeping has never been easy, and this mission was no exception: it faced tremendous challenges in its creation, its funding, and during daily operations. And the UNʹs inability to imagine, let along manage, the withdrawal of peacekeeping paved the way for further hostilities between Israel and Egypt during the Six Day War. By providing a nuanced account of Canadaʹs participation in the UNEF, this book not only challenges perceived notions of Canadaʹs past, it helps to more accurately evaluate international peacekeeping efforts in the present. It will appeal to students of history and political science and to veterans and general readers interested in peacekeeping, the Middle East, international diplomacy, and Canadian military and diplomatic history. -- Publisher description
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Canada and Quebec : one country, two histories
Alternative Names
Bothwell, Robert

Bothwell, Robert Selkirk

Bothwell Robert Selkirk 1944-....

Robert Bothwell Canadees historicus

Robert Bothwell Canadian historian

Robert Bothwell historiador canadiense

English (267)

French (12)

Canada and Quebec : one country, two historiesCanada since 1945 : power, politics, and provincialism100 years of Canadian foreign policyCanada, 1900-1945Eldorado, Canada's national uranium companyCanada and the United States : the politics of partnershipA traveller's history of CanadaAlliance and illusion : Canada and the world, 1945-1984Pearson's peacekeepers : Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67