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Morton, Desmond

Overview
Works: 149 works in 593 publications in 3 languages and 11,440 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Bibliography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Desmond Morton
A short history of Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

71 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated edition of a narrative history of Canada from European settlement to the 1990s
A military history of Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and French and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is Canada really 'a peaceable Kingdom' with 'an unmilitary people'? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided and transformed by war - there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote."
Working people by Desmond Morton( Book )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this expanded and updated classic, Desmond Morton explores the history of the Canadian labour movement and brings the story to the present day with a discussion of globalization and its impact on workers. Working People examines the clash between the idealists, who fought for such "impossible" dreams as the eight-hour day, paid holidays, industrial democracy, and equality for woman, and the realists, who wrestled with the human realities of self-interest, prejudice, and fear. It focuses on workers - from 19th-century dock workers to teenage "crews" at McDonald's today - and documents their struggle for dignity and security in a constantly changing world."--Jacket
The Queen v Louis Riel by Louis Riel( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transcript of Louis Riel's trial has never been readily accessible to the general reader interested in the 1885 Rebellion and related events. This work will promote knowledge of the facts, and illustrate a social phenomenon of nineteenth-century Canada. In that age litigation was a prime public spectacle, and the trial of Louis Riel in 1885 was followed intently across the country. The crowded, stuffy courtroom in Regina was the stage for the most dramatic and perhaps the most important state trial in Canadian history. In his introduction, Desmond Morton has sought to banish many of the myths which surround both Riel and the trial, doing justice to Madconald and the government as well as to the prisoner of Regina. In the process, he has restated the issues of the trial in the terms understood by his contemporaries
The last war drum; the North West campaign of 1885 by Desmond Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ministers and generals; politics and the Canadian militia, 1868-1904 by Desmond Morton( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peculiar kind of politics : Canada's Overseas Ministry in the First World War by Desmond Morton( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marching to Armageddon : Canadians and the Great War, 1914-1919 by Desmond Morton( Book )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This military history examines the blunders, heroism, battles and suffering of World War I, as well as the effects of the war years on ordinary Canadians at home
Canada and war : a military and political history by Desmond Morton( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telegrams of the North-West Campaign, 1885 by Desmond Morton( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning the second battle : Canadian veterans and the return to civilian life 1915-1930 by Desmond Morton( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NDP : the dream of power by Desmond Morton( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloody victory : Canadians and the D-Day campaign 1944 by J. L Granatstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nation forged in fire : Canadians and the Second World War, 1939-1945 by J. L Granatstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Canadian soldiers fought and died in World War II, Canada itself was changing. Ottawa was forced to turn to the United States for economic and strategic aid; women entered the work force; industry boomed; and old traditions and loyalties were swept away
When your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World War by Desmond Morton( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian Soldier in the first world war by the author of Marching to Amrageddon
Mayor Howland: the citizens' candidate by Desmond Morton( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the mayor of Toronto, 1886-1888
NDP: social democracy in Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

31 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new democrats, 1961-1986 : the politics of change by Desmond Morton( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The happy warrior : political memoirs by Donald C MacDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This revised and expanded edition provides an inside look at provincial politics in Ontario through the eyes of the 17-year leader of the Ontario CCF/NDP
 
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A short history of Canada
Alternative Names
Desmond Morton Canadees historicus

Desmond Morton Canadian historian

Desmond Morton historiador canadiense

Morton, D.

Morton, Des 1937-

Morton Desmond Dillon Paul

Morton, Desmond Dillon Paul, 1937-

Languages
English (293)

French (13)

Korean (1)

Covers
A military history of CanadaWorking peopleWhen your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World WarThe happy warrior : political memoirs