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Morton, Desmond

Overview
Works: 176 works in 649 publications in 4 languages and 11,811 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Bibliography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Desmond Morton
A short history of Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

79 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

49 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 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 happy warrior : political memoirs by Donald C MacDonald( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries 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
A military history of Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

39 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and French and held by 867 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."
Fight or pay : soldiers' families in the Great War by Desmond Morton( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the collective memory of Canadians, the Great War exists as a tragedy. Characterized by the brutality of trench warfare, the First World War is remembered largely for the immense sacrifice of life and limb that Canadian soldiers made. In Fight or Pay, Desmond Morton turns to the stories of those who paid in other ways: the wives, mothers, and families left behind when soldiers went to war." "Fight or Pay brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked. It is an incisive, humane look at the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. This is a compelling addition to the landscape of Canadian history."--Jacket
The Queen v Louis Riel by Louis Riel( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 431 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
A peculiar kind of politics : Canada's Overseas Ministry in the First World War by Desmond Morton( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Peculiar Kind of Politics presents the inside story of how Canadians earned their autonomy in war through the increasing competence they displayed, not merely in action, but in their own administrative management
The last war drum; the North West campaign of 1885 by Desmond Morton( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1987 and 2019 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than half a million Canadians served in the First World War. Their return to civilian life presented an enormous challenge to government and social institutions. The degree to which that challenge was met and the far-reaching implications of the veterans' politicization form the core of this study by two eminent Canadian historians. Desmond Morton and Glenn Wright point out that Canada was a leader among its allies in devising plans for the retraining of disabled soldiers. Canada's pension rates were the most generous in the world. From soldier settlement to returned soldiers' insurance, Ottawa had prepared for returning Canadian armies with a care and foresight that was virtually unique among belligerents. In those carefully laid plans, and in the veterans' organization and struggle to create their own version of civil re-establishment, were the roots of the modern welfare state. But in the end, the momentum of the veterans' political drive was slowed by diminishing government support and dwindling resources, and veterans ultimately lost their 'Second Battle.' The story of that defeat, never told until now, reveals a great deal about Canadian government, pressure group, and politics in the interwar period
Marching to Armageddon : Canadians and the Great War, 1914-1919 by Desmond Morton( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 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 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 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
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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World War by Desmond Morton( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and French and held by 211 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 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the mayor of Toronto, 1886-1888
1945, when Canada won the war by Desmond Morton( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 169 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 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The happy warrior : political memoirs
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Working peopleThe happy warrior : political memoirsA military history of CanadaFight or pay : soldiers' families in the Great WarWhen your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World War
Alternative Names
Desmond Morton Canadees historicus

Desmond Morton Canadian historian

Desmond Morton historiador canadenc

Desmond Morton historiador canadianu

Desmond Morton historiador canadiense

Desmond Morton kanadischer Historiker

Morton, D.

Morton, Des 1937-

Morton Desmond Dillon Paul

Morton, Desmond Dillon Paul, 1937-

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