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Preston, Richard A. 1910-2006

Overview
Works: 102 works in 380 publications in 3 languages and 9,749 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biographies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: D25, 909
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Most widely held works about Richard A Preston
 
Most widely held works by Richard A Preston
The defence of the undefended border : planning for war in North America, 1867-1939 by Richard A Preston( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omhandler relationerne mellem USA og Canada og det militære beredskab, der har eksisteret omkring deres fælles grænse
Men in arms; a history of warfare and its interrelationships with Western society by Richard A Preston( Book )

64 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An overview of the development of war in Western society from its beginnings to classical times to the present. Shows the social and technical changes that caused war to evolve, and the social, economic, political, and technical consequences that stemmed from it."--Provided by publisher
Au service du Canada : histoire du Royal Military College depuis la deuxième guerre mondiale by Richard A Preston( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in French and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1965, le Canada reçut son nouveau drapeau ; ce evenement refletait les grands changements qui s'etaient produits au cours des vingt annees qui avaient suivi la Deuxieme Guerre mondiale : la societe canadienne etait devenue hautement industrialisee, à l'avant-garde de la technologie et cosmopolite. Ce nouveau drapeau s'inspirait de celui qui flottait depuis des annees au Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), ce qui lui donnait, par le fait même, une signification qui allait bien au-delà du simple souci esthetique, le developpement du RMC etant intimement lie à celui du Canada
The Influence of the United States on Canadian development: eleven case studies by Richard A Preston( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Australia; studies in history, politics, and economics by Geoffrey Serle( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays resulting from the 1967-68 program of seminars and lectures on Australia under the auspices of the Commonwealth-Studies Center
Perspectives on revolution and evolution( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and imperial defense; a study of the origins of the British Commonwealth's defense organization, 1867-1919 by Richard A Preston( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-standing need to explore the myth of "imperial defense" is at last answered by Dr. Preston's important reinterpretation of the evolution of British Empire and Commonwealth defense co-operation. The author's use of primary sources in the dominions for information regarding individual dominion military histories outdates previous historians who used mainly British sources. This different orientation produces forcefully different results, for it redefines the origin and real meaning of "imperial defense" by showing the Commonwealth military system to be, not a vestige of the earlier Empire system, but a result of the natural aspirations and needs of the colonies themselves. After discussion of early colonial defense, effected principally by British naval power, and after description of the gradual co-ordination of the so-called imperial army emerging from strong trends in the dominions operating prior to World War I, Dr. Preston explains the vital importance of the colonies in the success of Commonwealth war efforts. His study seek the origins of British Commonwealth relationships in the history of the dominion, and especially of Canadian, military and naval developments. Beginning from a colonial view of these developments within the individual dominions rather than from the standard emphasis on imperial defense planning, the author implements his research by an extensive use of defense files in dominion military archives -- material heretofore frequently ignored. A new look at colonial roles in the replacement of shadowy imperial organization by effective voluntary naval and military co-operation is taken by means of a thorough examination of the positive Canadian influence on the defensive system of the British Empire and Common Wealth. Because of the importance of the Australasian colonies' contributions to imperial naval defense, Canada's peculiar strategic problem forced her into a role that was out of sympathy with British imperial defense proposals. Canada's pilot role in rejection of an enforced centralized military establishment led to the voluntary setting up of uniform training, weapons, and organization system and welded Commonwealth armies and navies into a strong unity of effort that proved repeatedly successful in wartime. The resulting exploitation of national sentiment in the dominions proved more cohesive and longer-lasting than other imperial ties. This unbeatable system of defense co-operation based on standardized organization and training, and operating to the satisfaction of the national minded dominions, is an invaluable example to the United Nations in its work to unify the war effort of free states. Today the Commonwealth military relationship is threatened by internal political disruption. Its traditions and past successes are, nevertheless, pertinent and vital to the free world. Dr. Preston's research, study and cogent presentation of the origins of one of the most startlingly effective military alliances in history thus has immense topical value for the interested amateur as well as for the professional study of Canada, of Britain, and of military history
Political support in Canada : the crisis years : essays in honor of Richard A. Preston by Allan Kornberg( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada's RMC: A history of the Royal Military College by Richard A Preston( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little less than a hundred years ago Alexander Mackenzie founded the Royal Military College of Canada and ever since it has been producing leaders for this country. From its inception it has been distinctive among military colleges and academies for two reasons: it was the first to be established in a colonial dependency and it had a double function, the preparation of cadets for civilian careers as well as for military commissions. This is the first complete history of the college, an impartial discussion of its strengths and weaknesses, of its academic development and military tradition. Professor Preston trances the turbulent career of the college from its beginnings, through the political upheavals of the 1800s and the following years when it was reformed to produce an important nucleus of the Canadian Expeditionary Force officer corps in World War I. The democratization of Canadian education in the between-wars period was matched at RMC: it began accepting Canadians from all levels, a process that was developed further with the introduction of the Regular Officers Training Plan after World War II. Closed during the war, the college reopened again in 1948 despite attempts to prevent its revival or fundamentally change its nature. The author was the first new civilian appointment at the reorganized college and reports at first hand the development of the school: the tri-service scheme, the addition of specialized humanities course, and the attempt to combine traditional discipline with modern conditions in an academic atmosphere. Professor Preston has provided an account of an integral part of Canada's development, a definitive history which describes the part played by this national college in the shaping of a nation
Kingston before the War of 1812 : a collection of documents by Richard A Preston( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1959 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kingston, at the turn of the nineteenth century, was the leading centre of what is now the Province of Ontario -- in fact, if not in name," wrote editor Richard Preston in his introduction. Documents relating to the French period are contained in a separate Champlain Society volume in its Ontario Series, Royal Fort Frontenac. This volume addresses the English settlement period, beginning with Carleton Island during the American Revolution and continuing through the Loyalist arrival, the development of Kingston and environs, and the naval base and garrison town, until the outbreak of the War of 1812
Royal Fort Frontenac by Richard A Preston( Book )

10 editions published in 1958 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume assembles all available materials associated with Fort Frontenac, which was the first military establishment in Ontario and stood at present-day Kingston. English translations as well as transcriptions of original French documents are provided. Sections address the Quinte mission, begun by the Sulpicians in 1668, the establishment of Fort Frontenac in 1673, the Sieur de La Salle, war with the Iroquois, the re-establishment of Fort Frontenac, a half-century of uneasy peace, and the fall of Fort Frontenac in 1758. Kingston's history is continued in another volume in the Ontario series, Kingston before the War of 1812
Gorges of Plymouth Fort; a life of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Captain of Plymouth Fort, Governor of New England, and Lord of the Province of Maine by Richard A Preston( Book )

7 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian defence policy and the development of the Canadian nation, 1867-1917 by Richard A Preston( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in English and French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in the history of military education and professionalism by Richard A Preston( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To serve Canada : a history of the Royal Military College since the Second World War by Richard A Preston( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and "imperial defense" : a study of the origins of the British Commonwealth's defense organization, 1867-1919 by Richard A Preston( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Preston explains the vital importance of the colonies in the success of Commonwealth war efforts. His study seek the origins of British Commonwealth relationships in the history of the dominion, and especially of Canadian, military and naval developments
To serve Canada : a history of the Royal Military College since the Second World War by Richard A Preston( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In To Serve Canada, [Preston] takes up the story of RMC (Royal Military College) as one of Canada's three military colleges and examines its development through the uncertain years of the Cold War, through the vagaries of public indifference towards defence, through the evolution of degree-granting status and the moves towards institutional bilingualism, and through the frequent Ottawa-directed re-evaluations of their roles. By chronicling the development of RMC and its sister colleges from the post-Korea period to the present, Dr Preston has provided a valuable and entertaining addition to the historical literature of this country"--Foreword, page vii-viii
The squat pyramid : Canadian studies in the United States : problems and prospects by Richard A Preston( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter with Canada : essays in the social sciences : a publication in honor of Richard A. Preston( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FROST (copy 2): From the John Holmes Library collection
A short history of Kingston as a military and naval centre by George F. G Stanley( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 1955 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Preston, Richard.

Preston, Richard 1910-

Preston Richard 1910-2006

Preston, Richard A.

Preston, Richard A. 1910-

Preston, Richard A. (1910-2006).

Preston, Richard A. (historyk)

Preston, Richard A. (Richard Arthur)

Preston, Richard Arthur.

Preston, Richard Arthur 1910-

Preston, Richard Arthur 1910-2006

프레스턴, 리처드 A. 1910-2006

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