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    Review of The Shadow of Torture and America in the Philippines

    Katrin Dauenhauer, The Shadow of Torture: Debating US Transgressions in Military Interventions, 1899-2008 (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 2015). Pp. 313. and Christopher J. Einolf, America in the Philippines, 1899-1902: The First Torture Scandal (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Pp. 235.     By Frank Schumacher, University of Western Ontario In 2003 Amnesty International […]

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    Review of Worth Fighting For by Tim Cook

    Review of Lara Campbell, Michael Dawson, and Catherine Gidney, Worth Fighting For: Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2015). Pp. 336. By Tim Cook (Canadian War Museum)   War is one of the factors that has shaped Canada. While wars can unify the nation behind […]

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    Review of Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust by Katelyn Arac

    Review of Michael J. Bazyler and Frank M. Tuerkheimer, Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust (New York: New York University Press, 2014). Pp 384. By Katelyn Arac (Queen’s University) Most people have heard of the Holocaust perpetrated against Jewish people during the Second World War. Many have heard of the noteworthy trials against the high-ranking officials […]

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    Review of Wendy Ugolini’s Experiencing War as the ‘Enemy Other’ by Adrian Mitter

    Review of Wendy Ugolini, Experiencing War as the ‘Enemy Other’: Italian Scottish experience in World War II. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011. Pp. 288. By Adrian Mitter, University of Toronto Literature on the treatment of “enemy aliens” during the Second World War in English-speaking countries has grown significantly over the last twenty years, with a […]

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    Review of Teresa Iacobelli’s Death or Deliverance by Alyssa Cundy

    Review of Teresa Iacobelli, Death or Deliverance: Canadian Courts Martial in the Great War (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013). Pp. 175. By Alyssa Cundy (Wilfrid Laurier University) On 8 November 2006, the British Parliament pardoned all British Empire soldiers executed for cowardice and desertion during the First World War. In total, 306 men […]

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    Review of John Nadler’s Valour Road By Craig Leslie Mantle

    Review of John Nadler, Valour Road (Toronto: Viking, 2014). Pp. 360. By Craig Leslie Mantle (Research Fellow, CDA Institute) Since its creation in early 1856, fewer than 1,400 soldiers, sailors and aviators have received the Victoria Cross (V.C.), the highest award in British Imperial and, later, Commonwealth nations for the “most conspicuous bravery or some […]

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    Review of Isabel V. Hull, A Scrap of Paper By Peter Price

    Review of Isabel V. Hull, A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014). Pp. 368. By Peter Price (Royal Military College of Canada) International law does not often become front-page news, but in March 2015 the seemingly intricate subject gained national attention in Canada in […]

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