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June 9, 2009
9780774815819
English
256
21 illus.
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$96.00 USD
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March 9, 2010
9780774815826
English
254
21 illus.
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Pearson's Peacekeepers

Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67

In 1957, Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. The award established Canada’s reputation as a peacekeeping nation, but it also launched a national love affair with peacekeeping that has obscured more complex historical realities. Pearson’s Peacekeepers explores the reality behind the rhetoric by offering a comprehensive account of the UN’s first major peacekeeping operation. The UNEF eased tensions and kept peace along the Egyptian-Israeli border for more than a decade, yet it faced tremendous challenges from its creation and its abrupt withdrawal paved the way for further hostilities between Israel and Egypt during the Six Day War. By providing a nuanced account of Canada’s participation in the UNEF, this book not only challenges perceived notions of Canada’s past, it will help students, policy-makers, and concerned citizens to more accurately evaluate international peacekeeping efforts in the present.

Endorsements

"Pearson’s Peacekeepers brilliantly sums up the significance of the UNEF experience, which was both a failure and a wonderful achievement. Carroll’s book is a major original contribution to the field. He shows that, although a so-called classic example of peacekeeping, UNEF has far more relevance to current Canadian operations in response to international crises than is generally thought."— W.A.B. Douglas, official historian of the Canadian Armed Forces and author of the historical report for the Department of National Defence, in 1973, on the evacuation of the UNEF
UBC Press

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