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The Resource Canada and the end of the imperial dream : Beverley Baxter's reports from London through war and peace, 1936-1960, Neville Thompson

Canada and the end of the imperial dream : Beverley Baxter's reports from London through war and peace, 1936-1960, Neville Thompson

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Canada and the end of the imperial dream : Beverley Baxter's reports from London through war and peace, 1936-1960
Title
Canada and the end of the imperial dream
Title remainder
Beverley Baxter's reports from London through war and peace, 1936-1960
Statement of responsibility
Neville Thompson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Decades after political independence, Britain's cultural influence on the Canadian population remained strong. Beverly Baxter, a Canadian-born journalist and British politician, reinforced this imperial connection through his semi-monthly column in Maclean's magazine called, simply, London Letters. Six hundred of these widely read and deeply influential articles were published from 1936 to 1960, becoming the most important Canadian source of information on British politics, culture, and society of their time. More than the story of Baxter himself, this stylishly written account provides new insights into a transformative era in Canadian history. As the British Empire disintegrated and a nationalistic Canada emerged on the world stage, Baxter maintained an imperial vision. His vivid and opinionated column reported on crucial international events-from the victory over Germany in 1945 to the Suez crisis-amidst a backdrop of rising global superpowers.--
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contains biographical information
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1938-
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Thompson, Neville
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Baxter, Beverley
  • World politics
  • Great Britain
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Canada
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Canada and the end of the imperial dream : Beverley Baxter's reports from London through war and peace, 1936-1960, Neville Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Overture: An Imperial Citizen Goes Home 2. The British Imperial Standard 3. Pax Umbrellica 4. Who Lives if England Dies? 5. Churchill's War at Westminster 6. Hoping for a Priceless Victory 7. Fighting the New Jerusalem 8. No Glad Confident Morning 9. Suez: The Last Hinge of Empire 10. Envoi: There'll Always Be an England Notes Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17635913
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 394 pages
Isbn
9780199003938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)812064559
Label
Canada and the end of the imperial dream : Beverley Baxter's reports from London through war and peace, 1936-1960, Neville Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Overture: An Imperial Citizen Goes Home 2. The British Imperial Standard 3. Pax Umbrellica 4. Who Lives if England Dies? 5. Churchill's War at Westminster 6. Hoping for a Priceless Victory 7. Fighting the New Jerusalem 8. No Glad Confident Morning 9. Suez: The Last Hinge of Empire 10. Envoi: There'll Always Be an England Notes Bibliography Index
Control code
FIEb17635913
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 394 pages
Isbn
9780199003938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)812064559

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