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Title: Canada 1957-1967: The Years of Uncertainty and Innovation. The Canadian Centenary Series No. 19.
Description: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0771035152) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 375 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, political cartoons. Signed by author on title page. "In the tenth decade of Canada's confederation, the expansive and unifying post-war boom gave way to rapid change and conflicting choices. These were the years of John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson, years when Canada's culture, economy, and politics took new directions and the foundations of today's political and social realities were laid. Beginning with a survey of the country in 1957, poised to grasp Diefenbaker's grand 'Vision', the author vividly describes how the Progressive Conservative promise won the nation - and later could not be fulfilled. In these critical years Canada joined NORAD and scrapped the Avro Arrow jet fighter; the Diefenbaker Cabinet tore itself apart over the nuclear arms question. At the same time, the economic crisis of the early sixties gave the Liberals a much-needed political weapon as the government faced soaring budget deficits, a declining dollar, and a severe recession. Politics mirrored public feelings in the mid-1960s as governments federal and provincial addressed new kinds of problems. Unification of the armed forces, medicare, and bilingualism in the public services, especially in the context of the growing political and cultural ferment in Quebec, proved divisive as well as innovative." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jackat has very small tear and creases at top of spine - archivally taped, some very light edge wear/wrinkling with one tiny tear archivally taped. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author.

Keywords: Canada, Politics, Government, Mid 20th Century, Cf-105, Avro Arrow, A.V. Roe, Anti-Americanism, Leon Balcer, R.A. Bell, Bilingualism, Claude Bissell, Allan Blakeney, Bomarc Missile, British Columbia, Robert B. Bryce, Budgets, Cabinet, Dalton Camp, Canadia

Price: US$ 25.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 28770

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