Book Reviews

If you are interested in writing a book review for the CDA Institute, please contact Dr. Craig Leslie Mantle, Director of Research & Senior Editor, The CDA Institute also welcomes reviews of books not listed here that are relevant to the historical and contemporary discussion of Canadian security and defence broadly interpreted.  New books will be added as they become available. Check back often and happy reading!


Books Available for Review


Mental Health

  • Allister MacIntyre, Daniel Lagacé-Roy and Douglas R. Lindsay, Global Views on Military Stress and Resilience (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017).
  • Stephane Grenier and Adam Montgomery, After the War- Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture (University of Regina Press, 2018).
  • Major Gary Ivey, Dr. Kerry Sudom, Waylon H. Dean, and Dr. Maxime Tremblay, eds., The Human Dimensions of Operations: A Personnel Research Perspective (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2014).
  • Alice B. Aiken and Stephanie A.H. Belanger, eds., Military and Veteran Health Research: Shaping the Future (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2011).
  • Alice B. Aiken and Stephanie A.H. Belanger, eds., Military and Veteran Health Research: A New Coalition for a Challenging Battlefield (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2012).


Contemporary Affairs

  • Alexandra Kerr and Michael Miklaucic, eds., Effective, Legitimate, Secure – Insights for Defense Institution Building (Washington, D.C.: Center for Complex Operations, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 2017).
  • Jocelyn Wills, Tug of War – Surveillance Capitalism, Military Contracting, and the Rise of the Security State (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).
  • Kevin Quidley, Ben Bisset, and Bryan Mills, Too Critical to Fail – How Canada Manages Threats to Critical Infrastructure (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).
  • John Stewart, Strangers with Memories – The United States and Canada from Free Trade to Baghdad (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).
  • Michael K. Carroll and Greg Donaghy, eds., From Kinshasa to Kandahar- Canada and Fragile States in Historical Perspective (University of Calgary Press, 2016).
  • Greg Donaghy and Michael K. Carroll, eds., In the National Interest- Canadian Foreign Policy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, 1909-2009 (University of Calgary Press, 2011).
  • Barry Scott Zellen, ed., The Fast-Changing Arctic- Rethinking Arctic Security for a Warmer World (University of Calgary Press, 2013).
  • Nancy Taber, ed., Gendered Militarism in Canada- Learning Conformity and Resistance (University of Alberta Press, 2015).
  • Commander Dave Woycheshin & Miriam de Graaff, eds., The Comprehensive Approach to Operations: International Perspectives (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2013).
  • Commander Dave Woycheshin, ed., In Harm’s Way the Comprehensive Approach: Perspectives from the Field (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2015).
  • Dr. Emily Spencer, ed., Special Operations Forces: Building Global Partnerships (Canadian Defence Academy, 2012).
  • Samuel Totten, ed., Dirty Hands and Vicious Deeds: The US Government’s Complicity in Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide (University of Toronto Press, 2018).
  • David J. Wasserstein, Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate (Yale University Press, 2017).



  • Sydney Frost, Edward Roberts, ed., A Blue Puttee at War – The Memoir of Captain Sydney Frost, MC (Flanker Press, 2015).
  • Randall Wakelam, Cold War Fighters – Canadian Aircraft Procurement, 1945-54 (Canadian Studies in Military History: UBC Press in association with the Canadian War Museum, 2011).
  • Jennifer Anderson, Propaganda & Persuasion- The Cold War and the Canadian Soviet Friendship Society (University of Manitoba Press, 2017).
  • Andrew Taylor, Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer eds., Two Years Below the Horn- Operation Tabarin, Field Science and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946 (University of Manitoba Press, 2017).
  • Eddy Weetaltuk, Thibault Martin ed., From the Tundra to the Trenches (University of Manitoba Press, 2016).
  • Gordon W. Smith, P. Whitney Lackenbauer ed., A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North- Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939 (University of Calgary Press, 2014).
  • Jennifer Wellignton, Exhibiting War: The Great War, Museums, and Memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia (Cambridge University Press, 2017).



  • John Kierulf, Disarmament under International Law (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).
  • P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Adam Lajeunesse, James Manicom and Frederic Lasserre, China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2018).
  • Ayub Nuri, Being Kurdish in a Hostile World (University of Regina Press, 2017).
  • Robert W. Murray, ed., Seeking Order in Anarchy- Multilateralism as State Strategy (University of Alberta Press, 2016).


Books Currently Under Review

  • Nigel Cave, Beaumont Hamel – Newfoundland Park (Flanker Press, 2016).
  • LCol Daniel J. Watola and Allister MacIntyre, Technology and Leadership: International Perspectives (Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2017).
  • Frances Ennis and Bob Wakeham, eds., I Remain Your Loving Son – Intimate Stories of Beaumont-Hamel (Flanker Press, 2017).
  • LCol (Ret’d) A.J. Murtagh and Maj (Ret’d) A.W. Kendall, The History of the RCAF Sentry Dog Program, 1963–1972 (Burnstown Publishing, 2017).
  • Jean-Christophe Boucher and Kim Richard Nossal, The Politics of War – Canada’s Afghanistan Mission, 2001-14 (UBC Press, 2017).
  • Meghan Fitzpatrick, Invisible Scars – Mental Trauma and the Korean War (Canadian Studies in Military History: UBC Press in association with the Canadian War Museum, 2017).
  • Geoffrey Hayes, Crerar’s Lieutenants – Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (Canadian Studies in Military History: UBC Press in association with the Canadian War Museum, 2017).
  • Michael Geist, ed., Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era (University of Ottawa Press, 2015).
  • James G. Fergusson, Canada and Ballistic Missile Defence, 1954-2009 – Deja Vu All Over Again (Canadian Studies in Military History: UBC Press in association with the Canadian War Museum, 2010).
  • Lindsay Palmer, Becoming the Story: War Correspondents Since 9/11 (University of Illinois Press, 2018).
  • Kim Richard Nossal, Charlie Foxtrot- Fixing Defence Procurement in Canada (Dundurn Press, 2016).
  • David A. Charters, Whose Mission, Whose Orders? British Civil-Military Command and Control in Northern Ireland, 1968-1974 (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).
  • Adam Montgomery, The Invisible Injured – Psychological Trauma in the Canadian Military from the First World War to Afghanistan (McGill-Queen’s, 2017).



Book Review No. 6 – Theobald of Dennis, Reluctant Warriors – Canadian Conscripts and the Great War

Book Review No. 5 – Martyn of Chowanietz, Bombs, Bullets, and Politicians: France’s Response to Terrorism

Critique de livre no. 4 – Battiss sur Haaland and Petersson, eds., NATO’s European Allies: Military Capability and Political Will

Critique de livre no. 3 – Battiss sur Yost, NATO’s Balancing Act

Book Review No. 2 – Kasurak of Maas, The Price of Alliance – The Politics and Procurement of Leopard Tanks for Canada’s NATO Brigade

Book Review No. 1 – Qaiser of Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes


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