WorldCat Identities

Morton, Desmond

Overview
Works: 117 works in 484 publications in 2 languages and 10,803 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: F1026, 971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Desmond Morton
A short history of Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

58 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updated edition of a narrative history of Canada from European settlement to the 1990s
A military history of Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and French and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is Canada really 'a peaceable Kingdom' with 'an unmilitary people'? Nonsense, says Desmond Morton. This is a country that has been shaped, divided and transformed by war - there is no greater influence in Canadian history, recent or remote."
Working people by Desmond Morton( Book )

51 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this expanded and updated classic, Desmond Morton explores the history of the Canadian labour movement and brings the story to the present day with a discussion of globalization and its impact on workers. Working People examines the clash between the idealists, who fought for such "impossible" dreams as the eight-hour day, paid holidays, industrial democracy, and equality for woman, and the realists, who wrestled with the human realities of self-interest, prejudice, and fear. It focuses on workers - from 19th-century dock workers to teenage "crews" at McDonald's today - and documents their struggle for dignity and security in a constantly changing world."--Jacket
The Queen v Louis Riel by Louis Riel( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transcript of Louis Riel's trial has never been readily accessible to the general reader interested in the 1885 Rebellion and related events. This work will promote knowledge of the facts, and illustrate a social phenomenon of nineteenth-century Canada. In that age litigation was a prime public spectacle, and the trial of Louis Riel in 1885 was followed intently across the country. The crowded, stuffy courtroom in Regina was the stage for the most dramatic and perhaps the most important state trial in Canadian history. In his introduction, Desmond Morton has sought to banish many of the myths which surround both Riel and the trial, doing justice to Madconald and the government as well as to the prisoner of Regina. In the process, he has restated the issues of the trial in the terms understood by his contemporaries
The last war drum; the North West campaign of 1885 by Desmond Morton( Book )

8 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ministers and generals; politics and the Canadian militia, 1868-1904 by Desmond Morton( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peculiar kind of politics : Canada's Overseas Ministry in the First World War by Desmond Morton( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fight or pay : soldiers' families in the Great War by Desmond Morton( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the collective memory of Canadians, the Great War exists as a tragedy. Characterized by the brutality of trench warfare, the First World War is remembered largely for the immense sacrifice of life and limb that Canadian soldiers made. In Fight or Pay, Desmond Morton turns to the stories of those who paid in other ways: the wives, mothers, and families left behind when soldiers went to war." "Fight or Pay brings to light the lives of thousands of valiant women whose sacrifices have been overlooked. It is an incisive, humane look at the beginning of a social welfare system that Canadians have come to think of as intrinsic to citizenship. This is a compelling addition to the landscape of Canadian history."--Jacket
Canada and war : a military and political history by Desmond Morton( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telegrams of the North-West Campaign, 1885 by Desmond Morton( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marching to Armageddon : Canadians and the Great War, 1914-1919 by Desmond Morton( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winning the second battle : Canadian veterans and the return to civilian life 1915-1930 by Desmond Morton( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NDP : the dream of power by Desmond Morton( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloody victory : Canadians and the D-Day campaign 1944 by J. L Granatstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nation forged in fire : Canadians and the Second World War, 1939-1945 by J. L Granatstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World War by Desmond Morton( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian Soldier in the first world war by the author of Marching to Amrageddon
Mayor Howland: the citizens' candidate by Desmond Morton( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the mayor of Toronto, 1886-1888
NDP: social democracy in Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

27 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebellions in Canada by Desmond Morton( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The happy warrior : political memoirs by Donald C MacDonald( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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A short history of Canada
Alternative Names
Desmond Morton Canadees historicus

Desmond Morton Canadian historian

Morton, D.

Morton, Des 1937-

Morton Desmond Dillon Paul

Morton, Desmond Dillon Paul, 1937-

Languages
English (261)

French (10)

Covers
A military history of CanadaWorking peopleFight or pay : soldiers' families in the Great WarWhen your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World War