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Morton, Desmond

Overview
Works: 139 works in 412 publications in 2 languages and 10,004 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Sources  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Compiler, 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 )
48 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Updated edition of a narrative history of Canada from European settlement to the 1990s
Working people by Desmond Morton ( Book )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the dock workers of Saint John in 1812 to teenage "crows" at McDonald's today, Canada's trade union movement has a long, exciting history, Working People tells the story of the men and women in the labour movement in Canada and their struggle for security, dignity, and influence in our society." "Desmond Morton highlights the great events of labour history - the 1902 meeting that enabled international unions to dominate Canadian unionism for seventy years, the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, and an obscure 1944 order-in-council that become labour's charter of rights and freedoms. He describes the romantic idealism of the Knights of Labor in the 1880s and looks at "new model" unions that used their members' dues and savings to fight powerful employers." "Working People explores the clash between idealists, who fought for socialism, industrial democracy, and equality for women and men, and the realists who wrestled with the human realities of self-interest, prejudice, and fear."--Jacket
A military history of Canada by Desmond Morton ( Book )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 687 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."
The happy warrior political memoirs by Donald C MacDonald ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1988, this revised and expanded edition of Donald C. MacDonald's acclaimed memoirs provides an inside look at provincial politics in Ontario through the eyes of a party leader. Dubbed "the Happy Warrior" by Tommy Douglas, MacDonald led the Ontario CCF/NDP for seventeen years, and continued to sit in the Legislature for twelve years after stepping down as party leader. During his political career, MacDonald played a significant role in the rise of the CCF/NDP, and provided a strong voice for the left wing in the Legislature. He also witnessed and criticized various scand
Fight or pay : soldiers' families in the Great War by Desmond Morton ( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 499 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
The Queen v Louis Riel by Louis Riel ( Book )
10 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last war drum; the North West campaign of 1885 by Desmond Morton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ministers and generals; politics and the Canadian militia, 1868-1904 by Desmond Morton ( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 321 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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canada and war : a military and political history by Desmond Morton ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 249 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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marching to Armageddon : Canadians and the Great War, 1914-1919 by Desmond Morton ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winning the second battle : Canadian veterans and the return to civilian life 1915-1930 by Desmond Morton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
NDP : the dream of power by Desmond Morton ( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bloody victory : Canadians and the D-Day campaign 1944 by J. L Granatstein ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 206 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 held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mayor Howland: the citizens' candidate by Desmond Morton ( Book )
5 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 )
13 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When your number's up : the Canadian soldier in the First World War by Desmond Morton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Canadian Soldier in the first world war by the author of Marching to Amrageddon
Rebellions in Canada by Desmond Morton ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Morton, Des, 1937-
Morton, Desmond Dillon Paul
Languages
English (213)
French (1)
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