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The Resource O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941, edited by Norman Hillmer, (electronic resource)

O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941, edited by Norman Hillmer, (electronic resource)

Label
O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941
Title
O.D. Skelton
Title remainder
the work of the world, 1923-1941
Statement of responsibility
edited by Norman Hillmer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Annotation:
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
Dewey number
538
LC call number
F1034.3.S54
LC item number
O37 2013eb
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hillmer, Norman
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  • Skeleton, Oscar D.
  • Political consultants
  • Statesmen
  • International relations
  • Canada
  • Canada
Summary expansion
O.D. Skelton: The Work of the World, 1923-1941 is a lively and compelling trip through the letters, diary entries, and official memoranda of O.D. Skelton, one of the most important and influential civil servants in twentieth-century Canada. Skelton was a towering foreign policy advisor to Canada's prime ministers and a lonely advocate for the country's independence from Great Britain. His accounts detail his work as he co-operated and clashed with William Lyon Mackenzie King and R.B. Bennett over Canada's participation in the international arena. Norman Hillmer's selection and assessment of Skelton's writings offer a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of the federal government as Skelton systematically built up the Department of External Affairs and the Canadian diplomatic service as instruments of the national interest, confronted the Manchurian, Ethiopian, and Czech crises of the 1930s, aligned himself with senior francophone politicians such as Ernest Lapointe and Raoul Dandurand, and watched in despair as Europe and Asia descended into war. Providing avenues into a time when Canada was struggling to define itself, this collection shows the ways in which O.D. Skelton pushed the country onto the global stage
Label
O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941, edited by Norman Hillmer, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001151037
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780773590014
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001151037
Label
O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941, edited by Norman Hillmer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001151037
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780773590014
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001151037

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