Readership: Canada and the End of the Imperial Dream will be of interest to readers of Canadian and British history, as well as twentieth-century history and journalism. Spanning the war years, the book will also appeal to those interested in the Second World War.
Neville Thompson, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Western University
Neville Thompson is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Western Ontario, where he taught modern British and European history. He was previously a faculty member at Huron University College and McMaster University. A specialist in the political, diplomatic, and imperial history of modern Britain, he is the author of Earl Bathurst and the British Empire, Wellington after Waterloo, and The Anti-Appeasers.
"Thompson provides an elegy for a conception of the popular audience long gone." - Nathan M. Greenfield, Times Literary Supplement
"Neville Thompsons book Canada and the End of the Imperial Dream offers a lively and readable illustration of how the British world perspective can enrich both British and Canadian histories." - Simon J. Potter, Reviews in History,
1. Overture: An Imperial Citizen Goes Home
2. The British Imperial Standard
3. Pax Umbrellica
4. Who Lives if England Dies?
5. Churchill's War at Westminster
6. Hoping for a Priceless Victory
7. Fighting the New Jerusalem
8. No Glad Confident Morning
9. Suez: The Last Hinge of Empire
10. Envoi: There'll Always Be an England