Jamie Swift, co-author of the new book The Vimy Trap, or, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War, will be in Vancouver to discuss his new book. The Vimy Trap has been short-listed for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize in Canadian history and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Swift provides a critical examination at Canada’s participation in the bloody First World War and confronts our history of militarism. Swift is also the co-author of the book Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in the Age of Anxiety (Between the Lines, 2012) and a co-founder of Peace Quest (http://peacequest.ca/). All welcome! Refreshments served. Books will be available for sale.
Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department of History, Simon Fraser University People’s Co-op Bookstore, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Canada Section, and the Vancouver Island Peace & Disarmament Network.
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