Pearson's Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67

Overview

In 1957, Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. The award established Canada's reputation as a peacekeeping nation but it also launched a national love affair with peace-keeping that has obscured more complex historical realities.

Pearson's Peacekeepers explores the reality behind the rhetoric by offering a comprehensive account of the UN's first major peacekeeping operation. The UNEF eased tensions and ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $16.00   
  • New (1) from $27.08   
  • Used (1) from $16.00   
Sending request ...

Overview

In 1957, Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. The award established Canada's reputation as a peacekeeping nation but it also launched a national love affair with peace-keeping that has obscured more complex historical realities.

Pearson's Peacekeepers explores the reality behind the rhetoric by offering a comprehensive account of the UN's first major peacekeeping operation. The UNEF eased tensions and kept peace along the Egyptian-Israeli border for more than a decade, yet it faced tremendous challenges from its creation and its abrupt withdrawal paved the way for further hostilities between Israel and Egypt during the Six Day War. By providing a nuanced account of Canada's participation in the UNEF, this book not only challenges perceived notions of Canada's past, it will help students, policy-makers, and concerned citizens to more accurately evaluate international peacekeeping efforts in the present.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780774815826
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Pearson's Ambiguous Legacy Robert Bothwell ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Acronyms xv

Introduction xvii

1 Prelude to Suez 3

2 The Steep Hill of Suez 23

3 Blessed Are the Peacekeepers … Even the Canadians 33

4 Let the Fun(ding) Begin: Financing UNEF, 1956-63 57

5 Ad Hoc Ad Infinitum: Financing UNEF, 1963-67 71

6 Peace by Piece: UNEF on the Ground 115

7 The Forgotten Army 130

8 Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen: The Withdrawal of UNEF, May-June 1967 161

Conclusion 182

Notes 191

Bibliography 213

Index 223

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)