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

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

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
Title variation
  • Work of the world, 1923-1941
  • Oscar Douglas Skelton
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1878-1941
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skelton, Oscar D.
Dewey number
327.710092
Index
index present
LC call number
F1034.S56
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hillmer, Norman
Series statement
The publications of the Champlain Society
Series volume
74
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Skelton, Oscar D.
  • Political consultants
  • Statesmen
  • Canada
  • International relations
Label
O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941, edited by Norman Hillmer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20155850
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 517 pages
Isbn
9780773542723
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn843859521
  • (OCoLC)843859521
Label
O.D. Skelton : the work of the world, 1923-1941, edited by Norman Hillmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20155850
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 517 pages
Isbn
9780773542723
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn843859521
  • (OCoLC)843859521

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