Cold Fire

Cold Fire

Kennedy's Northern Front

Book - 2016
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Acclaimed historian John Boyko shines new light on the Kennedy presidency and JFK's critical battles with America's trucelent northern neighbour.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2016
ISBN: 9780345808936
Branch Call Number: 973.922 BOY 2016
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 01, 2016

While the first half of Cold Fire is simply a retread from other books like Knowlton Nash's Kennedy and Diefenbaker, the second half is where the story gets really interesting. Since many books dealing with this era in Canada/U.S. relations tend to be pro-JFK and anti-Diefenbaker, I'm glad that John Boyko presented a more nuanced look. In fact, by the end of reading his book, I had a much greater respect for the Chief, who faced an American president that engaged in dirty tricks and subterfuge in order to oust him in 1962 and 1963. But most importantly, the author contends that the Cuban Missile Crisis played an enormous role in Canadian politics; after this pivotal event, Canadians viewed the U.S. President and not the PM as their protector. A great read, especially for younger people who aren't familiar with this time period.

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