War Plan Red

War Plan Red

The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's Secret Plan to Invade the United States

Book - 2015
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It's known as the world's friendliest border. Five thousand miles of unfenced, unwalled international coexistence and a symbol of neighborly goodwill between two great nations: the United States and Canada. But just how friendly is it really? InWar Plan Red, the secret "cold war" between the United States and Canada is revealed in full and humorous detail.

With colorful maps and historical imagery, the breezy text walks the reader through every aspect of the long-simmering rivalry--from the "Pork and Beans War" between Maine and Newfoundland lumberjacks, to the "Pig War" of the San Juan Islands, culminating with excerpts from actual declassified invasion plans the Canadian and U.S. militaries drew up in the 1920s and 1930s. A perfect gift for history buffs (and Canadians and Americans alike),War Plan Red offers up a new wrinkle in the ever-evolving history of North American continental relations.
Publisher: New York :, Princeton Architectural Press,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781616893521
Branch Call Number: ANF 327.73071 LIP
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 21 cm


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Vilka Jan 26, 2018

A very short, sometimes amusing, and informative little summary of the history of cross-border tensions between Canada and the US, from colonial times to post-9/11. A bit thin on details, so it's more of a springboard to inspire further reading on lesser-known incidents such as the Pork and Beans War (it was a real thing) and the various incarnations of merger plans/proposals.

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