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Pearsons Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67 Michael K. Carroll

Pearsons Peacekeepers: Canada and the United Nations Emergency Force, 1956-67

Michael K. Carroll

Published June 2nd 2011
ISBN : 9780774815833
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In 1957, Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. The award launched Canadas enthusiasm and reputation for peacekeeping. Pearsons Peacekeepers explores the reality behind theMoreIn 1957, Lester Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating the United Nations Emergency Force during the Suez crisis. The award launched Canadas enthusiasm and reputation for peacekeeping. Pearsons Peacekeepers explores the reality behind the rhetoric by offering a detailed account of the UNEFs decade-long effort to keep peace along the Egyptian-Israeli border. While the operation was a tremendous achievement, the UNEF also encountered formidable challenges and problems. This nuanced account of Canadas participation in the UNEF challenges perceived notions of Canadian identity and history and will help Canadians to accurately evaluate international peacekeeping efforts today.