John W. Holmes had more impact on the thinking of careful observers of Canada’s foreign policy than any other Canadian ‘scholar--diplomat.’ Adam Chapnick’s balanced, thoughtful, and highly readable account of his ‘public life’ tells us why. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Canada’s post--1945 diplomatic practice and how it came to be interpreted by government officials and independent observers alike.
(Denis Stairs, Dalhousie University)
About the Author
ADAM CHAPNICK is the deputy director of education at the Canadian Forces College and an assistant professor of defence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada.