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New Brunswick and the Navy
New Brunswick and the Navy

New Brunswick and the Navy

From the seafaring battles between the British and the French of the 1640s to the privateers of the War of 1812, from the merchant ships of the Second World War to the construction of the corvettes and frigates in the 20th century, New Brunswick has played an important role in Canada's naval history. In 1881, the new Dominion of Canada chose New Brunswick as the base for its naval operations. Three decades later, New Brunswick MP Sir George Foster initiated Parliamentary debates that led to the founding of the modern Canadian Navy.

In this fact-filled volume, Marc Milner and Glenn Leonard tell the story of New Brunswick's contribution to Canada's storied naval heritage.

Marc Milner, a native of Sackville, NB, is a prolific author of Canadian military history. Co-director of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, he is also chair of the University of New Brunswick’s history department, and director of UNB's Brigadier Milton F. Gregg, VC, Centre for the Study of War and Society.

Glenn Leonard is an assistant professor in the University of New Brunswick's Faculty of Business Administration, where he teaches accounting, finance, and strategic management. His academic interests include accounting, business and economic history, particularly as it relates to military matters, contemporary strategic management, contemporary accounting and finance, military history (the First World War), Balkan history, terrorism, and democracy. His presentations and publications include works on the history and evolution of Canadian management theory, organization sources of professionalism, and popular perceptions of the First World War. He was awarded Professor of the Year in 2007 by the Faculty of Business Administration Undergraduate Business Society and has been a nominee for the Allan P. Stuart award for Excellence in Teaching. A long-time resident of Fredericton, he received a BBA (1990) and an MA (2003) in history from UNB and is currently completing his doctorate , also at UNB. He is also a professional accountant (CA) and has over twenty years of experience in various management positions in manufacturing, retail, wholesale, service, and non-profit organizations.

156 pages
Pub date: October 22, 2010