UBC Press books recognized

Two UBC Press books have been shortlisted for the 2012 John W. Dafoe Book Prize for non-fiction excellence about Canada, Canadians, and the Canadian nation in international affairs. Donica Belisle’s Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada and Timothy Wilford’s Canada’s Road to the Pacific War: Intelligence, Strategy, and the Far East Crisis were selected for the shortlist.

Belisle’s Retail Nation has also been honoured with the Pierre Savard Award from the International Council for Canadian Studies. The Pierre Savard Awards are designed to recognize and highlight outstanding scholarly monographs on a Canadian topic.

Three UBC Press books have been shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian Political History Book Prize: Bettina Bradbury’s Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal, Janice Cavell and Jeff NoakesActs of Occupation: Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25, and John Price’s Orienting Canada: Race, Empire, and the Transpacific.

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