HomeGroupsTalkExploreZeitgeist
Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Loading...

War Plan Red: The United States' Secret Plan to Invade Canada and Canada's… (2015)

by Kevin Lippert

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
464469,155 (2.83)3
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.… (more)
None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 4 of 4
A bit slimmer than anticipated, but a good, if brief, summary on Can-Am border skirmishes and debates over the past 200 years of coexistence. Alas, the titular War Plan Red is not given a very thorough treatment (despite the book's Canadian focus, the plan was for war with the entire British Empire), but the juxtaposition with the eerily parallel Canadian Defence Plan No. 1 is much appreciated. So too are the appendices, which contain partial reproductions of both military plans.

The bibliography is a short but valuable resource - I know where to go to read much more detail about this part of history! ( )
  goliathonline | Jul 7, 2020 |
A short, fun read for anyone interested in the history of relations between the USA and Canada.
The tone of the book is light, and writing style is casual.
My first thought was to give the book a 4-star rating, but it is a bit too short for that. As others have pointed out, it could easily be larger by putting things into context rather better. I can understand how the author might wish to focus on a single topic without getting bogged down in a rather complex topic, but he tends to be a bit too terse. ( )
  briangreiner | Sep 16, 2017 |
Brief and mildly amusing history of Canadian-U.S. relations since the Revolution, with details on each countries' plans to invade the other in the 1920s. (The American plan was taken more seriously by U.S. leaders, with a result that's there's more surviving details.) Source material is provided for readers who would like to know more about such conflicts as the Pig War, The Pork'n'Beans War, and of course the more serious fighting that occurred, as well as the military relationships now between the two countries. ( )
  BruceCoulson | May 11, 2017 |
The first half of this fairly short book reviews the history of the border skirmishes between the USA and Canada. The second half contains a facsimile of the World War II era plans for mutual annexation mentioned in the title.

The stories collected in the first part range from the real battles of the War of 1812, to more symbolic power plays in the contemporary "War on Terror". Unfortunately, the WWII plans that are mentioned in the title are not treated in more detail than the other anecdotes, which is disappointing given the book's title. The stories are written in a light tone, which is fitting to the largely comical aspects of the US-Canada border issues. However, this tone also makes it hard to follow and understand the stories, especially for readers not already familiar with the events. ( )
  timtom | Sep 25, 2015 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

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.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links

Rating

Average: (2.83)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 5
3.5
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,662,820 books! | Top bar: Always visible