The Devil's Trick

by John Boyko
The Devil's Trick
  • ISBN-13: 9780735278028
  • Author(s): John Boyko
  • Subject: Military history
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Knopf
  • Publication Date: 19-05-2022
  • Format: p/b

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Through six wide-ranging and fascinating accounts, John Boyko exposes what he calls the Devil's wiliest trick: convincing leaders that war is desirable, persuading the public that it is acceptable, and telling combatants that the deeds they carry out and the horrors they experience are normal, or at least necessary. In uncovering Canada's side of the story of the Vietnam War, Boyko reveals the many secret and forgotten ways that Canada not only fought the war but was forever shaped by its lessons and lies.
About the book

Through six wide-ranging and fascinating accounts, John Boyko exposes what he calls the Devil's wiliest trick: convincing leaders that war is desirable, persuading the public that it is acceptable, and telling combatants that the deeds they carry out and the horrors they experience are normal, or at least necessary. In uncovering Canada's side of the story of the Vietnam War, Boyko reveals the many secret and forgotten ways that Canada not only fought the war but was forever shaped by its lessons and lies.

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