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The Fog of War

January 2012

"Bourrie writes well and has researched deeply; he has filled many holes in the nation's wartime history and has given us a new perspective on "all the news that's fit to print," as well as on that which was censored, killed, or distorted in the name of victory."

The Canadian, Jan 21, 2012
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The Fog of War

December 2011

"[Bourrie] knows how to tell a good story, and this book is far removed from the usually arcane dissertations of academia."

Canada's History Magazine, Dec 1, 2011
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The Fog of War

November 2011

"Mark Bourrie's most recent tome, The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada's Media in World War Two is an exhaustive researched and fascinating study of the Government of Canada's censorship during World War II."

bookpleasures.com, Nov 17, 2011
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The Fog of War

October 2011

"Mark Bourrie has given us a useful perspective on persisting issues of media freedom, as well as on how Canada fought on the home front -- with consequences that shaped the last 70 years."

The Tyee, Oct 19, 2011
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The Fog of War

October 2011

?"Bourrie give us an in-depth study of Canadian censorship during the Second World War."

Sideroads of Simcoe Grey, Oct 12, 2011
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The Fog of War

September 2011

"...Bourrie's book provides a fascinating account of World War Two censorship and the relationship between government, bureaucrats, the military and journalists who all helped shape the Canadian story of the war….It is quite clear from the text that the author sifted through piles of microfiche and government documents in order to create this historical record. The result is a text that should prove enlightening to any journalist or public affairs officer interested in this pivotal period for controlling the narrative of the war."

Espirt de Corps, Sep 15, 2011
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The Fog of War

August 2011

"Veteran freelance journalist Mark Bourrie has plowed through newly unsealed World War II files to get at a hidden battlefield in The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada's media in World War II."

Toronto Star, Aug 13, 2011
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The Fog of War

August 2011

"Mark Bourrie...writes well, he has done yeoman archival research and he presents much excellent material. What is important and new is his account of how the censors...were prepared to argue against government and the military in an effort to get news out during the Second World War...Bourrie’s book, written in good journalistic prose, is an entertaining one to read."

Globe & Mail, Aug 12, 2011
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The Fog of War

August 2011

"Fog of War deals with a fascinating aspect of Canada's Second World War history and is packed with anecdotes and examples of key information the military kept from Canadians, the tensions and suspicions between Quebec and the federal government -- and the anomaly of Newfoundland, which was not yet part of Confederation but certainly affected by war off its coastal waters...Bourrie has done an excellent job with what could easily have emerged as a dry treatise."

Ottawa Citizen, Aug 7, 2011
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The Fog of War

August 2011

"[Fog fo War] is a well-researched chapter in Canadian history that has not been widely studied up to now. It raises important questions about how journalists should react when faced with difficult obstacles to their primary mission of reporting the truth."

Winnipeg Free Press, Aug 6, 2011
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