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Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America
Published by Douglas & McIntyre
“Polar Imperative, Shelagh Grant’s riveting history of adventure, sovereignty, and environment around the Arctic Ocean, is a comprehensive account of the interplay of politics, economics, institutions and culture that few ever experienced first-hand. Her well-told chronicle deftly documents the back story on diplomatic and military events well before the 24-hour news cycle. As climate change…
The other shortlisted books for this year’s Lionel Gelber Prize were as follows: